Suffering quotes

But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.

- Byron, Lord

It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.

- Sontag, Susan

Blessed be the inventor of photography! I set him above even the inventor of chloroform! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has cast up in my time or is like to -- this art by which even the poor can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones. And mustn't it be acting favorably on the morality of the country?

- Carlyle, Jane Welsh

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.

- Lynd, Robert

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

We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.

- Athol Fugard

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer

- Blackstone, Sir William

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

- Hemans, Felicia D.

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.

- Edgar Allan Poe

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

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.

- Carlyle, Thomas

We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful than any other.

- Freud, Sigmund

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

- Antoinette, Marie

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

- Maugham, W. Somerset

Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.

- Ionesco, Eugene

Evil is neither suffering nor sin; it is both at the same time, it is something common to them both. For they are linked together; sin makes us suffer and suffering makes us evil, and this indissoluble complex of suffering and sin is the evil in which we are submerged against our will, and to our horror.

- Weil, Simone

If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all...


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

- Hubbard, Elbert

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

- Yoda

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

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