|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.|
Acts. IX. 5. Same idea in ÆschylusAgamemnon. L. 1,635.
|Knowledge by suffering entereth,|
And Life is perfected by Death.
E. B. BrowningA Vision of Poets. Conclusion.
|To each his suffrings; all are men,|
Condemnd alike to groan;
The tender for anothers pain,
Th unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies?
Thought would destroy their paradise.
GrayOn a Distant Prospect of Eton College. St. 10.
|Ho! why dost thou shiver and shake, Gaffer Grey?|
And why does thy nose look so blue?
Thomas HolcroftGaffer Grey.
| And taste|
The melancholy joys of evils passd,
For he who much has sufferd, much will know.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. XV. L. 434. Popes trans.
|I have trodden the wine-press alone.|
Isaiah. LXIII. 3.
| Graviora quæ patiantur videntur jam hominibus quam quæ metuant.|
Present sufferings seem far greater to men than those they merely dread.
LivyAnnales. III. 39.
|They, the holy ones and weakly,|
Who the cross of suffering bore,
Folded their pale hands so meekly,
Spake with us on earth no more!
LongfellowFootsteps of Angels. St. 5.
|Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim.|
Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial.
OvidAmorum. III. 11. 7.
|Leniter ex merito quidquid patiare ferendum est,|
Quæ venit indigne pna dolenda venit.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
OvidHeriodes. V. 7.
|Si stimulos pugnis cædis manibus plus dolet.|
If you strike the goads with your fists, your hands suffer most.
PlautusTruculentus. IV. 2. 54.
|Levia perpessi sumus|
Si flenda patimur.
We have suffered lightly, if we have suffered what we should weep for.
| Oh, I have suffered|
With those that I saw suffer.
Tempest. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 5.
| For there are deeds|
Which have no form, sufferings which have no tongue.
ShelleyThe Cenci. Act III. Sc. 1.
|Those who inflict must suffer, for they see|
The work of their own hearts, and that must be
Our chastisement or recompense.
ShelleyJulian and Maddalo. L. 494.
|Can it be, O Christ in heaven, that the holiest suffer most,|
That the strongest wander furthest, and more hopelessly are lost?
Sarah WilliamsIs it so, O Christ in Heaven? St. 3.
| He could afford to suffer|
With those whom he saw suffer.
WordsworthExcursion. I. 370. (V. 40 in Knights ed.)