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"The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again." - W H Auden

"I'm choosing to suffer less. To put myself and my family through less pain." - Brittany Maynard

"To be a value investor, you have to be willing [and able] to suffer pain." - Jean-Marie Eveillard

"I'm very, very sensitive to pain and to people who suffer." - Patricia Cornwell

"The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing." - Herodotus

"Warriors should suffer their pain silently." - Erin Hunter

"Since the great foundation of fear is pain, the way to harden and fortify children against fear and danger is to accustom them to suffer pain." - John Locke

"Today I have a choice. I can resist reality and suffer pain or peacefully accept what I cannot change." - Karan Casey

"Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you don't want to suffer, don't go to sleep." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life." - Aeschylus

"We are all frail-embodied creatures, who at times suffer through injustice, abuse, illness, pain and misfortune." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I wish no living thing to suffer pain." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are." - Joyce Meyer

"Sometimes I think it's better to suffer bitter unhappiness and to fight and to scream out, and even to suffer that terrible pain, than to just be... safe. At least she knows she's living." - Betty Smith

"There are those who suffer and grow strong; there are those who suffer and grow weak. This mystery of pain is still for me the saddest of earth's disabilities." - Silas Weir Mitchell

"We now undertake that we cannot rest while millions of our people suffer the pain and indignity of poverty in all its forms." - Nelson Mandela

"Tonight I can write the saddest lines...Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer and these the last verses that I write for her." - Pablo Neruda

"Pain and love - the whole of life, in short - cannot be looked on as a disease just because they make us suffer." - Italo Svevo

"We suffer equal pain from the pertinacious adhesion of unwelcome images, as from the evanescence of those which are pleasing and useful." - Samuel Johnson

"A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Cram as much pleasure as you can into life, and rail against the pain that you have to suffer as a result." - Shane Macgowan

"We suffer one of two things. Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You've got to choose discipline, versus regret, because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons." - Jim Rohn

"When your fear touches someone's pain it becomes pity; when your love touches someone's pain, it becomes compassion. To train in compassion, then, is to know all beings are the same and suffer in similar ways, to honor all those who suffer, and to know you are neither separate from nor superior to anyone." - Stephen Levine

"Some suffer greatly and thrive. Others suffer mildly and contrive." - Alan Robert Neal

"Suffer all, and conquer all." - John Wesley

"Whether we eat, sleep, work, play, whatever we do life contains dissatisfaction, pain. If we enjoy pleasure, we are afraid to lose it; we strive for more and more pleasure or try to contain it. If we suffer pain we want to escape it. We experience dissatisfaction all the time. All activities contain dissatisfaction or pain, continuously." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Once the pain-body has taken you over, you want more pain. You become a victim or a perpetrator. You want to inflict pain, or you want to suffer pain, or both. There isn't really much difference between the two. You are not conscious of this, of course, and will vehemently claim that you do not want pain. But look closely and you will find that your thinking and behavior are designed to keep the pain going, for yourself and others. If you were truly conscious of it, the pattern would dissolve, for to want more pain is insanity, and nobody is consciously insane." - Eckhart Tolle

"Suffering is optional. You're gonna have some pain but it doesn't have to make you suffer." - Jhene Aiko

"the pain we suffer is a way to make us appreciate what comes next." - Mitch Albom

"Suffering is optional. You're gonna have some pain but it does' have to make you suffer." - Jhene Aiko

"If we deny our anger, our pain, our ambition, or our goodness, we will suffer." - M Scott Peck

"Whatever things a man gives up, By those he cannot suffer pain." - Thiruvalluvar

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted." - Orson F Whitney

"Whatever things a man gives up,By those he cannot suffer pain." - Thiruvalluvar

"I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates." - Paul Mccartney

"People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by." - Geneen Roth

"The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming." - Rumi

"Inuring children gently to suffer some degrees of pain without shrinking, is a way to gain firmness to their minds, and lay a foundation for courage and resolution in the future part of their lives." - John Locke

"Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don't suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away." - Cassandra Clare

"You know, we all oppose animal cruelty. But sometimes we forget that animals on farms suffer and feel pain like all other animals. They, too, deserve to be protected from harm and cruelty." - Charlotte Ross

"People suffer from pain and call it evil, yet in reality it may be growing pains of the Spirit-the changing of the body into a finer and more spiritual substance." - Henry Thomas Hamblin

"I think joy is just as instructive as pain, and I like it better. I never meant to suffer any more than I could help; my nature was meant for happiness, a daylight art and living." - Katherine Anne Porter

"Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I do' suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away." - Cassandra Clare

"He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." - Aeschylus

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable." - Orson F Whitney

"Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself." - Laura Schlessinger

"Yeah, but I don't want to be in pain, and I definitely don't want to suffer." - Nick "Well...The only way to avoid them is to die." - Death "Okay, let's change the topic now. Oh, look! A chicken." - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Years ago I used to commiserate with all people who suffered. Now I commiserate only with those who suffer in ignorance, who do not understand the purpose and ultimate utility of pain" - Bill W.

"Yeah, but I do' want to be in pain, and I definitely do' want to suffer." - Nick "Well...The only way to avoid them is to die." - Death "Okay, let's change the topic now. Oh, look! A chicken." - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed." - Rumi

"We suffer pain, we hang tight to hope, we nurture expectations, we are plagued occasionally by fears, we are haunted by defeats and unrealized hopes . . . The hoplessness of which I speak is not limited." - Sidney Poitier

"Have faith that when bad things happen to you, I belief in an after life, it is better to suffer here on Earth than what awaits you. That is why I pray for pain, and I get it. I do." - Peter Steele

"War must never be a condition but, rather, a temporary scourge which we suffer as a child does a fever, knowing that health follows the long night of pain and that peace is health." - Dan Simmons

"Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain." - L Lionel Kendrick

"I will probably have a tendency to lean toward trying to resolve the issues that negatively impact black people, but the overall picture and the overall power is achieved in bringing all impoverished people together. The common denominator is pain, because we all suffer through the deaths of loved ones and eventually suffer death." - David Banner

"If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality." - Dan Millman

"But the capacity to enjoy is impossible without the capacity to suffer; and the faculty of enjoyment is one with that of pain. Whosoever does not suffer does not enjoy, just as whosoever is insensible to cold is insensible to heat." - Miguel De Unamuno

"I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting, the Irish way of life, the human way of life. Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure . . ." - Shane Macgowan

"There are very few new things in this world, very few. That's why people that are young, if they're smart, try to profit from the experience of an older guy so they won't have to go through all the pain and suffering. But a certain amount of pain and suffer is good, because it makes a person think they've learned." - Cus D'Amato

"In the book Soldiers on the Home Front, I was greatly struck by the fact that in childbirth alone, women commonly suffer more pain, illness and misery than any war hero ever does. An what's her reward for enduring all that pain? She gets pushed aside when she's disfigured by birth, her children soon leave, hear beauty is gone. Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together." - Anne Frank

"Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Great and small suffer the same mishaps." - Blaise Pascal

"The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain" - Tertullian

"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons." - Jim Rohn

"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons." - Sean Covey

"Though we may not always be able to avoid pain, we can choose how much we suffer." - Judy Tatelbaum

"Patience alleviates, as impatience augments, pain; thus persons of strong will suffer less than those who give way to irritation." - Jonathan Swift

"They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"I don't suffer fools, and I like to see fools suffer." - Florence King

"And though I suffer for you, yet it eases my heart to suffer for you." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"As long as one can suffer, one is living....live and suffer until life is gone." - Betty Smith

"Endure what is difficult to endure and to suffer what is difficult to suffer." - Hirohito

"I want to make it clear, though, that I am not trying to say these are bad drugs. Opioid medications in the short term for severe pain are very effective. The problem is when they are used for long-term chronic pain. No one wants anyone to suffer and be in pain. But realize how addictive these drugs are and get off of them as quickly as you can. So 'Warning: This Drug May Kill You' is really more about educating people about these drugs so that everyone can make their own decision about their pain versus the addictive nature of these drugs." - Perri Peltz

"We have to understand in order to be of help. We all have pain, but we tend to suppress it, because we don't want it to come up to our living room. the most important thing is that we need to be understood. We need someone to be able to listen to us and to understand us, then we will suffer less, but everyone is suffering, and no one wants to listen. We don't know how to express ourselves so that people can understand. because we suffer so much, the way we express our pain hurts other people, and they don't want to listen." - Nhat Hanh

"Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer." - Bertrand Russell

"When I knew I couldn't suffer another moment of pain, and tears fell on my bloody bindings, my mother spoke softly into my ear, encouraging me to go one more hour, one more day, one more week, reminding me of the rewards I would have if I carried on a little longer. In this way, she taught me how to endure - not just the physical trials of footbinding and childbearing but the more torturous pain of the heart, mind, and soul." - Lisa See

"When I knew I couldn't suffer another moment of pain, and tears fell on my bloody bindings, my mother spoke softly into my ear, encouraging me to go one more hour, one more day, one more week, reminding me of the rewards I would have if I carried on a little longer. In this way, she taught me how to endure - not just the physical trials of footbinding and childbearing but the more torturous pain of the heart, mind, and soul." - Lisa See

"Yes, to seek power that's vain and never granted and for it to suffer hardship and endless pain: this is to heave and strain to push uphill a boulder, that still from the very top rolls back and bounds and bounces down to the bare, broad field." - Lucretius

"And just as your beautiful skyscrapers were destroyed and caused your grief, beautiful buildings and precious homes crumbled over their owners in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq by American weapons.... Americans should feel the pain they have inflicted on other peoples of the world, so as when they suffer, they will find the right solution and the right path." - Saddam Hussein

"Be ye a refuge to the fearful; bring ye rest and peace to the disturbed; make ye a provision for the destitute; be a treasury of riches for the poor; be a healing medicine for those who suffer pain; be ye doctor and nurse to the ailing; promote ye friendship, and honour, and conciliation, and devotion to God, in this world of non-existence." - Abdu'l-Baha

"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

"Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain." - Eckhart Tolle

"The pain was her whole world now. Pain and fear." - Michael Grant

"Art comes from joy and pain...But mostly from pain." - Edvard Munch

"We grow through investigation, and to investigate we need experience. We tend to repeat what we have not understood. If we are sensitive and intelligent, we need not suffer. Pain is a call for attention and the penalty of carelessness. Intelligent and compassionate action is the only remedy." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with. Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it's uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing - resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings." - Joanna Macy

"The problem with living so long is that we get used to it. We watch the mortals age and wither and die around us, watch the world change and decay...but no matter the hardship or the pain or the sorrow we suffer, we choose to continue living. Out of sheer habit, I think." - Derek Landy

"It's a torturous time when you learn almost everything you really have to know about survival. The important thing to remember when you are living through it, however, is that you have absolutely no idea quite how smart and strong and beautiful the pain will make you. So go forth and suffer...you'll rule the world." - Shirley Manson

"An artist has to go to every extreme, to stretch his sensibility through excess and suffering in order to feel and to communicate more. I have always been fascinated by blood. Pain can be vitalizing; it gives intensity in the place of vagueness and emptiness. If we don't suffer, how do we know that we live?" - Sebastian Horsley

"Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and to feel connected with others. Instead, we often contract, fear intimacy, and suffer a bewildering sense of separation. We crave love, and yet we are lonely. Our delusion of being separate from one another, of being apart from all that is around us, gives rise to all of this pain." - Sharon Salzberg

"I'd say that she suffered all that we should suffer In fear and pain and loathing - all these together - And reluctance of the body to become a thing. I'd say she suffered more, because more conscious Than the rest of us." - T S Eliot

"Because I'm a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist. Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life. We shouldn't be a part of it." - Dick Gregory

"It's not that I don't suffer, it's that I know the unimportance of suffering. I know that pain is to be fought and thrown aside, not to be accepted as part of one's soul and as a permanent scar across one's view of existence." - Ayn Rand

"Trust me, little one. Everyone makes mistakes. Even the gods, and ours are much worse than those of humans. Unlike humans, we do' suffer alone. Rather, we share the pain with thousands. That's why you must learn to be like your father. To hold in your tears and anger. Try not to punish what you love. (Artemis)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Pain, loss and separation are inevitable on the path of love, and the only way of avoiding them is by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you have to renounce love.It was like putting out your own eyes in order not to see the bad things in life." - Paulo Coelho

"Trust me, little one. Everyone makes mistakes. Even the gods, and ours are much worse than those of humans. Unlike humans, we don't suffer alone. Rather, we share the pain with thousands. That's why you must learn to be like your father. To hold in your tears and anger. Try not to punish what you love. (Artemis)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"My first fear was about the devil, when I was around fire, something I saw in a movie. I think it's about pain, in whichever form it comes. I had a lot of energy as a child - sometimes too much - and I didn't know how to channel it. It was making me suffer. It was bigger than myself, and I was very young." - Penelope Cruz

"There are two types of pain: pain that hurts you and pain that changes you." - Brett Hoebel

"There's two kinds of pain in sports: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret." - Jeff Blatnick

"Because my mouth Is wide with laughter And my throat Is deep with song, You do not think I suffer after I have held my pain So long? Because my mouth Is wide with laughter You do not hear My inner cry? Because my feet Are gay with dancing You do not know I die?" - Langston Hughes

"George turned to her. His blue eyes widened. His lovely face took on a forlorn, deeply troubled expression. He leaned forwar, and, in a theatrical whisper, said, 'My past is tragic. I wouldn't want to burden you with it. It's a pain I must suffer alone. In the rain. In silence." - Ilona Andrews

"We infrequently contemplate the harms that await any new-born child-pain, disappointment, anxiety, grief, and death. For any given child we cannot predict what form these harms will take or how severe they will be, but we can be sure that at least some of them will occur. None of this befalls the nonexistent. Only existers suffer harm." - David Benatar

"In correct theology, the Virgin ought not to be represented in bed, for she could not suffer like ordinary women, but her palace at Chartres is not much troubled by theology, and to her, as empress-mother, the pain of child-birth was a pleasure which she wanted her people to share." - Henry Adams

"I used to suffer particularly because the poor animals must endure so much pain and want. The sight of an old, limping horse being dragged along by one man while another man struck him with a stick he was being driven to the Colmar slaughterhouse - haunted me for weeks." - Albert Schweitzer

"Is it true, O Christ in heaven, that the highest suffer the most? That the strongest wander furthest and most hopelessly are lost? That the mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain? That the anguish of the singer makes the sweetness of the strain?" - John Milton

"So deeply inherent is it in this life of ours that men have to suffer for each other's sins, so inevitably diffusive is human suffering, that even justice makes its victims, and we can conceive no retribution that does not spread beyond its mark in pulsations of unmerited pain." - George Eliot

"Almost all people suffer some form of intense inner pain at some times in their lives. The suffering might be depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts and it results from the battles we wage against our thoughts as we futilely try to get rid of our historie." - Steven C. Hayes

"The reason writers are such fragile beings, Marcus, is that they suffer from two sorts of emotional pain, which is twice as much as a normal human being: the heartache of love and the heartache of books. Writing a book is like loving someone. It can be very painful." - Joel Dicker

"Men," she said as she took my arm and led me to the brightly lit room. "They forget we need to see the outcome of pain before we willingly put ourselves through it. How else would we suffer nine months to have a beautiful child? We already know we have guts." - Kim Harrison

"I used to suffer particularly because the poor animals must endure so much pain and want. The sight of an old, limping horse being dragged along by one man while another man struck him with a stick he was being driven to the Colmar slaughterhouse - haunted me for weeks." - Albert Schweitzer

"You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you're glad to be there." - Richard Virenque

"The statement "I am in pain" may be one piece of evidence for the conclusion that the speaker is in pain, but it is not the only possible evidence, and since people sometimes tell lies, not even the best possible evidence. Even if there were stronger grounds for refusing to attribute pain to those who do not have language, the consequences of this refusal might lead us to reject the conclusion. Human infants and young children are unable to use language. Are we to deny that a year-old child can suffer?" - Peter Singer

"I discovered when we suffer, we suffer as equals, and in their capacity to suffer, a dog, is a pig, is a bear, is a boy" - Philip Wollen

"To suffer and to endure is the lot of humanity." - Pope Leo XIII

"Kings play the fool, and the people suffer for it." - Horace

"The lot of man-to suffer and die." - Homer

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

"Do not suffer interim losses, relish and appreciate them" - Seth Klarman

"The lot of man - to suffer and to die." - Alexander Pope

"I am mortal, born to love and to suffer." - Friedrich Holderlin

"Stars were made to suffer, and I am a star." - Jayne Mansfield

"She who desires peace must see, suffer and be silent." - Teresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart

"Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny." - Muhammad Iqbal

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven." - Orson F Whitney

"No love that a man has will only give him pleasure in return- he shall also suffer pain because of it, except for love of Allah." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure." - Sydney J Harris

"i did know this- every second i spent with her was only going to add to the pain i would have suffer later" - Stephenie Meyer

"But that's what love is, isn't it? When it hurts you more to see someone suffer than it does to take the pain away?" - Jodi Picoult

"The more you cling to things, The more you love them, The more the pain you suffer, When they're taken from you..." - Stephen Sondheim

"Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves." - Louis J. Camuti

"But - I cannot make a choice. I have my own sorrow, but I suffer with him, too; I share his pain. I understand all - that is my trouble." - Albert Camus

"A basis for much of the pain women suffer in real life is they must somehow resolve their devotion to men." - Billy Cannon

"And remember, you shall suffer all things and again suffer: until you have sufficient sufferance to accept all things." - Austin Osman Spare

"Tinys do not deserve safety. If they are to prove themselves, they must suffer and die or suffer and survive." - Francesca Lia Block

"God has made us humans in God's own image. So therefore the highest way to talk about God is by some kind of analogy with ourselves. So, naturally, if we who are finite and sinful suffer in multiple ways because of sin and evil and the horrible things that happen in our world, how much more does God, who is infinite, sinless, and knows the totality of all that happens to everybody, suffer pain and heartache at the suffering of his human and non-human creation - and be angry at all that causes it?" - Christopher J. H. Wright

"I feel eternal pain for those who were killed by Hitler, but I feel no less pain for those killed on Stalin's orders. I suffer for everyone who was tortured, shot, or starved to death." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"I feel eternal pain for those who were killed by Hitler , but I feel no less pain for those killed on Stalin 's orders. I suffer for everyone who was tortured, shot, or starved to death." - Dmitri Shostakovich

"The ego says, I shouldn't have to suffer, and that thought makes you suffer so much more." - Eckhart Tolle

"You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent." - Nhat Hanh

"If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire." - Nhat Hanh

"I tell of hearts and souls and dances... Butterflies and second chances; Desperate ones and dreamers bound, Seeking life from barren ground, Who suffer on in earthly fate The bitter pain of agony hate, Might but they stop and here forgive Would break the bonds to breathe and live And find that God in goodness brings A chance for change, the hope of wings To rest in Him, and self to die And so become a butterfly." - Karen Kingsbury

"Emily suffers no more from pain or weakness now. She will never suffer more in this world. She is gone after a hard, short conflict...Yes there is no Emily in time or on earth now. Yesterday we put her poor, wasted, mortal frame quietly under the chancel pavement. We are very calm at present. Why shoud we be otherwise? The anguish of seeing her suffer is over; the spectacle of the pains of death is gone by; the funeral day is past. We feel she is at peace. No need now to trouble for the hard frost and the keen wind. Emily does not feel them." - Charlotte Bronte

"Pain is the most individualized thing on earth. It is true that it is the great common bond as well, but that realization only comes when it is over. To suffer is to be alone. To watch another suffer is to know the barrier that shuts each of us away by himself Only individuals can suffer." - Edith Hamilton

"About 2500 years ago Aeschylus, the Greek playwright, wrote, He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. These remarkable photos and the stories that accompany them should be on billboards from sea to shining sea, so the pain and suffering they represent might fall drop by drop upon the American psyche and against our will, by the awful grace of God, wisdom might come to these United States and her foreign policy." - Gioconda Belli

"Life is full of painful events, and people who have lost their way and hurt others. Our pain is not lessened when we respond with hatred. In fact, the opposite occurs: When we hate people who hurt us, we come to resemble what we hate, or worse, and then we suffer all the more. What is evil is our response. We have choices, and love is the most powerful eliminator of all." - Bernie Siegel

"No one is able to produce a great work of art without experience, nor achieve a worldly position immediately, nor be a great lover at the first attempt; and in the interval between initial failure and subsequent success, in the gap between who we wish one day to be and who we are at present, must come pain, anxiety, envy and humiliation. We suffer because we cannot spontaneously master the ingredients of fulfillment." - Alain De Botton

"And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain." - Edmund Spenser

"Pain makes hens and poets cackle." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Pain is fear, and I'm not afraid." - Ann Brashares



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