‘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.
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misforturne, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house, and I have the key.
Charles Fletcher Lummis
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
A very large amount of human suffering and frustration is caused by the fact that many men and women are not content to be the sort of beings that God has made them, but try to persuade themselves that they are really beings of some different kind.
Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering??”this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o???clock in the morning, a forgo
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.
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 alwa
G. K. Chesterton
You desire to know the art of living, my friend It is contained in one phrase make use of suffering.
Henri Frdric Amiel
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation…and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it unless it has all been suffering, nothing but suffering.
You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
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
My personal trails have also taught me the value of unmerited suffering. As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a crea
Martin Luther King, Jr.
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact in suffering the animals are our equals.
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, 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.
Happiness is not a reward-it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment-it is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
There are three rings in marriage. The engagement ring… The wedding ring… and the suffering.
What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.