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    • A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
    • You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.
    • To perceive is to suffer.
    • I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
    • But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose.
      What's Wrong With the World; p. 118, by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    • So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
    • But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move.
      A Summons to New Orleans, 2000, by Barbara Hall
    • People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
    • If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights.
      'Les Malheureux', by Victor Hugo
    • Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
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