Quotes about affliction

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„I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.“

—  Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 BC

Ecclesiastes, 1:13 http://bible.cc/ecclesiastes/1-13.htm, New American Standard Bible

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„It is my considered opinion that the sweetest relief from suffering and the best comfort in affliction that this world affords are to be found almost entirely in the study of literature, and so I believe that the splendour of historical writing is to be cherished with the greatest delight and given the pre-eminent and most glorious position.“

—  Henry of Huntingdon, book Historia Anglorum

Prologue, pp. 2-3.
Historia Anglorum (The History of the English People)
Original: (la) Cum in omni fere litterarum studio dulce laboris lenimen et summum doloris solamen dum uiuitur insitum considerem, tum delectabilius et maioris praerogatiua claritatis historiarum splendorem amplectendum crediderim.

„One who wallows in regret cannot see into their future. Wallowing in regret brings nothing but harm; by doing so, they only bring afflictions upon themselves.“

—  Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959

Quotes from Word of Wisdoms Vol.3
Original: (zh_Hant) 常常後悔的人,是一個看不到將來的人。 後悔只會給自己帶來傷害, 只會給自己增加更多煩惱。

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„If your ear is open to the afflicted, God will keep his ear open to you.“

—  Bill Hybels American writer 1951

Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)

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„We are tempted so that we may pray the more. Afflictions are meant for our spiritual benefit.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On temptation - "TB Joshua's Shocking 2014 Prophecy" http://www.premiumtimesng.com/letter-to-the-editor/152458-tb-joshuas-shocking-2014-prophecy.html Premium Times, Nigeria (January 1 2014)

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„There is mercy in every place,
And mercy, encouraging thought!
Gives even affliction a grace
And reconciles man to his lot.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Source: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 53.

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