Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress.
The main recipients of injustice in any society are the afflicted the distressed and the troubled one, both in soul and in body.
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Financial problems cause distress and loss of self-respect.
Let's cause some senators distress.