In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
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.
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.
Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.
Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
Victory is the child of struggle... joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Life + Suffering quotes ⇑Life Quotes
When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
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
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.
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.
All suffering Quotes ⇑
Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.
Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
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.
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.
True religion are those immutable principles that protect man permanently from the threefold suffering of disease, unhappiness, and ignorance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 life as a champion.'
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
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.
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.
It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
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.
I can't go on, I'll go on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 raw.
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.
It is important to avoid identification with pain or anger or any kind of mental or physical suffering that comes
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
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 caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
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 upsets. You created the cause of the problem in the past and must make a greater determination to uproot it now.
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.
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
All you have to do to overcome your trials is to resurrect your consciousness from the environment of spiritual ignorance
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?
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
The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery
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.
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
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
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.
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.'
But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.