Suffering Quotes

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".
Barbara hall, a summons to new orleans, 2000 - but penance need not be paid in suffering... it...

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
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea.
Jules Renard
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
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
Marcel proust - we are healed from suffering only by experiencing...
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming 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
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
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
Jane Austen
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.
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
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
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - - Indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins
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
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring... The wedding ring... and the suffering.
Trevor Rook
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
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Sir Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.
Akhenaton
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.
Fyodor Dostoevski
Happiness is not a reward - It is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - It is a result.
Robert G. Ingersoll
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Marianne Moore
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