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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