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We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.

I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe --
It is the lot of man to suffer.
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
Great artists suffer for the people.
A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing.
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.
There is not much sense in suffering, since drugs can be given for pain, itching, and other discomforts. The belief has long died that suffering here on earth will be rewarded in heaven. Suffering has lost its meaning.
Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
Oh, fear not in a world like this, and thou shalt know erelong, know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.
It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.
Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.
Suffering is by no means a privilege, a sign of nobility, a reminder of God. Suffering is a fierce, bestial thing, commonplace, uncalled for, natural as air. It is intangible; no one can grasp it or fight against it; it dwells in time -- is the same thing as time; if it comes in fits and starts, that is only so as to leave the sufferer more defenseless during the moments that follow, those long moments when one relives the last bout of torture and waits for the next.
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man -- that is, the more divine -- the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
You can't drown your sorrows, they always float to the surface.
The afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact. When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound. And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard.
I can sympathize with everything, except suffering.
For darkness restores what light cannot repair.
Most of our suffering lies in retrospection or anticipation; pain itself is very brief.

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