“Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.”
“It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted.”
“Honorable, adj.: Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies, it is customary to mention all members as honorable; as, "the honorable gentleman is a scurvy cur."”
“As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.”
Christian Nevell Bovee
“After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser”
“Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.”
Finley Peter Dunne
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