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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.

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.

Harry S. Truman

The reward of suffering is experience.

Woody Allen

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

Paulo Coelho

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

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.

Terri Guillemets

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

Marcel Proust

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

Willie Nelson

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

Khalil Gibran

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

Angelina Jolie

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

Sigmund Freud

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Bob Marley

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Charles Baudelaire

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

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.

Angelina Jolie

When I first went to places where people were suffering from war and persecution, I felt ashamed of my feelings of sadness. I could see more possibilities in my life.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Thomas Paine

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

Nelson Mandela

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Saint Augustine

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

Thomas Mann

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

I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later - yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?

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.

Albert Schweitzer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.

Matt Lucas

Comedians don't have a monopoly on suffering. But creative people are sometimes fortunate enough to be able to incorporate their most traumatic experiences into their art.

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.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Tackling malaria in a country like the Central African Republic is a huge uphill battle, and my experiences there have been a healthy dose of reality, fueling my own sense of urgency to do my part in reducing the preventable suffering of the incredible women I met.

Karl Marx

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

Gautama Buddha

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

Rita Mae Brown

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.

Nelson Mandela

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.

Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Alicia Keys

What breaks my heart is suffering of any kind. Too often, our world is divisive and cruel where it needs to be uniting and loving.

Benjamin Disraeli

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

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.

Ivana Trump

Generally, I think America is America. America has been through suffering like other countries, but America will come up. I have no doubt. It's just going to bounce. You know, you have ups and downs.

William Butler Yeats

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

Anais Nin

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

William Wordsworth

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.

Mignon McLaughlin

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.

Princess Diana

Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.

Tom Stoppard

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.

Ron Howard

The regrets I have are strong enough that I wouldn't share 'em. I think that you can't live without suffering some.

Jules Renard

A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

When I took my shirt off against Caen, everybody asked what these new tattoos were. I had 15 removable tattoos on my body; they are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger in the world.

Richard Gere

All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least.

Carl Jung

A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning.

Audrey Hepburn

The 'Third World' is a term I don't like very much because we're all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.

Helen Keller

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

Anatole France

Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?

Carl Jung

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Simone Weil

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.

Ralph Fiennes

The tensions between authority and the people need to be heard, especially when they are suffering and they can't eat.

For some people, work is the only safe haven from abuse. So all employers in businesses big and small, whether in the public or private sector, should be encouraged to create safe spaces at work where staff suffering domestic abuse can talk to an appropriately qualified person who can provide advice and offer support.

Tulsi Gabbard

There is no denying that the interventionist wars in Iraq and Libya that were propagated as necessary to relieve human suffering actually increased human suffering in those countries - many times over.

Marcel Proust

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

Tulsi Gabbard

As progressives, we care about the well-being of others. We are soft-hearted and have aloha, respect, compassion for others, and we don't like to see anyone suffering.

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.

Madonna Ciccone

I'm attracted to artists like Frida Kahlo, because her work was her life, her questions, her outrage, her suffering, her pain. Everything is in her work.

Margot Robbie

I learned a lot about pain and suffering during 'Pan Am.' We had to wear very constricting period-correct girdles and bras. After that, I learned to read a script with an eye toward the undergarments.

Hoping to garner the support of the American people, proponents of regime-change wars routinely cite humanitarian concerns to justify military intervention in foreign countries. But here is the reality: As a direct result of our intervention in Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, human suffering increased dramatically.

Victor Hugo

It is by suffering that human beings become angels.


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

Winston Churchill

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Bill Gates

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

I wanna stay an eternal girlfriend. I want to have my boyfriend's children, but I don't think we need a piece of paper to regulate the game, and we don't have to go through the whole stress of a wedding and suffering to throw a good party.

Good Children

When you see a person you love being affected, suffering, people saying things that aren't true... then it hurts you.


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

Jordan Peterson

Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.

'Suffering should not make us bitter people,' my mother once said, 'it should make us better comforters.' Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they'll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.

Henry Ward Beecher

Suffering is part of the divine idea.

Eric Hoffer

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.

Mitch McConnell

Our friends on the other side decided early on they didn't want to engage with us in a serious way, a serious way to help those suffering under Obamacare.

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.