Suffering - Quotes

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Acting is wonderful therapy for people. Instead of suffering for yourself, someone will do it for you.

Sophie Marceau

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The great moral questions of the present age are those about human rights, war, poverty, the vast disparities between rich and poor, the fact that somewhere in the third world a child dies every two and a half seconds because of starvation or remediable disease. The churches` obsessions over pre-marital sex and whether divorced couples can remarry in church appears contemptible in the light of this mountain of human suffering and need. By distracting attention from what really counts, and focusing it on the minor and anyway futile attempt to get people to conduct their personal lives only in ways the church permits, harm is done to the cause of good in the world.

A. C. Grayling

Pain is always there because life is freaking painful, okay. But suffering is a choice.

Orange Is the New Black (movie)

I do not fear death. I fear suffering. And I fear old age, though less so now that I am witnessing the tranquil and pleasant old age of my father. I am afraid of frailty, and of the absence of love. But death does not alarm me. It did not scare me when I was young, and I thought at the time that this was because it was such a remote prospect. But now, at sixty, the fear has yet to arrive. I love life, but life is also struggle, suffering, pain. I think of death as akin to a well-earned rest.

Carlo Rovelli

Punk is musical freedom. It`s saying, doing and playing what you want. [...] `Nirvana` means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that`s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

Kurt Cobain

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You`d be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

One of the big reliefs for the atheist is not having to worry about what to hope, wish, and pray for. Did I want to pray for my mother`s suffering to end? Did I want to hope for her death? I didn`t have to worry about that. I could hope one day that she`d live longer so I could talk to her, and wish the next day that she would die and not have to suffer her paralysis and physical loss any longer. My wishing and hoping were inert; I could let them run wild. I could use them as pure solace.

Penn Jillette

Without suffering there would be no compassion.

A Walk to Remember (movie)

Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

Richard Dawkins

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

Paulo Coelho

When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task; his single and unique task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden.

Viktor E. Frankl

Everything that comes together falls apart. [...] When you stopped wishing things wouldn`t fall apart, you stopped suffering when they did.

John Green

I`m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I`m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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