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When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can render affliction so insupportable as the load of sin. Would you then be fitted for afflictions? Be sure to get the burden of your sins laid aside, and then what affliction soever you may meet with will be very easy to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever any affliction assails me, I have the keys of my prison in mine own hand, and no remedy presents it selfe so soone to my heart, as mine own sword. Often meditation of this hath wonne me to a charitable interpretation of their action, who dy so: and provoked me a little to watch and exagitate their reasons, which pronounce so peremptory judgments upon them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life -- some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed -- because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Miss Cerberus:
I was expecting you before this. Mr. Dragon does not like to be kept waiting.



Dr. Jonathan Hemlock:
Oh, the impatient albino.



Miss Cerberus:
I don't think Mr. Dragon's affliction is a joking matter.



Dr. Jonathan Hemlock:
I thought it was rather humorous, myself. A spy network being run by a bloodless freak who can't stand light or cold.



Miss Cerberus:
Or germs. Are you healthy?



Dr. Jonathan Hemlock:
Should I turn my head and cough?



Miss Cerberus:
No known infections?



Dr. Jonathan Hemlock:
Nothing other than the usual, syphilis, running sores, and the clap.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Tiberius:
Has it ever occurred to you, mother, that it's you they hate and not me?



Livia:
There is nothing in this world that occurs to you that does not occur to me first. That is the affliction I live with.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Jor-El:
[in the Fortress of Solitude] You... enjoyed it.



Superman:
I don't know what to say, Father. I'm afraid I just got carried away.



Jor-El:
I anticipated this, my son. I...



Superman:
[surprised] You couldn't have! You couldn't have imagined...



Jor-El:
...How good it felt.


[Clark nods]



Jor-El:
You are revealed to the world. Very well, so be it. But you must still retain your secret identity.



Superman:
But why?



Jor-El:
The reasons are two. First, you cannot serve humanity twenty-eight hours a day.



Superman:
Twenty-four.



Jor-El:
Or twenty-four, as it is in Earth time. Your help would be called for endlessly, even for those problems which human beings could solve themselves. It is their habit to abuse their resources in such a way.



Superman:
And, second?



Jor-El:
Second, your enemies will discover that the only way to hurt you, will be by hurting the people you care for.



Superman:
Thank you, Father.



Jor-El:
Lastly... Do not punish yourself for your feelings of vanity. Simply learn to control them. It is an affliction common to all, even on Krypton. Our destruction could have been avoided had it not been for the vanity of some who considered us indestructible. Were it not for vanity, why... at this very moment...


[sadly]



Jor-El:
I could embrace you in my arms. My son.


[Kal-El reaches yearningly toward his father's image; Jor-El fades, leaving Kal-El alone]

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Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The vanity of the sciences. Physical science will not console me for the ignorance of morality in the time of affliction. But the science of ethics will always console me for the ignorance of the physical sciences.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a
real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we
impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and
comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is
an everlasting pleasure to us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Besides, you know
Prosperity's the very bond of love,
Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together
Affliction alters.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people
which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land
and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the
place of the Canannites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now let us thank th' eternal power, convinc'd
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction:
That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour,
Serves but to brighten our future days!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress;
A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Henceforth, I'll bear
Affliction till it do cry out itself,
'Enough, enough, and die.'More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is enamoured of thy parts,
And thou art wedded to calamity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man,
From that good God, who chastens whom he loves.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Lord get his best soldiers out of the highlands of
affliction.
- Charles Hadden Spurgeon,More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With silence only as their benediction,
God's angels come
Where in the shadow of a great affliction,
The soul sits dumb!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is the good man's shining scene;
Prosperity conceals his brightest ray;
As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth
trouble spring out of the ground;
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know of no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one could be more happy than a man who has never known afflictionMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When something [an affliction] happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, Concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self, to whom we impart our most secret thoughts, who partakes of our joy, and comforts us in our affliction; add to this, that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367 Commemoration of Kentigern (Mungo), Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde & Cumbria, 603 Continuing a short series on Romans 8: [Of v. 18] The glory to come far outweighs the affliction of the present. The affliction is light and temporary when compared with the all-surpassing and everlasting glory. So Paul, writing against a background of recent and (even for him) unparalleled tribulation, had assured his friends in Corinth a year or two before this that 'this sliMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Among Christians so much prominence has been given to the disciplinary effects of sorrow, affliction, bereavement, that they have been in danger of overlooking the other and more obvious side: that by every joy, by every favor, by every sign of prosperity -- yea, and by these chiefly -- God designs to educate and discipline His children. This one-sided view of the truth has made many morbid, gloomy Christians, who look for God's hand only in the lightning and never think of seeing it in the sunlight.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary As out of Jesus' affliction came a new sense of God's love and a new basis for love between men, so out of our affliction we may grasp the splendor of God's love and how to love one another. Thus the consummation of the two commandments was on Golgotha; and the Cross is, at once, their image and their fulfillment.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To live in a fully predictable world is not to be a true man, and Christ was a true man. His prayer in Gethsemane, his sweat of blood, show that the preceding anxiety is a part of human affliction, which we must try to accept with some sort of submission.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 Commemoration of Samuel Johnson, Writer, Moralist, 1784 It is by affliction chiefly that the heart of man is purified, and that the thoughts are fixed on a better state. Prosperity has power to intoxicate the imagination, to fix the mind upon the present scene, to produce confidence and elation, and to make him who enjoys affluence and honors forget the hand by which they were bestowed. It is seldom that we are otherwise than by affliction awakened to a sense of our imbecility,More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. - Waiting for God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction may one day smile again; and till then, sit thee down, sorrow! -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act i. Sc. 1.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is a school of virtue; it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have a particular affliction. I am unable to say a word I can't spell.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But the real life of a writer resides in showing up at the keyboard every day, with the necessary patience and mercy, and making the best decisions you can on behalf of your people. It's a slow process. It often feels hopeless, more like an affliction than an art form. Most of us will have to find our readers one by one, in other words, and against considerable resistance. If anything qualifies us as heroic, it's that private perpetual struggle. Put down that magazine, soldier. Forget about the other guy. Remember who More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man who has known pure joy, if only for a moment ... is the only man for whom affliction is something devastating. At the same time he is the only man who has not deserved the punishment. But, after all, for him it is no punishment; it is God holding his hand and pressing rather hard. For, if he remains constant, what he will discover buried deep under the sound of his own lamentations is the pearl of the silence of God.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true believer is rewarded in every thing, even in affliction.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
His gaze narrowed and she could see his hands twitching again like he’d love nothing more than to throttle her. She was beginning to think it was an affliction of his. Did he go around wanting to choke the life out of everyone or was she special in that regard? “I’m afraid ’tis an urge that is entirely original to you,” the laird barked. She clamped her mouth shut and closed her eyes. Mother Serenity had vowed one day Mairin would regret her propensity to blurt out her least little thought. Today just might bMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others' appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves. Our sense of identity is held captive by the judgements of those we live among.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hazel Grace,” he said. “Hi,” I said. “How are you?” “Grand,” he said. “I have been wanting to call you on a nearly minutely basis, but I have been waiting until I could form a coherent thought in re An Imperial Affliction.” (He said “in re.” He really did. That boy.)More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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