Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
Bovee, Christian Nevell
1820-1904 American Author Lawyer
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Burton, Sir Richard
1821-1890 Explorer Born in Torquay
To bear other people’s afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
1706-1790 American Scientist Publisher Diplomat
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
Hemans, Felicia D.
1794-1835 British Poet
No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction
Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.
1630-1694 British Theologian – Archbishop of Canterbury