Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)
Profession: American Author, Lawyer
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Author: Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)
Profession: Explorer, Born in Torquay
To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
Author: Felicia D. Hemans (1794-1835)
Profession: British Poet
No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction
Author: Demetrius Phalerens
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.
Author: John Tillotson (1630-1694)
Profession: British Theologian - Archbishop of Canterbury