Suffering Quotes

Most people have come to prefer certain of lifes experiences and deny and reject others, unaware of the value of the hidden things that may come wrapped in plain and even ugly paper. In avoiding all pain and seeking comfort at all costs, we may be left without intimacy or compassion; in rejecting change and risk we often cheat ourselves of the quest; in denying our suffering we may never know our strength or our greatness

Rachel Naomi Remen

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions - and unwanted children living in misery.

Unknown

Most other passions have their periods of fatigue and rest, their suffering and their cure; but obstinacy has no resource, and the first wound is mortal.

Thomas Paine

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering

Madame de Stael

Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope

Bible

There's dignity in suffering Nobility in pain But failure is a salted wound That burns and burns again.

Margery Eldredge Howell

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Kahlil Gibran

If a person's basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience. On the other hand, if someone is suffering from depression, anxiety, or any form of emotional distress, then even if he or she happens to be enjoying physical comforts, he will not really be able to experience the happiness that these could bring.

Dalai Lama

Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the Earth.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of illness, of loneliness and of death.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Helen Keller

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit

Grover Cleveland

The denial of suffering is, in fact a better definition of illness than its acceptance.

M. Scott Peck

You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.

John Ciardi

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

Sir John Lubbock
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