The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.
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, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: - I shall not fear anyone on Earth. - I shall fear only God. - I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. - I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. - I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.
It is that we are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so helplessly unhappy as when we have lost our loved object or its love.
Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.