Norman Cousins
FameRank: 6

"Norman Cousins" was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous editors! More Norman Cousins on Wikipedia.

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.

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.

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.

Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions.

The purpose of education is to enable us to develop to the fullest that which is inside us.

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

The way a book is read - which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book - can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts in it. Anyone who can read, can learn to read deeply and thus live more fully.

We will not have peace by afterthought.

Laughter is inner jogging.