Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?
The only thing worse than suffering an injustice is committing an injustice.
Those whose suffering is due to love are, as we say of certain invalids, their own physicians.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love.
One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Suffering of any kind is a very clear and unmistakable sign that we have abandoned love.
Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Christianity makes suffering contagious.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
Choosing to generate and flow unconditional love is the only permanent way to end suffering.
God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.