Some Christian Suffering Quotes:
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
~ Helen Adams Keller
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss – a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
I do not believe that God has imposed suffering upon anyone to punish them or to teach them a lesson.
Not till I was shut up to prayer and to the study of God’s word by the loss of earthly joys–sickness destroying the flavor of them all–did I begin to penetrate the mystery that is learned under the cross. And wondrous as it is, how simple is that mystery! To love Christ, and to know that I love Him–this is all.
~ Mrs. Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.
Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.
~Robert Green Ingersoll
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
~W. Somerset Maugham
For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
~William Butler Yeats
In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ.
~Kenneth Scott Latourette
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
~Michel de Montaigne