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Suffering Quotes

Going by definition, suffering is an individual's basic and effective experience of unpleasantness and aversion that is commonly associated with harm or threat. The planet is filled with sufferings of different intensity. Even in some of the religions and literary works, suffering has acquired a significant role. So, whatever aspect of suffering is affecting the person, it’s advisable to undertake some kind of prevention or treatment. Read this article completely if you want to know about the famous agony quotation and sayings.

Rafael Nadal

I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.

Harry S. Truman

The reward of suffering is experience.

Guy Ritchie

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.

Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Epictetus

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Simone Weil

It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.

Dorothy Day

I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.

Terri Guillemets

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health - it rusts your spirit and your hips.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Helen Keller

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Victor Hugo

A war between Europeans is a civil war.

John Stuart Mill

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Paulo Coelho

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

Don DeLillo

Hardship makes the world obscure.

Mia Hamm

You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal.

Isaac Asimov

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

T. S. Eliot

Humankind cannot bear very much reality.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Khalil Gibran

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

Anais Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Carl Jung

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Saint Augustine

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

Lord Byron

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.

William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

Marcel Proust

A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.

Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Rita Mae Brown

Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.

Theodore Roosevelt

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

Saint Augustine

God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Christopher Morley

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

Stephen King

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

Gloria Steinem

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

Thomas More

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Terri Guillemets

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Emily Dickinson

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

Thomas Paine

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Honoré de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Michel de Montaigne

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Les Brown

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Eric Hoffer

A man by himself is in bad company.

Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Louisa May Alcott

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.

Thomas Mann

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

Albert Schweitzer

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.

Gloria Steinem

Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

George Foreman

When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po'.

Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.

Robert Browning

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

John F. Kennedy

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

Charlie Chaplin

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.

Willie Nelson

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

Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

William Butler Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.

John Ruskin

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.

Drew Barrymore

If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something.

Frederick Douglass

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Douglas MacArthur

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.

William Wordsworth

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.

Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Jimmy Carter

I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.

Kurt Cobain

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.”

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.

Thomas Paine

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.

Anais Nin

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Winston Churchill

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Plato

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.

Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

Gautama Buddha

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

Washington Irving

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

Elbert Hubbard

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

Queen Elizabeth II

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.

Prison Success Fame

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

The way of the cross is the way of suffering. Christians are called to die, not kill, in order to show the world how they are loved by Christ.

No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary. Nowhere does the soul find such consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its climax.

Believing that no one is better than the other. You know I grew up in the South. My senior year there was a very big racial tension.