Suffering Quotes

A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home, we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake

Thomas Jefferson

Gluttons no longer gorge themselves; they are simply suffering from one of a variety of eating disorders

Frank Furedi

If this strikes you as a trivial subject to write about, you're wrong. Really. Bollocks to the rest of you. I could've sat through live 3D news footage of some gruesome bloody war, watching starving women and children being machine gunned in the face by Terminator rebels, and I'd have just shrugged. So what. Stop crying. They're only bullets. Try having my throat. Try some genuine suffering, you pussies.


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

Helen Adams Keller

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.


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

Theodore Roosevelt

Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.

Honor de Balzac

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

Benjamin Disraeli

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


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
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