suffering quotes

Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world?Peter Abelard

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.Chinua Achebe

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.Aeschylus

There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy's hand, when you hate mutually.Aeschylus

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

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.Woody Allen

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

I think doctors are really suffering now. They're suffering in the sense that they feel torn between serving their patients in the best way they can and dealing with all of requirements of the insurance companies and the HMOs and the hassles and the paper work and the increasing pressures to do less and less for their patients.Marcia Angell

Probably most dying patients, even when suffering greatly, would choose to live as long as possible. That courage and grace should be protected and honored, and we should put every effort into treating their symptoms.Marcia Angell

When death is imminent and dying patients find their suffering unbearable, then the physician's role should shift from healing to relieving suffering in accord with the patient's wishes.Marcia Angell

Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them.Lysette Anthony

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

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

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

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.Aristotle

All religions are designed to teach us how to live, joyfully, serenely, and kindly, in the midst of suffering.Karen Armstrong

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.Saint Augustine

One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.Jane Austen

It is often said that having gone through any kind of suffering tends to makes you appreciate life more and live more in the present. I'm not sure how universal or long-lasting these effects really are.Julian Baggini

We can take suffering to be an opportunity to learn and to grow. But if we are honest, we should remember that this is making the best of a bad job, and that minimising suffering takes priority over optimising its outcome.Julian Baggini