Quotations on Suffering

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History provides neither compensation for suffering nor penalties for wrong.
- John Acton
(Keywords: History, Suffering, Wrong)

People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: People, Corporate, Despair, Suffering, Wonder)

It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Life, Christ, Man, Pity, Self, Suffering, Woman)

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Time, People, Country, Dignity, Help, Misery, Poverty, Suffering, Today, Tomorrow)

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Death, People, Suffering, Trying, Waiting)

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Time, Fascism, Mankind, Suffering, Waste)

Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Men, Constancy, Pain, Suffering, Woman)

Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.
- Albert Bandura
(Keywords: Life, Consequences, Options, Problems, Suffering, Trying)

The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.
- Christiaan Barnard
(Keywords: Life, Goal, Suffering, Treatment)

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: People, Hope, End, Forget, Freedom, Suffering, Tyranny, Will)

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Religion, Soul, People, Expression, Opium, Protest, Religious, Sentiment, Suffering, World)

I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here.
- Donald Berwick
(Keywords: Health, Love, Care, Help, Right, Suffering, Trying)

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Christ, Suffering, Tragedy)

In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Death, Character, Suffering, Tragedy)

We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: America, Earth, Suffering, Terror, Today, Vulnerability)

Important as economic unification is for the recovery of Germany and of Europe, the German people must recognize that the basic cause of their suffering and distress is the war which the Nazi dictatorship brought upon the world.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: War, People, Cause, Dictatorship, Europe, Germany, Suffering, World)

That cry of the soul to be lifted out of the bondage of the narrow circle of life, which carries up to God the protest and yearning of suffering man, never finds a more sublime expression than where humanity is oppressed and religion is corrupt.
- Hall Caine
(Keywords: Religion, Life, God, Soul, Expression, Humanity, Protest, Suffering, Yearning)

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Intelligence, Knowledge, Fact, Mind, Nihilism, Suffering, World)

You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.
- Angela Carter
(Keywords: Love, Suffering, Words)

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
- Julie Christie
(Keywords: Happiness, Absence, Suffering, World)

If the market is left to sort matters out, social injustice will be heightened and suffering in the community will grow with the neglect the market fosters.
- Helen Clark
(Keywords: Community, Injustice, Neglect, Suffering, Will)

Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people?
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Death, Time, God, People, College, Problems, Suffering, Will)

A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
- John Cleese
(Keywords: Man, Suffering, Will)

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Time, Occupations, Suffering, Waste)

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins
(Keywords: Life, Being, Suffering, Tragedy)

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.
- Anderson Cooper
(Keywords: People, Being, Fact, Suffering, World)

Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Christian, Slavery, Suffering, Want)

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?
- Andrea Corr
(Keywords: People, Hate, Pain, Suffering, World)

With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Defeat, Evil, Nations, Suffering, Tragedy)

When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
- Paul Dirac
(Keywords: People, Being, Income, Possession, Suffering, Wishing, World)

We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Age, Future, Nation, Posterity, Suffering, Youth)

People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.
- Otto Dix
(Keywords: War, People, Fear, Beginning, Cause, Forget, Suffering, Want)

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Act, Clarity, Suffering, Tools)

There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist.
- Mia Farrow
(Keywords: People, Suffering, Victims)

The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Man, Salvation, Suffering, World)

You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
- Mike Fink
(Keywords: Now, Pain, Right, Suffering, Vow)

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan
(Keywords: Men, Enemy, Suffering, Victims)

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Keywords: Man, Suffering, Will)

Suffering makes a people greater, and we have suffered much. We had a message to give the world, but we were overwhelmed, and the message was cut off in the middle. In time there will be millions of us - becoming stronger and stronger - and we will complete the message.
- David Ben Gurion
(Keywords: Time, People, Suffering, Will, World)

Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success.
- Tom Harkin
(Keywords: Success, Promise, Research, Suffering, Support)

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
- Paul Harvey
(Keywords: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
- Will Harvey
(Keywords: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts.
- Alcee Hastings
(Keywords: Faith, Reason, Religious, Suffering, World)



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