Tag: Suffering

The thing about pain…

The thing about pain is it demands to be felt. Somebody will feel it. If you don’t feel your own pain, it doesn’t go away, you just pass it on to the people around you.

– unknown

You gain strength…

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is full of…

The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it.

– Will Foley

What counts in making a happy marriage…

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility.

– Leo Tolstoy

I know now…

I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.

– Gail Caldwell

But there was winter…

But there was winter in my heart and I was looking for the door into summer.

– Robert Heinlein

Your task is not…

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

Hurt people…

Hurt people hurt people.

– unknown

One of the most valuable…

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories.

– Rebecca Falls

Human beings…

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

– Douglas Adams

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