Suffering Quotes

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Unknown
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Mother teresa, - - letter to u. s. president george bush and iraqi president saddam hussein, january 1991. - please choose the way of peace. ... in the short...
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
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
Benjamin disraeli - we live in an age when to be young and...

Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words.
Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
Akhenaton
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
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
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!!
Anonymous
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Jules Renard
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
The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness humility and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love.
Stephen Shobe
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
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
That man is good who does good to others if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further it is heroic, it is perfect.
La Bruyere
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski
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
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
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
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
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".
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
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
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
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.