“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

— Rumi, Share via Whatsapp

“Endure any suffering as a holy sanctification”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“If there was a God, he d guide the winds, let them blow for me so that, with a tug of my string, I d cut loose my pain, my longing.”

— Khaled Hosseini, Share via Whatsapp

“May we seek God s help at all times not only in suffering nor in hardships.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“Sufferings destroys sin.”

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Share via Whatsapp

“When terrible things keep happening you know you re living in the real world.”

— Marty Rubin, Share via Whatsapp

“If there were no suffering, man would not know his limitations, would not know himself.”

— Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Share via Whatsapp

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”

— Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid, Share via Whatsapp

“To become a spectator of one s own life is to escape the suffering of life.”

— Oscar Wilde, Share via Whatsapp

“Don t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you ll know you re dead.”

— Tennessee Williams, Share via Whatsapp

“In suffering we find our truest selves.”

— Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist, Share via Whatsapp

“We often cause ourselves suffering by wanting only to live in a world of valleys, a world without struggle and difficulty, a world that is flat, plain, consistent.”

— bell hooks, Belonging: A Culture of Place, Share via Whatsapp

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

— Kahlil Gibran, Share via Whatsapp

“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.”

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible, Share via Whatsapp

“People pontificate, Suicide is selfishness. Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one s audience with one s mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what s selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.”

— David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, Share via Whatsapp

“I knew you d kiss me. How? I say. Because I didn t know myself. Because I am in pain, He say s. That s the only way I get your attention.”

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, Share via Whatsapp

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.”

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, Share via Whatsapp