Suffering Quotes

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
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Helen kelle - although the world is full of suffering, it is...
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
Fyodor dostoevski - there is only one thing that i dread: not to be...

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
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
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
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
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
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
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
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 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
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of 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
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
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
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Marcel Proust
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
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!!!
Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
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
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
Suffering. We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France
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.
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
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
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche