Does anyone really go into nursing intending to be apathetic, cold and removed from suffering? I find that very difficult to believe.
If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.
Experience is the extract of suffering.
If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Suffering is one of life's great teachers.
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
Positive social emotions like compassion and empathy are generally good for us, and we want to encourage them. But do we know how to most reliably raise children to care about the suffering of other people? I'm not sure we do.
Religion has convinced us that there's something else entirely other than concerns about suffering. There's concerns about what God wants, there's concerns about what's going to happen in the afterlife.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
I ask the American administration not to participate in any resolution that will double the suffering of the Palestinian people. I am convinced that the American people would not want to see the Palestinians suffer the way they do.
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