Quotations on Affliction

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Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Affliction, Prosperity)

Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
- Francis Atterbury
(Keywords: Virtue, Affliction, Confidence, School)

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Affliction, Nothing)

I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Affliction, Being, May, Profit, Treatment)

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Genius, Gods, Affliction, Man, Spiritual)

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
- Robert Burns
(Keywords: Brother, Affliction, Brothers, Sons)

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.
- Richard Cecil
(Keywords: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Anger, Change, Determination, Affliction, Fact, Revolution)

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
- John Donne
(Keywords: Affliction, Man, Treasure)

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.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Affliction, Duty, Open, Solitude, Sorrow)

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Look rather at God's ending in afflicting, than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love
(Keywords: God, Affliction, Ending, Measure, Want)

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
- David Mallet
(Keywords: Virtue, Affliction, Honor, Humility, Patience)

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
- Dwight L. Moody
(Keywords: God, Affliction, Forget, Prosperity)

I have a particular affliction. I am unable to say a word I can't spell.
- Jessye Norman
(Keywords: Affliction, Word)

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Science, Time, Morality, Knowledge, Affliction, Ignorance, Vanity, Will)

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Keywords: Affliction, Defeat)

Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
- Robert Southey
(Keywords: God, Affliction, Man)

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
- Charles Spurgeon
(Keywords: Affliction, Soldiers)

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.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: God, Idea, Affliction, Caring, Concern, Cure, May)

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Affliction, Compassion, Listening)

No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction.
- Fay Weldon
(Keywords: Affliction, Man)









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