„Affliction is a good man's shining time.“

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„Every time you smile, I smile
And every time you shine, I'll shine for you.“

—  Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
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„comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable“

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„Happy is the man who avoids dissension, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance.“

—  Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
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„I believe in comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.“

—  Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960
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„The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
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