105 Torments Quotes To Inspire You

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Short Torments Quotes

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  • Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The paparazzi terrify and torment people and endanger people and it's really unpleasant. — Barbara Broccoli
  • Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. — Epicurus
  • A philosopher is a fool who torments himself while he is alive, to be talked of after he is dead. — Jean le Rond d'Alembert
  • The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. — Claude Monet
  • Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Wiesel
  • wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to temptation! — Eric Jerome Dickey
  • It is silliness to live when to live is torment. — William Shakespeare
  • Thou art to me a delicious torment. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top 10 Torments Quotes

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Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy. — Le Corbusier

Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo. — Wilma Mankiller

The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.' — Bernadette Soubirous

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure. — Marquis De Sade

But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. — Carl Jung

You menace others with your deadly fangs. But in tormenting them, you are only tormenting yourselves. — Milarepa

May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching. — Irish Proverbs

I know of two tragic histories in the world - that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented — Roger Casement

Joy And Torment Quotes

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Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy. — Le Corbusier

There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth! — Anton Szandor LaVey

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. — Claude Monet

Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting, even if I were to go this night straight to the Dark Lord. Alas for Gimli son of Glóin! — J. R. R. Tolkien

Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good. — Unknown

Man is in fact nailed down - like Christ on the Cross - to a grid of paradoxes. He balances between the torment of not knowing his mission and the joy of carrying it out, between nothingness and meaningfulness. And like Christ, he is in fact victorious by virtue of his defeats. — Vaclav Havel

With so many thousand joys, is it not black ingratitude to call the world a place of sorrow and torment? — Jean Paul

Our laugh is a torment and our cry is a joy for the Satan! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

For trash and toys, And grief-engend'ring joys, What torment seems too sharp for flesh and blood; What bitter pills, Compos'd of real ills, Men swallow down to purchase one false good! — Francis Quarles

At that moment I remembered something Cal had told me: that there is beauty in darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life and death, thorns on the rose. I knew then that I could not escape pain and torment any more than I could give up joy and beauty — Cate Tiernan

Life Is A Torment Quotes

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Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. — Carl Jung

But for disloyalty to her husband a wife is censured among men, and ,in her next life she is born in the womb of a jackal and tormented by diseases, the punishment of her sin. — Guru Nanak

Like I tell everyone, I say the bottom line to my life is that I've gone through torments in my life, but it made me stronger. I haven't lost my mind, I haven't become a dope fiend, I'm not a drug pusher, I'm not a stick-up man. — John Carlos

The man who comes to writing late, but is in essence a writer, may sometimes gain as much as he has lost: his experience of life has given him a subject, he is spared the youthful writer's self-torment and soul-searching. — Wright Morris

Only one thing matters: live a good, happy life. Do your heart's bidding, even when it leads you on paths that timid souls would avoid. Even when life is a torment, don't let it harden you. — Wilhelm Reich

Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you'll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding. — Martha Beck

It is not only poverty that torments the Negro; it is the fact of poverty amid plenty. It is a misery generated by the gulf between the affluence he sees in the mass media and the deprivation he experiences in his everyday life. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is silliness to live when to live is torment, and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician. — William Shakespeare

Don't torment yourself with jealousy. It's a silly illusion that someone's life is better than yours when the truth is that each one of us is on a different path. — Demi Lovato

I am scared; I don't know what is going to happen to me. What was the point of working so hard and of being talented, to be rewarded like this? Never a penny, tormented all my life. It is horrible; one cannot imagine it. — Camille Claudel

Biblical Quotes

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. — Soren Kierkegaard

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The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation. — Dwight L. Moody

I was once young and now I am old, but not once have I been witness to God's failure to supply my need when first I had given for the furtherance of His work. He has never failed in His promise, so I cannot fail in my service to Him. — William Carey

The biblical model is that God deliberately chooses imperfect vessels - those who have been wounded, those with physical or emotional limitations. Then he prepares them to serve and sends them out with their weakness still evident, so that his strength can be made perfect in that weakness. — Christine Caine

We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. — Oswald Chambers

Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist. — Oswald J. Smith

Ubuntu is not a biblical concept but an ancient African one. Nevertheless it falls back on one simple thing: that humans have been created for togetherness, and what drives us apart is greed, lust for power, and a sense of exclusion, but those are aberrations. — Allan Boesak

I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week. — John D. Rockefeller

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. — John the Apostle

Tormented Souls Quotes

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The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.' — Bernadette Soubirous

What a compelling motive we have for prayer, for preaching, for soul winning when we learn that every responsible human being who leaves this world without a definite change in heart immediately lifts his eyes in Hell, tormented in flame! — John R. Rice

God is called jealous, angered, repentant, merciful, and foreknowing. These simply mean that, because He guards the chastity of every soul, He can, in human fashion, be called jealous, although He is not subject to any mental torment. — Pope Gregory I

Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Wiesel

wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to temptation! — Eric Jerome Dickey

Men are the devils of the earth, and the animals are its tormented souls. — Arthur Schopenhauer

The man who comes to writing late, but is in essence a writer, may sometimes gain as much as he has lost: his experience of life has given him a subject, he is spared the youthful writer's self-torment and soul-searching. — Wright Morris

Only one thing matters: live a good, happy life. Do your heart's bidding, even when it leads you on paths that timid souls would avoid. Even when life is a torment, don't let it harden you. — Wilhelm Reich

They smiled in their pains and laughed to scorn those who inflicted torments on them, resigned up their souls with great alacrity, expecting to receive them again. — Josephus

Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch's soul; whoever raises it only to torment him is behaving like the executioners in Hell who, they say, incessantly renew old wounds and concentrate their attention on that area of it that is already lacerated. — Marquis De Sade

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More Torments Quotes

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Life never stops. The torment of men will be eternal, unless the function of creating and acting and changing, living intensely through each day, be considered an eternal joy. — Le Corbusier

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Wiesel

Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it - and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo. — Wilma Mankiller

The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, 'Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health.' — Bernadette Soubirous

There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth! — Anton Szandor LaVey

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. — Saint John Chrysostom

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure. — Marquis De Sade

But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. — Carl Jung

You menace others with your deadly fangs. But in tormenting them, you are only tormenting yourselves. — Milarepa

May the enemies of Ireland never eat bread nor drink whisky, but be tormented with itching without benefit of scratching. — Irish Proverbs

I am convinced that an important stage of human thought will have been reached when the physiological and the psychological, the objective and the subjective, are actually united, when the tormenting conflicts or contradictions between my consciousness and my body will have been factually resolved or discarded. — Ivan Pavlov

I know of two tragic histories in the world - that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented — Roger Casement

I had to overcome bullies and other people who didn't like me and tormented me. I overcame those things with positive affirmations and setting goals. When I would set goals, I wouldn't let anything get in the way of me breaking them. As I found success, a lot of those things subsided and became less important. — Jake Paul

Temptation can be tormenting, but remember: The torment of temptation to sin is nothing to compare with the torment of the consequences of sin. Remorse and regret cannot compensate for sin....though sins can be forgiven immediately - the consequences can last a lifetime — Edwin Louis Cole

You must torment people with your artistic delight, scaring mother and grandmother in the middle of the night. — Sergei Parajanov

I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. — Jane Austen

But we are living in a sceptical and, if I may use the phrase, a thought-tormented age: and sometimes I fear that this new generation, educated or hyper-educated as it is, will lack those qualities of humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humour which belonged to an older day. — James Joyce

The paparazzi terrify and torment people and endanger people and it's really unpleasant. — Barbara Broccoli

The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. — Napoleon Bonaparte

We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of luck and persistence. — Craig Newmark

What gnashing is not a comfort, what gnawing of the worm is not a tickling, what torment is not a marriage bed to this damnation, to be secluded eternally, eternally, eternally from the sight of God? — John Donne

Those who have been too long at their labor, who have drunk too long at the cup of voluptuousness, who feel they have become temporarily inhumane, who are tormented by their families, who find life sad and love ephemeral......they should all eat chocolate and they will be comforted. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. — Epicurus

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. — James Baldwin

I need not torment myself with the fear that my faith may fail; as grace led me to faith in the first place, so grace will keep me believing to the end. Faith, both in its origin and continuance, is a gift of grace (Phil 1:29). — J. I. Packer

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks. — Julio Cortazar

It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky. — Muriel Spark

A philosopher is a fool who torments himself while he is alive, to be talked of after he is dead. — Jean le Rond d'Alembert

You victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of God and Savior, you who have boldness of speech toward the Lord Himself, you saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the grace of Christ may come upon us, and enlighten the hearts of all of us so that we may love Him. — Ephrem the Syrian

As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence. — Alcibiades

Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings ... let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the evil torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ. — Ignatius of Antioch

There is no affliction, trial, or labor difficult to endure, when we consider the torments and sufferings which Our Lord Jesus Christ endured for us. — Teresa of Avila

Be the buffalo. Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, once told me how the cow runs away from the storm while the buffalo charges directly toward it—and gets through it quicker. Whenever I'm confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment. I become the buffalo. — Donna Brazile

The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not only a matter, I believe, of religious observance and practice. To me, being Jewish means and has always meant being proud to be part of a people that has maintained its distinct identity for more than 2,000 years, with all the pain and torment that has been inflicted upon it. — Golda Meir

What a compelling motive we have for prayer, for preaching, for soul winning when we learn that every responsible human being who leaves this world without a definite change in heart immediately lifts his eyes in Hell, tormented in flame! — John R. Rice

Many teenagers are tormented by terrors they deem private and personal. They do not know that their anxieties and doubts are universal. — Haim Ginott

As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs. — William Blake

Everything in high school seems like the most important thing that's ever happened in your life. It's not. You'll get out of high school and you never see those people again. All the people who torment and press you won't make a difference in your life in the long haul. — Mark Hoppus

The torments of hell abide for ever.... If all the earth and sea were sand, and every thousandth year a bird should come, and take away one grain of this sand, it would be a long time ere that vast heap of sand were emptied; yet, if after all that time the damned may come out of hell, there were some hope; but this word EVER breaks the heart. — Thomas Watson

When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments. — Thomas Jefferson

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like an incurable disease which causes him endless torment but occasionally fills him with silent joy. — Georges Rouault

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure. — Joseph De Maistre

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