Why Is There Suffering In The World?
Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus, young people will say, If there is a God and if he is a loving and merciful God, how do you explain the problems of suffering and death and all the tragedies that happen to people? --John Clayton
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. --Friedrich Nietzsche
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice. --Plato
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. --Aristotle
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. --Helen Keller
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded. --Leo Tolstoy
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. --Anatole France