70 Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

70 Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you




70 Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you. Here are the best suffering quotes and sayings that you can read to learn more from the ideas and beliefs by the great authors that will enlighten you as well. May these inspirational quotes about suffering about life and love help you to get an idea of how to deal with it, find comfort at the same time, and to encourage you to help someone who is experiencing this today. Share these famous suffering quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

1. Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can. - Dodie Smith



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

2. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. - Marcel Proust



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

3. There are far too many silent sufferers.  Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares. - Richelle E. Goodrich



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

4. Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. - Albert Schweitzer



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

5. There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain. - James Baldwin



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

6. How can one be well... when one suffers morally? - Leo Tolstoy



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

7. Our past may explain why we're suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage. - Joyce Meyer



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

8. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. - John Green



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

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



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

10. When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. - Yann Martel


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

11. But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more. - Hans Christian Andersen


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

12. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity. - Paulo Coelho


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

13. At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze. - John Green


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

14. Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

15. When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. - Alexandre Dumas


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

16. He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. - Michel de Montaigne


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

17. I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep. - Ann Voskamp


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

18. I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us. - Hermann Hesse


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

19. If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

20. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

21. A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years. - Byron Katie


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

22. Sometimes one has suffered enough to have the right to never say: I am too happy. - Alexandre Dumas


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

23. Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands. - Bell Hooks


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

24. Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility. - Elder Thaddeus


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

25. For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment's human suffering. - Albert Camus


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

26. Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself. - C.S. Lewis


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

27. When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together. - John Berger


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

28. Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied. - Jane Austen


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

29. Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens. - E.A. Bucchianeri



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

30. It is painfully easy to define human beings. They are beings who, for no good reason at all, create their own unnecessary suffering. - Natsume Sōseki


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

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


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

32. Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer able to free ourselves from the bitterness and it stays with us for the rest of our lives. - Paulo Coelho


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

33. The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end. - Neal Shusterman


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

34. Whether you like it or not, you are committed to the human endeavor. I cannot ally myself with such a purely negative goal as avoidance of suffering. Suffering is a chance you take by the fact of being alive. - William S. Burroughs


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

35. It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible. - Samuel Beckett


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

36. To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life. - Oscar Wilde


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

37. If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. - David Deida


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

38. I don't understand why it's a sin if you love something and want to keep it from having to suffer. - Jodi Picoult


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

39. Buddha says there are two kinds of suffering: the kind that leads to more suffering and the kind that brings an end to suffering. - Terry Tempest Williams



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

40. It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love. - Sigmund Freud


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

41. People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on preserving every detail of their suffering. - Edward St. Aubyn


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

42. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because it is real. Just let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt send you looking for those who will accept you instead of hiding from those who reject you. - Bryant McGill


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

43. Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering. - Roland Barthes


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

44. There are some wounds that one can heal only by deepening them and making them worse. - Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

45. Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead. - Tennessee Williams


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

46. No matter how much you hate or how much you suffer, you can't bring the dead back to life. - Watsuki Nobuhiro


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

47. Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. - Anna Funder


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

48. God creates us free, free to be selfish, but He adds a mechanism that will penetrate our selfishness and wake us up to the presence of others in this world, and that mechanism is called suffering. - William Nicholson


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

49. Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men. - Seneca



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

50. Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. - Emil Dorian


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

51. Does he who is always waiting suffer more than he who’s never waited for anyone? - Pablo Neruda


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

52. Suffering is part and parcel of extensive intelligence and a feeling heart. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

53. Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection. - Amit Ray


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

54. Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. - Julian Barnes


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

55. I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had. - Jim McDonald


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

56. The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. - C.S. Lewis


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

57. It takes great courage to open one's heart and mind to the tremendous injustice and suffering in our world. - Vincent A. Gallagher


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

58. One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures. - Denis Diderot


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

59. Suffering is nothing by itself. But suffering shared with the passion of Christ is a wonderful gift, the most beautiful gift, a token of love. - Mother Teresa



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

60. The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time. - Ben Okri


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

61. We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can't relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased. - Pema Chödrön


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

62. It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us. - H.G. Wells


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

63. To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more - and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize. -  Susan Sontag


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

64. Sometimes it takes great suffering to pierce the soul and open it up to greatness. - Jocelyn Murray


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

65. If there was a God, he'd guide the winds, let them blow for me so that, with a tug of my string, I'd cut loose my pain, my longing. - Khaled Hosseini


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

66. We often cause ourselves suffering by wanting only to live in a world of valleys, a world without struggle and difficulty, a world that is flat, plain, consistent. -  Bell Hooks


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

67. To conquer, you must endure not just your own suffering but the suffering of others. Indifference is the ultimate evolutionary achievement, the highest rung on nature's ladder. - Rick Yancey


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

68. As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt. - Jack London


Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

69. Suffering is humbling. It pays to know how to get your butt kicked. - Christopher McDougall



Suffering quotes about life that will inspire you

70. Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering. - Santosh Kalwar

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