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It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice. (Quote by - Plato)

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. (Quote by - Kahlil Gibran)

Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering and it seems that the more mature humanity becomes in terms of knowledge and age, the less mature we are in other ways. (Quote by - Julius Gordon)

In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel. (Quote by - Mother Teresa)

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. (Quote by - Otto Dix)

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering. (Quote by - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering. (Quote by - Aeschylus)

Experience is the extract of suffering. (Quote by - Arthur Helps)

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. (Quote by - Clara Barton)

Idlers cannot even find time to be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. We must always be doing or suffering (Quote by - Johann Georg Von Zimmermann)

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. (Quote by - Laurie Anderson)

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. (Quote by - Marcus Aurelius)

An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering. (Quote by - Byron Katie)

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. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Suffering is one of life's great teachers. (Quote by - Bryant H. McGill)

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. (Quote by - Walter Kaufmann)

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. (Quote by - Bela Lugosi)

Suffering, once accepted, loses its edge, for the terror of it lessens, and what remains is generally far more manageable than we had imagined. (Quote by - Lesley Hazelton)

In times of trouble or personal suffering remember that you always have the opportunity to make earnest request to God through your prayers for the strength you need to continue. (Quote by - Patrick Gordon)

Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering. (Quote by - Naomi Watts)

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevelt)

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for. (Quote by - Paulo Coelho)

It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)


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