Suffering Quotes

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
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

Louise bogan - i cannot believe that the inscrutable universe...
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
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.
Feodor mikhailovich dostoyevsky - man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately,...

Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
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
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Marcel Proust
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
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
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!!!
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
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
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - - Indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
Edward Dahlberg
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
Tom Stoppard
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
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.
Prophet Mohammad
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
A very large amount of human suffering and frustration is caused by the fact that many men and women are not content to be the sort of beings that God has made them, but try to persuade themselves that they are really beings of some different kind.
Eric Mascall
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Joseph Addison
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Norman Maile
A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Gustave Flaubert
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
Benjamin Disraeli
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 compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
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.
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy.
Louise Bogan