Quotes of Comfort

“ Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us to really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ”

- Charles Kingsley

“ I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. ”

- Katherine Mansfield

“ You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable. ”

- Princess Diana

“ If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching, or cool one Pain, Or help one fainting Robin into his Nest again, I shall not live in Vain. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. ”

- Washington Irving

“ Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection. ”

- Sir Francis Bacon

“ Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it. ”

- Seneca

“ We find comfort among those who agree with us — growth among those who don't. ”

- Frank A Clark

“ Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions. ”

- William Allen White

“ Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. ”

- Finley Peter Dunne

“ This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ What keeps so many employers back is simple unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort. ”

- Orison S. Marden

“ And remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ”

- Emily Kimbrough

“ Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it. ”

- Agnes Repplier

“ If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ If GOD gave you roses and then you ask, "Why are there no thorns?" God would just smile and show His bleeding hands saying... "I took them away, to save you from pain.? ”

- Anonymous

“ Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it. ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ There's no comfort in the truth, pain is all you'll find. ”

- George Michael

“ Food is the most primitive form of comfort. ”

- Sheila Graham

“ Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey. ”

- Bible

“ In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. ”

- John Kenneth Galbraith

“ Art is made to disturb, science reassures. ”

- Georges Braque

“ Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. ”

- Confucius

“ Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. ”

- Bible

“ I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. ”

- Simone De Beauvoir
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