Suffering Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Suffering

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


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 ~


Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.
~By Christiaan Barnard ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
~By George Orwell ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
~By Helen Clark ~


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 ~


The parts for women, you're either like the quietly suffering wife or the wild girl.
~By Lauren Graham ~


The suffering of the Bahamian people is nearly ended. A new day is coming. It is almost here.
~By Perry Christie ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
~By Kurt Cobain ~


It is my duty to voice the suffering of men, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high.
~By Kathe Kollwitz ~


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


Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.
~By Andrea Dworkin ~


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 ~


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 ~


We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
~By John Lubbock ~


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


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


Why don't Jews drink? It interferes with their suffering.
~By Henny Youngman ~


Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts.
~By Alcee Hastings ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
~By Dorothy L. Nolte ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world.
~By Silvia Cartwright ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
~By John Cleese ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
~By Harold Bloom ~


All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
~By Peter Singer ~


But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them.
~By Donald Cargill ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
~By Leo Tolstoy ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


We initially targeted pager networks, which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales.
~By David Rose ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
~By Marcel Proust ~


On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


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


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


I have survived by representing these sufferings of mine in the form of the novel.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


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 ~


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 ~

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