— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Jump Then Fall, Fearless: Platinum Edition (2009).
— Reinhold Niebuhr, The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr: Selected Essays and Addresses
„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
Sunah of Abu Dawood, Hadith 1996
— Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960
Described as his slogan in "Religion : Go Ye and Relax?" in TIME magazine (20 April 1953) http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,822783,00.html; this paraphrases the expression of Finley Peter Dunne, in Observations by Mr. Dooley (1902): Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining — by filling three basic gaps in our anti-recession protection.
„2023. Assist the afflicted with something real, if thou canst; As for Tears they are but Water, what good can they do?“
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
— H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956
— José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895