Thursday, May 22, 2014

#1389 To be greater

Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering.  ~Padre Pio

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.  ~ Ben Okri

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  ~ Helen Keller

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.  ~ Erich Fromm

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and the unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.  ~ Bertrand Russell

Quotes about suffering 

- When have you responded with love?
- How has suffering shaped your character?
- What inspires you amidst challenges?