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A Quote by Brook Foss Westcott on love and suffering

What we can do for another is the test of powers; what we can suffer for is the test of love.

Brook Foss Westcott (1825 - 1901)

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on anxiety, challenge, day, depression, disappointment, failure, good, life, purpose, struggle, and suffering

It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1978, p.93., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on beginning, body, buddhism, death, elderly, evil, future, good, immortality, life, mind, mortality, mountains, names, nature, past, purity, sacred, sage, sensuality, strength, and suffering

. . . this mind, through endless kalpas without beginning, has never varied. It has never lived or died, appeared or disappeared, increased or decreased. It's not pure or impure, good or evil, past or future. It's not true or false. It's not male or female. It doesn't appear as a monk or a layman, an elder or a novice, a sage or a fool, a buddha or a mortal. It strives for no realization and suffers no karma. It has no strength or form. It's like space. You can't possess it and you can't lose it. Its movements can't be blocked by mountains, rivers, or rock walls. . . . No karma can restrain this real body. But this mind is subtle and hard to see. It's not the same as the sensual mind. Everyone wants to see this mind, and those who move their hands and feet by its light are as many as the grains of sand along the Ganges, but when you ask them, they can't explain it. It's theirs to use. Why don't they see it? . . . Only the wise know this mind, this mind called dharma-nature, this mind called liberation. Neither life nor death can restrain this mind. Nothing can. It's also called the Unstoppable Tathagata, the Incomprehensible, the Sacred Self, the Immortal, the Great Sage. Its names vary but not its essence.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 21-23

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on bliss, body, existence, peace, suffering, understanding, and path

To have a body is to suffer. Does anyone with a body know peace? Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists and stop imagining or seeking anything. The sutras say, "To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss." When you seek nothing, you're on the Path.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 5-7

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on food, heart, pain, sacrifice, suffering, and yoga

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me - the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. In this way you will be freed from the bondage of karma, and from its results both pleasant and painful. Then, firm in renunciation and yoga, with your heart free, you will come to me.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 9:27-28, p. 135

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, giving, habits, suffering, and world

A habit of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree or certainty which the evidence warrants, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on knowledge, life, love, mankind, pity, simplicity, and suffering

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Bertrand Russell, Autobiography

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on control, freedom, liberty, nations, speech, suffering, thought, and wisdom

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech; which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know. . . . Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on approval, guilt, innocence, maxims, and suffering

That it is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on age, consequences, future, indifference, energy, nations, people, persuasion, posterity, prayer, preparation, prosperity, suffering, and youth

That we may live to see England once more possess a free Monarchy and a privileged and prosperous People, is my Prayer; that these great consequences can only be brought about by the energy and devotion of our Youth is my persuasion. We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil

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