Quotes and Sayings about Suffering



"History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong."
- John Acton
(Related: History, Suffering, Wrong)

"One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Control, Risk, Suffering)

"There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Disgrace, Enemy, Hate, Suffering)

"Wisdom comes alone through suffering."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Wisdom, Suffering)

"Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Justice, Learning, Suffering)

"A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Health, Pain, Suffering)

"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Life, Loneliness, Misery, Suffering)

"People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Corporate, Despair, Suffering, Wonder)

"I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Life, Christ, Man, Pity, Self, Suffering, Woman)

"As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Time, People, Country, Dignity, Help, Misery, Poverty, Suffering, Today, Tomorrow)

"As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Death, People, Suffering, Trying, Waiting)

"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
- Aristotle
(Related: Greatness, Cheerfulness, Mind, Suffering)

"God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: God, Son, Earth, Sin, Suffering)

"One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Love, Nothing, Suffering)

"We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Time, Fascism, Mankind, Suffering, Waste)

"Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Men, Constancy, Pain, Suffering, Woman)

"Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Life, Consequences, Options, Problems, Suffering, Trying)

"The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped."
- Christiaan Barnard
(Related: Life, Goal, Suffering, Treatment)

"Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is."
- Christiaan Barnard
(Related: Suffering)

"An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Reform, Suffering)

"How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Man, Memory, Suffering)

"As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: People, Hope, End, Forget, Freedom, Suffering, Tyranny, Will)

"Remember the sufferings of Christ, the storms that were weathered... the crown that came from those sufferings which gave new radiance to the faith... All saints give testimony to the truth that without real effort, no one ever wins the crown."
- Thomas Becket
(Related: Faith, Truth, Christ, Effort, Saints, Storms)

"Suffering is part of the divine idea."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Idea, Suffering)

"Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Children, Countries, Suffering)

"Britain today is suffering from galloping obsolescence."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Suffering, Today)

"If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally - every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher."
- Charles Bent
(Related: Christ, Promotion, Righteousness, Suffering)

"Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Religion, Soul, People, Expression, Opium, Protest, Religious, Sentiment, Suffering, World)

"I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Love, Care, Help, Right, Suffering, Trying)

"If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Soul, Body, Feet, Joy)

"If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Work, Spirit)

"What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: End, Literature, Suffering)

"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

"Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Existence, Suffering)

"All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Experience, Joy, Suffering)

"It's from our sufferings that we form our consciousness."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Consciousness)

"To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Christ, Suffering, Tragedy)

"In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Death, Character, Suffering, Tragedy)

"We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

"I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Love, Man, Post, Stress, Suffering)

"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."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

"I believe in people, especially suffering people."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: People, Suffering)

"Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death."
- Buddha
(Related: Death, Health, Life, State, Suffering)

"Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero."
- David D. Burns
(Related: Honor, 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."
- George W. Bush
(Related: America, Earth, Suffering, Terror, Today, Vulnerability)

"Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: War, People, Cause, Dictatorship, Europe, Germany, Suffering, World)

"That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt."
- Hall Caine
(Related: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

"You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy."
- John Calvin
(Related: Completion, Joy, Order, Suffering)

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

"It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one."
- Robert Capa
"Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Christ, Friends, Preaching, Reading)

"But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings, and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: God, Saying)

"I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Fear, Cause, Christ, Living, Suffering)

"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nation, Reform, Suffering)

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Man, Suffering)

"You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Love, Suffering, Words)

"We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: Suffering, World)

"In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Thought, Being, Help, Spirit, Suffering)

"Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Mistake, People, Idea, Pain, Suffering)

"But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Men, God, Consequences, Laws, Suffering)

"Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Suffering, World)

"The suffering of the Bahamian people is nearly ended. A new day is coming. It is almost here."
- Perry Christie
(Related: People, Day, Suffering)

"We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Heart, Inspiration, Survival, Suffering)

"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Adolescence, Suffering)

"We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Forget)

"If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters."
- Helen Clark
(Related: Community, Injustice, Neglect, Suffering, Will)

"War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: War, Suffering)

"Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people?"
- John Clayton
(Related: Death, Time, God, People, College, Problems, Suffering, Will)

"A man will give up almost anything except his suffering."
- John Cleese
(Related: Man, Suffering, Will)

"The idea that every time you do a film you're supposed to be tortured confuses me. I mean, guys who say, 'Oh, it's really tough, my character is really suffering' -come on. For us, even in the rotten ones we've had a good time. I don't think you have to suffer."
- George Clooney
(Related: Time, Idea, Character, Film, Suffering)

"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."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

"Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Suffering, Waiting)

"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."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Dream, Heart, Fear, Suffering)

"In order to be cruel we have to close our hearts to the suffering of the other."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Order, Suffering)

"I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time, Occupations, Suffering, Waste)

"It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Life, Being, Suffering, Tragedy)

"Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, Americans, Care, Country, Suffering)

"A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Suffering, World)

"Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Christian, Slavery, Suffering, Want)

"I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?"
- Andrea Corr
(Related: People, Hate, Pain, Suffering, World)

"With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

"Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

"We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Suffering)

"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

"It was quite a ride and very conflicting for me, too - to be nominated for an Oscar, to be straight and healthy, and to be getting all these accolades while these people around me were suffering and dying from AIDS."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: People, Dying, Suffering)

"Love is suffering. One side always loves more."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Love, Suffering)

"Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Suffering)

"Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Suffering, Want)

"One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Man, Suffering)

"The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods."
- Paul Dirac
(Related: People, Being, Income, Possession, Suffering, Wishing, World)

"Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Learning, Suffering)

"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Age, Future, Nation, Posterity, Suffering, Youth)

"People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance."
- Otto Dix
(Related: War, People, Fear, Beginning, Cause, Forget, Suffering, Want)

"I do not understand how anyone can, in good conscience, tell a family whose child is suffering from a life-threatening disease that politics is more important than finding a cure."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Family, Politics, Life, Conscience, Cure, Disease, Suffering)

"Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Life, Day, Now, Shadows, Sleep, Suffering)

"Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Being, Cruelty, Fact, Indifference, Reality, Suffering)

"In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945."
- Queen Elizabeth II
(Related: Peace, War, Europe, Suffering)

"Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for the toils and sufferings of those who survive."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Nation)

"For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Act, Clarity, Suffering, Tools)

"There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: People, Suffering, Victims)

"It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful... it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself."
- Rainer W. Fassbinder
(Related: Suffering)

"The salvation of the world is in man's suffering."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Man, Salvation, Suffering, World)

"I fancied I had some constancy of mind because I could bear my own sufferings, but found through the sufferings of others I could be weakened like a child."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Constancy, Mind)

"You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now."
- Mike Fink
(Related: Now, Pain, Right, Suffering, Vow)

"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."
- Anatole France
(Related: Life, Courage, Pity, Value)

"We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Love, Suffering)

"Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Men, Enemy, Suffering, Victims)

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

"In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the expense of the suffering of the hostages."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Fact, Suffering)

"Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Suffering)

"Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: People, Hope, Chance, Suffering)

"There is no degree of human suffering which in and of itself is going to bring about change. Only organisation can change things."
- Susan George
(Related: Change, Suffering)

"All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Sacrifice, Energy, Suffering)

"Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state."
- Ira Gershwin
(Related: Deep, May, State, Suffering)

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Suffering)

"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Power, God, Painting, Suffering)

"How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering."
- Julius Gordon
(Related: People, Maturity, Sensitivity, Suffering)

"God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards me in sparing my life so long. Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance."
- Patrick Gordon
(Related: Life, Time, God, May, Repentance, Suffering)

"The parts for women, you're either like the quietly suffering wife or the wild girl."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Women, Wife, Suffering)

"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?"
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: People, American, Country, Patience, Suffering)

"A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Man, Suffering, Will)

"Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us - becoming stronger and stronger - and we will complete the message."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Time, People, Suffering, Will, World)

"After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice, sanctioned and embraced by our people, what is it that the people of East Timor expect as a result of independence?"
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Independence, Result, Suffering)

"People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: People, Dying, Living, Suffering)

"Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Success, Promise, Research, Suffering, Support)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Faith, Reason, Religious, Suffering, World)

"Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Strength, Deep, Joy, Silence)

"It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Loss, May, Self, Spiritual, Suffering, World)

"Experience is the extract of suffering."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Experience, Suffering)

"Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things."
- Felicia Hemans
(Related: Suffering)

"We had four years of world war which the peoples endured only because they were told that their sufferings would free humanity forever from the scourge of war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Humanity, World, World war, Years)

"Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Civilization, Anarchy, Suffering, World, World war, Years)

"He is senseless who would match himself against a stronger man; for he is deprived of victory and adds suffering to disgrace."
- Hesiod
(Related: Victory, Disgrace, Man, Suffering)

"If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Time, Eternity, Evil, Illusion, Suffering, World)

"I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing with physical suffering is when I was working on this book. I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Time, Suffering, Thinking, Years)

"It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Suffering, Taste)

"I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: God, Suffering)

"Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Suffering, Teaching)

"It is by suffering that human beings become angels."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Angels, Suffering)

"Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: Death, Fact, Sadness, Sorrow, Suffering, Will)

"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

"The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Causes, Pain, Sickness, Suffering)

"True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor."
- Saint Ignatius
(Related: Love, Honor, Suffering)

"Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Happiness, Punishment, Result, Reward, Suffering)

"I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Hope, Americans, Being, Mistakes, Now, Question, Suffering, Will, Years)

"He's suffering from Politicians' Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it."
- Antony Jay
(Related: Logic, Politicians, Suffering)

"I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: People, Being, Suffering)

"It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Being, Disease, Medicine, Suffering)

"That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation, Suffering)

"To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering."
- Gwen John
(Related: Causes, Suffering, Violence)

"In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: History, Time, Soul, Body, Mankind, Present, Suffering, World)

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Life, Key, Mistakes, Pain, Right, Suffering, Windows)

"Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Neurosis, Suffering)

"Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Positive, Suffering, World)

"You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Nature, Suffering, World)

"Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Cure, Disease, Promise, Suffering)

"The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Men, Doctrine, Fact, Sin, Suffering)

"The problem of suffering is: why is there the suffering we know?"
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Suffering)

"Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose, we need only add that this purpose - or, if there are several, at least one of them - is not especially intent on preventing suffering, whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Purpose, Suffering, World)

"The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)

"To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Faith, Fashion, Suffering)

"Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Life, Purpose, Meaning, Suffering)

"It is widely assumed, contrary to fact, that theism necessarily involves the two assumptions which cannot be squared with the existence of so much suffering, and that therefore, per impossibile, they simply have to be squared with the existence of all this suffering, somehow."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Existence, Fact, Suffering)

"It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Life, Purpose, Meaning, Nothing, Suffering, World, Worth)

"In all three cases, and for most human beings, the problem of suffering poses no difficult problem at all: one has a world picture in which suffering has its place, a world picture that takes suffering into account."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Suffering, World)

"Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Life, Hinduism, Fate, Punishment, Wrongs)

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Overcoming, Suffering, World)

"Character cannot 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
(Related: Experience, Success, Soul, Character, Ambition, Quiet, Suffering)

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Overcoming, Suffering, World)

"The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning."
- Alexander Kerensky
(Related: People, Beginning, Disillusionment, End, Fatigue, Revolution, Suffering, World)

"First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?"
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Crime, End, First, Help, Now, Right, Suffering)

"My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Life, Duty, End, Ending, Suffering)

"We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Love, Eyes, Suffering)

"To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Love, Work, Truth, Ending, Opposition, Suffering)

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Sacrifice, Progress, Goal, Concern, Justice, Struggle, Suffering)

"From a monarchy followed by suffering under Communism, Ethiopians must be given the opportunity to flourish under the greatest of systems - democracy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Opportunity, Communism, Democracy, Suffering)

"It is my duty to voice the suffering of men, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high."
- Kathe Kollwitz
(Related: Men, Duty, Suffering, Voice)

"Homelessness is a part of our American system. There should be nothing wrong with this condition as long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary suffering and punishment."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: American, Nothing, Punishment, Suffering, Wrong)

"I saw a great many men die afterwards, some suffering horribly, but I do not recall any death that affected me quite so much as that of this first victim in my platoon."
- Fritz Kreisler
(Related: Death, Men, First, Suffering)

"There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: Age, Dreams, Chance, Children, Country, Nation, Old, Suffering)

"We know enough to stand here in truth - facing pain, cry and suffering of those who were murdered here. Face to face with the victims' families who are here today. Before the judgment of our own conscience."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Truth, Conscience, Judgment, Pain, Suffering, Today, Victims)

"Righteous is the one who was able to demonstrate compassion in face of human suffering."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Compassion, Suffering)

"For if God is a title of the highest power, He must be incorruptible, perfect, incapable of suffering, and subject to no other being; therefore they are not gods whom necessity compels to obey the one greatest God."
- Lactantius
(Related: God, Power, Gods, Being, Necessity, Suffering)

"Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Happiness, Grief)

"To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Leadership, Man, Mind, Suffering)

"Hezbollah's contempt for human suffering is total, as it showed once again this morning when its rockets murdered two Israeli Arab children in Nazareth."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Children, Contempt, Suffering)

"In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

"One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it... and the journey is always towards the other soul."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Love, Soul, Journey, Suffering)

"In the Radiation Laboratory we count it a privilege to do everything we can to assist our medical colleagues in the application of these new tools to the problems of human suffering."
- Ernest Lawrence
(Related: Medical, Privilege, Problems, Suffering, Tools)

"I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Love, Mourning, Patience, Suffering, Understanding, World)

"Local economies are suffering as people spend more on fuel and less on consumer goods and travel."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Travel, People, Suffering)

"No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Nation, Ruin, Slavery, Suffering)

"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."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: History, Life, Enemies, Man, Sorrow, Suffering)

"We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety."
- John Lubbock
(Related: People, Anxiety, Suffering, Worry)

"Women have a predestination to suffering."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Women, Suffering)

"It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Women, Blood, Horror, Race, Suffering)

"There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

"It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering."
- Robert Lynd
(Related: Suffering)

"Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not thinking so much of us as we think they ought."
- Mary Lyon
(Related: Suffering, Thinking)

"I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: People, Policy, Countries, Suffering)

"I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Being, Conviction, Meaning, Order, Sense, Suffering)

"The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Socialism, Suffering)

"Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Nothing, Opium, Suffering)

"Literature... is the union of suffering with the instinct for form."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Instinct, Literature, Suffering)

"The striking thing about the Precious Blood is the bond it establishes between love and suffering in our experience, a bond that has become so close that we have come to think of suffering accepted with joy as the most authentic sign of love with any depth at all."
- Gabriel Marcel
(Related: Love, Experience, Blood, Joy, Suffering)

"We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Work, People, Evil, Profit, Spirit, State, Suffering)

"There's always been physical suffering in comedy."
- Don Martin
(Related: Comedy, Suffering)

"The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Pain, Suffering)

"We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Resignation, Suffering)

"It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Happiness, Men, Character, Suffering)

"The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Friendship, Fans, Film, Suffering)

"Texas' and America's farmers are suffering. As the Member of Congress representing the 10th Congressional District of Texas, I have traveled throughout our area and have seen first-hand how the drought has affected our agricultural communities."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: America, Congress, First, Suffering)

"Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights."
- George B. McClellan
(Related: Peace, People, Rights, Guidance, Suffering, Universe, Weakness)

"We pretended there was no problem with Agent Orange after Vietnam and later the Pentagon recanted, after untold suffering by veterans."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Suffering, Veterans, Vietnam)

"Suffering is one of life's great teachers."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Suffering, Teachers)

"When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: God, Suffering)

"The new technologies that we see coming will have major benefits that will greatly alleviate human suffering."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Benefits, Suffering, Will)

"If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Medical, Technology, Quality, Suffering)

"But in practice, if often comes down to not suffering a loss as big as the huge gain you made a while ago."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Gain, Loss, Practice, Suffering)

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Man, Suffering)

"We are suffering from too much sarcasm."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Sarcasm, Suffering)

"If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard; if a writer, to be read. He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Wife, Public, Wishes, Writer)

"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
(Related: History, Punishment, Suffering)

"I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety."
- George Murray
(Related: Performance, Anxiety, Suffering)

"It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Peace, People, Example, Suffering, Support, Vietnam)

"We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Help, Suffering, Unhappiness)

"Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friend, Joy, Suffering)

"Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Friend)

"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Meaning, Suffering)

"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Error, Giving, Living, Losing, Suffering)

"Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?"
- Dorothy L. Nolte
(Related: Earth, Joy, Suffering)

"I have survived by representing these sufferings of mine in the form of the novel."
- Kenzaburo Oe
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Love, Suffering)

"The calls that I have received from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the fact that there are other people that are suffering every bit as much as I am, and that our whole nation is going through a tragedy together, I think we have to think about those things."
- Ted Olson
(Related: People, Fact, Nation, President, Suffering, Tragedy, Vice)

"More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Americans, Suffering, Taxes)

"The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism."
- Daniel Ortega
(Related: Government, People, Awareness, Country, Oppression, Struggle, Suffering)

"Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise."
- George Orwell
(Related: Life, People, Balance, Fun, Suffering)

"Grief causes suffering and disease."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Causes, Disease, Grief, Suffering)

"The most wonderful study of mankind is man. Relieving human suffering and diffusing universal knowledge is humanitarian."
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Related: Knowledge, Man, Mankind, Study, Suffering)

"It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Americans, Injustice, Job, Poverty, Suffering, Wage)

"Pacino's always played the suffering prince. I just find that interesting."
- Jason Patric
(Related: Suffering)

"The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture."
- Jean-Marie Le Pen
(Related: Suffering)

"Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Brotherhood, Forget, Mankind, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice."
- Plato
(Related: Fear, Injustice, Suffering)

"For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: History, Time, People, Animals, Consideration, Suffering)

"They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Life, Spirituality, Suffering)

"Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Misery, Suffering, Unhappiness, World)

"Beauty is the still birth of suffering, every woman knows that."
- Emily Prager
(Related: Beauty, Suffering, Woman)

"We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Suffering)

"Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Love, Physicians, Suffering)

"I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Abuse, Animals, Suffering)

"We don't have a major problem right now in our country, and life is normal. Things like unemployment, which the youth are suffering from, and the rate of inflation - these are chronic conditions and we have to solve them."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Life, Country, Inflation, Now, Right, Suffering, Unemployment, Youth)

"As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Time, Addiction, Alcohol, Americans, Congress, Suffering, Treatment)

"Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Hope, Americans, Potential, Suffering)

"We can learn from him that suffering and the gift of himself is an essential gift we need in our time."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Time, Suffering)

"You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Truth, Being, Comfort, Fact, May, Suffering)

"A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Idea, Causes, Suffering)

"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."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Life, Movies, American, Suffering)

"Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Soul, Suffering)

"I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Time, Growth, Acceptance, Company, Suffering, Will)

"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Death, Absence, Suffering)

"We initially targeted pager networks, which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales."
- David Rose
(Related: Sales, Suffering)

"Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering."
- Harriet Rosenstein
(Related: Men, Women, Destiny, Suffering)

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Dream, Actions, Nothing, Opinions, Reality, Suffering)

"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."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Help, Spirit, Suffering, Swearing)

"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."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Love, Knowledge, Longing, Mankind, Pity, Suffering)

"Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?"
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Suffering, Worth)

"Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?"
- George Sand
(Related: Heart, Blush, Joy, Reason, Regret, Shame, Struggle, Suffering)

"I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Evil, Party, Troops)

"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

"Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, People, Americans, Disease, Famine, Obligation, Poverty, Suffering)

"Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Nature, Chance, Suffering, Will)

"Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Growth, Pain, Suffering)

"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Sight, Suffering)

"Towns are suffering from all these things, we should unite until we are all satisfied, man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals, as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Animals, Culture, Killing, Man, Suffering)

"Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Defiance, Evil, Freedom, Suffering, Surrender)

"Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Leadership, Being, Choices, Democracy, Excuses, President, State, Suffering)

"The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side, on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Change, Conflict, Future, Land, Reality, Suffering)

"And there are so many people in the third world suffering so horribly right now, and we are so focused on ourselves and our culture that a lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We're so self-focused."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: People, Culture, Focus, Now, Right, Self, Suffering, World)

"Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Men, God, Hope, Earth, May, Suffering)

"The Middle East is more angry than ever. I'm afraid that the sort of deceit on the route to war was linked to the lack of preparation for afterwards and the chaos and suffering that continuous - so it won't go away will it?"
- Clare Short
(Related: War, Chaos, Deceit, Preparation, Suffering, Will)

"I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq."
- Clare Short
(Related: Cruelty, Iraq, Rest, Suffering, Violence)

"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
- Clare Short
(Related: Life, Anger, Muslim, Loss, Population, Suffering)

"I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering."
- Norodom Sihamoni
(Related: Happiness, Suffering, Will)

"I'm not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other."
- Russell Simmons
(Related: People, Community, Help, Suffering, Want)

"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Superiority, Animals, Arguments, Man, Suffering)

"Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Home, Ability, states, Suffering, Will)

"In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease, Help, Research, Suffering)

"The work of many of the greatest men, inspired by duty, has been done amidst suffering and trial and difficulty. They have struggled against the tide, and reached the shore exhausted."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Work, Men, Difficulty, Duty, Suffering)

"Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's."
- Liz Smith
(Related: Suffering, Today)

"Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Suffering)

"It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Suffering)

"One must choose in life between boredom and suffering."
- Madame de Stael
(Related: Life, Boredom, Suffering)

"Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Life, Drugs, Light, Suffering)

"I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available."
- Layne Staley
(Related: Cause, Pain, Suffering)

"The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Religion, Soul, Christian, Memory, Suffering, Superstition)

"Suffering from dysentery at sea was no picnic."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Sea, Suffering)

"It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Muslim, Help, Injustice, Poverty, Suffering)

"I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex."
- Lucy Stone
(Related: Sex, Humanity, Labor, Suffering)

"Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Revolution, Suffering)

"Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: God, Man, Opium, Remedies)

"They said their sufferings were great on the passage, and several of their number had died."
- Lewis Tappan
"How vivid is the suffering of the few when the people are few and how the suffering of nameless millions in two world wars is blurred over by numbers."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: People, Numbers, Suffering, World)

"Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: People, Now, Scientists, Suffering, Wonder)

"Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother?"
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Imagination, Mother, People)

"The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Power, Patriotism, State, Suffering, Wrong)

"All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Death, People, Suffering, Violence, Want)

"Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Life, Acceptance, Heredity, Nothing, Resignation, Running, Struggle, Suffering)

"The reward of suffering is experience."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Experience, Reward, Suffering)

"Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Life, Personality, Suffering)

"There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Love, Happiness, Man, Suffering, World)

"Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: War, Sympathy, People, Suffering)

"Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Brothers, Conviction, Duty, Freedom, Future, Generations, Ideals, Now, Order, Suffering)

"The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look."
- John Vinocur
(Related: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

"Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy."
- Virgil
(Related: Day, Joy, May)

"To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Life, Idea, Fact, Living, Obligation, Suffering)

"If we have been brought up with the idea that life is for suffering and sacrifice, then of course we would seek death to escape this 'vale of tears'."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Death, Life, Sacrifice, Idea, Suffering, Tears)

"Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people."
- George C. Wallace
(Related: People, Accident, Suffering)

"But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries, when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Truth, Feelings, Heart, Man, Sense, Suffering)

"Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Experience, Life, Artist, Pain, Suffering)

"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."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Day, Illness, Misfortune, Poverty, Suffering)

"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Death, Purpose, Danger, Revolution, Nothing, Suffering, Wrong)

"Whatever happened to the good old days: you know, dirty attics, tuberculosis and general all-round suffering?"
- Arnold Wesker
(Related: Old, Suffering)

"I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government."
- William H. Wharton
(Related: Government, History, Danger, Suffering)

"Listening moves us closer, it helps us become more whole, more healthy, more holy. Not listening creates fragmentation, and fragmentation is the root of all suffering."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Listening, Suffering)

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Neutrality, Silence, Suffering)

"Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Love, God, Suffering, Waste)

"The most challenging part of being a boss is that nobody will tell you if your work is suffering."
- Bill Williams
(Related: Work, Boss, Being, Suffering, Will)

"Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Day, Suffering)

"When you see people suffering and dying and hungry, this job gives you the ability to do something about it."
- Frank R. Wolf
(Related: People, Ability, Dying, Job, Suffering)

"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Nature, Infinity, Suffering)

"If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Wisdom, Suffering)

"We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Experience, War, Feelings, Destruction, Old, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Why don't Jews drink? It interferes with their suffering."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Suffering)

"I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: People, Country, Dying, Famine, Hunger, Suffering, Teaching)

"It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys."
- Emil Zatopek
(Related: Men, Boys, Pain, Suffering)