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What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. [Lat., Leniter ex merito quidquid patiare ferendum est, Quae venit indigne poena dolenda venit.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Heriodes (V, 7)

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If you strike the goads with your fists, your hands suffer most. [Lat., Si stimulos pugnis caedis manibus plus dolet.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Truculentus (IV, 2, 54)

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For there are deeds Which have no form, sufferings which have no tongue.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: The Cenci (act III, sc. 1)

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Those who inflict must suffer, for they see The work of their own hearts, and that must be Our chastisement or recompense.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: Julian and Maddalo (l. 494)

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Can it be, O Christ in heaven, that the holiest suffer most, That the strongest wander furthest, and more hopelessly are lost?

Sarah Williams ("Saidie") Quotes , Source: Is it so, O Christ in Heaven? (st. 3)

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He could afford to suffer With those whom he saw suffer.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Excursion (I, 370)

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Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.

Heinrich Suso Quotes

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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.

Albert Camus Quotes

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The only way to be happy is to love to suffer.

Woody Allen Quotes

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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Roberta Flack Quotes

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It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.

W. Somerset Maugham Quotes

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What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.

Seneca Quotes

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We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.

Marcel Proust Quotes

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It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.

Robert Lynd Quotes

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I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem (quoted by Judy Collins on Diane Rehm Show).

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Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem (quoted by Judy Collins on Diane Rehm Show).

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How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe, a cockroach in the spaghetti, a woman's laugh.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.

William Faulkner Quotes

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Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

Aristotle Quotes

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