Norman Cousins Quotes

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Born: June 24, 1915, Union Hill, New Jersey, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Los Angeles, California, USA, November 30, 1990
Occupation: Author

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
- Norman Cousins

He who keeps his cool best wins.
- Norman Cousins

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
- Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
- Norman Cousins

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
- Norman Cousins

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
- Norman Cousins

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
- Norman Cousins

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
- Norman Cousins

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
- Norman Cousins

We will not have peace by afterthought.
- Norman Cousins

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
- Norman Cousins

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