affliction

A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on affliction, force, grief, and soul

Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affliction or grief has humanized the soul.

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Edward Young on affliction, good, and prosperity

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

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on affliction, direction, experience, fatherhood, learning, obedience, perfection, strength, suffering, and support

We learn obedience, as the Savior did, by the things which we suffer. . . . Sometime in the eternities to come, we will see that our trials were calculated to cause us to turn to our Heavenly Father for strength and support. Any affliction or suffering we are called upon to bear may be directed to give us experience, refinement, and perfection.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

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A Quote by David Mallet on affliction, honor, humility, patience, and virtue

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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A Quote by Charles Sumner on affliction, beginning, compromise, country, history, and human rights

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been; abandoned.

Charles Sumner (1811 - 1874)

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on affliction and soldiers

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

Source: Gleanings among the Sheaves

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on affliction, blessings, body, buddhism, desires, merit, mind, nature, people, practice, water, and work

Disciple: But the Bathhouse Sutra says, "By contributing to the bathing of monks, people receive limitless blessings." This would appear to be an instance of external practice achieving merit. How does this relate to beholding the mind? Bodhidharma: . . . Our true buddha-nature has no shape. And the dust of affliction has no form. How can people use ordinary water to wash an intangible body? It won't work. . . . To clean such a body you have to behold it. Once impurities and filth arise from desire, they multiply until they cover you inside and out. But if you try to wash this body of yours, you'll have to scrub until it's nearly gone before it's clean.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 109

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on affliction and disaster

WHANGDEPOOTENAWAH, n. In the Ojibwa tongue, disaster; an unexpected affliction that strikes hard.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on addiction, affliction, contempt, independence, politics, respect, self-respect, and vices

MUGWUMP, n. In politics one afflicted with self-respect and addicted to the vice of independence. A term of contempt.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on affliction and honor

HONORABLE, adj. Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies, it is customary to mention all members as honorable; as, "the honorable gentleman is a scurvy cur."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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