Quotation Explorer - 'Suffering'

The cross is the place where heaven meets earth and grace erupts. The cross is the place where Jesus does not simply meet our suffering, but becomes our suffering so as to transform the world. - Matt Farlow
Colors are light's suffering and joy - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. - Thomas Merton
Suffering often comes from the choices you make. Choose carefully. - Debasish Mridha
It's necessary to use suffering. Otherwise, one is used by it. - Natalie Clifford Barney
When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you're right in the center of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss. - Charles R. Swindoll
Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
people often ignore the misfortune of others, you see. The world is a heartless place but it's not always because they don't care. It's sometimes because the are embarrassed, or because they don't know what to say, or because they simply cannot beat ro look into the eyes of someone who is suffering. - Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Where there is poverty and ignorance, there will be suffering, cruelty, corruption and intolerance.We must change everything and focus on education and empowering lives. Start in your own town and you will be a part of the changes you want to see happen in the world. - Eileen Anglin
In suffering, we build our strength for the ultimate success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy! - Louise Bogan
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. - Helen Keller
It takes great courage when you are suffering to see beyond your suffering to the clear relations between things, to the laws that cause and govern your suffering; it takes great courage to be ruthless with one's griefs. - Andre Harvey
It is by suffering that Christ brings it in to the kingdoms of this world - L. Michael Morales
it is important to reignite our compassion for others because without it we will be lost in the sea of suffering - Radhe Maa
What is at the base of shame or guilt? It is the consciousness of an imbalance, or of an action in the past that has caused, and probably continues to cause, suffering. - Darrell Calkins
Two hot, close rooms thus became my world; and a crippled old woman, my mistress, my friend, my all. Her service was my duty - her pain, my suffering - her relief, my hope - her anger, my punishment - her regard, my reward. - Charlotte Brontë
The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it. - Helen Keller
[B]ecause the second time I ever saw you I learned what I had read in books but I never had actually believed: that love and suffering are the same thing and that the value of love is the sum of what you have to pay for it and anytime you get it cheap you have cheated yourself. - William Faulkner
The bulk of suffering does not stem from 'dreadful' experiences but rather from frightening beliefs. - Abraham Low
My heart is suffering from reality,so I go to sleep and dream I'm on a fairy tale - Johncen-k.m.f Vergara
There is no point of relaying statistics on rape because for every figure given there are thousands missing, unreported. It is a shameful state we have created where a victim chooses to endure the pain and suffering, silenced by fear that judgment will come before justice. - Aysha Taryam
There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. - Woody Allen
I can certainly identify with The Villain. A Villain is someone who has a past, who is strongly opinionated, fearless, doesn't get intimated by anything, and went beyond suffering. It's an empowerment figure. - Nuno Roque
Fulfill me, make me happy, make me feel safe, tell me who I am. The world cannot give you those things, and when you no longer have such expectations, all self created suffering comes to an end. - Eckhart Tolle
o endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The only true wisdom lives far from mankind, out in the great loneliness, and it can be reached only through suffering. Privation and suffering alone can open the mind of man to all that is hidden to others. - Igjugarjuk
True joy does not discount real suffering; it shines all the greater in the midst of it. - Melissa B. Kruger
The cost of war is like an immeasurable tremor that knows no borders, its shockwaves reverberating across the world resulting in universal suffering. - Aysha Taryam
All suffering is not demonic or possess demonic influences. Oftentimes, Christ is simply allowing us to be strengthen for the next level of destiny. - Angela Monique Crudupt
Suffering is one of life's great teachers. - Bryant McGill
Not knowing about the ultimate purpose of our lives causes tremendous amounts of suffering. - Debasish Mridha
There’s this human capacity for joy and endurance, even when things are at their worst. A joy that occurs not despite our suffering, but within it. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Accept suffering as a part of God's tenderizing process. - John F. MacArthur Jr.
God only knows the torment of the suffering soul and only he can take away the pain. - Timothy W. Tron
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause. - Mother Teresa
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. We'll need to be brave to endure the many fears and hardships and the suffering yet to come. - Anne Frank
Guilt is helpful only when it keeps us acting in line with our beliefs and morals. Otherwise, it creates needless suffering.
For those who trust, life is a blessing. For those who don't trust, life is suffering. - Debasish Mridha
Suffering tests the strength of faith. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering. - Edward St. Aubyn
Compassion‬ is medicine to a wounded heart. When we show compassion to those who are suffering we preach Jesus in another way. - Paul Gitwaza
He who is afraid of suffering, is already suffering fear. Out of fear, true creativity is blocked. - Chinese Proverb
I know i am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering. - Mother Teresa
How is it possible that suffering that is neither my own nor of my concern should immediately affect me as though it were my own, and with such force that is moves me to action? - Arthur Schopenhauer
We who are like senseless children shrink from suffering, but love its causes. We hurt ourselves; our pain is self-inflicted! Why should others be the object of our anger? - Śāntideva
When fear and suffering are disliked by me and others equally what is so special about me that I protect myself and not the other? - Śāntideva
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. - Bertrand Russell
Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. - Roy T. Bennett
If a god had made the world, might world always be right, that would be so wise, we'd be spared so much suffering. But we made the world - out of our smallness and weakness. Our lives are awkward and fragile... - Edward Bond
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. - Anaïs Nin
Suffering can bend & break us. But it can also break us open to become the persons God intended us to be. It depends on what we do with the pain. If we offer it back to God, He will use it to do great things in us & through us, because suffering is fertile... it an grow new life. - John Green
The reason you are suffering now, Is because you judged wrongly people whom you should be asking help from. You have judged them based on your own personal past experience and others you have shame them and look down unto them because of your pride. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Suffering softens the soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Become disinterested in your pain and suffering. Only then can you make space for your longstanding joy. - David Ault
It is not what happens to us that causes our pain and suffering, it is our thinking pattern and perception of our experiences that create our reality and contribute to our well-being or suffering - Renee Cefalu
God has an amazing plan for your life and what you're going through now is a part of it! Whether you're suffering with depression, anxiety or just going through a difficult time, it's for the best! God will use your past to help people in the future! - Jacob Bowen
Christ wrought out His perfect obedience as a man, through temptation, and by suffering. - Alexander MacLaren
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!! - Anonymous
Love and kindness are most precious where there is endless suffering. - Debasish Mridha
Nature is not cruel, pitiless, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous -- indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose. - Richard Dawkins
If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Time and suffering are inseperable. In life, as in physics, both are the common denominator of all experiences. - Christopher Dutton
May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human. - Kamand Kojouri
Existential depression has always annoyed me; it is one of the world's most pointless forms of suffering. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Those suffering from terminal falsehood seek out each other, like a drunk seeks out a wall so that he doesn't fall down. - Stefan Molyneux
I want you, Rosa,' Antonio said, turning to her. 'I want you with your scars and your suffering. You are my wife and everything that has happened to you only makes you more precious to me. - Belinda Alexandra
In that moment, we knew that we were all weird, all in this together, and that addressing our own suffering, while learning not to inflict it on others, is part of the work we’re all here to do. So is love, which comes in so many forms and can be directed at so many things. - Rebecca Solnit
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. - Thich Nhat Hanh
If we can prevent just one marriage from disintegrating--or just one child from suffering the loss of a family--our effort will be justified. - James C. Dobson
People say you can't have peace without a war, but on the contrary they say they don't support war. You can not, ever achieve happiness from focusing on suffering, you have to change your perspective. World peace starts with Inner peace. - Mark Ryan
I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend,that together we may succeed in building a better worldthrough human understanding and love,and that in doing so we may reducethe pain and suffering of all sentient beings. - Dalai Lama XIV
We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way. - Stephen Jay Gould
When the stakes are this high- when calling God by the right name can make the difference between eternal happiness and eternal suffering, it is impossible to respect the beliefs of others who don't believe as you do. - Sam Harris
If you see a person who is suffering from misery and sadness, wash it away with your compassion and kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Without hope, there is no despair. There is only meaningless suffering. - D. Morgenstern
All sacrifice and suffering is redemptive. It is used to either teach the individual or to help others. Nothing is by chance. - A.J. Russell
We must remember that the most powerful medicine we can offer for suffering of any kind is simply kindness. It says, "You're not alone. I see you; I hear you; I'm with you. - Ponlop
Cleave to the common good. We are all responsible for bringing about the time of great suffering, for its continuing. - Compton Gage
Life has existential suffering; we become happy by caring. - Debasish Mridha
Wounded parents often unintentionally inflict pain and suffering on their children and these childhood wounds causes a laundry list of maladaptive behaviors commonly called codependency. These habits restrict people to love-limiting relationships causing much unhappiness and distress. - David W. Earle
Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence. - Léon Bloy
You are not suffering yesterday or tomorrow. You are only suffering your memory and your imagination. - Sadghuru
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice. - Alain de Botton
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. - Tom Waits
Day after day, the globalization of terrorism becomes more evident. This is the one of the biggest challenges we are facing. We must stand with the innocent people around the world who are suffering or have lost their loved ones as a result of terrorism. - Widad Akreyi
Positive disintegration is the sublimation of suffering - Martijn Budel
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. - Haruki Murakami
Out of the cacophony of random suffering and chaos that can mark human life, the life artist sees or creates a symphony of meaning and order. A life of wholeness does not depend on what we experience. Wholeness depends on how we experience our lives. - Desmond Tutu
It is staggering the amount of suffering caused by bad ideas. - Marty Rubin
Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of scarifice - Viktor E. Frankl
I call him religious who understands the suffering of others. - Mahatma Gandhi
In suffering, the soul is stretch to find its full strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Pain in your past will become power in your future. So make suffering essential. - Debasish Mridha
Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths. - Kamand Kojouri
I believe in hope, in what is something called radical hope. I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r - John Green
Despite all of the violence, suffering and wars, don’t forget to sing the song of love, harmony, and peace. - Debasish Mridha
I gives birth to mind; Mind gives birth to ego,Ego gives birth to sense of separation,From where originates suffering and sorrow. - Gian Kumar
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. - Karl Kraus
Man is not suffering by external forces as much as his own dysfunctional mind and self inflicted negative stimulus. - Aditya Ajmera
The cadence of suffering has begun. - Cesare Pavese
It doesn't matter who started it or what it's really about...war usually ends up sucking most for women. Even when we're not fighting the battles ourselves, we somehow always end up with the lion's share of the suffering. - Brian K. Vaughan
It’s easy to thank God and to be happy when you live a sheltered life and have no concept of suffering; Suffer and then do all of the above. - Donna Lynn Hope
A guilty suffering spirit is more open to grace than an apathetic or smug soul.' - Bread & Wine (day 5) - Edna Hatlestad Hong
Reckon your weakness as praise of God’s power, endure suffering in joy, risk your life on the veracity of Christ, count your loneliness a means of grace. - William Stringfellow
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. - Woody Allen
When we can’t see ourselves in our history, we begin to think that we are disconnected and suffering alone. Historical ignorance always precedes cultural imbalances and individual despair. - Aurin Squire
Suffering just means you’re having a bad dream. Happiness means you’re having a good dream. Enlightenment means getting out of the dream altogether. - Jed McKenna
No other creature on the face of this planet inflicts more suffering than humans. - Mischa Temaul
When someone who is suffering looks to you for compassion, it's indeed a blessing; you are chosen to be their Light in a moment of sorrow. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
Happy people know suffering more than anyone else, and that’s how they can see just how damn beautiful their lives are. It’s because they’ve seen the depths. - Brianna Wiest
When indeed does the temporal suffering oppress a man most terribly? Is it not when it seems to him that it has no significance, that it neither secures nor gains anything for him? Is it not when the suffering, as the impatient man expresses it, is without meaning or purpose? - Søren Kierkegaard
To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men. - Seneca
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. - Sigmund Freud
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. - جلال آل احمد (Jalal Al-e-Ahmad)
The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Courage is making an unpopular decision and suffering through temporary discomfort because you know it will have the best long-term results. - Andrena Sawyer
We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, I am suffering, than to say, This landscape is ugly. - Simone Weil
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
In suffering, we resurrect our souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Suffering fuels strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Our fragile, perishable bodies are not who we are. We are the sum of fleeting moments that belong to us for eternity. It is our choice and responsibility to create moments of beauty and grace, instead of despair and suffering. - Dorit Brauer
Like too much alcohol,self-consciousness makes us see ourselves double, and we make the double image for two selves - mental and material, controlling and controlled, reflective and spontaneous. Thus instead of suffering we suffer about suffering, and suffer about suffering about suffering. - Alan W. Watts
I hadn’t understood at the time. If sinners were so unhappy,why would they prefer their suffering? But now I knew why.Without my wounds, who was I? My scars were my face, my pastwas my life. - Janet Fitch
Remember: the universe neither judges, nor interprets, nor second guesses your will. If it did, there would be no poverty, no hunger, no suffering. - Stephen Richards
Man is born unto the trouble as the sparks fly upwards.' In other words suffering is germane to our existence; indeed, how without it, should we be able to 'fly upwards - Andrei Tarkovsky
All mental unhappiness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering - Stefan Molyneux
Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'. - E.A. Bucchianeri
When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. - Oswald Chambers
It comforted him because it could not be called suffering if it was a sign of Art. - Hermann Bahr
Don’t set a goal to avoid pain or escape suffering; set a goal to live in joy and bliss to make this world joyful and blissful. - Debasish Mridha
I not afraid of dying, I'm afraid of suffering - Raheem Kirlew
So much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men - Mary Shelley
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor - Alexis Carrel
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. - Albert Schweitzer
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words. - Evelyn Waugh
The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options. - Bill Hicks
In suffering, I got to know my soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Some day, we will know the value of suffering, but then we will no longer be able to suffer. - Maria Faustina Kowalska
Anticipating death and calling it gain, Christians are evangelists of the grotesque. The very hope of the Gospel rests directly upon our ability to imagine a world in which suffering serves as the soil from which resurrection springs. - Ben Palpant
The characters act for reasons that they can’t control and, as readers, we have to believe in their motivations, their sense of choice and in the reality of their suffering, even though, deep down, we know it’s all just puppetry on the part of the writer. - Johnny Rich
For a man who makes his salvation perfect through suffering, is more of a saint and a loving hero of nature. - Auliq Ice
Enlightenment doesn’t make us a better person if we seek it just for us. It doesn’t erase our desires or put an end to even our own suffering. In fact it is the suffering that ennobles us. - Balroop Singh
An artist is someone who cannot rest, who can never rest as long as there is one suffering creature in this world. - Madeleine L'Engle
Suffering has many faces. If we discover the roots of one suffering, we are at the same time discovering the roots of others. - Thich Nhat Hanh
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'. - Shannon L. Alder
The time when freedom is no longer held in the highest regard is not during times of want or suffering, but during the era of civility, pleasure, and wealth. - Eric J. Martindale
Violence can only breed more violence and suffering. Our struggle must remain non-violent and free of hatred. - Dalai Lama XIV
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. - Benjamin Disraeli
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. - Marcel Proust
You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone. - John Ciardi
But this was different, as if some creature had risen from a corner of my cell and taken over every part of me. It swallowed meaning. I hadn't thought suffering would be like this, so ordinary, so dull, and so endless. - Robyn Cadwallader
Don’t let your outer pain, misery, and suffering touch your inner calmness and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
If the future historians were to digitally unearth our generation, they would decipher the facial expressions on the "Selfie's" as the generation of people suffering from wide spread constipation! - Vishwanath S J
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. - Helen Keller
The great lie can only be defeated by the New World Order. The sooner the New World Order is established by the institutions of the world, the sooner the suffering caused by the lie will end. - Compton Gage
We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others. - Elisabeth Elliot
Emancipation from suffering is your birthright. - Erin Fall Haskell
A person with the nice feelings gives to oneself the right purpose and meaning of life, but not without own suffering. - Anuj Somany
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley
We need not fear God as we fear all other suffering, which burns and maims and kills. For God's fire, though it will perfect us, will not destroy, for 'the bush was not consumed. - Thomas Cahill
Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.) - Sir Francis Bacon
Those who decide to live in the Present, must leave their past behind. Once past has been left behind, future also disappears! What is left then? The actual moment, the Present! Living in the here and now means that we are able to get rid of time and suffering! - Frank Wanderer
we shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will. And we shall continue to love you. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Sooner or later suffering will find you, It's better you find it first. - Imran Bughio
Where two or more are gathered in the name of Man; that is civilization; that is Order; and that is the beginnings of brutality and suffering. - Christopher Dutton
Prayer can solve more problems, alleviate more suffering, prevent more transgression, and bring about greater peace and contentment in the human soul than can be obtained in any other way. - Thomas S. Monson
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. - Helen Keller
In suffering, we trust the Saviour to be our strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example. - Anne Frank
You were said to have died of suffering. But you died because you searched for happiness at the risk of finding the void. - Édouard Levé
The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy. - Viktor E. Frankl
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. - G. K. Chesterton
....it is of the very essence of Christianity to face suffering and death not because they are good, not because they have meaning, but because the resurrection of Jesus has robbed them of their meaning. - Thomas Merton
It is the body-complex that eats and one just does the egoism of ‘I ate.’ He is not aware that there is another entity. One simply takes on the suffering of another. - Dada Bhagwan
The alternative to pain may be worse. When you live with an open heart, you will inevitably get hurt. The alternative of living a life closed off from experience, however, is barren. Ironically, it also still involves suffering. In fearing pain, we already feel the pain from our fear. - Ann Brasco
Anti-depressants are just tools, one of many, which we use to try and ease the suffering, numb the pain and disperse the dark clouds in our mind in the hope that maybe, just maybe, a little sunlight will shine through. - Samuel P Fields
Politics is killing religion. Religion has become a political tool of division rather than a divine tool of faith and unity. This attack of politics on religion is the real sin we are currently suffering from! - Mahmoud Own
Wisdom comes alone through suffering. - Aeschylus
For the modern consciousness, the artist (replacing the saint) is the exemplary sufferer. And among artists, the writer, the man of words, is the person to whom we look to be able best to express his suffering. - Susan Sontag
Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not an exemption from, suffering. - François Fénelon
Anybody can sympathise with the suffering of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. - Oscar Wilde
I am in a profession that has succeeded because of its ability to fix. If your problem is fixable, we know just what to do. But if it’s not? The fact that we have had no adequate answers to this question is troubling and has caused callousness, inhumanity, and extraordinary suffering. - Atul Gawande
So many of us are causing pain and suffering to ourselves on daily basis, because we do not know the value of life. - Sunday Adelaja
When we all become more compassionate, there will probably be less suffering in the world. - Kishore Bansal
Don't be afraid of suffering. Often scars are the medals of success. - Debasish Mridha
We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. - Dalai Lama XIV
The real help victims of injustice need is to get the will, skill and resources to fight back. There may or may not be a hell in afterlife but suffering injustice quietly is a sin, punishment for which is a living hell here and now. - R.N. Prasher
Not all writers are silently suffering inside. But it certainly helps. - Joyce Rachelle
How wil we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering? - John Green
The Bible talks primarily of two kinds of angels- Cherubim and Seraphim. But there is a third kind of angel. If you ever find yourself troubled, suffering or in despair, God may send you this third type of angel. These angels are called...'friends. - José N. Harris
suffering breaks us until there’s nothing left but gentleness - John Geddes
Sometimes what a person expresses in their eyes is more than all the books you could read on suffering. - Shannon L. Alder
The survived suffered-soul strengthens the suffering souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Suffering does not only insulate. It drops its victim in an ocean desert where he sees men as distant ships passing. I not only feel alone, but very far away from you all. - W.N.P. Barbellion
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. - Martin Luther King Jr.
In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel. - Mother Teresa
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering. - Augustine of Hippo
Contemplating this suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering. - Dalai Lama XIV
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
For those who have learned what suffering is early on, you have prepared ahead of the pack so that you can take care of the pack. - Donna Lynn Hope
A brief note on the legend of Pandora's Box: Ever wondered why bundled in with all the torrents, and suffering of man kind the Gods put hope down there at the bottom, answer because in certain circumstances hope can be the worst torment of them all. - Tom Holt
To leave is to suffer,to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The inner suffering of the evil you do to others is not fully understood until you are wearing their aches. - Darmie Orem
Even though everybody hates you, you'll always have a friend who protects you and wishes to uplift you from pain, misery and suffering and that will always turn and remain the hardest blow to those who hate you. - Auliq Ice
suffering is a misunderstood pain - Haruki Murakami
I am tired of the sickening sight of the battlefield with its mangled corpses & poor suffering wounded. Victory has no charms for men when purchased at such cost. - Civil War general George McClelland, quoted in Surgeon in Blue
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. - Unknown
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level. - Norman Mailer
One is always alone in suffering; the fact is depressing when one happens to be the sufferer, but it makes pleasure possible for the rest of the world. - Aldous Huxley
That alone would be Eddie's triumph in all this; that she had taught the kelpie suffering. - D. Morgenstern
In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering. - Voltaire
You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering. - Sophocles
How blissful it is, for one who has nothing. Attainers-of-wisdom are people with nothing. See him suffering, one who has something, a person bound in mind with people. - Gautama Buddha
Where there is darkness, let me be the light. Where there is suffering, let me be kind and compassionate. - Debasish Mridha
I am persuaded that normal human beings are biologically built for an activity that is aimed toward a goal and that idleness, or aimless work (like Auschwitz's Arbeit), gives rise to suffering and to atrophy. - Primo Levi
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
The person who knows how to adjust to others, he will not have any suffering. ‘Adjust everywhere’. - Dada Bhagwan
I am utterly convinced that Science and Peace will triumph over Ignorance and War, that nations will eventually unite not to destroy but to edify, and that the future will belong to those who have done the most for the sake of suffering humanity. - Louis Pasteur
All these moments of sadness, of discomfort, of pain shall pass. The suffering you experience today will make you stronger for your tomorrows to come. You will be better. You will be Great . You will be happy and well and a success. You will finally touch the heavens that you aspired to - Levon Peter Poe
On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear. - Audrey Hepburn
America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. - Fulton J. Sheen
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
In life there will be pain, suffering, ugliness, but let us be grateful for the beauty, blessing, and miracle of life. - Debasish Mridha
Nothing is more obscene to me than the glorification of suffering. - Marty Rubin
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. - Helen Keller
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering. - Tom Stoppard
It's not the suffering that wears you down and defeats you, it's the meaningless suffering. There's no limit to what human beings will put up with if they think it all has a purpose; there's no limit to what they'll sacrifice - William John Watkins
In suffering, we build our strength for ultimate success. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When someone is suffering from anxieties, depression, and stress, the only treatment is to change awareness and consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
The purpose of suffering is to contain the light of your desire until you see yourself in everything. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. - Yoda
You can't escape the existential suffering of life as long as you are living. So get used to it. - Debasish Mridha
Every act has both good and evil results. Every act in life yields pairs of opposites in its results. The best we can do is lean toward the light, toward the harmonious relationships that come from compassion with suffering, from understanding the other person. - Joseph Campbell
God will judge us by what we did to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings. I don't think God cares what doctrine we embrace. - Abraham Verghese
If it is true that one gets used to suffering, how is it that as the years go one always suffers more? No, they are not mad, those people who amuse themselves, enjoy life, travel, make love, fight—they are not mad. We should like to do the same ourselves. - Cesare Pavese
Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering. - Roland Barthes
Everyone is longing for love, everyone is suffering from the needs and wants, so be loving, kind, and compassionate to everyone. - Debasish Mridha
When a man has learned how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, then he has little left to learn. - Albert Camus
I still think that the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one... That is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience. - Mother Teresa
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering. - Jane Austen
One who hates to be driven through suffering has no right to expect the pleasure, for pleasure may give joy but the pain gives meaning; Meaningless Joy is like anchor-less Ship sailing in a shoreless sea - Ajay Chandan
This poem has been called obscure. I refuse to believe that it is obscurer than pity, violence, or suffering. But being a poem, not a lifetime, it is more compressed. - Dylan Thomas
If your anger is the result of your sadness or if your sadness is result of your anger , you are undoubtedly suffering from disorientation. - Aparna Pathak
Don't you think saying goodbye to your child will make your death more painful?""Wouldn't it be great if it did?" I said. Lucy and I both felt that life wasn't about avoiding suffering. - Paul Kalanithi
For those who have known pain and suffering and wondered why it all happened... I don’t know the reasons why, I just know that you must keep believing in hope and eventually you will get through. - Heather Wolf
Suffering is never wasted. Most often those who suffer the most will learn the most. - Debasish Mridha
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead. - Tennessee Williams
There can never be suffering in the home of a person who is working for world's salvation. - Dada Bhagwan
Do not turn to prayer only in times of grief, suffering and rage. Make prayer a habit whether you are blissful or sorrowful, serene or upset, clear or confused. - Pooja Ruprell
Attachment leads to suffering. - Gautama Buddha
Suffering shapes the life force, sometimes into anger, sometimes into blame and self-pity. Eventually it may show us the wisdom of embracing and loving life. - Rachel Naomi Remen
Suffering awakes the spirit within. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. - Karl Marx
When we are in constant pain, we cannot empathize with others, nor can we help them. It is only when we allow ourselves to open up to our own nourishment that we are free to feed the rest of the world. And thus, to attend to one's own suffering is the most selfless act. - Vironika Tugaleva
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. - Marcel Proust
What am I to do on this earth? The choice rests with me: suffer or enjoy. Whither will suffering lead me? To nothingness; but I shall have suffered. Whither will enjoyment lead me? To nothingness; but I shall have enjoyed myself. - Victor Hugo
What does it mean to protest suffering, as distinct from acknowledging it? - Sontag, Susan
Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the now. - Eckhart Tolle
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self. - Mahavira
The world," he said, "is not a wish-granting factory," and then he broke down, just for one moment, his sob roaring impotent like a clap of thunder unaccompanied by lightning, the terrible ferocity that amateurs in the field of suffering might mistake for weakness. - John Green
...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Reading the timeless stories strengthen my spirit in times of suffering. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Tears are the silent passion for suffering - Christopher Poindexter
The only thing suffering teaches us is that we are capable of suffering. - Melvin Jules Bukiet
In times of suffering, don't turn inward to self-pity or outward to revenge, but turn to the lover of your soul, Jesus. - Crystal Mary Lindsey
God will walk beside us in hell if he wants us to remember the type of the people he needs us to help. Our suffering is our training for the hardest job he could ask us to do. - Shannon L. Alder
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery. - Katherine Mansfield
People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. - Heather Armstrong
One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted. - Criss Jami
By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature, who among us is not diminished? - Rachel Carson
The seeming imperfections of Earth, the hazards and inequalities of life, the cruelty, harshness and apparent indifference to suffering and affliction are not what they seem; as it is Earth is perfect for its purpose. It is ignorance of that purpose which makes it appear imperfect. - Kolbrin BIble
When we suffer in silence, we think that we are alone, different, separate. When we share our stories of suffering, we find that we are the same. - Vironika Tugaleva
How can there be suffering when there is love? - Debasish Mridha
The beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you. - Rita Mae Brown
A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man. - Gustave Flaubert
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. - Ben Okri
Suffering occurs when love's two hands pull your soul in two directions. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while. - Victor Hugo
If the lifestyle choices outlined in this book were uniformly adopted, the savings in suffering and health care costs would be tremendous. - Tim Loy
To love life is to love all of life; the suffering, the joy, the pain, the magnificence...all of it! - Erin Fall Haskell
The source of my suffering and loneliness is deep in my heart. This is a disease no doctor can cure. Only Union with the Friend can cure it. - Rabia Basri
May the Lord comfort the lonely and suffering souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. - Oscar Wilde
To not have your suffering recognized is an almost unbearable form of violence. - Andrei Lankov
Because what's perplexing is not that you and I encounter suffering in this life; what's really perplexing is that He suffered in our place. Why did the innocent One suffer for our sins? - C.J. Mahaney
The school of suffering never graduates any students, so ask God to teach to you the lessons He wants you to learn. - Warren W. Wiersbe
Let regret rewind your past and let secret remind your last.Regret is your blessing but secret is your suffering. - Aram Seriteratai
Stories are the only enchantment possible, for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved. - Anaïs Nin
We all suffer ills at the hands of others; however, reactions to these injustices differ like night and day. Many seek to punish the world for their suffering, but some work hard to save the world from experiencing similar grief. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Just a simple prayer today, for those who are sick or going through darkness of any kind. Dear God, we ask that you place your healing hands on the shoulders of our friends and loved ones, who are suffering and relieve them of these hardships, in Jesus name. Amen. - Ron Baratono
He's suffering from Politicians' Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it.
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems. - Anne Rice
If we were to care about every person suffering on this planet, life would shut down. - David Shore
The same Everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day of your life. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts. - Francis de Sales
Since I am suffering with type 2 bipolar disorder mainly on the depressive side of the bipolar disorder.I am not afraid nor am I disappointed with it; if this is what God Almighty want me to have; I will make sure that I will make good use of this disorder; and, be the best person that I can be. - Temitope Owosela
Whether it's a Christian or a non-Christian, there's nothing like suffering to show us how small, needy, and not in control we are. Suffering has a way of sobering us up to the realization that we can't make it on our own, that we need help, that we're broken. - Tullian Tchividjian
The law of war is harsh. If there's anything good at all in a war, it's that it brings the best and the worst out of people: some people try to use the lawlessness to hurt others, and some try to reduce the suffering to minimum. - Mohamedou Ould Slahi
The love of God is a hard love. It demands total self-surrender, disdain of our human personality. And yet it alone can reconcile us to suffering and the deaths of children, it alone can justify them, since we cannot understand them, and we can only make God's will ours. - Albert Camus
You reach a point where the pain gets so acute you do not feel it anymore, but to reach that point, you experience so much pain that you're unable to forget the suffering that led you there. - Christopher Rees
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. - Leigh Hunt
A strong soul recovers from any suffering. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I am deeply in love with the world and its contents. My heartaches when I see any suffering so kindness and altruism is my ultimate way of life. - Debasish Mridha
When you're suffering, you're oversensitive to everything. - Henri Charrière
Lets reflect the hopes of the nations under oppression, injustice and brutality. All they see is Unknown suffering Of an empty heart and soul and thus their suffering is unknown. We cannot do everything; but still we can do something. Lend a hand to support the suffering ones. - Auliq Ice
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result. - Robert Ingersoll
When we forgive others, we give ourselves permission to let go of our own suffering. - John Bruna
Most suffering comes from the failure to adapt and a resistance to change. - Debasish Mridha
In the new faith, there is only one commandment. It is this commandment, and this commandment alone, that must be followed to end the times of suffering, which are soon to come. FORSAKE USURY. - Compton Gage
Empty is the argument of the philosopher which does not relieve any human suffering. - Epicurus
We learn and experience ourselves only through suffering; everything else is humbug. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Suffering is when we resist the moment. - Kamal Ravikant
When you are suffering from sexual starvation, a spank or even a hug seems like a porn scene. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is singularity which often makes the worst part of our suffering, as it always does of our conduct. - Jane Austen
It was strange even after suffering from fate, a person in love would choose the same fate over his life. - Faraaz Kazi
One who walks in blindness and confusion cries out more than one who knows why he is suffering. - Davin Turney
In deep suffering, you know the sacred soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. - Kahlil Gibran
Perhaps the only way to love is to bury yourself so deeply in it that you avoid its very suffering. - Meghna Pant
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. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. - Nelson Mandel
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,And has the nature of infinity. - William Wordsworth
According to the rules of comedy, your suffering will be funny after an undetermined length of time. Maybe not while you're having your gangrenous leg sawed off, watching your home burn down or learning how to be intimate with your cellmate, but, in the big scheme of things, soon. - Chuck Lorre
Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity. - Jane Goodall
Suffering is so real & I walk amongst so many who have no idea how much my soul is aching to be healed. - Nikki Rowe
i know this is love "" but how can be you so sure "" can't you see I'm alone, suffering nd it really hurts , I'm dying everyday a little bit , tell me any other disease where u face all this nd it has no cure buddy , I'm trapped - jagvir ji
There are only two kinds of people in this world, Mr. Sallinger: people who rise above that suffering and people who let it define them." (The Ables) - Jeremy Scott
When a woman shows confidence and another claims arrogance, she is usually suffering from jealousy. - Teresa Mummert
Man can live far from God -- not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering. - Elie Wiesel
Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. - Oscar Wilde
Don't make a physical decision on an emotional feeling that will led you to mentally suffering in the end. - Jerome D. Williams
You may be suffering in silence, BUT GOD desires that you OVERCOME OUT LOUD - Ladye Lindsey
Women in India experience much worse suffering, humiliation and slavery in all spheres than even the untouchables. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Love is suffering only when one refuses to love. - Marty Rubin
Beyond the limit of suffering is strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself--free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on. - Paulo Coelho
Penance is a sacrifice, a voluntary punishment to show remorse for a sin. The more grievous the sin, the greater the self-inflicted suffering. For some, the ultimate penance is death. But for others, it simply a means to an end. - Emily Thorne
There are two types of people in this world: Those who make it their life's work to rid themselves of all pain and suffering... and Artists. - Gregor Collins
When gratitude begins, then life finds the abundance and suffering ends. - Debasish Mridha
As Paul Tillich put it, suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were. - David Brooks
Sacred joy exists in any suffering. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy. - George Eliot
Waiting Hurts. Forgetting Hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering. - Paulo Coelho
God draws near to the brokenhearted. He leans toward those who are suffering. He knows what it feels like to be wounded and abandoned. - John D. Richardson
In times of turmoil, void or suffering, closely stays the images mirroring the lived, far seems the unknown to be; pick yourself a lens to see through, your eyes touch the distant mountains and the lived past disappears into ponzo illusions. - Pavitraa Parthasarathy
Suffering teaches joy. - Sonia Rumzi
In deep suffering, I got to know divinity within my soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When we're inspired by the desire to practice and transform our suffering, the mind of the moment is very beautiful. Sometimes we call it the mind of love. It's because of love that we practice. - Thich Nhat Hanh
We know that in some way, incomprehensible to us, his suffering satisfied the demands of justice, ransomed penitent souls from the pains and penalties of sin, and made mercy available to those who believe in his holy name. - Bruce R. McConkie
So does he live, seeking, finding, joying and suffering. - Kate Chopin
There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Wake up call may be a disastrous failure, if it results in a life change, the failure is worth the suffering - Faisal Khosa
Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually. - Dalai Lama XIV
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
If you don't think the wheel should be reinvented then you are suffering from the lack of creative imagination. - Matthew Donnelly
I am a phoenix rising from the ashes of my pain and suffering. Today I am reborn, today begins my growth and change. - Kaitlin DS Cammie
Though poor in this world's goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. - Arthur W. Pink
When I see that humanity is suffering, it tears my heart. I cry, and then I extend my hand to help heal my heart. - Debasish Mridha
The indifference, callousness, and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering towards animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit. - Ashley Montagu
The survived souls give strength to the suffering souls. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Affliction equips the suffering to empathize with others in anguish and not only does it strengthen them, it enables them to be consoling comforters in a world full of hurt. - Donna Lynn Hope
Suffering is just about the easiest of all human activities; being happy is just about the hardest. And happiness requires, not surrender to guilt, but emancipation from guilt. - Nathaniel Branden
May all that have life be delivered from suffering - Gautama Buddha
If a bloke gave you a hundred quid for a book you can bet your life it’s his way, but if all the poor and suffering people raise their hats to you for writing it - that’s different; it makes it worthwhile then. - Alan Marshall
To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life. - Oscar Wilde
A cold in the head cause less suffering than an idea. - Jules Renard
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
As I cooked in the cauldron of motherhood, the incredible love I felt for my children opened my heart and brought me a much greater understanding of universal love. It made me understand the suffering of the world much more deeply. - Tsultrim Allione
it’s not enough for Christians merely to recognize that the world isn’t what it ought to be and that people are suffering in ways they shouldn’t have to suffer. Instead, our sorrow and indignation should prompt us to act in ways that subvert that brokenness. - Ed Stetzer
He was too well accustomed to suffering, and had suffered too much where he was, to bewail the prospect of change very severely. - Charles Dickens
When it comes to suffering, appearance is everything. - Nadja Sam
It dawns on you one day... how precious your life is and how not okay it is for anyone, ever, to cause you any amount of suffering, ever. Then the next time you step out the door you look at everyone and you’re thinking, My life is precious and you’re not allowed to hurt me. - C. JoyBell C.
All continuous suffering, is self inflicted. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
It is said that we do not make the guilty party suffer for the sake of suffering; it is nonetheless true that we find it right that he should suffer. - Émile Durkheim
Government itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in government the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death. - - Larken Rose
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. - Rita Mae Brown
So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person. - Thich Nhat Hanh
The identification of fantasy is always an attempt to avoid one's own suffering: the identification of art is the sharing in the suffering of another. - W.H. Auden
However, when we are depressed, being reminded of other people's suffering only serves to increase our self-hatred. - Dorothy Rowe
Scholarship that is indifferent to human suffering is immoral. - Richard Levins
Sometimes it takes great suffering to pierce the soul and open it up to greatness - Jocelyn Murray
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