Suffering Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Suffering

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Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.
~By Madame de Stael ~


In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
~By Ike Skelton ~


There is no degree of human suffering which in and of itself is going to bring about change. Only organisation can change things.
~By Susan George ~


We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure.
~By Jim Doyle ~


Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
~By Marie Antoinette ~


To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look.
~By John Vinocur ~


Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.
~By Layne Staley ~


They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
~By Katherine Anne Porter ~


Righteous is the one who was able to demonstrate compassion in face of human suffering.
~By Aleksander Kwasniewski ~


Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
~By Alphonse de Lamartine ~


Hezbollah's contempt for human suffering is total, as it showed once again this morning when its rockets murdered two Israeli Arab children in Nazareth.
~By Tom Lantos ~


Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
~By Plato ~


I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
~By Michael Pollan ~


The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living.
~By Dashiell Hammett ~


There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
~By H. G. Wells ~


If we have been brought up with the idea that life is for suffering and sacrifice, then of course we would seek death to escape this 'vale of tears'.
~By Claude Vorilhon ~


Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
~By Julie Christie ~


The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
~By Alexander Kerensky ~


Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
~By Buddha ~


Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries, when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


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


There's always been physical suffering in comedy.
~By Don Martin ~


I saw a great many men die afterwards, some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon.
~By Fritz Kreisler ~


Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
~By Paul Tournier ~


Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina.
~By Ike Skelton ~


Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
~By William Wordsworth ~


Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.
~By Jose Serrano ~


If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.
~By Ralph Merkle ~


We can learn from him that suffering and the gift of himself is an essential gift we need in our time.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available.
~By Daniel Akaka ~


Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering.
~By Harriet Rosenstein ~


To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
~By Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~


Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.
~By David D. Burns ~


It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
~By Victor Hugo ~


The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.
~By Christiaan Barnard ~


We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?
~By Andrew Greeley ~


You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
~By John Calvin ~


People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.
~By Otto Dix ~


It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
~By Arthur Helps ~


The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian.
~By Daniel D. Palmer ~


Suffering from dysentery at sea was no picnic.
~By Pamela Stephenson ~


It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
~By Emil Zatopek ~


All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.
~By Richard Gere ~


Whatever happened to the good old days: you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering?
~By Arnold Wesker ~


Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
~By Herman Hesse ~


It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.
~By Judy Collins ~


My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that.
~By Emily Prager ~


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.
~By Betty Friedan ~


But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
~By Jane Austen ~


Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
~By Marcus Garvey ~


It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
~By Muhammad Yunus ~


Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


They said their sufferings were great on the passage, and several of their number had died.
~By Lewis Tappan ~


God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
~By Saint Augustine ~


Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful... it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
~By Adam Schiff ~


We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
~By Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~


To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
~By Corazon Aquino ~


Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers.
~By Stafford Cripps ~


I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
~By Ernest Holmes ~


He's suffering from Politicians' Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it.
~By Antony Jay ~


It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
~By Queen Elizabeth II ~


As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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


Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
~By Miguel Angel Ruiz ~


I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq.
~By Clare Short ~


Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings.
~By Donald Cargill ~


I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here.
~By Donald Berwick ~


Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown.
~By Thomas Becket ~


We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love.
~By Krzysztof Kieslowski ~


I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled.
~By Hugh Mackay ~


How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering.
~By Julius Gordon ~


Homelessness is a part of our American system. There should be nothing wrong with this condition as long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary suffering and punishment.
~By Jerzy Kosinski ~


Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.
~By John Ruskin ~


To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering.
~By Gwen John ~


Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~

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