Suffering Quotes

What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.

Seneca

Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.

Heinrich Suso

Wisdom comes through suffering.

Aeschylus

Wisdom comes through suffering.

Aeschylus

Her suffering ended with the day, Yet lived she at its close, And breathed the long, long night away In statue-like repose.

James Aldrich

The Apostle says: I make up in my flesh what is lacking to the sufferings of Christ (Col. 1:24). I make up, he tells us, not what is lacking to my sufferings, but what is lacking to the sufferings of Christ; not in Christs flesh, but in mine. not in Christ's flesh, but in mine. Christ is still suffering, not in His own flesh which He took with Him into heaven, but in my flesh, which is still suffering on earth.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse and when he dies he is not reconciled to the law but defiant, that is, damned. Lear is not a tragic hero, Othello is.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Before my eyes are many miserable scenes, the suffering of others and myself forces my hands to move. I become a machine for writing.

Li Yaotang

You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.

James Baldwin

Wisdom comes through suffering.

Aeschylus

Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.

Saul Bellow

I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop!" When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

They might try to remind me That Such Tragedy surrounds me But this suffering created art I never found it scary... I was all undercover

MaryAnne Ysabella

I believe in a God, who, whether we understand it now or ever will, does the thing for us, which is the best thing for us out of Love even if its painful. And I think thats the truth. So, if youre in a great pain, and if youre suffering, remember that this is in the middle and that youre on your way some place, and its beneficial to you and even better than that, it might be beneficial to others so, that what I have to say to that tonight I know its short I hope its sweet, and Ill see you next time so, good night.

MaryAnne Ysabella

Our sins are debts that none can pay but Christ. It is not our tears, but His blood; it is not our sighs, but His sufferings, that can testify for our sins. Christ must pay all, or we are prisoners forever.

Thomas Brooks

God has ends and designs in giving evil men outward mercies and present rest from sorrows and sufferings that cause saints to sigh.

Thomas Brooks

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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