Quotes: affliction

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
  • Robert Southey
    Robert Southey
    British writer 1774-1843
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    Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat 1821-1890
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    As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
  • Miguel de Unamuno
    Miguel de Unamuno
    Spanish Philosophical Writer 1864-1936
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    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
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
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    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.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    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.
  • John Bunyan
    John Bunyan
    British writer 1628-1688
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    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.
  • Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe
    English writer 1660-1731
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    Redemption from sin is greater then redemption from affliction.

    Source: Robinson Crusoe (1719)

  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    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.
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