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Definition of Suffering


  1. of Suffer
  2. The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred; as, sufferings by pain or sorrow; sufferings by want or by wrongs.
  3. Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.

Suffering Quotations

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.

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

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Khalil Gibran

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Paulo Coelho

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Suffering Translations

suffering in French is souffrance, souffrissant
suffering in German is leidend, erduldend, Leiden
suffering in Italian is soffrire
suffering in Latin is dolor, patientia
suffering in Spanish is dolencia
suffering in Swedish is lidande

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