Quotes: suffering

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  • Katherine Mansfield
    Katherine Mansfield
    New Zealand-born British Author 1888-1923
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    Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
    Robert Green Ingersoll
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    Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1939
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    If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
  • Jules Renard
    Jules Renard
    French writer 1864-1910
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    A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
  • Anderson Cooper
    Anderson Cooper
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    A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.
  • George Gurdjieff
    George Gurdjieff
    Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
    George Gurdjieff
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    A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
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    A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 4, A Defence Of Politics Against Nationalism,
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
  • Walter Savage Landor
    Walter Savage Landor
    British poet 1775-1864
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    Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
  • Vera Brittain
    Vera Brittain
    English nurse, writer, feminist, and pacifist 1893-1970
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    All that a pacifist can undertake - but it is a very great deal - is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
  • Diana Spencer - Princess of Wales
    Diana Spencer - Princess of Wales
    Member of the British royal family, first wife of Prince Charles 1961-1997
    Diana Spencer - Princess of Wales
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    Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.
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