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Jane Austen – One does not love a place less

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Jane AustenOne does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

Jane Austen   (1775-1817)

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Thomas Paine – Society versus government

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Thomas PaineSociety in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.

Thomas Paine   (1737-1809)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – The most beautiful people we have known

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross  

Arthur Schopenhauer – What a man can do and suffer is unknown

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Arthur SchopenhauerWhat a man can do and suffer is unknown to himself till some occasion presents itself which draws out the hidden power. Just as one sees not in the water of an unruffled pond the fury and roar with which it can dash down a steep rock without injury to itself, or how high it is capable of rising; or as little as one can suspect the latent heat in ice-cold water.

Arthur Schopenhauer