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The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: In Eutropium (II, 149)

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Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate. [Lat., Crede mihi, miseris coelestia numina parcunt; Nec semper laesos, et sine fine, premunt.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ex Ponto (III, 6, 21)

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Henceforth, I'll bear Affliction till it do cry out itself, 'Enough, enough, and die.'

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Gloucester at IV, vi)

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Affliction is the good man's shining scene; Prosperity conceals his brightest ray; As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 415)

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Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.

John Tillotson Quotes

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I know of no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.

Max Beerbohm Quotes

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When something [an affliction] happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

Rosalind Russell Quotes

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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

Henry Ward Beecher Quotes

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If I didn't have this affliction, I would be the first. As a rule the if-clause contains an unfulfillable condition, or the patient's own arrangement, which only he can change.

Alfred Adler Quotes

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Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquefies the gold, hardens the clay

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate.

Book of Common Prayer Quotes , Source: Prayer for all Conditions of Men

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Now let us thank th' eternal power, convinc'd That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction: That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour, Serves but to brighten our future days!

John Brown (1) Quotes , Source: Bararossa (act V, sc. 3)

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Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: In Eutropium (II, 149)

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Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald me like molten lead.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vii)

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Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at III, iii)

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Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, From that good God, who chastens whom he loves.

Robert Southey Quotes , Source: Madoc in Wales (III, l. 176)

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The Lord get his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. - Charles Hadden Spurgeon,

Charles Hadden Spurgeon Quotes , Source: Gleanings Among the Sheaves--Sorrow's Disciple

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What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? [Lat., Quae regio in terris nostri non plena laboris.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (I, 460)

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With silence only as their benediction, God's angels come Where in the shadow of a great affliction, The soul sits dumb!

John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes , Source: To my Friend on the Death of his Sister

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As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

Sir Richard Burton Quotes

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Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.

Felicia D. Hemans Quotes

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No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction

Demetrius Phalerens Quotes

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By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us. When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go.

John Powell Quotes

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Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.

John Tillotson Quotes

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