Suffering Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Suffering

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Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


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


Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
~By George Sand ~


Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


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 ~


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


Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
~By James F. Cooper ~


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 ~


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


Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
~By Georges Duhamel ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
~By Egon Schiele ~


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


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


When you see people suffering and dying and hungry, this job gives you the ability to do something about it.
~By Frank R. Wolf ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
~By Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~


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


It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Women have a predestination to suffering.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


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 ~


People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for.
~By Laurie Anderson ~


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 ~


If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


What I liked about American movies when I was a kid was that they're sort of larger than life and I think I'm still suffering from that reaction.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


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 ~


True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.
~By Saint Ignatius ~


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 ~


With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
~By Jerry Costello ~


We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
~By Virgil ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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 ~


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


There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.
~By John Agyekum Kufuor ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people.
~By Elfriede Jelinek ~


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


It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.
~By Cat Stevens ~


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 ~


Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people?
~By John Clayton ~


You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
~By Mike Fink ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.
~By Bill Pascrell ~


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


Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people.
~By George C. Wallace ~


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 ~


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
~By Winston Churchill ~


It is widely assumed, contrary to fact, that theism necessarily involves the two assumptions which cannot be squared with the existence of so much suffering, and that therefore, per impossibile, they simply have to be squared with the existence of all this suffering, somehow.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


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. ~


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


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 ~


Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
~By Erich Fromm ~


It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


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


We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience.
~By Aleksander Kwasniewski ~


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 ~


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 ~


To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering.
~By Claude Vorilhon ~


Grief causes suffering and disease.
~By Daniel D. Palmer ~


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


Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
~By Will Harvey ~


But in practice, if often comes down to not suffering a loss as big as the huge gain you made a while ago.
~By Merton Miller ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


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 ~


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


A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
~By Jules Renard ~


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


History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
~By John Acton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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

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October 23 ,2021
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