Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you to stop suffering.
- Jane Roberts
Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.
- Christiaan Barnard
Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not thinking so much of us as we think they ought.
- Mary Lyon
A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.
- John Cleese
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
- Willie Nelson
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
- William Butler Yeats
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
- Sigmund Freud
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho