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    suffering Quotes

    I was watching the TV broadcasts interviewing people stranded at airports for days on end, losing their holidays, their important business meetings and the long-awaited ability to see their families... In short, suffering. No one complained, though! They kept repeating: we are so grateful for the care taken of our safety, for feeling. They were ready to surrender a good deal of their human dignity, individuality, freedom of choice.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    I am grateful to realize that my desires do not entitle me to add to another's suffering.
    — Zoe Weil
    tags: desires  suffering 
    Wherever I go people recognize me, call my name, cheer for me. But there are names no one cares to remember, that no one cheers for: the 805 million people suffering from hunger in the world today.
    — Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    tags: people  world  suffering  care  hunger 
    I believe we are all connected to other people. I am connected to people who are suffering. We all are.
    — Ziggy Marley
    In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: suffering  africa  kids  year 
    Each creature walks a perfect earth. Each one gets the suffering and comfort that he needs. When ALL cravings and needs are satisfied, each bit of Soul, merges again with the One.The amount of joy and suffering in the world is always counterbalanced. One person's evil can terrify thousands, but one person's good can succour thousands too.
    — Zeina
    tags: evil  joy  world  suffering  soul  earth  comfort 
    You can't use your camera as a shield against human suffering.
    — Zana Briski
    tags: suffering  human 
    Alleviation of suffering is my fundamental principle.
    — Yusuf Hamied
    I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship.
    — Yulia Tymoshenko
    Pain, I came to feel, might well prove to be the sole proof of the persistence of consciousness within the flesh, the sole physical expression of consciousness. As my body acquired muscle, and in turn strength, there was gradually born within me a tendency towards the positive acceptance of pain, and my interest in physical suffering deepened.
    — Yukio Mishima
    When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people's sufferings too. That's the first step to understand somebody is to understand their sufferings. So then love follows.
    — Yoko Ono
    I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them.
    — Yoko Ono
    There's nothing bad about feminism. We have to help each other, because there's a lot of women in the world who are suffering because the fact is we're not equal. It's as plain as that. It's still a men's world. I don't know. We'll go on with it.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: women  world  feminism  suffering  help  bad  facts 
    I am a rebel by birth... I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity. My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest.
    — Yip Harburg
    An error is more useful than truth: truth is a thought suffering from arteriosclerosis.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    There is no joy nobler than suffering for the sake of love for man.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: men  joy  suffering 
    If you study your own struggles, the struggles of others, even in movies or novels you'll see the root of all their suffering is always attachments
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    It's like we're suffering from an identity crisis, and that identity is in our arts and the fact that we don't find it chief amongst our agendas to teach our kids who we are as a nation and the battles we've had on this ground and how they've been successfully resolved. We can't enjoy the fruits of the labor of our ancestors.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    Have you thought of the sufferings of Armenia? You poured out your money to help succor the Armenians after they suffered; now set your strength so that they shall never suffer again.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Only 4 sets of people can vote for the PDP: (1) those who are intellectually blind; (2) those who are blinded by ethnicity; (3) those who are blinded by corruption and therefore afraid of the unknown, should power change hands; and finally (4) those who are suffering from a combination of the above terminal sicknesses.
    — Wole Soyinka
    I like to describe Himalayan climbing as a kind of art of suffering. Just pushing, pushing yourself to your limits.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    tags: suffering 
    Great effort, fear and suffering sweet all the worthless chaff out of us.
    — Wojciech Kurtyka
    tags: fear  suffering 
    It is only our exactions of life that are terrible. It is only our impossible conceptions of beauty and good and justice that are terrible-because they never are realized, and at the same time they prevent us taking life as it is. That is the real source of all our sorrow and suffering.
    — Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
    Man does not fear death, only the suffering.
    — Witold Gombrowicz
    tags: death  fear  men  suffering 
    It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God's greatest gifts are given.
    — Wintley Phipps
    tags: suffering  personal  gift  god  dreams 
    It should be remembered that hundreds of people of African ancestry also walked the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee during the forced removal of 1838-1839. Although we know about the terrible human suffering of our native people and the members of other tribes during the removal, we rarely hear of those black people who also suffered.
    — Wilma Mankiller
    tags: people  suffering  human  tears  black 
    We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: suffering  help 
    To care only about your pain and suffering, and disregard the emotional toll of others is hypocritically sub-human.
    — Willie D
    Africa, your sufferings have been the theme that has arrested & engaged my heart.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: heart  suffering  africa 
    If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: suffering 
    The achievement of nationhood is a product not only of time and circumstance but usually of war and suffering as well.
    — William Pfaff
    Just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn't mean I orchestrate the tragedies. Don't ever assume that my using something means I caused it or that I need it to accomplish my purposes. That will only lead you to false notions about me. Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.
    — William P. Young
    tags: work  suffering  grace  tragedy 
    Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.
    — William P. Young
    tags: suffering  grace 
    Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.
    — William P. Young
    Something in the heart of most human beings simply cannot abide pain inflicted on the innocent, especially children. Even broken men serving in the worst correctional facilities will often first take out their own rage on those who have caused suffering to children. Even in such a world of relative morality, causing harm to a child is still considered absolutely wrong. Period!
    — William P. Young
    God creates us free, free to be selfish, but He adds a mechanism that will penetrate our selfishness and wake us up to the presence of others in this world, and that mechanism is called suffering.
    — William Nicholson
    Socialism may be worthless as a scheme, but it is not meaningless as a symptom. Rousseau's theory of the origin of society, of the social contract, and of a cure for all the social evils by a return to a state of nature, had, as we all know now, no more relation to fact than the dreams of an illiterate drunkard; but they were not without value as a vague and symbolical expression of certain evils from which the France of his day was suffering.
    — William Hurrell Mallock
    When we endure our own tragedies or trials, most of us develop some empathy and compassion for others who are suffering. The trick is to keep that sense of compassion going throughout our daily lives, when we are likely to go on automatic pilot and move back into being judgmental, especially when times are tough.
    — William Hudson O'Hanlon
    I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government.
    — William H. Wharton
    Bid faith look through the key-hole of the promise, and tell thee what it sees there laid up for him that overcomes; bid it listen and tell thee whether it cannot hear the shout of those crowned saints, as of those that are dividing the spoil, and receiving the reward of all their services and sufferings here on earth.
    — William Gurnall
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