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
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski

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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
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
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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
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud
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
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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
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.
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
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
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
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
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
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
Edward Dahlberg
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
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
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
Athol Fugard
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Jules Renard
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
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
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 the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Kelle
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
Unknown
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
La Rochefoucauld
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.
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
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent receive joy through sufferings.
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen