Suffering

475 – “When suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

–Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations

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394 – “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

–Albus Dumbledore in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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392 – “Violent conflicts create zones of silence in a society. The deeds and responsibility of the perpetrators are concealed. Thus also the suffering of the victims, the role of the spectators… The silence is often passed on to the next generation.”

–Dan Bar-On [Attributed]

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