Suffering Quotes and Sayings

A psychiatrist does not want you to wake up. He tells you to dream some more, to find the pond and pour more tears into it. And really, he’s just another bird drinking from your misery.
Amy Tan

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
Colette

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
Albert Schweitzer

Without hope, there is no despair. There is only meaningless suffering.
– D. Morgenstern

Alas! we must suffer ourselves before we can feel for others.
– Émile Gaboriau

Suffering provides the gym equipment on which my faith can be exercised.
– Joni Eareckson Tada

Suffering so someone else didn’t have to suffer. Sacrificing your body for someone else’s well being.
Jodi Picoult

Suffering needs time. It cannot survive in the now.
– Eckhart Tolle

Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.
Seneca

We come to the end of suffering, through suffering.
– T. Scott McLeod

After all, what is suffering but an awareness of suffering?
– Nancy Farmer

Suffering is universal. It’s the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.
John Green

It is when suffering finds a voice and sets our nerves quivering that this pity comes troubling us.
– H.G. Wells

As long as one suffers one lives.
– Graham Greene

It’s necessary to use suffering. Otherwise, one is used by it.
– Natalie Clifford Barney

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