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Suffering Quotes: “No victory without suffering.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

No victory without suffering.

— J. R. R. Tolkien



Suffering Quotes: “The deep meaning of the cross of Christ is that there is no suffering on earth that is not borne by God.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The deep meaning of the cross of Christ is that there is no suffering on earth that is not borne by God.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Suffering Quotes: “Suffering for Jesus is temporary. Pleasure in Jesus is eternal.” — John Piper

Suffering for Jesus is temporary. Pleasure in Jesus is eternal.

— John Piper


Suffering Quotes: “All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.” — Edgar Allan Poe

All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.

— Edgar Allan Poe


Suffering Quotes: “Lord, I am willing To receive what You give. To lack what You withhold. To relinquish what You take, To suffer what You inflict, To be what you require.” — Jerry Bridges

Lord, I am willing To receive what You give. To lack what You withhold. To relinquish what You take, To suffer what You inflict, To be what you require.

— Jerry Bridges


Suffering Quotes: “When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.” — Albert Camus

When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.

— Albert Camus


Suffering Quotes: “Suffering begins when you mentally label a situation as bad. That causes an emotional contraction. When you let it be, without naming it, enormous power is available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power, the power of life itself.” — Eckhart Tolle

Suffering begins when you mentally label a situation as bad. That causes an emotional contraction. When you let it be, without naming it, enormous power is available to you. The contraction cuts you off from that power, the power of life itself.

— Eckhart Tolle


Suffering Quotes: “Great souls suffer in silence.” — Friedrich Schiller

Great souls suffer in silence.

— Friedrich Schiller


Suffering Quotes: “It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism: to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.” — Viktor E. Frankl

It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism: to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.

— Viktor E. Frankl


Suffering Quotes: “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” — Ernest Hemingway

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

— Ernest Hemingway



Suffering Quotes: “I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.” — Bob Marley

I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.

— Bob Marley


Suffering Quotes: “Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment.” — Eckhart Tolle

Become an alchemist. Transmute base metal into gold, suffering into consciousness, disaster into enlightenment.

— Eckhart Tolle


Suffering Quotes: “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.” — Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

— Charlie Chaplin


Suffering Quotes: “Each man, in his suffering, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ.” — Pope John Paul II

Each man, in his suffering, can also become a sharer in the redemptive suffering of Christ.

— Pope John Paul II


Suffering Quotes: “Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less. If we realize that other people are the same people as we are, we are no longer angry at them.” — Nhat Hanh

Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less. If we realize that other people are the same people as we are, we are no longer angry at them.

— Nhat Hanh


Suffering Quotes: “Not to be able to stop thinking is an affliction, but we don’t realise this because almost everybody is suffering from it.” — Eckhart Tolle

Not to be able to stop thinking is an affliction, but we don’t realise this because almost everybody is suffering from it.

— Eckhart Tolle


Suffering Quotes: “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel change, grow or live...” — William Arthur Ward

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel change, grow or live...

— William Arthur Ward


Suffering Quotes: “When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her.” — Leo Tolstoy

When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to her who suffers, and try to help her.

— Leo Tolstoy


Suffering Quotes: “When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.” — Nhat Hanh

When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.

— Nhat Hanh


Suffering Quotes: “The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky



Suffering Quotes: “When you’re older you’ll know what people who love suffer. The agony. It’s better to be cold and young than to love. It’s happened to me before but never like this – so accidental – just when everything was going well.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

When you’re older you’ll know what people who love suffer. The agony. It’s better to be cold and young than to love. It’s happened to me before but never like this – so accidental – just when everything was going well.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald


Suffering Quotes: “God is so committed to your ultimate joy that he was willing to plunge into the greatest depths of suffering himself for you.” — Timothy Keller

God is so committed to your ultimate joy that he was willing to plunge into the greatest depths of suffering himself for you.

— Timothy Keller


Suffering Quotes: “Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds – and specifically on the fact that such minds can experience various forms of well-being and suffering in this universe.” — Sam Harris

Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds – and specifically on the fact that such minds can experience various forms of well-being and suffering in this universe.

— Sam Harris


Suffering Quotes: “Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” — Ram Dass

Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.

— Ram Dass


Suffering Quotes: “Compassion and pity are very different. Whereas compassion reflects the yearning of the heart to merge and take on some of the suffering, pity is a controlled set of thoughts designed to assure separateness. Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity, the involuntary reflex of fear.” — Ram Dass

Compassion and pity are very different. Whereas compassion reflects the yearning of the heart to merge and take on some of the suffering, pity is a controlled set of thoughts designed to assure separateness. Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity, the involuntary reflex of fear.

— Ram Dass


Suffering Quotes: “Suffering presents us with a challenge: to find our goals and purpose in our lives that make even the worst situation worth living through.” — Viktor E. Frankl

Suffering presents us with a challenge: to find our goals and purpose in our lives that make even the worst situation worth living through.

— Viktor E. Frankl


Suffering Quotes: “Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering...” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering...

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Suffering Quotes: “Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are.” — Mother Teresa

Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are.

— Mother Teresa


Suffering Quotes: “It is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

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

— Paramahansa Yogananda


Suffering Quotes: “Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” — Jim Morrison

Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain.

— Jim Morrison


Suffering Quotes: “Do not suffer your life to be taken by newspapers.” — Henry David Thoreau

Do not suffer your life to be taken by newspapers.

— Henry David Thoreau


Suffering Quotes: “Cycling is suffering.” — Fausto Coppi

Cycling is suffering.

— Fausto Coppi


Suffering Quotes: “The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.” — Tom Waits

The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.

— Tom Waits


Suffering Quotes: “Rather suffer an injustice than commit one.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rather suffer an injustice than commit one.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Suffering Quotes: “A writer cannot put himself today in service of those who make history; he is at the service of those who suffer it.” — Albert Camus

A writer cannot put himself today in service of those who make history; he is at the service of those who suffer it.

— Albert Camus


Suffering Quotes: “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” — Elie Wiesel

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.

— Elie Wiesel


Suffering Quotes: “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.” — Ram Dass

Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.

— Ram Dass


Suffering Quotes: “In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see.” — Elie Wiesel

In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see.

— Elie Wiesel


Suffering Quotes: “Suffering only shows where you are attached. That is why, to those on the path, suffering is grace.” — Ram Dass

Suffering only shows where you are attached. That is why, to those on the path, suffering is grace.

— Ram Dass


Suffering Quotes: “Don’t suffer fools or you’ll become one.” — Tim Ferriss

Don’t suffer fools or you’ll become one.

— Tim Ferriss

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