You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life... because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who... have never shed a tear.
Suffering of any kind is a very clear and unmistakable sign that we have abandoned love.
The fool knows after he's suffered.
Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
Tears may be dried up, but the heart - never.
And tears are heard within the harp I touch.
The tears I have cried over Germany have dried. I have washed my face.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. At one time they may be carbuncle stones, then coals, then diamonds, then flint stones, then morning dew, then tears.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Choosing to generate and flow unconditional love is the only permanent way to end suffering.
The fool learns by suffering.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
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.
The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice.
Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.