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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Sufferer, Suffering
Another’s suffering is but skin deep.  Modern Greek.  1
Better to suffer than to do ill.  2
He that will not suffer evil must never think of preferment.  3
He who much has suffered much will know.  Homer.  4
He who suffers innocently is in better condition than they who unjustly condemn.  Agis.  5
I would rather be found suffering than doing what is unjust.  Phocion.  6
It is the lot of man to suffer.  Benjamin Disraeli.  7
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.  Longfellow.
Many a one suffers for what he cannot help.  French.  9
Of suffering comes ease.  10
Suffer in order to know; toil in order to have.  Spanish.  11
Suffering is the mother of fools, reason of wise men.  12
Sufferings are lessons.  Greek.  13
The sufferer becomes a chatterer.  Turkish.  14
We must suffer much or die young.  Portuguese.  15
When another man suffers a piece of wood suffers.  Arabian.  16
Who breathes must suffer, and who thinks must mourn,
And he alone is blessed who ne’er was born.  Prior.
Whom can we accuse but ourselves for what we suffer.  Massinger.  18

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