Suffering Quotes

Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love's opposite

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.

Seneca

Blessed be the inventor of photography It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act nonvirtuously, suffering results.

Sakyong Mipham

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Bob Black

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Buddha

Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering

Jane Roberts

Suffering is everywhere. Don't ever think it isn't. So are miracles. Don't ever think they aren't.

Jewel

An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.

Byron Katie

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

For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.

Thomas Carlyle

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Roberta Flack

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.

Robert Lynd

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.

Marcel Proust

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

Horace

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

John Calvin

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Helen Keller

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.

Euripides

It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people.

Anton Balasingham

After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet.

NapolČon Bonaparte

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Paulo Coelho
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