Over 40,000 Famous Quotes Sorted By Topic and Author
John Brown Topic: Affliction
Now let us thank th' eternal power, convinc'd That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction: That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour, Serves but to brighten our future days!
Robert Burns Topic: Affliction
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
Ovid Topic: Affliction
Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.
William Shakespeare Topic: Affliction
Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound Upon a wheel of fire, that mine own tears Do scald me like molten lead.
Robert Southey Topic: Affliction
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, From that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Edward Young Topic: Affliction
Affliction is the good man's shining scene; Prosperity conceals his brightest ray; As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
John Tillotson Topic: Affliction
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.
Max Beerbohm Topic: Affliction
I know of no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
John Powell Topic: Affliction
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.
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