Suffering Quotes

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon. Woody Allen

I can sympathize with everything, except suffering. Oscar Wilde

Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence. Leon Bloy

Christianity makes suffering contagious. Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by. George Meredith

If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist’s office would be full of luminous ideas. Mason Cooley

Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is. Christiaan Barnard

It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive. Somerset Maugham

The fool learns by suffering. Hesiod

Suffering, once accepted, loses its edge, for the terror of it lessens, and what remains is generally far more manageable than we had imagined. Lesley Hazelton

My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. Adrienne Rich

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