Suffering Quotes

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.

- Martin Luther

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Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.

- Alexander the Great

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

- Friedrich Nietzsche

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The universe is a complete unique entity. Everything and everyone is bound together with some invisible strings. Do not break anyone’s heart; do not look down on weaker than you. One’s sorrow at the other side of the world can make the entire world suffer; one’s happiness can make the entire world smile.

- Shams Tabrizi

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He who would love much has also much to suffer.

- Jose Rizal

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What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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God lives, feels and suffers in every one of us, and in course of time, His attributes, knowledge, beauty and love will be revealed in each of us.

- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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Love that does not know of suffering is not worthy of the name.

- Clare of Assisi

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When the sufferers learn to think, then the thinkers will learn to suffer.

- Karl Marx

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Whatever troubles may be before you, accept them bravely, remembering Whom you are trying to follow. Do not be afraid. Love one another, bear with one another, and let charity guide you all your life. God will reward you as only He can.

- Mary MacKillop

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Those who worship and adore the Lord through the Guru's Word forget all their pain and suffering.

- Guru Gobind Singh

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God is glorified through healing and deliverance, not through sickness and suffering.

- Kenneth E. Hagin

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What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering.

- Kabir

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For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more.

- Maximilian Kolbe

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The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.

- Qin Shi Huang

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It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.

- Paramahansa Yogananda

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The only negative thing about murder is that when you kills someone they can no longer suffer

- Varg Vikernes

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We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

- Teresa of Avila

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When you hate, the only person that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care.

- Medgar Evers

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For the sake of a dying, suffering world count the cost, pay the price and set the captives free

- John G. Lake

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In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else.

- Al-Ghazali

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Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.

- John of the Cross

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We suffer from an incurable malady: Hope.

- Mahmoud Darwish

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All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

- Edgar Allan Poe

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God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.

- Ramakrishna

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Hatred, revenge, bitterness - these are negative emotions. The person harbouring those emotions suffers more.

- Ahmed Kathrada

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Sometimes my worst day - one filled with pain and suffering - in the eyes of God, is my best day if I've born it cheerfully and I've born it with love.

- Mother Angelica

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...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

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We suffer a lot the few things we lack and we enjoy too little the many things we have.

- William Shakespeare

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It may be providence's will that the cause I represent may prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining free.

- Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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If you want a chicken to be a duck, and a duck to be a chicken, you will suffer.

- Ajahn Chah

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Suffering is optional. You’re gonna have some pain but it doesn’t have to make you suffer.

- Jhene Aiko

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We suffer with those who have disappeared, those who have had to flee their homes, and those who have been tortured.

- Oscar Romero

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If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He certainly intends to make you a saint.

- Ignatius of Loyola

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When I think of the happiness that is in store for me, every sorrow, every pain becomes dear to me.

- Francis of Assisi

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Happiness and suffering do not depend on being poor or rich, they depend on having the right or wrong understanding in our mind.

- Ajahn Chah

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How easy it is to deny the pain of someone else's suffering.

- Chuck Schuldiner

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That is the way this game is -- you win, you lose, you celebrate and you suffer.

- Vin Scully

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We must often draw the comparison between time and eternity. This is the remedy of all our troubles. How small will the present moment appear when we enter that great ocean.

- Elizabeth Ann Seton

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In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed.

- John of the Cross

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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.

- Robert Mugabe

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All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself. All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.

- Shantideva

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Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.

- Leo Tolstoy

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The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.

- Carl Jung

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One does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, that is enough for me.

- Louis Pasteur

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Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.

- Eckhart Tolle

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Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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A faith that can be destroyed by suffering is not faith.

- Richard Wurmbrand

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A suffering person does not need a lecture - he needs a listener.

- Billy Graham

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We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable.

- Hirohito

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