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Quotations on Affliction

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To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.

~ Benjamin Franklin

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.

~ Helen Keller

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

~ Henry Ward Beecher

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us. When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go.

~ John Powell

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.

~ Felicia Hemans

Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.

~ John Tillotson

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.

~ H.G. Wells

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

~ Richard E. Burton

Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.

~ Christian Nestell Bovee

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