Suffering Quotes

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Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
Naomi Watts

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
Sir Arthur Helps

It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt.
Eric Hoffer

All that a pacifist can undertake - but it is a very great deal - is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature.
Vera Brittain

In times of trouble or personal suffering remember that you always have the opportunity to make earnest request to God through your prayers for the strength you need to continue.
Patrick Gordon

The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
Samuel Smiles

Suffering is part of the divine idea.
Henry Ward Beecher

Of all the ways that I thought I could go out, that wasn't one of them. Definitely not a rock star way to go out [on suffering a brain haemorrhage]
Bret Michaels

We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
Edward Dahlberg

The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level
Norman Mailer

The question, 'How can you believe in a God who permits suffering on this scale?' is therefore very much around at the moment, and it would be surprising if it weren't - indeed it would be wrong if it weren't. [after the 2004 Asian tsunami]
Rowan Williams

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
George Orwell

Character cannot be developed in peace and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Aristotle

Even when you are out there in the middle suffering you have to appreciate a genius at work
Brian Lara

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
John Calvin

Until the end of his life, Pope John Paul II carried out his mission with energy and clarity. The suffering he did not hide in his last years never altered his determination.
Jose Socrates

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Anais Nin

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud

For years I was an undiagnosed anorexic, suffering from a little-known variant of the disease, where, freakishly, the appetite turns in on itself and demands more and more food, forcing the sufferer to gain several stones in weight and wear men's V-necked pullovers. My condition has stabilised now, but I can never stray too far from cocoa-based products and I keep a small cracknel-type candy in my brassiere at all times. Fortunately, I wear a 'D' cup so there is plenty of room for sweetmeats...
Victoria Wood

My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
George Eliot

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man
Gustav Flaubert

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.
Diana Princess Of Wales

Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Tennessee Williams

I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
Mahatma Gandhi

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

We're suffering because of what happened against Arsenal... one of my players would have to be hit by an axe to get a penalty at the moment.
Sir Alex Ferguson

'In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.'
Mother Teresa

Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering and it seems that the more mature humanity becomes in terms of knowledge and age, the less mature we are in other ways.
Julius Gordon

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.
Mignon McLaughlin

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
Kofi Annan

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Theodore Roosevelt

What's wrong with the woman [Ulrika Jonsson]? She seems to be suffering from the worst case of PMT in the world.
David Furnish

Literally, the society we humans have set up and perpetuate brings about not only the suffering of some people, it can exat an incalculable cost - untimely death.
Jason Merchey

War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.
Karl Von Clausewitz

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

Of all the joys that brighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a new-born child?
Caroline Norton

'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.'
Yoda

The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
William Faulkner

The fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart ever suffered when it went in search of its dreams.
Paulo Coelho

Our evenings are farewells. Our parties are testaments. So that the secret stream of suffering. May warm the cold of life.
Boris Pasternak

Experience is the extract of suffering.
Sir Arthur Helps

'Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?'
Marie Antoinette

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Robert G Ingersoll

Idlers cannot even find time to be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. We must always be doing or suffering
Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

Achilles' cursed anger sing, O goddess, that son of Peleus, which started a myriad sufferings for the Achaeans. (The Iliad)
Homer



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