Suffering Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Suffering

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Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy. Not listening creates fragmentation, and fragmentation is the root of all suffering.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous - so it won't go away will it?
~By Clare Short ~


Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us - becoming stronger and stronger - and we will complete the message.
~By David Ben Gurion ~


The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind.
~By Eyvind Johnson ~


I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.
~By Richard Pryor ~


I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering.
~By Norodom Sihamoni ~


It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
~By Robert Capa ~


The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
~By Ben Okri ~


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


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 ~


Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.
~By Karl Von Clausewitz ~


A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.
~By Anderson Cooper ~


I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
~By Anais Nin ~


The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.
~By Jean-Marie Le Pen ~


I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing with physical suffering is when I was working on this book. I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.
~By John Negroponte ~


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


He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace.
~By Hesiod ~


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.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering' -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer.
~By George Clooney ~


It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS.
~By Bruce Davison ~


The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.
~By Saint Ignatius ~


Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering.
~By Leon Kass ~


You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
~By Ernest Renan ~


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


One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
~By Ira Gershwin ~


I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


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 ~


Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.
~By Dennis Prager ~


If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


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 ~


Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
~By Anatole France ~


Pacino's always played the suffering prince. I just find that interesting.
~By Jason Patric ~


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


Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries.
~By Carol Bellamy ~


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 modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
~By Albert Camus ~


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


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 ~


If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy.
~By Jack Kingston ~


Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.
~By Felicia Hemans ~


A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
~By G. I. Gurdjieff ~


Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists.
~By Fred Thompson ~


In all three cases, and for most human beings, the problem of suffering poses no difficult problem at all: one has a world picture in which suffering has its place, a world picture that takes suffering into account.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
~By William Faulkner ~


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 ~


We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies.
~By Jim Diamond ~


I believe in people, especially suffering people.
~By Pat Buckley ~


I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other.
~By Russell Simmons ~


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 ~


We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from.
~By Jose Marti ~


Texas' and America's farmers are suffering. As the Member of Congress representing the 10th Congressional District of Texas, I have traveled throughout our area and have seen first-hand how the drought has affected our agricultural communities.
~By Michael McCaul ~


All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
~By Helen Keller ~


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


Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
~By Thomas Sydenham ~


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 ~


How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people are few and how the suffering of nameless millions in two world wars is blurred over by numbers.
~By Edwin Way Teale ~


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 ~


Local economies are suffering as people spend more on fuel and less on consumer goods and travel.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
~By Aristotle ~


The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
~By Lionel Blue ~


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
~By Bob Beauprez ~


Literature... is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
~By Thomas Mann ~


Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
~By Robert Mugabe ~


I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


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


The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
~By Karl Marx ~


We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
~By Willie Nelson ~


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


I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
~By Kofi Annan ~


Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success.
~By Tom Harkin ~


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


Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights.
~By George B. McClellan ~


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


The reward of suffering is experience.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
~By Marianne Moore ~


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


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


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.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
~By James F. Byrnes ~


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 ~


Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations.
~By Guy Verhofstadt ~


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 ~


The problem of suffering is: why is there the suffering we know?
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
~By Paul Farmer ~


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


Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering.
~By Jane Roberts ~

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