Suffering Quotes

โ€œDepression is a prison where yo...

โ€œDepression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.โ€ - Dorothy Rowe
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โ€œSometimes suffering is just suffering. ...

โ€œSometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn't make you stronger. It doesn't build character. It only hurts.โ€ - Kate Jacobs
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One out of every three Americans is suffering from so...

One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you. - George Carlin
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"We should not be afraid of suffering. We should be afraid of ...

"We should not be afraid of suffering. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering." โ€”Thich Nhat Hanh, โ€œWhy We Shouldnโ€™t Be Afraid of Sufferingโ€
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"A man will give up a...

"A man will give up almost anything except his suffering." โ€”John Cleese
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" have you ever tired igno...

" have you ever tired ignoring someone to make them suffer and you end up suffering"
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โ€œAlthough the world is full of ...

โ€œAlthough the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.โ€ (~Hellen Keller)
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All suffer...

All sufferings come from false pride!
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"Being active. Never suffering losses.Being fond of protecting the weak.When studyin...

"Being active. Never suffering losses.Being fond of protecting the weak.When studying,being keen to yawn.At the midnight, being wakeful,wake others to practice kung fu together. When there are more rice being able to eat 5 bowls, 3 dumplings in a meal."-Lu Yi-
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"The fear of suffering makes your life a ...

"The fear of suffering makes your life a half step. Freedom from the fear of suffering is needed for a full-stride life "- Sadhguru
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"I don't fear death I ...

"I don't fear death I welcome It I fear suffering not dying" The 80's Wolf
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"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large ...

"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth." -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Suffering is a...

Suffering is analogous to individuality - myself
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"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, w...

"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." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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"Pain is inevitabl...

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." -Haruki Murakami
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โ€œIn the same way that the King's subjects owe him allegiance in...

โ€œIn the same way that the King's subjects owe him allegiance in good times and in bad, the worldโ€™s king must not abandon them to their sufferings as he flees to safety and luxury.โ€ -Yazdegerd III
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"Man cannot remake himself withou...

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor." - Alexis Carrel
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"(...) And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering,...

"(...) And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering, all pleasure, all that was good and evil, all of this together was the world. All of it together was the flow of events, was the music of life." -Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
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What is hell? I maintain that...

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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"The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignifican...

"The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most." --Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
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suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past o...

suffering arises from the desire to fix the dead past or the unborn future while the body can only exist in the present and struggles against these impossible instructions.
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True happiness is uncaused and this cannot disappear for...

True happiness is uncaused and this cannot disappear for lack of stimulation. It is not the opposite of sorrow, it includes all sorrow and suffering. ~Sri Nisargdatta Maharaj
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โ€œFor me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today ab...

โ€œFor 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.โ€ - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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"Neurosis is the suffering of...

"Neurosis is the suffering of a soul which has not discovered its meaning." ~ Carl Gustav Jung
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โ€œShow me a god that does not demand mortal suffering. Show me a god that celebrates di...

โ€œShow me a god that does not demand mortal suffering. Show me a god that celebrates diversity, a celebration that embraces even non-believers, and is not threatened by them. Show me a god that understands the meaning of peace. In life, not in death.โ€ -Steven Erikson
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"Unless we agree to su...

"Unless we agree to suffer we cannot be free from suffering." โ€”D.T. Suzuki
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"When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submi...

"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 him who suffers, and try to help." --Leo Tolstoy
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"The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering...

"The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame." - Mark Manson
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"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when anothe...

"What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering and I responded โ€ฆ sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly." -George Saunders, Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
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โ€œTo progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without s...

โ€œTo progress again, man must remake himself. And he cannot remake himself without suffering. For he is both the marble and the sculptor. In order to uncover his true visage he must shatter his own substance with heavy blows of his hammer.โ€ - Alexis Carrel
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"If something is broken it's your responsibility to fix it. When you're in victim mode, ...

"If something is broken it's your responsibility to fix it. When you're in victim mode, you're stuck in suffering. The road to power is in taking responsibility. Your life, your heart, and your happiness is your responsibility and your responsibility alone." - Will Smith
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โ€œOut of suffering have emerged the st...

โ€œOut of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.โ€ โ€• Kahlil Gibran
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"War is an unequivocally terrible ordeal, a continuous source of suffering,...

"War is an unequivocally terrible ordeal, a continuous source of suffering, destruction and death. Yet it is also a catalyst for change, a restorer of balance and an instigator of advancement - a reset button for a world gone awry."
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"Grief can lead us to a profound understanding that reaches beyond our individual loss...

"Grief can lead us to a profound understanding that reaches beyond our individual loss. It opens us to the most essential truth of our lives: the truth of impermanence, the causes of suffering, and the illusion of separateness." โ€”Mark Matousek, โ€œA Splinter of Loveโ€
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"We are unable, at certain times, to bring into consciousness with suf...

"We are unable, at certain times, to bring into consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense against the first drink." - Bill W
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"Perhaps watching someone you love...

"Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can." - Dodie Smith
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"Man is sometimes extraordina...

"Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
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"A man who goes to a bar and a man who go...

"A man who goes to a bar and a man who goes to a temple are seeking the same things, more happiness and less suffering." โ€”Unknown
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โ€œFor every day spent in suffering i...

โ€œFor every day spent in suffering is a wasted day, and every day lived in a beautiful state is life truly lived.โ€
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"In my cowardice I became at once a man, and did what all...

"In my cowardice I became at once a man, and did what all we grown men do when face to face with suffering and injustice; I preferred not to see them." Swann's Way. Marcel Proust
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โ€œKeep in mind that many people have died for their bel...

โ€œKeep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; itโ€™s actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.โ€ -Brom, Eragon
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Do everything you were going to do bu...

Do everything you were going to do but with less angst , less suffering , less emotion .Everything Takes time. - Naval
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"The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic. It is only by the deepe...

"The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic. It is only by the deepest suffering that one acquires true authority in the use of the comic, an authority which by one word transforms as by magic the reasonable creature one calls man into a caricature." ~ Sรธren Kierkegaard
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"Wisdom comes a...

"Wisdom comes alone through suffering." --Aeschylus
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"Suicide isn't cowardly, I'll tell you what's cowardly: treating someone so badly that they w...

"Suicide isn't cowardly, I'll tell you what's cowardly: treating someone so badly that they want to end their lives" - Ashley Purdy - To anyone who is suffering, I want you to know, I care. I do not want you ever to give up. I had been there as well. This is not how you will die today.
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"Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of...

"Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." ~ Oscar Wilde
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"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of...

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success." โ€” Oscar Wilde
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"You don't have to suffer to b...

"You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone." โ€” John Ciardi
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โ€œTo live is to suffer, to surv...

โ€œTo live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the sufferingโ€ - Friedrich Nietzsche
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"What is hell? I maintain that it is t...

"What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." --Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
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In this God awful, terrifyin...

In this God awful, terrifying, shitty suffering of an existence, find your reason to Live!
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