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"I'm suffering very much, but am I suffering very well? That's the point!" - Therese Of Lisieux

"I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety." - George Murray

"It is democracy I am really suffering from as much as I am suffering from the opposition." - Anwar Sadat

"When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel." - Antonio Porchia

"I came to the conclusion that I am free to choose my own suffering. But I am not free to consent to someone else's suffering." - Elie Wiesel

"Even though I am smiling, I have some suffering in my heart." - Chen Guangbiao

"I am deeply saddened by the suffering of the Iraqi people." - Moshe Katsav

"I am the perpretor of my suffering - but only all of it." - Byron Katie

"How cruel my suffering is,-no one is more talkative than I am!" - Georges Bataille

"I am the source of my own suffering, because of the habits of my mind." - Dalai Lama

"Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people." - George Wallace

"Dear Child of God, I am sorry to say that suffering is not optional." - Desmond Tutu

"Since my accident I am a little more mindful of the suffering of other people." - George C Wallace

"And yet I am convinced that man will never give up true suffering- that is, destruction and chaos. Why, suffering is the sole root of consciousness." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"I do not suffer; I cannot suffer because I am not an object. Of course there is suffering. But do you realize what this suffering is? I am the suffering. Whatever is manifested, I am the functioning. Whatever is perceptible I am the perceiving of it. Whatever is done I am the doing of it; I am the doer of it, and, understand this, I am also that which is done. In fact, I am the total functioning." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor." - Ignatius Of Loyola

"True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor." - Saint Ignatius

"True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor." - Ignatius Loyola

"I know i am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering." - Mother Teresa

"I work for the suffering of the common man, something I am very proud of and will continue to do." - Abdul Sattar Edhi

"I believe we are all connected to other people. I am connected to people who are suffering. We all are." - Ziggy Marley

"I read God's word when I am not suffering. And then I don't have to all of a sudden establish this habit when I am hurting." - Anne Graham Lotz

"Happiness begins with impeccability of the word. The way to measure the impeccability of my word is to ask, "Am I happy or am I suffering?" If I'm suffering, then I'm not being impeccable with my word." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another's suffering." - Zoe Weil

"I hope suffering don't exist." - David Levithan

"The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, what a mess I am, I thought, what a fool, how foolish and narrow, how worthless, how pinched and pathetic, how helpless." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"As for me, I am mean: that means that I need the suffering of others to exist. A flame. A flame in their hearts. When I am all alone, I am extinguished." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Genuine transcendence doesn't just look away from human suffering and say, "I am at peace, so I'm at the mountaintop." Genuine transcendence looks human suffering in the eye and attains peace because of a faith in things unseen." - Marianne Williamson

"I remind you that I belong with great ardor to everyone and for this reason I am suffering immensely for all." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"I am sorry my life is so marred and maimed by extravagance. But I cannot live otherwise. I, at any rate, pay the penalty of suffering." - Oscar Wilde

"I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people." - Elfriede Jelinek

"I never could see anything wrong in sensationalism; and I am sure our society is suffering more from secrecy than from flamboyant revelations." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Perhaps I don't give the impression that I'm hurting on the track. But that is because I am animated by an interior force which covers my suffering." - Noureddine Morceli

"If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering." - Diana, Princess of Wales

"If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering." - Princess Diana

"I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"We all just realized that I am terminally ill and I'm dying and I would just prefer to die with less pain and less suffering." - Brittany Maynard

"I am convinced, the longer I live, that life & its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed [as] when we are suffering greatly, we are inclined to suppose." - Mary Todd Lincoln

"Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared." - Dennis Prager

"The past is an anchor with suffering written on the rope. I don't live there now. I am cutting myself free." - Mark Millar

"I am certain that a Sewing Machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred Lunatic Asylums, and possibly a good deal more." - Margaret Atwood

"I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering." - Nhat Hanh

"This misery that I am suffering is of my own doing, and that very thing proves that it will have to be undone by me alone." - Swami Vivekananda

"We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, "I am suffering," than to say, "This landscape is ugly." - Simone Weil

"I am convinced that the attitude we cultivate in advance may well determine how suffering will affect us when it does strike." - Paul Brand

"I am moved by fancies that are curled Around these images, and cling: The notion of some infinitely gentle Infinitely suffering thing." - T S Eliot

"I am moved by fancies that are curled, around these images and cling, the notion of some infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing." - T S Eliot

"I am thankful to the Nobel committee for recognising the plight of millions of children who are suffering in this modern age" - Kailash Satyarthi

"I am thankful to the Nobel committee for recognising the plight of millions of children who are suffering in this modern age." - Kailash Satyarthi

"I would say that I am not that well-versed politically. I am just someone who wants to speak out about anyone who is in a situation where they are suffering. I always want to stick up for the underdog." - Nadine Shah

"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create." - Vincent Van Gogh

"I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key." - Charles Fletcher Lummis

"Every time we look at the cross Christ seems to say to us, 'I am here because of you. It is your sin I am bearing, your curse I am suffering, your debt I am paying, your death I am dying.' Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross." - John Stott

"I think the function of suffering is to let me know that my perception is skewed; what I'm doing is judging natural events in such a way that I am creating suffering within myself. For instance, you have pain over certain conditions, certain situations that occur. And if you just say 'ok, here I am, I'm going to experience the pain,' you don't suffer. The resistance and the degree of the resistance to the natural phenomenon of life causes tremendous suffering." - Hubert Selby Jr

"I think the function of suffering is to let me know that my perception is skewed; what I'm doing is judging natural events in such a way that I am creating suffering within myself. For instance, you have pain over certain conditions, certain situations that occur. And if you just say "ok, here I am, I'm going to experience the pain," you do' suffer. The resistance and the degree of the resistance to the natural phenomenon of life causes tremendous suffering." - Hubert Selby Jr

"I can sympathize with everything, except suffering." - Oscar Wilde

"I love the majesty of human suffering." - Alfred De Vigny

"I don't look at myself as suffering." - A J Langer

"I have a collective sense of suffering." - Alice Walker

"I believe in people, especially suffering people." - Pat Buckley

"In short, I am doing what I can, I suffer with the same universal suffering, and I try to assuage it, I possess only the puny forces of a man, and I cry to all: "Help me!" - Victor Hugo

"I am a rebel by birth.... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity. My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest." - Yip Harburg

"I am a rebel by birth. ... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity . My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest ." - Yip Harburg

"The doctors are all agreed that I am suffering for want of society. Was never a case like it. First, I did not know that I was suffering at all. Secondly, as an Irishman might say, I had thought it was indigestion of the society I got." - Henry David Thoreau

"My first reaction in pastoral care is not to explain. And again, I don't think the primary purpose of the Bible is to explain suffering. I never have, because the actual explanations are often inadequate. I think the primary purpose of Scripture is to say I am all you need in this suffering and I need comfort." - Rick Warren

"I don't think I have nerves of steel, far from it, but I can certainly stand up to things. I am not afraid to look suffering straight in the eyes." - Etty Hillesum

"I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don't know what suffering is." - Roberto Clemente

"I am saddened when I hear these words -this is not the person I knew - because those words objectify the person suffering from Alzheimer's. When you objectify a person you also dehumanize them. Once dehumanized the person becomes a villain." - Bob DeMarco

"I am a great artist and I know it. It's because of what I am that I have endured so much suffering, so as to pursue my vocation, otherwise I would consider myself a rogue - which is what many people think I am, for that matter." - Paul Gauguin

"Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering." - Gautama Buddha

"I teach one thing and one only: that is, suffering and the end of suffering." - Gautama Buddha

"I say unto you that suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering" - Rajneesh

"I envy all suffering, because suffering is necessary to become spiritually beautiful." - Andrew Davidson

"So long as space remains, So long sentient beings' suffering remain, I will remain, In order to help, in order to serve... I am nothing but a servant to provide to others. So if you provide some happiness, some comfort to others, then your life becomes meaningful. If your life creates problems or suffering to others, then there's no meaning to your existence." - Dalai Lama

"... how I understand that love of living, of being in this wonderful, astounding world even if one can look at it only through theprison bars of illness and suffering! Plus je vois, the more I am thrilled by the spectacle." - Edith Wharton

"For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I we are looking for God or an opportunity to learn and enrich our lives in every situation, we will find that, but if we are looking for how am I enjoying or suffering, we are subject to endless frustration" - Radhanath Swami

"I often wonder if I am suffering from some mental dysfunction because of how weird and baffling my poetry seems to so many people and sometimes to me too." - John Ashbery

"I am convinced, the longer I live, that life and its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed as when we are suffering greatly we are inclined to suppose." - Mary Todd Lincoln

"I am not interested in things getting better; what I want is more: more human beings, more dreams, more history, more consciousness, more suffering, more joy, more disease, more agony, more rapture, more evolution, more life." - David Zindell

"The subject of pain is the business I am in - to give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering. The existence of pain cannot be denied. I propose no remedies or excuses." - Louise Bourgeois

"I was suffering from my chronic delusion that one good share is safer than ten bad ones, and I am always forgetting that hardly anyone else shares this particular delusion." - John Maynard Keynes

"Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful...How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural-you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow." - Nhat Hanh

"I am still suffering from my experience in Rwanda, I never know when I'm going to drive my car off a bridge, or just decide to take my life." - Romeo Dallaire

"I ask the American administration not to participate in any resolution that will double the suffering of the Palestinian people. I am convinced that the American people would not want to see the Palestinians suffer the way they do." - Ismail Haniyeh

"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

"I learned a lot about pain and suffering during 'Pan Am.' We had to wear very constricting period-correct girdles and bras. After that, I learned to read a script with an eye toward the undergarments." - Margot Robbie

"I sometimes feel ashamed that I am devoting myself to artistic pursuits while so many of our people are suffering and dying for us. It's true that fretting never did any good." - Claude Monet

"It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form." - Jerome K Jerome

"As far as I am concerned, the greatest suffering is to feel alone, unwanted, unloved. The greatest suffering is also having no one, forgetting what an intimate, truly human relationship is, not knowing what it means to be loved, not having a family or friends." - Mother Teresa

"I am not worthy of my suffering. A great sentence. It suggests not only that suffering is the basis of the self, its sole indubitable ontological proof, but also that it is the one feeling most worthy of respect; the value of all values." - Milan Kundera

"I am not saying that factory farming is the same as the Holocaust or the slave trade, but it's clear that there is an immense amount of suffering in it, and just as we think that the Nazis were wrong to ignore the suffering of their victims, so we are wrong to ignore the sufferings of our victims." - Peter Singer

"I am convinced that ... we have reestablished confidence. Wages should remain stable. A very large degree of industrial unemployment and suffering which would otherwise have occurred has been prevented." - Herbert Hoover

"I am troubled that someone would sell a book, trading on their service as a government insider with access to our nation's most valuable intelligence, in order to profit from the suffering that this nation endured on September 11, 2001." - Bill Frist

"At this very moment, I am suffering-as we say in French, j'ai mal. This event, crucial for me, is nonexistent, even inconceivable for anyone else, for everyone else. Except for God, if that word can have a meaning." - Emile M Cioran

"We are all basically the same human beings, who seek happiness and try to avoid suffering. Everybody is my peer group. Your feeling "I am of no value" is wrong. Absolutely wrong." - Dalai Lama

"Indian economy is suffering from policy paralysis and lack of optimism. I am confident that with right kind of decisions, we can once again generate hope and confidence and turnaround our economy." - Narendra Modi

"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants..." - Egon Schiele

"Fulfill me, make me happy, make me feel safe, tell me who I am. The world cannot give you those things, and when you no longer have such expectations, all self created suffering comes to an end." - Eckhart Tolle

"If we are wrong, we will have destroyed a threat that, at its least is responsible for inhuman carnage and suffering. That is something I am confident history will forgive." - Tony Blair

"I am not aware, however, that patients suffering from traumatic neurosis are much occupied in their waking lives with memories of their accident. Perhaps they are more concerned with not thinking of it." - Sigmund Freud

"God does not owe me an explanation for what He does in my life. And if I am looking for that to feel better about my suffering, then I'm not going to get it." - Rick Warren

"I believe in nature and humanity and am here to serve the common people of Pakistan. There is a great deal of suffering in this country and I'm here to help." - Abdul Sattar Edhi

"At this very moment, I am suffering-as we say in French, j"ai mal. This event, crucial for me, is nonexistent, even inconceivable for anyone else, for everyone else. Except for God, if that word can have a meaning." - Emile M Cioran

"At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants." - Egon Schiele

"I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them." - Yoko Ono

"I am inclined to think - said I. I should do so, Sherlock Holmes remarked, impatiently. I believe that I am one of the most long-suffering of mortals, but I admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption. Really, Holmes, said I, severely, you are a little trying at times." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Anything that I undergo, I look at as redemptive suffering." - Jim Caviezel

"I will not live an instant that I do not live in love. Whoever loves does all things without suffering, or, suffering, loves his suffering." - Saint Augustine

"I am human because God made me. I experience suffering and temptation because mankind chose to follow Satan. God is reaching out to me to rescue me. I am learning to trust Him, learning to live by His precepts that I might be preserved." - Donald Miller

"We live in a very self-absorbed age. I guess it's naturally human to think about my own problems as somehow greater than someone else's. I think when any one of us begins to think that way, it might be well to look beyond ourselves. Who am I to say that I am more handicapped, or suffering more, than someone else?" - Lance B. Wickman

"I am interested in giving the reader true vertigo. I look to deteriorating consciousness as our inevitable condition and I am trying to make it work the same way I did with my juvenile mind - that is, to imagine how we are suffering. To record it being actual and then virtual." - Tony Burgess

"Every single unfortunate thing that happens, including, for instance, the murder of my parents, I am responsible for. I am responsible for being the son of two people who got murdered. I didn't cause their murder. But if I'm suffering because of it, it's my karma that I have manifested in this lifetime in this particular set of circumstances." - Patrick Duffy

"I want a dress the color of suffering" - Rachilde

"I want to suffer and be purified by suffering!" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance." - Dalai Lama

"I call it suffering and pain, they call it entertainment." - Ray Davies

"I teach about suffering and the way to end it" - Gautama Buddha

"I call him religious who understands the suffering of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I have the experience of age and suffering." - Linn Ullmann

"Early on, I saw my suffering as my salvation." - Jimmy Scott

"I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering." - Rafael Nadal

"I am who I am." - Adam Lambert

"I think that melodrama is a safe way of suffering, because your suffering is fake. That's why I like melodrama." - Luis Negron

"I think I get angry when people cause serious suffering or don't alleviate suffering when they could." - Peter Singer

"... as usual I am suffering much from doubt as to the worth of what I am doing and fear lest I may not be able to complete it so as to make it a contribution to literature and not a mere addition to the heap of books." - George Eliot

"Therefore, in my incontrovertible capacity as plaintiff and defendant judge and accused, I condemn this nature, which has so brazenly and unceremoniously inflicted this suffering... since I am unable to destroy Nature, I am destroying myself, solely out of weariness of having to endure a tyranny in which there is no guilty party." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Many times I am asked why the suffering of animals should call forth more sympathy from me than the suffering of human beings; why I work in this direction of charitable work more than toward any other. My answer is that because I believe that this work includes all the education and lines of reform which are needed to make a perfect circle of peace and goodwill about the Earth." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people." - Anton Balasingham

"Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed to cultivating compassion and learning ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals. I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of killing in the world, in my thinking, and in my way of life." - Nhat Hanh

"I am myself an empiric in natural philosophy, suffering my faith to go no further than my facts. I am pleased, however, to see the efforts of hypothetical speculation, because by the collisions of different hypotheses, truth may be elicited and science advanced in the end." - Thomas Jefferson

"Till you reach the state of jnana and thus wake out of maya you must do social service by relieving suffering whenever you see it. But even then you must do it without ahankara, i.e., without the sense of 'I am the doer', but with the feeling 'I am the Lord's tool'." - Ramana Maharshi

"I turned to human suffering because - this may sound odd - animal suffering is more difficult for me to deal with." - Rigoberto Gonzalez

"My dear brother, we must not mind a little suffering for Christs sake. When I am getting through a hedge, if my head and shoulders are safely through, I can bear the pricking of my legs. Let us rejoice in the remembrance that our holy Head has surmounted all His suffering and triumphed over death. Let us follow Him patiently; we shall soon be partakers of His victory" - Charles Simeon

"I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Prayer is vastly superior to worry. With worry, we are helpless; with prayer, we are interceding. When I hear sad news, I try to say a prayer for the victims. When I am troubled, I will say a prayer that asks for relief for myself and for all those who suffer as I do. When I am concerned about my relatives or friends I say a short prayer to myself - "May they be happy and free of suffering."" - Mary Pipher

"I am. I was. I am not. I never am." - Jack London

"The essential religion is taking the whole responsibility for whatsoever you are. And immediately an insight arises: 'If I am responsible for my suffering, then it is simple, I can drop it. It is my choice. I will not choose it any more.'" - Rajneesh

"Beneath this mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivilous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit ridden, I let it reform." - Cyril Connolly

"Even the best of Christians are troubled by the question, "Why does an almighty God send, or at least allow, suffering?" When you are nagged by thoughts like this, say to yourself, "I am still in elementary school. When I graduate from the university of Christian life, I will understand His ways better and doubts will cease." - Richard Wurmbrand

"Ah, I am the judge of dreams, and you are the judge of love. Well, I find you guilty of dreaming good dreams, and sentence you to a lifetime of working and suffering for the sake of your dreams. I only hope that someday you won't declare me innocent of the crime of loving you." - Orson Scott Card

"I do feel haunted by some of the letters and the suffering people have endured. But I keep in mind that the people who write to me know that I am a journalist and an on-line advice columnist, not a social service professional." - Emily Yoffe

"Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivolous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit-ridden, I help it re-form." - Cyril Connolly

"On whether there are any aspects of fame he dislikes: You kidding? I feel very fortunate. A lot of people would love to be in my position. There are so many people out there who are suffering trillions of times more than I could ever suffer, and would love to be me. I am a lucky little bastard." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"The calls that I have received from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the fact that there are other people that are suffering every bit as much as I am, and that our whole nation is going through a tragedy together, I think we have to think about those things." - Ted Olson

"I waved my hand in front of my face, obi-wan style. "I am not here." Niall's mucas glands kicked into overdrive. "Eoin's dead! And his ghost is standing right there on the grass!" Donal let out a long suffering sigh. "Eoin is being a writer." Niall calmed down, becuase everyone knows writers are weird and are always doing stupid thingss." - Eoin Colfer

"I am like fire: if you take care of me I will brighten your life, but if you play with me you will get burned' Be proud of your heart. Through the pain and suffering, and through all the times it's been played on, stepped on, it still manages to stay strong to keep you alive'" - Unknown

"I am for the animals, I couldn't care less about your need to eat animals, wear them, shoot them or exploit them. Too bad if you consider it suffering to let all that self-centered and traditional bullshit stop you from having the will to help the animals.." - Rikki Rockett

"I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman." - Helen Reddy

"I am who I am and that's who I am" - Nikolai Gogol



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