Quotes about affliction

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John Kenneth Galbraith photo
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Léon Bloy photo

„Suffering passes, but the fact of having suffered never passes.“

—  Léon Bloy French writer, poet and essayist 1846 - 1917

Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 19, Association of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry., 1984 [Association of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry., 1984]

Solomon photo

„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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Emil M. Cioran photo

„Long before physics or psychology were born, pain disintegrated matter, and affliction the soul.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

All Gall Is Divided (1952)

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„One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939

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Helen Keller photo

„No doubt the reason is that character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Helen Adams Keller (p. 60. Helen Keller's Journal: 1936-1937, Doubleday, Doran & company, inc., 1938)

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Woody Allen photo

„Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.“

—  Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931 - 2019

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„Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1994)
Variant: Waiting Hurts. Forgetting Hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering.
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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„The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds of consumption.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

Source: No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

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„We are constantly railing against the passions; we ascribe to them all of man’s afflictions, and we forget that they are also the source of all his pleasures“

—  Denis Diderot, book Philosophical thoughts

As translated in Diderot (1977) by Otis Fellows, p. 39
Variant translations:
One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Pensées Philosophiques (1746)
Source: Pensées philosophiques
Context: We are constantly railing against the passions; we ascribe to them all of man’s afflictions, and we forget that they are also the source of all his pleasures … But what provokes me is that only their adverse side is considered … and yet only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to infancy, and virtue becomes small-minded.