We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over-reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
The pain and suffering that comes to us has a purpose in our lives-it is trying to teach us something. We should look for its lesson.
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.
The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.
Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there.
The truth that many people never understand until it is too late is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Sometimes my worst day - one filled with pain and suffering - in the eyes of God, is my best day if I've born it cheerfully and I've born it with love.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.
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.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.
Christ, who came meek and mild to save us from pain and suffering, was the One who talked more about hell than any other person in Scripture.
Compassion allows us to accept everything. That's why there's always a tear in the eye of the Buddha that no one sees, for the pain and suffering of others.
A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available.
Pain and suffering are a kind of currency passed from hand to hand until they reach someone who receives them but does not pass them on.
When pain and suffering come upon us, we finally see not only that we are not in control of our lives but that we never were.
It is attachment to desire, not desire itself, that is the underlying cause of practically all of our pain and suffering.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
Pain and suffering are the dark strands through the tapestry of your life, providing the shadows that give depth and dimension to the masterpiece God is fashioning within you.
I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
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