Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
— Finley Peter Dunne

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
Bodhidharma affliction quote

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Isaiah 48:10
— Bible

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
— Aeschylus

It is good for me that I was afflicted that I may learn Thy statutes. Psalms 119:71
— affliction quotation by Bible