Quotes tagged with suffering (293 quotes found)

John Green
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
life  compassion  suffering  # 170
John Green
Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.
Paulo Coelho
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
Rumi
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Hans Christian Andersen
But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.
suffering  tears  # 1065
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
love  suffering  hell  # 1428
Paulo Coelho
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
fear  suffering  # 1490
John Lennon
One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
Kahlil Gibran
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
suffering  scars  souls  # 1978
Charles Dickens
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
life  suffering  growth  heart  # 2022
Mahatma Gandhi
Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
Jonathan Safran Foer
She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.
Peter Abelard
Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world?
god  death  suffering  # 3697
Chinua Achebe
When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
worry  suffering  Door  # 4600
John Acton
History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
history  wrong  suffering  # 4971
Patch Adams
The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
Possible  suffering  Role  # 5554