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Sufferings Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sufferings

Please enjoy these Sufferings Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathize with a friend's success.
- Oscar Wilde

Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings,
and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them.
- Donald Cargill

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

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

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It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to
do anything except record the sufferings around one.
- Robert Capa

Let a nation's fervent thanks make some amends for
the toils and sufferings of those who survive.
- Edward Everett

We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's from our sufferings that we form our consciousness.
- Lisa Bonet

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

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

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

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

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have survived by representing these sufferings of
mine in the form of the novel.
- Kenzaburo Oe

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

They said their sufferings were great on the passage,
and several of their number had died.
- Lewis Tappan

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
- Virgil

It is my duty to voice the suffering of men,
the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high.
- Kathe Kollwitz

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

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

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

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

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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Crazy-Quilt of Suffering and Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering are
Our Past, and Our Expectations and Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Recognize that "suffering is optional," and develop daily habits
that support living a joyful and productive life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the Core of Our Suffering
are those Self-Imposed Limitations (Assumptions)
of which We are Completely Unaware.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
- Carl Jung

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

A man who suffers before it is necessary,
suffers more than is necessary.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

All the world is full of suffering.
It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suffering is everywhere. Don't ever think it isn't.
So are miracles. Don't ever think they aren't.
- Jewel

Know that unconditional forgiveness
holds immense power to relieve your suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

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.

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done,
said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not love without opening oneself,
and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering.
One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani


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