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A Quote by Dalai Lama on family, feeling, happiness, and suffering

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by C.W. Hulme on animals, conventionality, day, fear, hunger, literature, suffering, words, and writing

To this day the more conventional biologists suffer from an obsessional fear of anthropomorphism, and even put such words as "hunger" and "fear" between quotes (a literary solecism in any case) when writing about animals. The quotes are a way of saying "I cannot get on without Anthropomorphism, but I am ashamed to be seen with her in public".

C.W. Hulme (1886 - 1981)

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A Quote by Cory Evangeline Booth on army, colors, god, history, poverty, salvation, service, and suffering

Hardship, unbelief, suffering and poverty have not stopped our soldiery from rendering their service to God and man. The Salvation Army is a great empire, an empire without a frontier made up of a tangle of races, tongues and colors such as never before in all history gathered together under one flag.

Cory Evangeline Booth (1865 - 1950)

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A Quote by Confucius on good, laws, men, nature, poverty, and suffering

One who is by nature daring and is suffering from poverty will not long be law-abiding. Indeed, any men, save those that are truly good, if their sufferings are very great, will be likely to rebel.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Clive Hollands on animals, concern, and suffering

I am not basically a conservationist. When the last great whale is slaughtered, as it surely will be, the whales' suffering will be over. This is not the whales' loss, but man's. I am not concerned about the wiping out of a species - this is man's folly - I have only one concern, the suffering which we deliberately inflict upon animals whilst they live.

Clive Hollands (1929 -)

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A Quote by Christmas Humphreys on awareness, brothers, compassion, desires, illusions, learning, life, meaning, and suffering

As we increasingly become aware of the One Life breathing in each brother form of life, we learn the meaning of compassion, which literally means to 'suffer with' ... How does [the] self cause the desire which causes suffering?...by the illusion of separateness, the unawareness of One.

Christmas Humphreys (1901 - 1983)

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A Quote by Christmas Humphreys on appearance, buddhism, clarity, facts, illusions, life, mankind, separation, and suffering

Life is one, said the Buddha, and the Middle Way to the end of suffering in all its forms is that which leads to the end of the illusion of separation, which enables man to see, as a fact as clear as sunlight, that all mankind, and all other forms in manifestation, are one unit, the infinitely variable appearance of an indivisible Whole.

Christmas Humphreys (1901 - 1983)

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A Quote by Christian Gauss on civilization, facts, force, god, good, humanity, religion, science, and suffering

Any God who is to be of any use to civilization, to suffering humanity, or to religion must have in some way or other some at least of the attributes not of a substance or of a force but of a person. He must be interested as science is not in good and beautiful and holy. . . . Let us face the facts and admit as some do not that there are some services to civilization which science cannot render.

Christian Gauss

Source: The Threat of Science included in The College Book of Essays

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A Quote by Chinua Achebe on suffering and worry

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.

Chinua Achebe (1930 -)

Source: Arrow of God, 1967.

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A Quote by Charles Reed on day, deed, earth, men, men and women, nobility, suffering, women, and words

Not a day passes over this earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.

Charles Reed

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