All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
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.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
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.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
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.
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
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 becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.