Suffering Quotes

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Gustave Flaubert
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

Ludwig van beethoven - we mortals with immortal minds are only born for...
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Thomas merton - the truth that many people never understand,...

The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
Edward Dahlberg
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
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
Tom Stoppard
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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
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
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
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.
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
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
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
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 Green Ingersoll
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
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Norman Maile
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
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
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
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming 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!!!
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen
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