Quotes 1 till 15 of 17.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616+2
Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-18870
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
English poet 1572-16320
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
British writer 1774-18430
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-19040
Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
Sir Richard Burton
British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat 1821-18900
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Miguel de Unamuno
Spanish Philosophical Writer 1864-19360
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
English poet 1688-17440
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
British writer 1628-16880
Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.
English writer 1660-17310
Redemption from sin is greater then redemption from affliction.
Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
English Baptist preacher 1834-18920
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
American writer 1783-18590
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.