In a word, man must create his own essence: it is in throwing himself into the world, suffering there, struggling there, that he gradually defines himself.
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.
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.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
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.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.
On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals' suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
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