Suffering Quotes

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Marcel proust - we are healed from suffering only by experiencing...
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self - Love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self - Absorption.
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
Leigh Hunt
Louise bogan - i cannot believe that the inscrutable universe...

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems.
Anne Rice, "Blood and Gold".
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Kelle
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Jules Renard
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.
Henri - Fr? d? ric Amiel
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation... and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
Hermann Hesse
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Norman Maile
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
Many people have died for their beliefs? The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe.
Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Kelle
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: Sing for us soon again; that is as much as to say. May new sufferings torment your soul.
Soren Kierkegaard
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misforturne, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house, and I have the key.
Charles Fletcher Lummis
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.
Mother Teresa, - - Letter to U. S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words.
Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography
But penance need not be paid in suffering... It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
Man can live far from God - - Not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering.
Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm