A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.

A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.

A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.

Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become Love. That is the mystery.

For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.

Great artists suffer for the people.

How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.

I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.

I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true — men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe —

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.

If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all…

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.

Is suffering so very serious? I have come to doubt it. It may be quite childish, a sort of undignified pastime — I'm referring to the kind of suffering a man inflicts on a woman or a woman on a man. It's extremely painful. I agree that it's hardly bearable. But I very much fear that this sort of pain deserves no consideration at all. It's no more worthy of respect than old age or illness.

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.

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