Suffering Quotes

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

Bible

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

Horace

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

A world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.

Pope Benedict XVI

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

William Wordsworth

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

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

Tennessee Williams

I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.

Oscar Wilde

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

Oscar Wilde

Suffering is part of the divine idea.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Henri-FrÈdÈric Amiel

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

The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle.

Simone Weil

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

Samuel Johnson

All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

Marshall Rosenberg

Friends Nothing is as intractable as an untamed heart. The untamed heart is intractable. Nothing is as tractable as a tamed heart. The tamed heart is tractable. Nothing tends toward loss as does an untamed heart. The untamed heart tends towards loss. Nothing tends toward growth as does a tamed heart. The tamed heart tends towards growth. Nothing brings suffering as does the untamed, uncontrolled unattended and unrestrained heart. That heart brings suffering. Nothing brings joy as does a tamed, controlled, attended and restrained heart. This heart brings joy.

Gautama Buddha

Moscow is a city that has much suffering ahead of it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

We must suffer to the end, to the moment when we stop believing in suffering

Emil Cioran

There is no limit to suffering.

Emil Cioran

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

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.

Charlton

All that a pacifist can undertakebut it is a very great dealis to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.

Vera Mary Brittain

The activity will prove to be "peculiar" by leading the active person into Christ's own passion. This activity itself is perpetual suffering and enduring. In it, Christ is suffered by his disciple. If this is not the case, it is not the activity Jesus intended. In this way, the "extraordinary" is the fulfilling of the law, the keeping of the commandments.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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