After spending time with the rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary's shelter and seeing how similar they are to my furry companion animals at home I knew I needed to do everything in my power to protect these friendly and curious birds from the daily pain and suffering they endure on factory farms.
For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
Was it not enough punishment and suffering in history that we were uprooted and made helpless slaves not only in new colonial outposts but also domestically.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Too many of my constituents like many other hard working Americans across the country are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
I admit I can't shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering that there is a sort of psychic economy whereby if you embrace success happiness and comfort these things have to be paid for.
I will always stay close to all compatriots and share together the happiness and suffering.
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering or diminishing the sum of happiness.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
There is no true love save in suffering and in this world we have to choose either love which is suffering or happiness. Man is the more man - that is the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering or rather for anguish.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character happiness does that sometimes but suffering for the most part makes men petty and vindictive.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Americans are blessed with great plenty we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty disease war and famine.
Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood all born to encounter suffering and sorrow and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Politically the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s before we had any government. It worked rather well and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.
When suffering comes we yearn for some sign from God forgetting we have just had one.
Suffering passes while love is eternal. That's a gift that you have received from God. Don't waste it.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting but I cannot suffering as I am do without something which is greater than I am which is my life the power to create.
God had one son on earth without sin but never one without suffering.
The ongoing conflict between us has caused heavy suffering to both peoples. The future can and must be different. Both our peoples are destined to live together side by side on this small piece of land. This reality we cannot change.