quote by Saadi

Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.

— Saadi

Most Powerful Afflictions quotations

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.

Avoiding the temptation to sin and being patient upon that, is greater than being patient whilst being afflicted with trials.

For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more.

The soul will never become pious and purified except through undergoing afflictions. It is the same as gold that can never be pure except after removing all the base metals in it.

Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace.

The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases.

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.

No one has ever been accused for not providing ornaments, but for those who neglect their neighbour a hell awaits with an inextinguishable fire and torment in the company of the demons. Do not, therefore, adorn the church and ignore your afflicted brother, for he is the most precious temple of all.

There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction.

Afflictions are the steps to heaven.

Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.

Be good. This will make your angel happy. When sorrows and misfortunes, physical or spiritual, afflict you, turn to your guardian angel with strong trust and he will help you.

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable;

love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable;

love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.

Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.

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.

It's a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.

Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.

Ah, afflicted one, your disabilities were meant to unite with God's enablings, your weakness to mate His power. God's grace is at hand -sufficent-- and at its best when human weakness is most profound. Appropriate it and learn that those who wait on God are stronger in their weakness than the sons of men in their stoutest health and vigor.

Every morning, I shall concern myself anew about the boundary, Between the love-deed-Yes and the power-deed-No, And pressing forward honor reality. We cannot avoid, Using power, Cannot escape the compulsion, To afflict the world, So let us, cautious in diction, And mighty in contradiction, Love powerfully.

The afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occasionally forgets the fact. When they move their lips no ear perceives any sound. And they themselves soon sink into impotence in the use of language, because of the certainty of not being heard.

Your afflictions may only prove that you are more immediately under the Father's hand. There is no time that the patient is such an object of tender interest to the surgeon, as when he is bleeding beneath his knife. So you may be sure if you are suffering from the hand of a reconciled God, that His eye is all the more bent on you.

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them.

. . . Our Lord humbles in order to raise up, and allows the suffering of interior and exterior afflictions in order to bring about peace. He often desires some things more than we do, but wants us to merit the grace of accomplishing them by several practices of virtue and to beg for this with many prayers.

If I murmur in the least at affliction, if I am in any way uncharitable, if I revenge my own case, if I do anything purely to please myself or omit anything because it is a great denial, if I trust myself, if I take any praise for any good which Christ does by me, or if I am in any way proud, I shall act as my own and not God’s.

in proportion as my own discomfort has increased, my conviction of necessity to search into the wants of the friendless and afflicted has deepened. If I am cold, they too are cold; if I am weary, they are distressed; if I am alone, they are abandoned.

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.

A theme that appears repeatedly in the writings of the social critics of the second half of the 20th century is the sense of purposelessness that afflicts many people in modern society.

Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called "the rejoicing of hope" (Hebrews 3:6).

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

Had it pleas'd heaven To try me with affliction * * * I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience.

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