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Affliction quotes by Mary Rowlandson
#1. It is good for me that I have been afflicted. #Quote by Mary Rowlandson
Affliction quotes by William Dean Howells
#2. Our theory of disaster, of sorrow, of affliction, borrowed from the poets and novelist, is that it is incessant; but every passage in our own lives and in the lives of others, so far as we have witnessed them, teaches us that this is false. The house of mourning is decorously darkened to the world, but within itself it is also the house of laughing. Burst of gaiety, as heartfelt as its grief, relieve the gloom, and the stricken survivors have their jest together, in which the thought of the dead is tenderly involved, and a fond sense, not crazier than many others, of sympathy and enjoyment beyond the silence, justifies the sunnier mood before sorrow rushes back, deploring and despairing, and make it all up again with the conventional fitness of things. #Quote by William Dean Howells
Affliction quotes by Richard Sibbes
#3. When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses. #Quote by Richard Sibbes
Affliction quotes by Clarice Lispector
#4. I ask myself: is every story that has ever been written in this world, a story of suffering and affliction?
#Quote by Clarice Lispector
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#5. Man's great affliction, which begins with infancy and accompanies him till death, is that looking and eating are two different operations. Eternal beatitude is a state where to look is to eat. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by Munia Khan
#6. I am my own reflection
But when I look at me
I can see your affliction #Quote by Munia Khan
Affliction quotes by Matthew Henry
#7. A good man is willing to know the worst of himself, and particularly under affliction, desires to be told wherefore God contends with him and what God designs in correcting him. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Affliction quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#8. Ten times must you laugh during the day, and be cheerful; otherwise your stomach, the father of affliction, will disturb you in the night. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Affliction quotes by Timothy Keller
#9. Peter is saying that the fiery furnace does not automatically make us better. We must recognize, depend on, speak with, and believe in God while in the fire. God himself says in Isaiah 43 that he will be with us, walking beside us in the fire. Knowing him personally while in our affliction is the key to becoming stronger rather than weaker in it. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Affliction quotes by Hannah More
#10. Affliction is a sort of moral gymnasium in which the disciples of Christ are trained to robust exercise, hardy exertion, and severe conflict. #Quote by Hannah More
Affliction quotes by Thomas Merton
#11. We must be willing to accept the bitter truth that, in the end, we may have to become a burden to those who love us. But it is necessary that we face this also. The full acceptance of our abjection and uselessness is the virtue that can make us and others rich in the grace of God. It takes heroic charity and humility to let others sustain us when we are absolutely incapable of sustaining ourselves. We cannot suffer well unless we see Christ everywhere, both in suffering and in the charity of those who come to the aid of our affliction. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Affliction quotes by P.J.Berman, Vengeance Of Hope
#12. Hatred spreads faster than any other affliction. #Quote by P.J.Berman, Vengeance Of Hope
Affliction quotes by Nhat Hanh
#13. We must look deeply into the nature of our volition to see whether it is pushing us in the direction of liberation from suffering and toward peace and compassion, or in the direction of affliction and misery. What is it that we really want deep in our heart? Is it money, fame, power? Or is it finding inner peace, being able to live life fully and enjoy the present moment? #Quote by Nhat Hanh
Affliction quotes by William Shakespeare
#14. But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,
Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleep
In the affliction of these terrible dreams
That shake us nightly. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Affliction quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#15. We had a citywide emergency on our hands, as there is no greater affliction for the southern mind than people up north coming down to fix our way of life. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Affliction quotes by Jane Austen
#16. Every thing was a friend, or bore her thoughts to a friend; and though there had been sometimes much of suffering to her- though her motives had been often misunderstood, her feelings disregarded, and her comprehension under-valued; though she had known the pains of tyranny, of ridicule, and neglect, yet almost every recurrence of either had led to something consolatory ... and the whole was now so blended together, so harmonised by distance, that every former affliction had its charm. #Quote by Jane Austen
Affliction quotes by James Burnham
#17. He remembered the forceful hand that cast him to the earth. He'd fallen like a shooting star, his flesh burning until his wings fell away. Pain was something he had never known before. But even worse than the physical affliction was the knowledge that he would forevermore be denied Heaven. #Quote by James Burnham
Affliction quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#18. Where persons love little, do little, and give little, we may shrewdly suspect that they have never had much affliction of heart for their sins and that they think they owe but very little to divine grace. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by Mark Lawrence
#19. It's shame that gets us killed. Shame is the anchor, the heaviest burden to carry from the battlefield. Fortunately shame was an affliction I'd never suffered from. #Quote by Mark Lawrence
Affliction quotes by Blaise Pascal
#20. Thus I stretch out my arms to my Saviour, who, after being foretold for four thousand years, came on earth to die and suffer for me at the time and in the circumstances foretold. By his grace I peaceably await death, in the hope of being eternally united to him, and meanwhile I live joyfully, whether in the blessings which he is pleased to bestow on me or in the affliction he sends me for my own good and taught me how to endure by his example. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Affliction quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
#21. Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites. #Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Affliction quotes by Plato
#22. Man's music is seen as a means of restoring the soul, as well as confused and discordant bodily afflictions, to the harmonic proportions that it shares with the world soul of the cosmos. #Quote by Plato
Affliction quotes by Sylvia Boorstein
#23. Steadfast benevolence, sustained by the wisdom that anything other than benevolence is painful, protects the mind from all afflictions. #Quote by Sylvia Boorstein
Affliction quotes by Timothy Keller
#24. Christ literally walked in our shoes and entered into our affliction. Those who will not help others until they are destitute reveal that Christ's love has not yet turned them into the sympathetic persons the gospel should make them. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Affliction quotes by Francis Atterbury
#25. Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning. #Quote by Francis Atterbury
Affliction quotes by Ibrahim Babangida
#26. At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs. #Quote by Ibrahim Babangida
Affliction quotes by Kay Arthur
#27. Why should I ever resist any delay or disapointment, any affliction or oppression or humiliation - when I know God will use it in my life to make me like Jesus and to prepare me for heaven? #Quote by Kay Arthur
Affliction quotes by Cesare Pavese
#28. The real affliction of old age is remorse. #Quote by Cesare Pavese
Affliction quotes by Ann Radcliffe
#29. She wanted to complain, not to be consoled; and it was by exclamations of complaint only, Emily learned the particular circumstances of her affliction #Quote by Ann Radcliffe
Affliction quotes by Jorge Amado
#30. She was a glass snake. She wasn't poisonous but she sowed affliction just by going among men-mysteriously, like a miracle" (385) #Quote by Jorge Amado
Affliction quotes by Al-Ghazali
#31. In God, there is no sorrow or suffering or affliction. If you want to be free of all affliction and suffering, hold fast to God, and turn wholly to Him, and to no one else. Indeed, all your suffering comes from this: that you do not turn toward God and no one else. #Quote by Al-Ghazali
Affliction quotes by John Green
#32. Pain demands to be felt, he said, which was a line from An Imperial Affliction. #Quote by John Green
Affliction quotes by Alain De Botton
#33. The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others' appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves. Our sense of identity is held captive by the judgements of those we live among. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Affliction quotes by David Wilkerson
#34. Jesus didn't save you so you could cruise to heaven in a luxury liner. He wants you to be useful in His kingdom! The moment you got saved, He enrolled you in His school the school of suffering and affliction. #Quote by David Wilkerson
Affliction quotes by Claire Smith
#35. Having a crush is a bit like being infected with the most annoying, troubling and yet delicious disease you could get. It is almost more of an affliction. #Quote by Claire Smith
Affliction quotes by Sean Russell
#36. Travel causes some affliction of the eye, and after a while no place it rests looks like home. #Quote by Sean Russell
Affliction quotes by Thomas Brooks
#37. Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house. #Quote by Thomas Brooks
Affliction quotes by George Whitefield
#38. All our afflictions, all our temptations are to make heaven more desirable, and earth more loathsome. #Quote by George Whitefield
Affliction quotes by Tennessee Williams
#39. My greatest affliction ... is perhaps the major theme of my writings, the affliction of loneliness that follows me like a shadow, a very ponderous shadow too heavy to drag after me all of my days and nights. #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Affliction quotes by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
#40. God is too great to be glorified only through the lives of His victorious children. He is glorified by our suffering and even by our sin. His sustaining strength is glorified when we walk through the furnace of affliction. #Quote by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Affliction quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#41. Jesus today has many lovers of his heavenly kingdom, but few of them carry His cross. He has many friends who ask for consolation, but few who pray for affliction. He has many companions to share His meals, but few to share His abstinence.
We all want to rejoice with Him, but few of us are willing to suffer anything for His sake. Many follow Jesus up to the breaking of the bread, but few go on to the drinking of the chalice of His passion. Many admire His miracles but few follow in the ignominy of His cross. #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#42. The extreme affliction which overtakes human beings does not create human misery, it merely reveals it. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by Bryant McGill
#43. If your positivity immune system is low, any exposure to a person afflicted with negativity can poison your life. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Affliction quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#44. For affliction has opened my eyes,
and tears given me sight.
Grief has taught me the language of hearts. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Affliction quotes by Rihanna
#45. Love is great, love is fine. Out the box, out of line. The affliction of the feeling leaves me wanting more. #Quote by Rihanna
Affliction quotes by Charlie Pierce
#46. In 1989, my father died after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer's disease. All four of his siblings followed him into the shadow lands of that fascinating, maddening affliction. #Quote by Charlie Pierce
Affliction quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#47. Madness is however an affliction which in war carries with it the advantage of SURPRISE. #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Affliction quotes by Anonymous
#48. Psalms 25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins. #Quote by Anonymous
Affliction quotes by George Washington
#49. Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone. #Quote by George Washington
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#50. Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by John Bunyan
#51. In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God. #Quote by John Bunyan
Affliction quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#52. To us consciousness, or "the spirit," appears as a symptom of a relative imperfection of the organism, as an experiment, a groping, a misunderstanding, as an affliction which uses up nervous force unnecessarily - we deny that anything can be done perfectly so long as it is done consciously. The "pure spirit" is a piece of pure stupidity: take away the nervous system and the senses, the so-called "mortal shell," and the rest is miscalculation - that is all! ... #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Affliction quotes by Publilius Syrus
#53. The severest affliction is the one which has never been tried. #Quote by Publilius Syrus
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#54. The form that the love of religion takes in the soul differs a great deal according to the circumstances of out lives. Some circumstances prevent the very birth of this love; others kill it before it has been able to grow very strong. In affliction some men, in spite of themselves, develop a hatred and contempt for religions because the cruelty, pride, or corruption of certain of its ministers have made them suffer. There are others who have been reared from their earliest youth in surroundings impregnated with a spirit of this sort. We must conclude that in such cases, by God's mercy, the love of our neighbor and the love of the beauty of the world, if they are sufficiently strong and pure, will be enough to raise the soul to any height. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by Brady Udall
#55. If I could tell you only one thing about my life it would be this: when I was seven years old the mailman ran over my had. As formative events go, nothing else comes close; my careening, zigzag existence, my wounded brain and faith in God, my collisions with joy and affliction, all of it has come, in one way or another, out of that moment on a summer morning when the left rear tire of a United States postal jeep ground my tiny head into the hot gravel of the San Carlos Apache Indian reservation. #Quote by Brady Udall
Affliction quotes by Dallin H. Oaks
#56. When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life. #Quote by Dallin H. Oaks
Affliction quotes by Hannah More
#57. Affliction is the school in which great virtues are acquired, in which great characters are formed. #Quote by Hannah More
Affliction quotes by Francois Fenelon
#58. We must have faith during the period of our grief. We think that our afflictions will be greater than we can bear, but we do not know the strength of our own hearts, nor the power of God. He knows all. He knows every folding of the heart and also the extent of the sorrow that he inflicts. What we think will overwhelm us entirely only subdues and conquers our pride. Our renewed spirit rises from its subjugation with a celestial strength and consolation. #Quote by Francois Fenelon
Affliction quotes by Thomas Browne
#59. Darknesse and light divide the course of time, and oblivion snares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest stroaks of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables. Afflictions induce callosities, miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity. To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetfull of evils past, is a mercifull provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil days, and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting rememberances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Affliction quotes by David Wilkerson
#60. When God sets His heart on you, you will be tried often. But the longer and harder your affliction, the more deeply God has set His heart on you, to show you His love and care. #Quote by David Wilkerson
Affliction quotes by Anthony Bourdain
#61. To want to own a restaurant can be a strange and terrible affliction. What causes such a destructive urge in so many otherwise sensible people? Why would anyone who has worked hard, saved money, often been successful in other fields, want to pump their hard-earned cash down a hole that statistically, at least, will almost surely prove dry? Why venture into an industry with enormous fixed expenses (...), with a notoriously transient and unstable workforce, and highly perishable inventory of assets? The chances of ever seeing a return on your investment are about one in five. What insidious spongi-form bacteria so riddles the brains of men and women that they stand there on the tracks, watching the lights of the oncoming locomotive, knowing full well it will eventually run over them? After all these years in the business, I still don't know. #Quote by Anthony Bourdain
Affliction quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#62. But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Affliction quotes by Ray Bradbury
#63. What could he say that might make sense to them? Could he say love was, above all, common cause, shared experience? That was the vital cement, wasn't it? Could he say how he felt about their all being here tonight on this wild world running around a big sun which fell through a bigger space falling through yet vaster immensities of space, maybe toward and maybe away from Something? Could he say: we share this billion-mile-an-hour rid. We have common cause against the night. You start with little common causes. Why love the boy in a March field with his kite braving the sky? Because our fingers burn with the hot string singeing our hands. Why love some girl viewed from a train bent to a country well? The tongue remembers iron water cool on some long lost noon. Why weep at strangers dead by the road? They resemble friends unseen in forty years. Why laugh when clowns are hot by pies? We taste custard we taste life. Why love the woman who is your wife? Her nose breathes the air of a world that I know; therefore I love that nose. Her ears hear music I might sing half the night through; therefore I love her ears. Her eyes delight in seasons of the land; and so I love those eyes. Her tongue knows quince, peach, chokeberry, mint and lime; I love to hear it speaking. Because her flesh knows heat, cold, affliction, I know fire, snow, and pain. Shared and once again shared experience. Billions of prickling textures. Cut one sense away, cut part of life away. Cut two senses; life halves #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Affliction quotes by Steven Pinker
#64. Day-to-day political debates are also contests between metaphors. Citizens are not rational and pay no attention to facts, except as they fit into frames, and the frames are "fixed in the neural structures of [their] brains." In George W. Bush's first term, for example, he promised tax relief, which frames taxes as an affliction, the reliever as a hero, and anyone obstructing him as a villain. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Affliction quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#65. There is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much, but which will not show itself, until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it; its powers may be compared to those vehicles whose springs are so contrived that they get on smoothly enough when loaded, but jolt confoundedly when they have nothing to bear. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Affliction quotes by Anonymous
#66. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. 18 n Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins. #Quote by Anonymous
Affliction quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#67. The novel is the affliction for which only the novel is the cure. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Affliction quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#68. For mothers, some mothers, my mother, daughters are division and sons are multiplication; the former reduce them, fracture them, take from them, the latter augment and enhance. My mother, who would light up at the thought that my brothers were handsome, rankled at the idea that I might be nice-looking. The queen's envy of Snow White is deadly. It's based on the desire to be the most beautiful of all, and it raises the question of whose admiration she needs and what she thinks Snow White is competing for, this child whose beauty is an affliction. At the back of this drama between women are men, the men for whom the queen wants to be beautiful, the men whose attention is the arbiter of worth and worthlessness. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Affliction quotes by Greg Graffin
#69. I don't think workaholic is in the dictionary as an affliction, but it's obviously someone who has a disease, and I don't feel diseased by it. I just think that I enjoy life and life has many offerings. I feel lucky to be able to have a forum to share a lot of these ideas. #Quote by Greg Graffin
Affliction quotes by George Herbert
#70. For if I wimp my wing on thine. Affliction shall advance the flight in me. #Quote by George Herbert
Affliction quotes by Dalai Lama
#71. The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger - the greatest threat to our inner peace, and therefore our happiness. The mind, or spirit, is not physical, it cannot be touched or harmed directly. Only negative thoughts and emotions can harm it. Therefore, only the corresponding positive quality can protect it. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Affliction quotes by Henry Fielding
#72. Giving comfort under affliction requires that penetration into the human mind, joined to that experience which knows how to soothe, how to reason, and how to ridicule; taking the utmost care never to apply those arts improperly. #Quote by Henry Fielding
Affliction quotes by Joseph Hall
#73. There is no enemy can hurt us but by our own hands. Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. Temptations cannot hurt us, without our own yieldance. Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. Sins could not hurt us, without our own impenitence. #Quote by Joseph Hall
Affliction quotes by Brad Pitt
#74. My affliction has been ... I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it. #Quote by Brad Pitt
Affliction quotes by Matthew Henry
#75. Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Affliction quotes by Saadi
#76. Now that another is suffering pain at thy hand, trust not that thy heart shall be exempt from affliction. #Quote by Saadi
Affliction quotes by Francis De Sales
#77. Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them. #Quote by Francis De Sales
Affliction quotes by Mary Baker Eddy
#78. Under affliction in the very depths, stop and contemplate what you have to be grateful for. #Quote by Mary Baker Eddy
Affliction quotes by Thomas Watson
#79. Affliction has a sting, out withal a wing: sorrow shall fly away. #Quote by Thomas Watson
Affliction quotes by Ariana Carruth
#80. When we start rating each other's lives and afflictions, we lose a bit of our humanity, compassion and perspective. #Quote by Ariana Carruth
Affliction quotes by Gertrude The Great
#81. Bodily and spiritual affliction are the surest sign of Divine predilection. Gratitude for suffering is a precious jewel for our heavenly crown ... Man should always firmly believe that God sends just that trial which is most beneficial for him. #Quote by Gertrude The Great
Affliction quotes by Alain De Botton
#82. I am not a foodie, thank goodness. I will eat pretty much anything. A lot of my friends are getting incredibly fussy about food and I see it as a bit of an affliction. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Affliction quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#83. For Anne to take things calmly would have been to change her nature. All 'spirit and fire and dew,' as she was, the pleasures and pains of life came to her with trebled intensity. Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate. Therefore Marilla conceived it to be her duty to drill Anne into a tranquil uniformity of disposition as impossible and alien to her as to a dancing sunbeam in one of the brook shallows. She did not make much headway, as she sorrowfully admitted to herself. The downfall of some dear hope or plan plunged Anne into 'deeps of affliction.' The fulfillment thereof exalted her to dizzy realms of delight. Marilla had almost begun to despair of ever fashioning this waif of the world into her model little girl of demure manners and prim deportment. Neither would she have believed that she really liked Anne much better as she was. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Affliction quotes by Richard Sibbes
#84. Christ chiefly manifests Himself in times of affliction, because then the soul unites itself most closely by faith to Christ. The soul, in time of prosperity, scatters its affections, and looses itself in the creature; but there is a uniting power in sanctified afflictions, by which a believer, (as in rain a hen collects her brood) gathers his best affections unto his Father and his God. #Quote by Richard Sibbes
Affliction quotes by Washington Irving
#85. The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. Where is the mother who would willingly forget the infant that perished like a blossom from her arms, though every recollection is a pang? Where is the child that would willingly forget the most tender of parents, though to remember be but to lament? Who, even in the hour of agony, would forget the friend over whom he mourns? Who, even when the tomb is closing upon the remains of her he most loved, when he feels his heart, as it were, crushed in the closing of its portal, would accept of consolation that must be bought by forgetfulness? No, the love which survives the tomb is one of the noblest attributes of the soul. If it has its woes, it has likewise its delights; and when the overwhelming burst of grief is calmed into the gentle tear of recollection, when the sudden anguish and the convulsive agony over the present ruins of all that we most loved are softened away in pensive meditation on all that it was in the days of its loveliness - who would root out such a sorrow from the heart? Though it may sometimes throw a passing cloud over the bright hour of gaiety, or spread a deeper sadness over the hour of gloom, yet who would exchange it even for the song of pleasure, or the burst of revelry? No, there is a voice from the #Quote by Washington Irving
Affliction quotes by Maya Banks
#86. His gaze narrowed and she could see his
hands twitching again like he'd love nothing more than to throttle her. She was beginning to think it was an affliction of his. Did he go around wanting to choke the life out of everyone or was she special in that regard?
"I'm afraid 'tis an urge that is entirely original to you," the laird barked.
She clamped her mouth shut and closed
her eyes. Mother Serenity had vowed one day Mairin would regret her propensity to blurt out her least little thought. Today just might be that day. #Quote by Maya Banks
Affliction quotes by Sir John Davies
#87. If aught can teach us aught, Affliction's looks,
Making us pry into ourselves so, near,
Teach us to know ourselves, beyond all books,
Or all the learned schools that ever were. #Quote by Sir John Davies
Affliction quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#88. It is a valuable lesson that should often be reinforced - that many who are faced with impending death, a disease that will likely take them in a year's time, for example, quite often insist that their affliction is the best thing that ever happened to them. It takes the immediacy of mortality to remind them to watch the sunrise and the sunset, to note the solitary flower among the rocks, to appreciate those loved ones around them, to taste their food, and revel in the feel of a cool breeze. #Quote by R.A. Salvatore
Affliction quotes by D.P. Singh
#89. mighty smug with their present, howsoever unenviable or contemptible their lives and the attitudes might appear others to be. While nearsightedness is not exactly an affliction (but just the thing a good doctor or spiritual healer might prescribe for leading an uncomplicated and happy life), farsightedness is nothing less than a full-blown syndrome. Forever whining, carping, criticizing, castigating, berating and bemoaning every aspect of national-societal life, the lot of the farsighted is pathetic indeed. And, this, when they have far less reasons to cavil, enjoy as they do generally a far better station in life than their nearsighted #Quote by D.P. Singh
Affliction quotes by Ellen G. White
#90. Christ desires nothing so much as to redeem His heritage from the dominion of Satan. But before we are delivered from Satan's power without, we must be delivered {175} from his power within. The Lord permits trials in order that we may be cleansed from earthliness, from selfishness, from harsh, unchristlike traits of character. He suffers the deep waters of affliction to go over our souls in order that we may know Him and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, in order that we may have deep heart longings to be cleansed from defilement, and may come forth from the trial purer, holier, happier. Often we enter the furnace of trial with our souls darkened with selfishness; but if patient under the crucial test, we shall come forth reflecting the divine character. When His purpose in the affliction is accomplished, "He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday." Ps. 37:6. #Quote by Ellen G. White
Affliction quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#91. Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquefies the gold, hardens the clay Charles Caleb Colton. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Affliction quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#92. The band played up and down valleys still in those days unknown except to a few real-estate visionaries, little crossroads places where one day houses'd sprawl and the rates of human affliction in all categories zoom. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Affliction quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#93. If tragedy does not ensnare a man, if affliction does not agitate him, if love does not lay him down in the cradle of dreams, then his life is like a blank, white page in the book of existence. In that year I saw the #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Affliction quotes by Barry Pomeroy
#94. In a moment a world will lose its focus and become a different place. They say that blind people have been struck by their affliction without warning, and that Helen Keller found language and light in a word. For me, I suddenly knew, viscerally at least, a number of things about my town that I'd only ever suspected. The dog was a girl. The dog was a native girl. I dug her out of the snow with more care than I'd ever lifted a porcupine or a snapping rat, and feeling that she was still somewhat warm, that her wrappings of rags had protected her from the cold of a Manitoba winter, I placed my jacket around her and covered her head with my hat. Then I set a pace back to the farm that left a taste of blood in my mouth, freezing my lungs by running at minus thirty. #Quote by Barry Pomeroy
Affliction quotes by John Flavel
#95. Affliction is a pill, which, being wrapt up in patience and quiet submission, may be easily swallowed; but discontent chews the pill, and so embitters the soul. #Quote by John Flavel
Affliction quotes by Ann Radcliffe
#96. O! useful may it be to have shewn, that, though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune!And, if the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it - the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded. #Quote by Ann Radcliffe
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#97. Affliction hardens and discourages us because, like a red hot iron, it stamps the soul to its very depths with the scorn, the disgust, and even the self-hatred and sense of guilt that crime logically should produce but actually does not. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by Rabih Alameddine
#98. She was socially inept, an affliction I am quite intimate with. #Quote by Rabih Alameddine
Affliction quotes by Paul Auster
#99. But gradually, as he tried to inhabit the room presented on the canvas (Van Gogh - The Bedroom), he began to experience it as a prison, an impossible space, an image, not so much of a place to live, but of the mind that has been forced to live there. Observe carefully. The bed blocks one door, a chair blocks the other door, the shutters are closed: you can't get in, and once you are in, you can't get out. Stifled among the furniture and everyday objects of the room, you begin to hear a cry of suffering in this painting, and once you hear it, it does not stop. 'I cried by reason of mine affliction...' But there is no answer to this cry. The man in this painting (and this is a self-portrait, no different from a picture of a man's face, with eyes, nose, lips, and jaw) has been alone too much, has struggled too much in the depthts of solitude. The world ends at that barricaded door. For the room is not a representation of solitude, it is the substance of solitude itself. And it is a thing so heavy, so unbreatheable, that it cannot be shown in any terms other than what it is. #Quote by Paul Auster
Affliction quotes by Frederick William Robertson
#100. Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affliction or grief has humanized the soul. #Quote by Frederick William Robertson
Affliction quotes by Jeremiah Burroughs
#101. Your mercies are more than your afflictions. #Quote by Jeremiah Burroughs
Affliction quotes by Charles Dickens
#102. It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation. That may be, in part, natural to it; in part, the result of affliction. The less it was occupied with healthy things, the more it would be in danger of turning in the unhealthy direction. He may have observed himself, and made the discovery. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Affliction quotes by Jack Hyles
#103. Nothing unites people as sharing the same affliction. #Quote by Jack Hyles
Affliction quotes by ~ Fidelis O Mkparu (2016), Author Of ‘Love’s Affliction’
#104. Don't let anyone trample on your dream, or let the river take you to its destination. Take the river to your own destination. When you find love, hold on to it. #Quote by ~ Fidelis O Mkparu (2016), Author Of ‘Love’s Affliction’
Affliction quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#105. Affliction comes to us all ... not to impoverish, but to enrich us, as the plough enriches the field; to multiply our joy, as the seed, by planting, is multiplied a thousand-fold. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Affliction quotes by Lao-Tzu
#106. To know non-knowing is optimal
to imagine one knows
is affliction of mind #Quote by Lao-Tzu
Affliction quotes by John Wesley
#107. One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them. #Quote by John Wesley
Affliction quotes by Stacy Schiff
#108. Nabokov complained he was afflicted with total recall, an affliction of which he could be miraculously cured by the presence of a biographer. #Quote by Stacy Schiff
Affliction quotes by Stanley Kunitz
#109. Writer's block is a natural affliction. Writers who have never experienced it have something wrong with them. It means there isn't enough friction-that they aren't making enough of an effort to reconcile the contradictions of life. All you get is sweet monotonous flow. Writer's block is nothing to commit suicide over. It simply indicates some imbalance between your experience and your art, and I think that's constructive. #Quote by Stanley Kunitz
Affliction quotes by John Donne
#110. Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. #Quote by John Donne
Affliction quotes by Michael Talbot
#111. Brocq's disease was incurable until 1951 when a sixteen-year-old boy with an advanced case of the affliction was referred as a last resort to a hypnotherapist named A. A. Mason at the Queen Victoria Hospital in London. Mason discovered that the boy was a good hypnotic subject and could easily be put into a deep state of trance. While the boy was in trance, Mason told him that his Brocq's disease was healing and would soon be gone. Five days later the scaly layer covering the boy's left arm fell off, revealing soft, healthy flesh beneath. By the end of ten days the arm was completely normal. Mason and the boy continued to work on different body areas until all of the scaly skin was gone. The boy remained symptom-free for at least five years, at which point Mason lost touch with him.6 0 This is extraordinary because Brocq's disease is a genetic condition, and getting rid of it involves more than just controlling autonomic processes such as blood flow patterns and various cells of the immune system. It means tapping into the masterplan, our DNA programming itself. So, it would appear that when we access the right strata of our beliefs, our minds can override even our genetic makeup. #Quote by Michael Talbot
Affliction quotes by Mark Helprin
#112. What do they mean to you?" he asked, leaning back into the portable thicket of his gray vested suit. Beverly took back her pages and studied them. After a while, she looked up. "They mean to me that the universe . . . growls, and sings. No, shouts." The learned astronomer was shocked. In dealing with the public he was often confronted by lunatics and visionaries, some of whose theories were elegant, some absurd, and some, perhaps, right on the mark. But those were usually old bearded men who lived in lofts crowded with books and tools, eccentrics who walked around the city, pushing carts full of their belongings, madmen from state institutions that could not hold them. There was always something arresting and true about their thoughts, as if their lunacy were as much a gift as an affliction, though the heavy weight of the truth they sensed so strongly had clouded their reason, and all the wonder in what they said was shattered and disguised. He #Quote by Mark Helprin
Affliction quotes by John Green
#113. Dear Ms. Lancaster,

I fear your faith has been misplaced-but then, faith usually is. I cannot answer your questions, at least not in writing, because to write out such answers would constitute a sequel to An Imperial Affliction, which you might publish or otherwise share on the network that has replaced the brains of your generation. There is the telephone, but then you might record the conversation. Not that I don't trust you, of course, but I don't trust you. Alas, dear Hazel, I could never answer such questions except in person, and you are there while I am here.

That noted, I must confess that the unexpected receipt of your correspondence via Ms. Vliegenthart has delighted me: What a wondrous thing to know that I made something useful to you-even if that book seems so distant from me that I feel it was written by a different man altogether. (The author of that novel was so thin, so frail, so comparatively optimistic!)

Should you find yourself in Amsterdam, however, please do pay a visit at your leisure. I am usually home. I wouold even allow you a peek at my grocery lists.

Your most sincerely,
Peter Van Houten
c/o Lidewij Vliegenthart #Quote by John Green
Affliction quotes by Edward Young
#114. Affliction is a good man's shining time. #Quote by Edward Young
Affliction quotes by Joshua Cohen
#115. Let this meeting be as cryptic - as representative/nonrepresentative - as the Arameans, a people that never had a land of their own but still managed to leave behind their language - the only thing they left behind, their language. Aramaic. Ha lachma anya. This is the bread of affliction. Eli Eli lama shavaktani? Father, Father, why didn't Christ quote the Psalms in Hebrew - was he that inept, or does excruciation always call for the vernacular? #Quote by Joshua Cohen
Affliction quotes by Martin Luther
#116. The Christian should always think: 'If peace and tranquility reign today, it will be different tomorrow. The devil can shoot a dart into my heart, or some other affliction can befall me. Therefore I must see to it that when sorrows appear, I am prepared to weather the storm and draw comfort from God's Word. #Quote by Martin Luther
Affliction quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#117. God's people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the pains of mortality was never promised them; but when their Lord drew up the charter of privileges, he included chastisements amongst the things to which they should inevitably be heirs. Trials are a part of our lot; they were predestinated for us in Christ's last legacy. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by George MacDonald
#118. Come, then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy. #Quote by George MacDonald
Affliction quotes by C.S. Lewis
#119. Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don't agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Affliction quotes by Vincent De Paul
#120. You know that you yourself are not always in the same state. If you are exact today, closely united to God, and a consolation to the whole house, tomorrow you will be out of sorts, indolent, and a source of affliction to others. Then you will need their support, as you have supported them. #Quote by Vincent De Paul
Affliction quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#121. God did not make this person as I would have made him. He did not give him to me as a brother for me to dominate and control, but in order that I might find above him the Creator. Now the other person, in the freedom with which he was created, becomes the occasion of joy, whereas before he was only a nuisance and an affliction. God does not will that I should fashion the other person according to the image that seems good to me, that is, in my own image; rather in his very freedom from me God made this person in His image. I can never know beforehand how God's image should appear in others. That image always manifests a completely new and unique form that comes solely from God's free and sovereign creation. To me the sight may seem strange, even ungodly. But God creates every man in the likeness of His Son, the Crucified. After all, even that image certainly looked strange and ungodly to me before I grasped it. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Affliction quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
#122. As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue. #Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Affliction quotes by John Moran
#123. I have an affliction It's an addiction To computer solitaire I can't resist The icon's invitation There's simply no fix Black five on red six It's become My reward a Take-a-break kinda thing Black queen on red king I've spent so many many Hours of just Wasted time Red eight on black nine No way can I stay away Resistance's no use Just can't find a home for #Quote by John Moran
Affliction quotes by Joseph M. Spencer
#124. It is essential to love that it be, not a focus of two persons on each other, but of two persons on the same thing external to them both.

Although it has always been on offer, God's love cannot really be experienced unless or until one works side by side with him at transforming the world--unless or until one has confronted real affliction with him ("suffer[ed] with him,' Paul says in Romans 8:17) while tackling the task of remodeling the world (in what Paul calls, again in Romans 8:17, being "joint-heirs with Christ").

Love, in other words, has to be understood as more than a mere emotion; it is a way of being together in the world or, better, a way of working together to change the world.

What begins as a kind of instrumentality--I hope only to be a toll in God's hands--eventually becomes a very real partnership, ideally bound by covenant. #Quote by Joseph M. Spencer
Affliction quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#125. The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by John William Fletcher
#126. Calamity is man's true touchstone. #Quote by John William Fletcher
Affliction quotes by Elizabeth Goudge
#127. There was a leap of joy in him, like a flame lighting up in a dark lantern. At this moment he believed it was worth it. This moment of supreme beauty was worth all the wretchedness of the journey. It was always worth it. "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." It was the central truth of existence, and all men knew it, though they might not know that they knew it. Each man followed his own star through so much pain because he knew it, and at journey's end all the innumerable lights would glow into one. #Quote by Elizabeth Goudge
Affliction quotes by Anne Bronte
#128. We often pity the poor, because they have no leisure to mourn their departed relatives, and necessity obliges them to labor through their severest afflictions: but is not active employment the best remedy for overwhelming sorrow
the surest antidote for despair? It may be a rough comforter: it may seem hard to be harassed with the cares of life when we have no relish for its enjoyments; to be goaded to labor when the heart is ready to break, and the vexed spirit implores for rest only to weep in silence: but is not labor better than the rest we covet? and are not those petty, tormenting cares less hurtful than a continual brooding over the great affliction that oppresses us? Besides, we cannot have cares, and anxieties, and toil, without hope
if it be but the hope of fulfilling our joyless task, accomplishing some needful project, or escaping some further annoyance. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Affliction quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#129. If the immediate and direct purpose of our life is not suffering then our existence is the most Ill-adapted to its purpose in the world: for it is absurd to suppose that the endless affliction of which the world is everywhere full, and which arises out of the need and distress pertaining essentially to life, should be purposeless and purely accidental. Each individual misfortune, to be sure, seems an exceptional occurrence; but misfortune in general is the rule. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Affliction quotes by Andrew Hussie
#130. There is also a CAN OF PEANUTS on the desk. Ha ha, oh DAD. You won't be falling for THAT one again any time soon.
A severe peanut allergy is a terrible affliction to cope with. #Quote by Andrew Hussie
Affliction quotes by Sadhu Sundar Singh
#131. Should pain and suffering, sorrow, and grief, rise up like clouds and overshadow for a time the Sun of Righteousness and hide Him from your view, do not be dismayed, for in the end this cloud of woe will descend in showers of blessing on your head, and the Sun of Righteousness rise upon you to set no more forever. #Quote by Sadhu Sundar Singh
Affliction quotes by Thomas Binney
#132. Nothing can occur beyond the strength of faith to sustain, or, transcending the resources of religion, to relieve. #Quote by Thomas Binney
Affliction quotes by Saint Ignatius
#133. It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep grief because of the great affliction Christ endures for me. #Quote by Saint Ignatius
Affliction quotes by Angela Eschler
13 OCTOBER 1832

"I feel as if I wanted to say something to you to comfort you in your peculiar trial and present affliction. I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint. I pray God to soften the hearts of those around you to be kind to you and take the burden off your shoulders as much as possible and not afflict you. I feel for you, for I know your state and that others do not, but you must comfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in Heaven and that you have one true and living friend on earth, your husband. #Quote by Angela Eschler
Affliction quotes by John Bunyan
#135. Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you. #Quote by John Bunyan
Affliction quotes by George Downame
#136. Afflictions, like bills and pikes, make a terrible show when they cannot reach us; but the temptations of prosperity, like unseen bullets, wound and kill us before they are discerned. #Quote by George Downame
Affliction quotes by Michelle Forbes
#137. I've discovered a new affliction; it's called Orphan Black Eyes. When people ask me what I'm working on and I tell them Orphan Black ... they usually clutch a part of my body and their eyes go wide and a little crazy. People are MAD for this show. As am I. #Quote by Michelle Forbes
Affliction quotes by Kiran Nagarkar
#138. You can read all the books in the world on the Nazi concentration camps and the gas chambers, and yet reality will draw upon you only when you are put through that yourself. It is a law of God, or nature, if you prefer, that pain, suffering and grief cannot be transferred or known by proxy. Neither empathy nor sympathy but experience alone is a valid currency of affliction. It alone makes you a card-holding member all allows you to join the club of the wretched of the earth. All else is counterfeit. #Quote by Kiran Nagarkar
Affliction quotes by Toni Morrison
#139. In fact her maturity and blood kinship converted her passion to fever, so it was more affliction than affection. It literally knocked her down at night, and raised her up in the morning, for when she dragged herself off to bed, having spent another day without his presence, her heart beat like a gloved fist against her ribs. And in the morning, long before she was fully awake, she felt a longing so bitter and tight it yanked her out of a sleep swept clean of dreams. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Affliction quotes by T. S. Eliot
#140. I see the eyes but not the tears
This is my affliction. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Affliction quotes by David Mallet
#141. Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. #Quote by David Mallet
Affliction quotes by John Green
#142. The shirt was a screen print of a famous Surrealist artwork by René Magritte in which he drew a pipe and then beneath it wrote in cursive Ceci n'est pas une pipe. ("This is not a pipe.")

"I just don't get that shirt," Mom said.

"Peter Van Houten will get it, trust me.

There are like seven thousand Magritte references in An Imperial Affliction."

"But it is a pipe."

"No, it's not," I said. "It's a drawing of a pipe. Get it? All representations of a thing are inherently abstract. It's very clever."

"How did you get so grown up that you understand things that confuse your ancient mother?" Mom asked. "It seems like just yes-terday that I was telling seven-year-old Hazel why the sky was blue. You thought I was a genius back then."

"Why is the sky blue?" I asked.

"Cuz," she answered. I laughed. #Quote by John Green
Affliction quotes by Terry Pratchett
#143. I am pleased to say I find nothing funny, sir," Bent replied as they reached the bottom of the stairs. "I have no sense of humor whatsoever. None at all. It has been proven by phrenology. I have Nichtlachen-Keinwortz syndrome, which for some curious reason is considered a lamentable affliction. I, on the other hand, consider it a gift. I am happy to say that I regard the sight of a fat man slipping on a banana skin as nothing more than an unfortunate accident that highlights the need for care in the disposal of household waste." "Have you tried - " Moist began, but Bent held up a hand. "Please! I repeat, I do not regard it as a burden! And may I say it annoys me when people assume it is such! Do not feel impelled to try to make me laugh, sir! If I had no legs, would you try to make me run? I am quite happy, thank you!" He #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Affliction quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#144. I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had have turned out to be my best days. And when God has seemed most cruel to me he has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless him more than for anything else it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me. Our Father's wagons rumble most heavily when they are bringing us the richest freight of the bullion of his grace. Love letters from heaven are often sent in black-edged envelopes. The cloud that is black with horror is big with mercy. Fear not the storm. It brings healing in its wings and when Jesus is with you in the vessel the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by Samuel Rutherford
#145. Humility is a strange flower; it grows best in winter weather, and under storms of affliction. #Quote by Samuel Rutherford
Affliction quotes by Marion G. Romney
#146. My soul has made its greatest growth as I have been driven to my knees by adversity and affliction. #Quote by Marion G. Romney
Affliction quotes by Emily Dickinson
#147. To see her is a picture-
To hear her is a tune-
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June-
To know her not-Affliction-
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the the Sun
Were shining in your Hand. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Affliction quotes by ~ Fidelis O Mkparu (2016), Author Of ‘Love’s Affliction’
#148. I'll never forget the magic of our Saturday nights. Special moments carved in my mind by you the sculptor of my love. Let's dance the night away. Who needs music, when your heart already sings to me. #Quote by ~ Fidelis O Mkparu (2016), Author Of ‘Love’s Affliction’
Affliction quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#149. The only thing that really teaches one what life's about the joy of understanding, the joy of coming in contact with what life really signifies - is suffering, affliction. #Quote by Malcolm Muggeridge
Affliction quotes by John Calvin
#150. Tears that are shed in time of affliction are rarely tears of penitence, but more likely they are shed out of self pity and pain or sorrow. #Quote by John Calvin
Affliction quotes by Jeremiah Burroughs
#151. Oh, that we could but convince men and women that murmuring spirit is a greater evil than any affliction, whatever the affliction! #Quote by Jeremiah Burroughs
Affliction quotes by Marisha Pessl
#152. Such things as anguish, woe, affliction, guilt, feelings of awfulness, and utter wretchedness, the bread and butter of Days of Yore and Russians, sadly have very little staying power in these lickety-split Modern Times. #Quote by Marisha Pessl
Affliction quotes by Francis Quarles
#153. Afflictions clarify the soul. #Quote by Francis Quarles
Affliction quotes by Robin Bertram
#154. Genuine faith comes forth from the iron smelter of affliction. #Quote by Robin Bertram
Affliction quotes by Robertson Tait
#155. Och, away now, Ruari. You'll be telling us you're not knowing who that woman is next! Man, man, that's an awful affliction." A grey-bristled, weather-beaten face beamed back at him.

"And isn't it you that's making the drives in her car at the dead of night, too?" A female voice joined in from behind the sweets jars: "Oh my, Ruari ... 'tis a terrible thing the guilt of the carnal pleasures!"

"I haven't had any carnal pleasures ... I simply got a lift home. You're terrible, right enough," he defended himself. #Quote by Robertson Tait
Affliction quotes by Gail Carriger
#156. My father," she admitted, "was of Italian extraction. Unfortunately, not an affliction that can be cured." She paused. "Though he did die. #Quote by Gail Carriger
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#157. Affliction compels us to recognize as real what we do not think possible. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by J.C. Ryle
#158. Faith told Moses that affliction and suffering were not real evils.--They were the school of God, in which He trains the children of grace for glory--the medicines which are needful to purify our corrupt wills--the furnace which must burn away our dross--the knife which must cut the ties that bind us to the world. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Affliction quotes by L. W. Sumner
#159. In the central cases of physical pain, then, it appears that at least part of what is bad about our condition is the way it makes us feel. Here there seem to be no problems with a purely mental state account, no counterpart to the experience machine that could bring us to think that we are being deceived by mere appearances. [ ... ] If I am suffering physical pain then I can be quite wrong about the organic cause of my affliction, or even about whether it has one, without that error diminishing in the slightest either the reality of my pain or its impact on the quality of my life. #Quote by L. W. Sumner
Affliction quotes by John Angell James
#160. Afflictions tend to wean us from the world - and to fix our affections on things above. #Quote by John Angell James
Affliction quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#161. All providences are doors to trial. Men may be drowned in seas of prosperity as well as in rivers of affliction. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#162. I would bear any affliction rather than be burdened with a guilty conscience. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#163. Worldly ease is a great foe to faith; it loosens the joints of holy valour, and snaps the sinews of sacred courage. The balloon never rises until the cords are cut; affliction doth this sharp service for believing souls. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Affliction quotes by Laurence Sterne
#164. Before an affliction is digested, consolation ever comes too soon; and after it is digested, it comes too late. #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Affliction quotes by Mary Lydon Simonsen
#165. I did not understand how quickly one could fall in love, and I regarded almost as an affliction that one would eventually recover from. However, I now recognize that it is a force that reaches into every fiber of your body, and that it is something not to be resisted, but embraced. #Quote by Mary Lydon Simonsen
Affliction quotes by Steven Pinker
#166. The inability to set aside something that you know but that someone else does not know is such a pervasive affliction of the human mind that psychologists keep discovering related versions of it and giving it new names. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Affliction quotes by Kenny Smith
#167. Human cultures are all experiments in trying to find a form that will fit the matter of our immediacy; but it is absolutely not the case that all such experiments are of equal merit or value. Some cultures - and modernity is patently one - have managed to transmute consciousness into the "disease" that Nietzsche called it, the self-affliction of a self-centeredness that has purged itself of all vestiges of wisdom and value. #Quote by Kenny Smith
Affliction quotes by Gautama Buddha
#168. If there is no other world and there is no fruit and ripening of actions well done or ill done, then here and now in this life I shall be free from hostility, affliction, and anxiety, and I shall live happily. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Affliction quotes by Isaac Nunoofio
#169. Every one of us is journeying across the sea of life. The journey is very short but full of storms- storms of affliction and misfortune. Who can help us when the storms come? The answer is Jesus who calmed the sea. #Quote by Isaac Nunoofio
Affliction quotes by Miguel De Molinos
#170. With the wind of tribulation God separates in the floor of the soul, the chaff from the corn. #Quote by Miguel De Molinos
Affliction quotes by James Martineau
#171. Human character is never found "to enter into its glory," except through the ordeal of affliction. Its force cannot come forth without the offer of resistance, nor can the grandeur of its free will declare itself, except in the battle of fierce temptation. #Quote by James Martineau
Affliction quotes by Neal Shusterman
#172. Mental illness is by far the most misunderstood, and stigmatized, of all afflictions. Statistically, one in three families in the U.S. deals with mental illness, and yet it's rarely discussed in the open. It's time for that to change. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Affliction quotes by Fidelis O. Mkparu
#173. Our friendship has survived betrayals and our ambitions. Even death is afraid to come between us. Welcome back to my life." ~ Fidelis O Mkparu, author of 'Love's Affliction' ‪#authors‬, ‪#friendship‬ #Quote by Fidelis O. Mkparu
Affliction quotes by Stephen Charnock
#174. God often lays the sum of His amazing providences in very dismal afflictions; as the limner first puts on the dusky colors, on which he intends to draw the portraiture of some illustrious beauty. #Quote by Stephen Charnock
Affliction quotes by Timothy Keller
#175. One of the main ways we move from abstract knowledge about God to a personal encounter with him as a living reality is through the furnace of affliction. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Affliction quotes by Thomas A Kempis
#176. The cross, therefore, is always ready; it awaits you everywhere. No matter where you may go, you cannot escape it, for wherever you go you take yourself with you and shall always find yourself. Turn where you will - above, below, without, or within - you will find a cross in everything, and everywhere you must have patience if you would have peace within and merit an eternal crown. #Quote by Thomas A Kempis
Affliction quotes by Anthony Robbins
#177. How you deal with money reflects how you deal with power. Is it an affliction or a blessing? A game or a burden? #Quote by Anthony Robbins
Affliction quotes by John Geddes
#178. The furnace of affliction comes from doing what seems right in our own eyes ... #Quote by John Geddes
Affliction quotes by Simone Weil
#179. The beauty of the world is the mouth of a labyrinth. The unwary individual who on entering takes a few steps is soon unable to find the opening. Worn out, with nothing to eat or drink, in the dark, separated from his dear ones, and from everything he loves and is accustomed to, he walks on without knowing anything or hoping anything, incapable even of discovering whether he is really going forward or merly turning round on the same spot. But this affliction is as nothing compared with the danger threatening him. For if he does not lose courage, if he goes on walking, it is absolutely certain that he will finally arrive at the center of the labyrinth. And there God is waiting to eat him. Later he will go out again, but he will be changed, he will have become different, after being eaten and digested by God. Afterward he will stay near the entrance so that he can gently push all those who come near into the opening. #Quote by Simone Weil
Affliction quotes by Jonathan Edwards
#180. Men have a great deal of pleasure in human knowledge, in studies of natural things; but this is nothing to that joy which arises from divine light shining into the soul. This spiritual light is the dawning of the light of glory in the heart. There is nothing so powerful as this to support persons in affliction, and to give the mind peace and brightness in this stormy and dark world. This knowledge will wean from the world, and raise the inclination to heavenly things. It will turn the heart to God as the fountain of good, and to choose him for the only portion. This light, and this only, will bring the soul to a saving close with Christ. It conforms the heart to the gospel, mortifies its enmity and opposition against the scheme of salvation therein revealed: it causes the heart to embrace the joyful tidings, and entirely to adhere to, and acquiesce in the revelation of Christ as our Savior. #Quote by Jonathan Edwards
Affliction quotes by Laura McHugh
#181. ... nostalgia was once thought to be a mental illness or a physical affliction; for me, it was both. #Quote by Laura McHugh
Affliction quotes by Gareth Gates
#182. I've stammered all my life, and it's fair to say that my stammer has shaped my life. It's made me make some decisions that I'm sure I wouldn't have if I didn't suffer with this affliction. #Quote by Gareth Gates
Affliction quotes by Matthew Henry
#183. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Affliction quotes by John Bevere
#184. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. #Quote by John Bevere
Affliction quotes by J.P. Moreland
#185. We need not get distracted by the seeming defeat or troubles of our daily lives ("what is seen"), because this affliction is actually being used by God to transform our character (2 Corinthians 3:18) so we can become the kind of citizens who will flourish in his future kingdom ("what is not seen"). #Quote by J.P. Moreland
Affliction quotes by Sally Mann
#186. I have had a fascination with death, I think, that might be considered genetic for a long time. My father had the same affliction, I guess. #Quote by Sally Mann
Affliction quotes by Thomas Case
#187. If we are taught by God in affliction we are blessed. When God teaches, he applies his instruction to the heart. He commands light to shine out of darkness (2 Corinthians 4:6). The Holy Spirit brings divine truths in such a clear and convincing light that the soul sits down fully satisfied. The soul both sweetly and freely acquiesces in the revealed truths. When God teaches, the soul experiences truth as David (Psalm 119:71). Some only know notionally, but David knew by experience; he became more acquainted with the Word. He knew it more, loved it better, and was more transformed in the nature of it. Thus, Paul, "I know who I have believed" (2 Timothy 1:12) – "I have experienced his faithfulness and his all-sufficiency; I can trust my all with him. I am sure he will keep it safe to that day." Those taught of God in affliction can speak experimentally, in one degree or another. They can speak of their communion with God (Psalm 23:4). The sweet singer of Israel had comfortable presence. Those taught of God can say: "As we have heard, so we have seen. I have experienced this word upon mine heart, and can set my seal that God is true." God's teaching is a powerful teaching. It conveys strength as well as light. Truth only understood needs to be put into action and practice. God's teachings are sweet to the taste. David rolled them as sugar under his tongue, and received more sweetness than Samson from his honeycomb. Luther said he would not live in paradise without the Word, but #Quote by Thomas Case
Affliction quotes by Sun  Moon
#188. Peace is an affliction of those who no longer desire for things to be different than they are. What the hell is wrong with those people (tee-he-he)? #Quote by Sun Moon
Affliction quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#189. He will lift you and guide you. He will not always take your afflictions from you, but He will comfort and lead you with love through whatever storm you face. #Quote by Thomas S. Monson
Affliction quotes by Edward Young
#190. As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man. #Quote by Edward Young
Affliction quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#191. So what did Jes say?' I asked again, when my brain felt a bit less scrambled.
'He said I should take good care of you.'
'That's all?'
Mal cleared his throat. 'And ... he said he would pray to the God of Work to heal your affliction.'
'My what?'
'I many have told him that you have a goiter.'
I stumbled. 'I beg your pardon?'
'Well, I had to explain why you were always clinging to that scarf.'
I dropped my hand. I'd been doing it again without even realizing.
'So you told him I had a goiter?' I whispered incredulously.
'I had to say something. And it makes you quite a tragic figure. Pretty girl, giant growth, you know.'
I punched him hard in the arm.
'Ow! Hey, in some countries, goiters are considered very fashionable.'
'Do they like eunuchs, too? Because I can arrange that.'
'So bloodthirsty!'
'My goiter makes me cranky. #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Affliction quotes by Charles Dickens
#192. A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away-the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us-is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Affliction quotes by Jeremiah Burroughs
#193. You will not find one Godly man who came out of an affliction worse than when he went into it. Though for a little while he was shaken, yet, at last, he was better for an affliction. But, a great many Godly men have been worse for their prosperity. #Quote by Jeremiah Burroughs
Affliction quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#194. Imagine hidden in a simpler exterior a secret receptacle wherein the most precious treasure is deposited - there is a spring which has to be pressed, but the spring is hidden, and the pressure must have a certain strength, so that an accidental pressure would not be sufficient. So likewise is the hope of eternity hidden in man's inmost parts, and affliction is the pressure. When it presses the hidden spring, and strongly enough, then the contents appear in all their glory. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Affliction quotes by George Wigram
#195. If you do not understand what God's present claims over you are, you may depend upon it that as days of testing come on you will not be able to keep your footing. #Quote by George Wigram
Affliction quotes by Michael J. Fox
#196. I have referred to it as a gift--something for which others with this affliction have taken me to task. I was only speaking from my own experience, of course, but I stand partially corrected: if it is a gift, it's the gift that just keeps on taking.

Coping with relentless assault and the accumulating damage is not easy. Nobody would ever choose to have this visited upon them. Still, this unexpected crisis forced a fundamental life decision: adopt a siege mentality--or embark upon a journey. Whatever it was--courage? acceptance? wisdom?--that finally allowed me to go down the second road (after spending a few disastrous years on the first) was unquestionably a gift--and absent this neurophysiological catastrophe, I would never have opened it, or been so profoundly enriched. That's why I consider myself a lucky man. #Quote by Michael J. Fox
Affliction quotes by H.G.Wells
#197. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Affliction quotes by J.D. Salinger
#198. Years ago, in my earliest and pastiest days as a would-be writer, I once read a new story aloud to S. and Boo Boo. When I was finished, Boo Boo said flatly (but looking over at Seymour) that the story was "too clever." S. shook his head, beaming away at me, and said cleverness was my permanent affliction, my wooden leg, and that it was in the worst possible taste to draw the group's attention to it. As one limping man to another, old Zooey, let's be courteous and kind to each other. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Affliction quotes by John Piper
#199. Suffering in the path of Christian obedience, with joy - because the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life (Psalm 63:3) - is the clearest display of the worth of God in our lives. Therefore, faith-filled suffering is essential in this world for the most intense, authentic worship. When we are most satisfied with God in suffering, he will be most glorified in us in worship. Our problem is not styles of music. Our problem is styles of life. When we embrace more affliction for the worth of Christ, there will be more fruit in the worship of Christ. #Quote by John Piper
Affliction quotes by Robert Murray M'Cheyne
#200. Affliction shows the power of Christ's blood, when it gives peace in an hour of trouble, when it can make happy in sickness, poverty, persecution and death. Do not be surprised if you suffer, but glorify God. #Quote by Robert Murray M'Cheyne

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