Favorite Quotations ~† Suffering, 2 Awareness

"Attachment is the source of all suffering." ~ The Buddha

I donít think I have nerves of steel, far from it, but I can certainly stand up to things. I am not afraid to look suffering straight in the eyes. ~ Etty Hillesum

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. ~ Dalai Lama

Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

A prizefighter who gets knocked out or is badly outclassed suffers in a way he will never forget. ~ Floyd Patterson

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. ~ Thomas Merton

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. ~ Plutarch

A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain, than to have to watch their friend suffer. ~ Amanda Grier

So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: itís meant to improve us. ~ Lance Armstrong

The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself as our spirit of resistance to it. ~ Jean Nicolas Groll

Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things. ~ Homer

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