affliction

A Quote by unknown on mortals, affliction, cosmos, wisdom, tribulation, and learning

The greatest affliction of the cosmos is never to have been afflicted.  Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation

unknown

Source: urantia book

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on affliction, faith, and sorrow

'T is hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Weak is the Will of Man.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on affliction, kindness, labor, pain, salvation, sons, sorrow, and work

Some labor this side of the veil, others on the other side of the veil. If we tarry here we expect to labor in the cause of salvation and if we go hence we expect to continue our work until the coming of the Son of Man. The only difference is, while we are here we are subject to pain and sorrow, while they on the other side are free from affliction of every kind.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on affliction, genius, and spirituality

I have known 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.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Pines

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A Quote by Robert Burns on affliction, bliss, brothers, and sons

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

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: A Winter Night.

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A Quote by Pilpay on affliction, company, friendship, honesty, joy, men, pleasure, secrets, value, and world

Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comfort us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.

Pilpay

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on affliction, christ, experience, god, life, men, and schools

At times God's best pupils experience the most rigorous and continuous courses. Eventually those who prove to be men of Christ will thereby become distinguished alumni of life's school of affliction, graduating with honors.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, September 1993. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on affliction

The Gospel will . . . bring comfort to the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Michael Pollan on affliction and pride

Of the seven deadly sins, surely it is pride that most commonly afflicts the gardener.

Michael Pollan

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A Quote by L. Tom Perry on affliction, beginning, blessings, christ, consequences, destruction, familiarity, god, good, hope, hunger, inconsistency, investment, listening, love, people, persistence, possessions, pride, prosperity, providence, soul, and w

Jacob denounces his people's love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most pleasingly, that you have obtained many riches; and because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they. And now, my brethren, do ye suppose that God justifieth you in this thing? Behold, I say unto you, Nay. But he condemneth you, and if ye persist in these things his judgments must speedily come unto you. O that he would show you that he can pierce you, and with one glance of his eye he can smite you to the dust! O that he would rid you from this iniquity and abomination. And, O that ye would listen unto the word of his commands, and let not this pride of your hearts destroy your souls! Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you. But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good--to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted. The important point is that the Lord condemns both the preoccupation with worldly possessions and the lack of occupation with building His kingdom, whether it is a consequence of having too much or to little. . . . The Lord is not telling us that we should not be prosperous. This would be inconsistent with the many records we have of Him blessing His people with prosperity. But He is telling us that we should seek prosperity only after we have sought and found Him. Then, because our hearts are right, because we love Him first and foremost, we will choose to invest the riches we obtain in building His kingdom.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1987, pp. 39, 40., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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