Suffering Quotes

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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

Ludwig van beethoven - we mortals with immortal minds are only born for...
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Unknown
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
Woody Allen
La rochefoucauld - for most men the love of justice is only the fear...

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
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
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
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 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
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
Unknown
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: Sing for us soon again; that is as much as to say. May new sufferings torment your soul.
Soren Kierkegaard
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
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
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
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
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
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
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
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
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
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
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
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
Tom Stoppard
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
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 thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Gustave Flaubert
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
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
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
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