Suffering quotes

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is …In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Truth Witty Reality

The wound is the place where the Light enters …The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Light

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is …Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Inspirational Short Pain

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my …As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.

Inspirational

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your …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.

Heart Life Understanding

Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified …Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.

Love Soul Knowledge

Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering …Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Relationship Short Truth Wisdom

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to …The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

Forgiveness Life Short Compassion

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden …Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

Short

Victory is the child of struggle... joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of …Victory is the child of struggle... joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.

Joy

At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a …At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.

Life

Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never …Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Short






Life + Suffering quotes

Life Quotes
When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and …When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.

Life Wisdom Pain Sadness

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the …To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Life Short

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the …To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Life Short

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the …We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

Life Short Experience

Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after …Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.

Life

Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very …Through every trial, we grow. All suffering we experience has a meaning. Though it seems very cruel, it is like the fire that smelts the iron ore: the steel that emerges from that furnace is beautifully strong, useful for many purposes

Life Experience Thought

To perceive is to …To perceive is to suffer.

Life Short Understanding

What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for …What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.

Life Philosophy Short

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in …If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.

Life Short

About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the …About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.

Life



All suffering Quotes


One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled …One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.

Emotions Pain

Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the …Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.

Pain

Never to suffer would never to have been …Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.

Short

The cure for pain is in the …The cure for pain is in the pain.

Short Pain

The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before …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.

Happiness Philosophy

Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real …Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.

Courage Belief

True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold …True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance

Religion Ignorance

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, …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.

Love

Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It's what unites us. The trick is not …Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It's what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don't let them take that from you.

Trust

Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of …Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.

Loneliness Human nature

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

Success Soul Experience Character

You only lose what you cling …You only lose what you cling to.

Desire Short Wisdom

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we …We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.

Love Short Human nature

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of …Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your …I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

Inspirational

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with …Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Soul Character Strength

The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his …The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.

Man

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and …The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

Death

Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a …Suffering is a good teacher to those who are quick and willing to learn from it. But it becomes a tyrant to those who resist and resent.

Wisdom

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he …He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.

Short Witty Fear

In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What …In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show.

Pain Hurt

It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human …It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.

Spirituality

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and …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.

History Life Enemy Acceptance

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had …I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Death Fear Humor

Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just …Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.

Heart Understanding

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of …Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Funny Imagination Life Short

When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never …When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Dreams Life Pain Pleasure

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for …Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.

Philosophy Religion Short Humor

There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly …There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.

Wisdom

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to …What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

Love Short

I can't go on, I'll go …I can't go on, I'll go on.

Pain

On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a …On the one hand maybe I've remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.

Fear Humor

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of …I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.

Beauty Failure Life

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the …We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

Light People

Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of …Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.

Happiness Life Short Pain

I call him religious who understands the suffering of …I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.

Religion Short Understanding

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for …God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.

Faith God Short

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same …Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.

Love

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday …For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Inspirational Philosophy Science Knowledge

Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we …Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.

Short Strength

When suffering comes it is more difficult to detach your consciousness from identification with the …When suffering comes it is more difficult to detach your consciousness from identification with the body; so be wise and make the effort now, while you have strength and health

Wisdom Strength Consciousness Body

In the name and guise of fulfilling one's needs, ego lures man to continuous seeking of …In the name and guise of fulfilling one's needs, ego lures man to continuous seeking of self-satisfaction, resulting in suffering and vexation

Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself …Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

Short Mind Book Reading

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. …You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.

Choice World Hurt

It is important to avoid identification with pain or anger or any kind of mental or physical …It is important to avoid identification with pain or anger or any kind of mental or physical suffering that comes

Pain

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to …Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.

Friendship Witty Humor

Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, …Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.

The Greek word for 'return' is nostos. Algos means 'suffering.' So nostalgia is the suffering …The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.

Memory Ignorance

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep …Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.

Heart Pain

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune …The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.

God Darkness Soul Light

Stage actors do not bemoan their particular parts, but enact their roles to the best of their …Stage actors do not bemoan their particular parts, but enact their roles to the best of their ability, knowing they are temporary portrayals. Do you see? It is only when we take life too seriously that we suffer.

Don't blame God or anyone else if you are suffering from disease, financial problems, emotional …Don't blame God or anyone else if you are suffering from disease, financial problems, emotional upsets. You created the cause of the problem in the past and must make a greater determination to uproot it now.

God Inspirational

There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really …There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain.

Pain Compassion

Trials do not come to destroy you, but to help you appreciate God better. God does not send those …Trials do not come to destroy you, but to help you appreciate God better. God does not send those trials. They are of your own making—the effects of conscious or unconscious actions in the past, somewhere, sometime

God Action

All you have to do to overcome your trials is to resurrect your consciousness from the environment …All you have to do to overcome your trials is to resurrect your consciousness from the environment of spiritual ignorance

Ignorance Consciousness

It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid …It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?

Fear

Through the suffering that comes to us, the Lord wants us to see that the world is not perfect. In …Through the suffering that comes to us, the Lord wants us to see that the world is not perfect. In this way, he helps us to break our attachment to it

God

The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's …The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery

Desire

It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the …It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.

Humor People

He who is tranquil before friend and foe alike, and in encountering adoration and insult, and …He who is tranquil before friend and foe alike, and in encountering adoration and insult, and during the experiences of warmth and chill and of pleasure and suffering... that person is dear to Me

Friends Enemy Bhagavad gita Pleasure

it doesn't matter whether we scrub floors, or whether we are the leaders of great nations; unless …it doesn't matter whether we scrub floors, or whether we are the leaders of great nations; unless we know that we are merely playing a part on the stage of time, we will suffer from the dualities inherent in the consciousness of being identified with these different stations and conditions

Consciousness

Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death. What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our …Sleep is nothing but a counterfeit death. What happens in death we can picture in sleep. All our sufferings vanish in sleep. When death comes, all our mortal tortures cease; they cannot go beyond the portals of death.

Death

This life is not man's own show; if he becomes personally and emotionally involved in the very …This life is not man's own show; if he becomes personally and emotionally involved in the very complicated cosmic drama, he reaps inevitable suffering for having distorted the divine 'plot.'

Emotions Personality

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much …But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.

Short

God is love, and love is the panacea for human …God is love, and love is the panacea for human suffering

God Love Short

Why do you permit yourself to remain entrapped in the cycles of births and deaths and their untold …Why do you permit yourself to remain entrapped in the cycles of births and deaths and their untold miseries? How many lifetimes will you helplessly go through all this? Don't waste your time

Death Time