When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.
Grief drives men in to habits of serious reflection,
sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart.
~ John Adams
There are places in the heart that do not yet exist,
suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
~ Erich Fromm
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it.