God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
- Saint Augustine of Hippo
It's easy to look at people and make quick judgements about them, their present and their pasts, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceburg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it's lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon
The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Gustav Jung
The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure… Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering.
- J. Krishnamurti
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
- Paulo Coelho
There is nothing wrong with God’s creation. Mystery and suffering only exist in the mind.
- Ramana Maharshi
True realisation of the actual nature of this material world, its perishable, transitory and illusory aspects best dawns on a person in suffering.
- A Spiritual Leader
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.
- Alan Watts
To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.
- Oscar Wilde
Suffering is a product of limited knowledge.
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar