„Nothing is sharper than suffering, nothing is sweeter than to have suffered.“

Sermon VI : Sanctification
Meister Eckhart’s Sermons (1909)
Kontext: Sanctification is the best of all things, for it cleanses the soul, and illuminates the conscience, and kindles the heart, and wakens the spirit, and girds up the loins, and glorifies virtue and separates us from creatures, and unites us with God. The quickest means to bring us to perfection is suffering; none enjoy everlasting blessedness more than those who share with Christ the bitterest pangs. Nothing is sharper than suffering, nothing is sweeter than to have suffered. The surest foundation in which this perfection may rest is humility; whatever here crawls in the deepest abjectness, that the Spirit lifts to the very heights of God, for love brings suffering and suffering brings love.

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spätmittelalterlicher Theologe und Philosoph 1260 - 1328

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„Give us back our suffering, we cry to Heaven in our hearts — suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come the cure. Better have pain than paralysis!“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

Cassandra (1860)
Kontext: Give us back our suffering, we cry to Heaven in our hearts — suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come the cure. Better have pain than paralysis! A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore!

Margaret Thatcher Foto

„Gentlemen, there is nothing sweeter than success, and you boys have got it!“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Her comment to the SAS group, at 9.45 p.m. soon after Operation Nimrod (5 May 1980)
First term as Prime Minister

Vasily Grossman Foto
Martin Luther King, Jr. Foto

„There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Quelle: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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„Reader, nothing is sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name. Nothing.“

—  Kate DiCamillo, buch The Tale of Despereaux

Variante: Reader, nothing is sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name. Nothing.
Quelle: The Tale of Despereaux (2004)

Jane Austen Foto
Tom Waits Foto

„Everything is nothing, but afterwards. After having suffered everything.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Todo es nada, pero después, Después de haberlo sufrido todo.
Voces (1943)

Gilbert O'Sullivan Foto

„When I'm drinking my Bonaparte shandy
eating more than enough apple pies
will I glance at my screen
and see real human beings
starve to death right in front of my eyes?
Nothing old, nothing new, nothing ventured,
nothing gained, nothing stillborn or lost,
nothing further than proof, nothing wilder than youth,
nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine,
nothing physically recklessly hopelessly blind,
nothing I couldn't say
Nothing. Why? 'Cos today nothing rhymed“

—  Gilbert O'Sullivan Irish singer-songwriter 1946

"Nothing Rhymed" (song)
Gilbert O'Sullivan. A live performance. On YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtoefxZGR6U
Gilbert O'Sullivan. A performance with orchestra, c.2017. On YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-SWTPDPriA
Gilbert O'Sullivan. Observations about "Nothing Rhymed", fifty years on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2BlxtcH39Q (On YouTube)
(+ A cover version by Franklin Brown on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6kuZyk5WJ8
(+ A cover version by Colleen Coughlan on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcqndbjOPTs
(+ A cover version by Conor McCauley on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nAb0-7J9d4
(+ A cover version by The Ocelots on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRCDFiRaRA0
(+ Guitar instrumental by Phil McGarrick) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmzFaUC1rDI
Song lyrics
Quelle: Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Nothing Rhymed" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGE6gzkMAfw (song on YouTube)

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„If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

Quelle: The Art of Power

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„There is nothing the body suffers that the soul may not profit by.“

—  George Meredith British novelist and poet of the Victorian era 1828 - 1909

Quelle: Diana of the Crossways http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4470/4470.txt (1885), Ch. 18.

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„Nothing eases suffering like human touch.“

—  Bobby Fischer American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008

Quelle: Chess Meets of the Century

Ovid Foto

„And it is a smaller thing to suffer the punishment than to have deserved it.“
Estque pati poenam quam meruisse minus.

—  Ovid, buch Epistulae ex Ponto

I, i, 62; translation by Arthur Leslie Wheeler
Epistulae ex Ponto (Letters From the Black Sea)

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„Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist

Quelle: The Alchemist (1988), p. 130 <!-- also p. 156 -->
Kontext: Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

„Better that an individual should suffer an injury than that the public should suffer an inconvenience.“

—  William Henry Ashurst (judge) English judge 1725 - 1807

Russell v. The Mayor of Devon (1788), 1 T. R. 673.

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