Suffering Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Suffering

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Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
~By Arthur Helps ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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 ~


Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
~By Paulo Coelho ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~By Helen Keller ~


Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
~By Naomi Watts ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear.
~By Frank Luntz ~


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 ~


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


As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~By Helen Keller ~


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


Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
~By Bodhidharma ~


In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
~By Christie Brinkley ~


Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
~By John Conyers ~


There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist.
~By Mia Farrow ~


I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.
~By Layne Staley ~


Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week.
~By Basil C. Hume ~


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


I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that.
~By Clare Short ~


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 ~


Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not thinking so much of us as we think they ought.
~By Mary Lyon ~


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 most challenging part of being a boss is that nobody will tell you if your work is suffering.
~By Bill Williams ~


We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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


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


Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
~By Edward Everett ~


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 ~


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


The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
~By George Murray ~


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


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


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


Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
~By Woody Allen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
~By Norman Mailer ~


As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust.
~By Siegfried Sassoon ~


More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.
~By Robert Orben ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused.
~By Martin Sheen ~


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 ~


When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'
~By Mitch Daniels ~


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 ~


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


If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
~By Simone Weil ~


All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
~By Bodhidharma ~


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 ~


In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the expense of the suffering of the hostages.
~By Alberto Fujimori ~


There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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 ~


To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
~By Carl Jung ~


Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
~By Angelina Jolie ~


We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.
~By Patti Smith ~


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


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 ~


Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.
~By Princess Diana ~


You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
~By Franz Kafka ~


I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
~By Michael Chertoff ~


You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.
~By Angela Carter ~


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 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 ~


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


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


Suffering is part of the divine idea.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
~By Krzysztof Kieslowski ~


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


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


Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.
~By Franz Kafka ~

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