Suffering Quotes and Sayings

Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.

Pain & suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I say unto you that suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering….
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Suffering brings experience.
Aeschylus

Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.
– Amit Ray

I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had.
– Jim McDonald

Wisdom comes through suffering.
Aeschylus

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If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices.
– Jean Vanier

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
Ovid

Without suffering, there’d be no compassion.
Nicholas Sparks

Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility.
– Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
Santosh Kalwar

Sufferings don’t kill you but make you stronger.

Submitted by: Samuel Ahamba on April 7, 2013

All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.
Dalai Lama

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.
Paulo Coelho

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Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are.
Allan Lokos

Sometimes one has suffered enough to have the right to never say: I am too happy.
Alexandre Dumas

Better suffer the pain of Discipline, than to suffer the pain of Regret.

Anything was better than nothing. Half- full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.
– Becca Fitzpatrick

Do not ask who has caused me to suffer but who I can help to be free from suffering.

The root of suffering is attachment.
Buddha

My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer.
Paulo Coelho

You will bring yourself the suffering you need to bring yourself so that you may awaken.
– T. Scott McLeod

Sometimes it takes great suffering to pierce the soul and open it up to greatness.
– Jocelyn Murray

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
John Green

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A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
– Dalai Lama XIV

Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.
Osho

Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have.
– Amit Ray

If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group.
– Salma Hayek

Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don’t know how to love.
Osho

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