Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience, but nothing is a greater cause of suffering.
What actually arouses indignation over suffering is not the suffering itself, but the senselessness of suffering.
We are always in a hurry to be happy; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
There would be far less suffering amongst mankind, if men—and God knows why they are so fashioned—did not employ their imaginations so assiduously in recalling the memory of past sorrow, instead of bearing their present lot with equanimity.