Suffering Quotes

Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
Unknown
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles

Bertrand russell, the conquest of happiness - the man who suffers from a sense of sin is...
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
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Alphonse marie louis de lamartine - grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than...

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Unknown
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
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
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
Edward Dahlberg
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
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud
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
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
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of 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
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski
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 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
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
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
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words.
Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)
A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Gustave Flaubert
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
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
Tom Stoppard
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
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.
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
Akhenaton
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Jules Renard
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".
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
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