Suffering Quotes

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
La rochefoucauld - for most men the love of justice is only the fear...

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
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
Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
Unknown
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

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
Soren kierkegaard - a poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by...
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud
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
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
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
To endure the cross is not tragedy it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
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
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
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
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.
Helen Kelle
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
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.
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
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
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
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
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.
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 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