“ The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy. ”
Source: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
if you mortgage your pleasantness to something outside of you, you being pleasant or unpleasant is only by chance.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
How you are, should never be determined by how somebody else is. Once you allow that, you will remain a slave to somebody all your life because they will decide whether you'll be happy or unhappy.