Popular Quotes and Sayings about Suffering

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. ~Unknown

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~Helen Keller

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. ~Thomas Merton

You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering. ~Henri-Fr%E9d%E9ric Amiel

If you wish me to weep, you must mourn first yourself. ~Horace

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station. ~Joseph Addison

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. ~Joseph Addison

Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. ~Thomas Fuller

Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity. ~Albert Schweitzer