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"Pain and suffering are two completely difference experiences. Pain is unavoidable. Suffering is self-created." - Noah Levine

"Suffering = Pain x Resistance" - Shinzen Young

"Pain and suffering are the soil of strength and courage." - Lurlene Mcdaniel

"Without pain and suffering, we would be nothing" - Brad Pitt

"O Seeker, pain and suffering make one aware of God." - Rumi

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

"The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance." - Gautama Buddha

"Suffering is a short pain and a long joy." - Henry Suso

"You don't want to diminish anybody's pain and suffering." - James Callis

"Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain and suffering, they are a secret. Kindness and love, they are a secret. But I have learned that kindness and love can pay for pain and suffering." - Alan Paton

"No society can change the nature of existence. We can't prevent suffering. This pain and that pain, yes, but not Pain. A society can only relieve social suffering, unnecessary suffering. The rest remains. The root, the reality." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Pain is an event ... Suffering, on the other hand, is the nightmare reliving of unscrutinized and unmetabolized pain." - Audre Lorde

"The Noble Truth of Suffering is this: Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering; sickness is suffering; death is suffering; sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are suffering; association with the unpleasant is suffering; dissociation from the pleasant is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering." - Pali Tipitaka

"Pause and remember - Making the wrong assumptions causes pain and suffering for everyone." - Jennifer Young

"For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Pain is pain, and the importance of preventing unnecessary pain and suffering does not diminish because the being that suffers is not a member of our own species." - Peter Singer

"There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain." - Karl Marx

"His perfect kingdom of killing, suffering and pain Demands devotion, atrocities done in his name." - Trent Reznor

"True power does not amass through the pain and suffering of others." - Joy Harjo

"The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender." - Paulo Coelho

"Pain and suffering that are not transformed are usually projected onto others." - Richard Rohr

"You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering." - Sophocles

"I believe that pain and suffering can either be a prison or a prism." - Tim Hansel

"It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys." - Emil Zatopek

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life." - Angelina Jolie

"Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life." - Angelina Jolie

"Suffering comes from desire, not from pain." - Paulo Coelho

"Pain is evitable. Suffering is optional." - Kathleen Casey

"Pain is certain, suffering is optional." - Gautama Buddha

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is not." - Henepola Gunaratana

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." - Anonymous

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - M. Kathleen Casey

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - Haruki Murakami

"By suffering we are able to give something to God. The gift of pain, of suffering is a big thing and cannot be accomplished in Paradise." - Pio of Pietrelcina

"Anxiety and anticipation, I was to learn, are the essential ingredients in suffering from pain, as opposed to feeling pain pure and simple." - Lucy Grealy

"The avoidance of that which causes you pain does not produce enlightenment. It produces avoidance. Religion is the avoidance of pain and suffering." - Frederick Lenz

"Suffering... is not just lots of pain but pain amplified by distinctly human emotions such as regret, self-pity, shame, humiliation, and dread." - Michael Pollan

"Those who worship and adore the Lord through the Guru's Word forget all their pain and suffering." - Guru Gobind Singh

"In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy and confusion." - Ishmael Beah

"We are the spirit, the collective conscience. We create the pain, and suffering, and beauty in this world." - Tracy Chapman

"To care only about your pain and suffering, and disregard the emotional toll of others is hypocritically sub-human." - Willie D

"Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame." - A S Byatt

"Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you." - Mother Teresa

"A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available." - Daniel Kahikina Akaka

"Any discussion of how pain and suffering fit into God's scheme ultimately leads back to the cross." - Philip Yancey

"We turn pain into suffering by adding on all kinds of beliefs, interpretations and judgments to it." - Brenda Shoshanna

"Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change." - William P Young

"There is dignity in suffering; nobility in pain; but failure is a salted wound, that burns and burns again!" - Woody Allen

"Why is there still so much pain and suffering being produced when there's so little demand for it?" - Ashleigh Brilliant

"I'll accept the pain and the suffering, because I know that in that there's a lot of beauty, too." - Wayne Coyne

"A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available." - Daniel Akaka

"There is not much sense in suffering, since drugs can be given for pain, itching, and other discomforts. The belief has long died that suffering here on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Suffering has lost its meaning." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The Gospel gives our suffering personal and cosmic meaning, by connecting our pain to the pain of others, and finally, by connecting us to the very pain of God." - Richard Rohr

"Pain is inevitable. It is actually a great opportunity for growth, but when we blame or fail to take responsibility for our suffering, the pain becomes stagnant, and stagnant pain can have a compounding effect if left unchecked." - Romany Malco

"Compassion is to share the pain without sharing the suffering." - Shinzen Young

"Suffering is a call for inquiry, all pain needs investigation." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Pain is part of life. Suffering is an option." - Tony Robbins

"Pain in life is inevitable but suffering is not." - Gautama Buddha

"Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men" - Virgil

"The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain." - Karl Marx

"People drink to numb the pain and suffering. I think it's the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you're a person that matters." - Marilyn Manson

"I don't speak about my pain. My pain is something that doesn't need to be purged. I want to prevent people from suffering. I don't speak about my suffering. Suffering is something personal and discreet. Also, I know it will never leave me. I don't want it to leave me. It would be a betrayal." - Elie Wiesel

"In a train...smash. In his arm her last...breath.' He had loved her. But he hated himself more. Such suffering, so much pain. And he thought it made him hateful. As if suffering was shameful, disgusting, as if pain were a crime. Who can judge another man's suffering?" - Janet Fitch

"Suddenly you're ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you're alive and its spectacular." - Joseph Campbell

"Suddenly you're ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you're alive and its spectacular." - Joseph Campbell

"Hospitals are a little like the beach. The next wave comes in, and the footprints of your pain and suffering, your delivery and recovery, are obliterated ..." - Anna Quindlen

"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

"Becoming less focused on the past and future and not resisting the moment is how to overcome fear, physical pain, and all suffering." - Lee L Jampolsky

"We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally." - Dalai Lama

"Writing is not about making a buck, not about publishers and agents. Writing is not about feeling good. Writing is about pain, suffering, hard work, risk, and fear." - Sue Grafton

"It's the comedies and thrillers that are successful. People love horror, but in thrillers. Once you speak of pain and suffering it's a different matter." - Philippe Claudel

"Tantra is for the desperate. Unless you've really experienced pain and suffering, tantra won't work. Unless you've really experienced exultation and ecstasy, tantra won't work." - Frederick Lenz

"Auschwitz cries out with the pain of immense suffering and pleads for a future of respect, peace and encounter among peoples." - Pope Francis

"In a world of war, pain and suffering, all I want for Christmas is an underwater watch and a silver clutch rod for my dirt bike." - Dana Gould

"Christ, who came meek and mild to save us from pain and suffering, was the One who talked more about hell than any other person in Scripture." - D. James Kennedy

"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"All around us people are suffering from stress, fear, sorrow, pain, and fear of future suffering, especially death. None of these are natural to us, because we are eternal spirit souls. Humanity has been controlled through the fear of death." - Terry Cole-Whittaker

"Many animals experience pain, anxiety and suffering, physically and psychologically, when they are held in captivity or subjected to starvation, social isolation, physical restraint, or painful situations from which they cannot escape. Even if it is not the same experience of pain, anxiety, or suffering undergone by humans- or even other animals, including members of the same species- an individual's pain, suffering, and anxiety matter." - Marc Bekoff

"I never feel more alive than when I'm in great pain, struggling against insurmountable odds and untold adversity. Hardship? Suffering? Bring it!" - Dean Karnazes

"If your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution." - M Scott Peck

"Not getting our needs fulfilled is painful - but it's a sweet pain, not suffering, which is what comes from life-alienated thinking and interpretation." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"I was starting to come to grips with the fact that I had created a lot of pain and suffering around me, not just within me." - Anthony Kiedis

"When pain and suffering come upon us, we finally see not only that we are not in control of our lives but that we never were." - Timothy Keller

"Consolation indiscreetly pressed upon us, when we are suffering undue affliction, only serves to increase our pain, and to render our grief more poignant." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Satan can imitate God, but he cannot duplicate Him - God is the only One who can deliver us from our pain and suffering." - David Jeremiah

"My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there." - Cheryl Rainfield

"Things that happen along the way determine the final result. I think the pain and suffering I went through in the past... lead me here today." - Lee Dong-wook

"Pain and suffering are a kind of currency passed from hand to hand until they reach someone who receives them but does not pass them on." - Simone Weil

"There are wars, there is pain, there is suffering, and there is even death. But none of these things prepare you for Monday morning." - William Wallace

"The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant." - Rick Warren

"When we behold the face of God, all memories of pain and suffering will vanish. Our souls shall be totally healed." - R C Sproul

"Some things hurt, you know, and there's pain. But we magnify the suffering of it often, I think, by our reactions." - Sharon Salzberg

"The pain that we feel when we are making love with someone is that we know it will end. It's that paradoxical response of joy and suffering." - Terry Tempest Williams

"It is attachment to desire, not desire itself, that is the underlying cause of practically all of our pain and suffering." - Rod Stryker

"You cannot find any peace by escaping from human pain and suffering; you have to find peace and harmony right in the midst of human pain. That is the purpose of spiritual life" - Dainin Katagiri

"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

"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

"Why do men learn through pain and suffering, and not through pleasure and happiness? Very simply, because pleasure and happiness accustom one to satisfaction with the things given in this world, whereas pain and suffering drive one to seek a more profound happiness beyond the limitations of this world." - Seraphim Rose

"Our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ, know us and love us. They know when we are in pain or suffering in any way. They do not say, 'It's OK that you're in pain right now because soon everything is going to be all right. You will be healed, or your husband will find a job, or your wandering child will come back.' They feel the depth of our suffering, and we can feel of Their love and compassion in our suffering." - Linda S. Reeves

"Our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ, know us and love us. They know when we are in pain or suffering in any way. They do not say, "It's OK that you're in pain right now because soon everything is going to be all right. You will be healed, or your husband will find a job, or your wandering child will come back." They feel the depth of our suffering, and we can feel of Their love and compassion in our suffering." - Linda S. Reeves

"Christianity doesn't deny the reality of suffering and evil... Our hope... is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering." - Brennan Manning

"Christianity does' deny the reality of suffering and evil... Our hope... is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering." - Brennan Manning

"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

"The Lord did not create suffering. Pain and death came into the world with the fall of man. But after man had chosen suffering in preference to the joys of union with God, the Lord turned suffering itself into a way by which man could come to the perfect knowledge of God." - Thomas Merton

"The suffering itself is not so bad; it's the resentment against suffering that is the real pain." - Allen Ginsberg

"Suffering is only suffering if it's done in silence, in solitude. Pain experienced in public, in view of loving millions, was no longer pain. It was communion." - Dave Eggers

"Suffering is only suffering if it's done in silence, in solitude. Pain experienced in public, in view of loving millions, was no longer pain. It was communion." - Dave Eggers

"Suffering is only suffering if it's done in silence, in solitude. Pain experienced in public, in view of loving millions, was no longer pain. It was communion." - Dave Eggers

"Pain and suffering are in themselves bad and should be prevented or minimized, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the being that suffers. How bad a pain is depends on how intense it is and how long it lasts, but pain of the same intensity and duration are equally bad, whether felt by humans or animals." - Peter Singer

"It is our own pain, and our own desire to be free of it, that alerts us to the suffering of the world. It is our personal discovery that pain can be acknowledged, even held lovingly, that enables us to look at the pain around us unflinchingly and feel compassion being born in us. We need to start with ourselves." - Sylvia Boorstein

"Grief causes suffering and disease." - Daniel D Palmer

"The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die." - Emily Dickinson

"The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die." - Emily Dickinson

"I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we may succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings." - Dalai Lama

"We who have witnessed the obscenity of war and experienced its horror and terrible consequences have an obligation to rise above our pain and suffering and turn the tragedy of our lives into a triumph." - Ron Kovic

"I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself." - Princess Diana

"Compassion can shoulder the suffering of the entire world without feeling the slightest bit of pain." - Mata Amritanandamayi

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

"You couldn't expect anyone else to share your suffering. You had to carry your pain alone." - Kass Morgan

"one does not remember one's own pain. It is the suffering of others that undoes us" - Anna Funder

"I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself." - Diana, Princess of Wales

"Pain is inevitable, it eventually touches us all. Suffering is optional." - Sean Stephenson

"How easy it is to deny the pain of someone else's suffering," - Chuck Schuldiner

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

"When I was young, I remember having a particular pain about injustice. Suffering hurt me." - Maggie Q

"one does not remember one's own pain. It is the suffering of others that undoes us" - Anna Funder

"Vital is the relation between earthly sorrow and eternal satisfaction. The travail to which God's saints are subjected results in the birth of nobler natures and more sanctified spirits. Pain always promotes progress, and suffering invariably ensures success." - John Mcclellan Holmes

"You have a great heart, but will only find it to be so through great pain. This is the wisdom of love, and its doubtful gift. . . . I have endured much suffering and still remain unbitter and unclosed." - Alison Croggon

"That we may give our body and our blood over to suffering and pain, like Christ - not for Self, but to give harvests of peace and justice to our People." - Oscar Romero

"I believe only in money, not in love or tenderness. Love and tenderness meant only pain and suffering and defeat. I would not let it ruin me as it ruined others! I would speak only with money, hard money." - Agnes Smedley

"With mindfulness we have the choice of responding with compassion to the pain of craving, anger, fear and confusion. Without mindfulness we are stuck in the reactive pattern and identification that will inevitably create more suffering and confusion." - Noah Levine

"The American spirit is stronger than stone and mortar, tougher than steel and glass, and more enduring than any pain or suffering that can be inflicted on our national conscience." - Olympia Snowe

"After the dead are buried, after the physical pain of grief has become a permanent wound in the soul, then comes the transcendent and common bond of human suffering, and with that comes forgiveness, and with forgiveness comes love." - Andre Dubus

"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

"In our own lives and in our communities, we need to find a way to include others rather than exclude them. We need to find a way to allow our pain and suffering, individually and collectively." - Sharon Salzberg

"The cause of so much suffering and pain and one of the impediments to our spiritual progress, is the conditioning of expecting things to go our way, even in our spiritual life." - Radhanath Swami

"To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins. Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal." - Jane Goodall

"While we lament the apparent injustice of pain and suffering, how often do we forget that every good thing in a fallen world is wholly a gift of God's mercy and grace." - Matt Chandler

"I saw the various museum displays including scenes of torture while feeling heartfelt remorse and sorrow over the great pain and suffering inflicted on South Koreans by Japan's colonial rule," - Junichiro Koizumi

"Sometimes my worst day - one filled with pain and suffering - in the eyes of God, is my best day if I've born it cheerfully and I've born it with love." - Mother Angelica

"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

"Riches in their acquisition bring pain and suffering, in their loss manifold trouble and sorrow, in their possession a wild intoxication. How can we say that they confer happiness?" - Hitopadesa

"It is ignorance that smothers, and it is carelessness that makes it invisible. The hunger of craving pollutes the world, and the pain of suffering causes the greatest fear." - Gautama Buddha

"God is not attracted to mountaintops or church steeples. God is drawn to suffering, and the dark places it surfaces, which is why sharing pain freely feels very much like love, and may be the same thing. (207)" - Keith Ablow

"Christianity does not provide the reason for each experience of pain, but it does provide deep resources for actually facing suffering with hope and courage rather than bitterness and despair" - Timothy Keller

"Vivisection is wrong because it is an abuse of man's power over the helpless, involving pain and suffering. The name for this is cruelty, and cruelty is immoral, no matter what the reason for its introduction." - Jon Evans

"All the great things that I get to be curious about, see, and experience because I'm sensitive to the world, it also opens up these areas where there's a lot of pain and suffering. You're just aware, aware, aware." - Wayne Coyne

"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



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