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One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control.

Tags: Control, Love  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

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

Tags: Justice, Learning  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Enemy, Hate  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.

Tags: Alone, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Life, Loneliness  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

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

Tags: God, Son  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Love, Place  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

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

Tags: Full, Overcoming  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Tags: Full, Overcoming  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Tags: Scars, Strength  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Tags: Heart, Means  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.

Tags: Beyond, Time  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Suffering is part of the divine idea.

Tags: Divine, Idea  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

Tags: Joy, Order  ✍ Author: John Calvin

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

Tags: Knowledge, Mind  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.

Tags: Hard, Work  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Tags: Knowing, Waiting  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Tags: Fear, Heart  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

To live is to suffer, but to survive, well that's to find meaning in the suffering.

Tags: Meaning, Survive  ✍ Author: DMX

We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.

Tags: Cannot, Die  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

And of course, we know that opportunity lies outside the reach of some of our people. We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering.

Tags: Give, Words  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering.

Tags: Give, Words  ✍ Author: Artur Davis
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Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.

Tags: Anywhere  ✍ Author: Princess Diana

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.

Tags: Learning, Three  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Places change over time with or without oil spills, but humans are responsible for the Deepwater Horizon gusher - and humans, as well as the corals, fish and other creatures, are suffering the consequences.

Tags: Change, Time  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

Tags: Peace, War  ✍ Author: Queen Elizabeth II

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you're in front of someone who's suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.

Tags: Moral, Someone  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

There are people who are suffering beyond description. They are innocent people, they didn't bring this upon themselves. They are the victims of the sins of other people. And while it's hard to see, it's important to understand that these people exist.

Tags: Hard, Understand  ✍ Author: Mia Farrow

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

Tags: Against, Love  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable must surely have beneficial economic effects.

Tags: Few, Others  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.

Tags: Chance, Hope  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

Suffering does not necessarily ennoble you.

Tags: Ennoble  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

One principle I've been fighting for that doesn't endear me to a lot of people is that black people can be just as complicated and screwed up as white people. Our motives can be just as base and violent. Suffering does not necessarily ennoble you.

Tags: Black, Fighting  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Alleviation of suffering is my fundamental principle.

Tags: Principle  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Reducing the price of AIDS drugs gave me so much satisfaction that I've been thinking what else I could do. One day, I thought, 'Let's look at cancer and see how we can spare cancer patients' unnecessary suffering.'

Tags: Thinking, Thought  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

People always say things like, Oh, well, he was suffering so much that he was better off dying. But that's not true. You're always better off living.

Tags: Living, True  ✍ Author: Dashiell Hammett

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

Tags: Experience, Life  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

It is by suffering that human beings become angels.

Tags: Become, Human  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.

Tags: Pain, Seems  ✍ Author: Saint Ignatius

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

Tags: Love, True  ✍ Author: Saint Ignatius

Experiences are like hoarded gold. Whenever I dole out a piece of my private suffering, that is when I get letters from all over the world.

Tags: Gold, Private  ✍ Author: Robert Iler

Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.

Tags: Happiness, Result  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question.

Tags: Hope, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Daniel Inouye

The word 'suffering' is not in my vocabulary.

Tags: Vocabulary, Word  ✍ Author: Judith Jamison

He's suffering from Politicians' Logic. Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it.

Tags: Done, Logic  ✍ Author: Antony Jay

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

Tags: Cannot, Social  ✍ Author: Elfriede Jelinek

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.

Tags: Freedom, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Tags: Legitimate, Neurosis  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.

Tags: Between, Positive  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

As the president of Afghanistan I look at the suffering of our people as a whole.

Tags: President, Whole  ✍ Author: Vincent Kartheiser

Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering.

Tags: Almost, Everybody  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.

Tags: Artist, Great  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

The problem of suffering is: why is there the suffering we know?

Tags: Problem, Why  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.

Tags: Here, Life  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose.

Tags: Life, Purpose  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

It is widely assumed, contrary to fact, that theism necessarily involves the two assumptions which cannot be squared with the existence of so much suffering, and that therefore, per impossibile, they simply have to be squared with the existence of all this suffering, somehow.

Tags: Cannot, Fact  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

The doctrine of original sin claims that all men sinned in Adam; but whether they did or whether it is merely a fact that all men sin does not basically affect the problem of suffering.

Tags: Men, Problem  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose, we need only add that this purpose - or, if there are several, at least one of them - is not especially intent on preventing suffering, whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it.

Tags: Purpose, Whether  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Obviously, I'm suffering from lack of sleep, but it truly is a blessing to be a mother.

Tags: Mother, Sleep  ✍ Author: Bernard Lagat

To my mind the election was stolen by George Bush and we have been suffering ever since under this man's leadership.

Tags: Leadership, Mind  ✍ Author: Jessica Lange

I don't look at myself as suffering.

 ✍ Author: A. J. Langer

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

Tags: Often, Worry  ✍ Author: John Lubbock

At any given time, there are a lot of million-dollar luxury charter boats cruising around the Mentawai Islands finding the most incredible waves. And yet the people on shore are suffering. The whole scene is wrong. As a surf community, we have to do something.

Tags: Time, Wrong  ✍ Author: Rob Machado

I wish we didn't have to own up to a policy deliberately designed to inflict suffering on people who have already been traumatised in the countries from which they've fled.

Tags: Countries, Wish  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.

Tags: Political, Sense  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.

Tags: Level, Socialism  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

Tags: Pain, Physical  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.

Tags: Learn, Others  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.

Tags: Forgetting, God  ✍ Author: Mignon McLaughlin

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Tags: Fears  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better.

Tags: Good, Idea  ✍ Author: John Forbes Nash

There's no hierarchy in suffering. I think songs that are transcendent are the ones where everyone can feel something from it, you know?

Tags: Everyone, Songs  ✍ Author: Meshell Ndegeocello

It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over - if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua - that even in conditions of peace they don't seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.

Tags: Human, Peace  ✍ Author: John Negroponte

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.

Tags: Help, Understand  ✍ Author: Willie Nelson

To me, it is one world, and the non-human animals bear the brunt of oppression and suffering.

Tags: Bear, Oppression  ✍ Author: Ingrid Newkirk

If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day - at every meal.

Tags: Change, Earth  ✍ Author: Ingrid Newkirk

Being asked to support humane meat means being asked to support the suffering of animals in transport, to approve of treatment that causes them palpable fear, their bodies shaking and their eyes wide as saucers, as they are slung by their legs into crates that are slammed onto the back of a truck.

Tags: Eyes, Fear  ✍ Author: Ingrid Newkirk

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Tags: Meaning, Survive  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

Tags: Inspirational, Love  ✍ Author: Ben Okri

When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you're suffering in.

Tags: Rather, Realize  ✍ Author: Ben Okri

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.

Tags: Together, Whole  ✍ Author: Ted Olson

More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.

Tags: Problems, Taxes  ✍ Author: Robert Orben

Grief causes suffering and disease.

Tags: Disease, Grief  ✍ Author: Daniel D. Palmer

It is shameful that millions of Americans are suffering the economic injustice of working a full-time job and earning a wage that leaves them below the poverty line.

Tags: Job, Working  ✍ Author: Bill Pascrell

The cause of suffering is that the unbounded Self is overshadowed by the world.

Tags: Cause, Self  ✍ Author: George Pataki

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.

Tags: Afraid, Fear  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.

Tags: Love, Whose  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

Tags: Full, Healed  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

As we celebrate Recovery Month, it is time for Congress to knock down the barriers to treatment and recovery for 26 million Americans suffering the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction.

Tags: Addiction, Time  ✍ Author: Jim Ramstad

We can learn from him that suffering and the gift of himself is an essential gift we need in our time.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Joseph Ratzinger

Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together we can harness its life-giving potential.

Tags: Together, Working  ✍ Author: Nancy Reagan

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

Tags: Absence, Death  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

Tags: Others, Reality  ✍ Author: Rita Rudner

Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make.

Tags: Help, Wish  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The Iraqi people are suffering just as if they were still under Saddam.

Tags: Iraqi, Saddam  ✍ Author: Muqtada al Sadr

Of what worth are convictions that bring not suffering?

Tags: Bring, Worth  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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.

Tags: Others, Pain  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

We come to meditation to learn how not to act out the habitual tendencies we generally live by - those actions that create suffering for ourselves and others, and get us into so much trouble.

Tags: Learn, Others  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.

Tags: Another, Nature  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.

Tags: Nature, Pain  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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