Suffering Quotes

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

Helen Adams Keller

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Sir Winston Churchill

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little

Buddha

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.

Henri-FrÈdÈric Amiel

Suffering is part of the divine idea.

Henry Ward Beecher

To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.

Oscar Wilde

I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.

Oscar Wilde

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

Tennessee Williams

Suffering, once accepted, loses its edge, for the terror of it lessens, and what remains is generally far more manageable than we had imagined.

Lesley Hazelton

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity

William Wordsworth

As each Sister is to become a Co-Worker of Christ in the slums, each ought to understand what God and the Missionaries of Charity expect from her. Let Christ radiate and live his life in her and through her in the slums. Let the poor, seeing her, be drawn to Christ and invite him to enter their homes and their lives. Let the sick and suffering find in her a real angel of comfort and consolation. Let the little ones of the streets cling to her because she reminds them of him, the friend of the little ones.

Mother Teresa

We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.

DOROTHY ROWE

It is possible to pay another man's debts on his behalf, but it is not possible to make a guilty man innocent by suffering in his place

Carl Lofmark

If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies

Barbara Ehrenreich

If men were equally at risk from this condition - if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains - then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies

Barbara Ehrenreich

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.

Betty Friedan

How very heavy is the burden of human suffering, the suffering that comes of war; of so-called ethnic cleansing, of conflict in the name of religion; of foolish ideas of racial superiority; of intolerance, bigotry, and egotism.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.

Andre Malraux

Suffering is by no means a privilege, a sign of nobility, a reminder of God. Suffering is a fierce, bestial thing, commonplace, uncalled for, natural as air. It is intangible; no one can grasp it or fight against it; it dwells in time / is the same thing as time; if it comes in fits and starts, that is only so as to leave the sufferer more defenseless during the moments that follow, those long moments when one relives the last bout of torture and waits for the next.

Cesare Pavese

As long as you have attachment to the body and attachment to objects, fear and suffering will be with you. Therefore, Krishna told Arjuna to develop his discrimination and rid himself of body consciousness. He told him that once he was free of body consciousness he would be able to develop integral vision.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.

Daniel Ortega

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

Ben Okri

There are women who do not like to cause suffering to many men at a time, and who prefer to concentrate on one man: These are the faithful women.

Alfred Capus
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