suffering

A Quote by Alma P. Burton on authors, earth, eternity, experience, god, grief, happiness, joy, learning, obedience, salvation, satisfaction, sons, sorrow, suffering, and world

Even the Savior of the world, the Only Begotten Son of God, was obliged to come to earth and to take upon himself an earthly tabernacle. He experienced joy and sorrow, happiness and grief, lasting satisfaction and frequent disappointments. As Paul has written, "Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him." Hebrews 5:8-9 KJV

Alma P. Burton (1913 -)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on authority, children, christ, christianity, despair, doubt, god, inconsistency, life, love, motherhood, nature, peace, suffering, sympathy, uncertainty, victory, words, and world

The essence of Christianity is the appeal to the life of Christ as a revelation of the nature of God and of God's agency in the world. The record is fragmentary, inconsistent, and uncertain. . . . But there can be no doubt as to what elements in the record have evoked a response from all that is best in human nature. The Mother, the Child, and the bare manger: the lowly man, homeless and self-forgetful, with his message of peace, love, and sympathy: the suffering, the agony, the tender words as life ebbed, the final despair: and the whole with the authority of supreme victory.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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A Quote by Alfred de Vigny on death, heart, silence, and suffering

Silence alone is great; all else is feebleness . . . Perform with all your heart your long and heavy task. . . . Then as do I, say naught, but suffer and die.

Alfred de Vigny (1797 - 1863)

Source: La Mort du Loup

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on daughters, education, independence, order, sons, students, suffering, and teachers

To a student: Dear Miss - I have read about sixteen pages of your manuscript . . . I suffered exactly the same treatment at the hands of my teachers who disliked me for my independence and passed over me when they wanted assistants. . . . Keep your manuscript for your sons and daughters, in order that they may derive consolation from it and not give a damn for what their teachers tell them or think of them. . . . There is too much education altogether.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Albert Einstein, The World as I See It, The Wisdom Library, New York, 1949

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on attitude, capitalism, careers, evil, future, preparation, students, success, suffering, and worship

The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Monthly Review, 1949

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A Quote by Albert Camus on freedom, ideas, liberty, and suffering

Freedom of the press is perhaps the freedom that has suffered the most from the gradual degradation of the idea of liberty.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on agreement, belief, christianity, doubt, forgiveness, god, impossibility, life, listening, men, sincerity, suffering, surprises, time, and trust

I was about to tell him he was wrong to dwell on it, because it really didn't matter. But he cut me off and urged me one last time, drawing himself up to his full height and asking me if I believed in God. I said no. He sat down indignantly. He said it was impossible; all men believed in God, even those who turn their backs on him. That was his belief, and if he were ever to doubt it, his life would become meaningless. 'Do you want my life to be meaningless?' he shouted. As far as I could see, it didn't have anything to do with me, and I told him so. But from across the table he had already thrust the crucifix in my face and was screaming irrationally, 'I am a Christian. I ask Him to forgive you for sins. How can you not believe that He suffered for you?' I was struck by how sincere he seemed, but I had had enough. It was getting hotter and hotter. As always, whenever I want to get rid of someone I'm not really listening to, I made it appear as if I agreed. To my surprise, he acted triumphant. 'You see, you see!' he said. 'You do believe, don't you, and you're going to place your trust in Him, aren't you?' Obviously, I again said no. He fell back in his chair.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Aesop on suffering

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

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A Quote by Aeschylus on despair, god, grace, heart, learning, pain, sleep, suffering, and wisdom

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our despair, against our own will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: 456 B.C.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on suffering and wisdom

Wisdom cometh by suffering.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

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