Quotations On Affliction

  • God sometimes washes the eyes of his children with tears in order that they may read aright His providence and His commandments. —T.L.Cuyler.
  • The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.—Phillips Brooks.
  • Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all for him to bear; but they are so, because they are the very ones he needs.—Richter.
  • Affliction is but the shadow of God's wing.—George Macdonald.

Aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance where they grow;
But crushed and trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.

  • Affliction appears to be the guide to reflection; the teacher of humility; the parent of repentance; the nurse of faith; the strengthener of patience, and the promoter of charity.—Author Unknown
  • Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.—Matthew Henry.
  • If you would not have affliction visit you twice, listen at once to what it teaches.—Burgh.
  • Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.—Job 5:7.
  • Affliction is the wholesome soul of virtue; Where patience, honor, sweet humanity,Calm fortitude, take root, and strongly flourish.—Mallet and Thomson.

Affliction's sons are brothers in distress;
A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!

  • With the wind of tribulation God separates in the floor of the soul, the chaff from the corn.—Molinos.
  • No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.—Hebrews 12:11.