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I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (May 1, 1672 - June 17, 1719) was an English essayist and poet

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