When is life an evil? When it offers a man nothing but suffering and pain.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
...when I think of you it's with tears, because no one else has such delicate hands that can reach into my soul and calm my fears...
- John Geddes
God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
- Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
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
Nothing is more seductive for man than his freedom of conscience. But nothing is a greater cause of suffering.
- Fyodor M. Dostoevsky
There are sufferings that have lost their memory and do not remember why they are suffering.
- Antonio Porchia
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
- Helen Keller
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho
All sacrifice and suffering is redemptive. It is used to either teach the individual or to help others. Nothing is by chance.
- Arthur J. Russell
The reward of suffering is experience.
- Harry S. Truman
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