77+ Best Burden Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Burden is something difficult or unpleasant that you have to deal with or worry about. Profoundly inspirational burden quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Burden Quotes

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. — Maya Angelou

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. — Thomas a Kempis

We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear. — John Lewis

I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I love getting to be in ‘The Avengers.’ You just breathe a little bit. It’s not all about you. It’s so nice to have other people bearing the burden of responsibility. — Chris Evans

America in particular imposes an horrendous burden on the world. We have this wonderful standard of living but it comes at enormous cost. — E. O. Wilson

When I feel that burden of representation in public spaces, it helps to recognize that it’s a duty – a job, really. As with any job that you want to do well, you have to ensure that first and foremost you are energized and in the right head space to take on that task. — Janet Mock

None knows the weight of another’s burden. — George Herbert

The burden of originality is one that most people don’t want to accept. They’d rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they’re supposed to like, what they’re supposed to buy, and what they’re supposed to laugh at. — Marilyn Manson

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. — Charles Dickens

Married life has become to many a necessary burden, but a burden that is shed very easily. — Mother Angelica

Those who do not need to provide or have not built the vehicles of their own sustenance can afford to be less hardworking and driven than those who carry the burden of necessity. — Shah Rukh Khan

If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter. — Ezra Taft Benson

Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot. — Bob Dylan

I felt we must separate political responsibility. The Dalai Lama should not carry that burden. So that is my selfish reason – to protect the old Dalai Lama tradition. It is safer without political involvement. — Dalai Lama

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider… the riders contend for its possession. — Martin Luther

It is always easier to requite an injury than a service: gratitude is a burden, but revenge is found to pay. — Tacitus

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. — Christian Nestell Bovee

Wherever you live on this earth, and whatever your life’s situation may be, I testify to you that the gospel of Jesus Christ has the divine power to lift you to great heights from what appears at times to be an unbearable burden or weakness. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Yes, there is a burden of financial insecurity. I don’t think you find it in mood. Income is correlated with life satisfaction, so maybe you do find it in life satisfaction. You don’t find it in mood, and I think it is very important. — Daniel Kahneman

Soldiers are not policemen, and it’s very unfair, even for those soldiers who have some police training, to burden them with police duties. It’s not what they’re trained for, or equipped for. — P. J. O’Rourke

All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I’d worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: ‘Don’t hide these things from me. I’d rather you ask me these things straight out, and I’ll answer all your questions.’ — Marilyn Monroe

All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it. — Pericles

If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden. — Mark Zuckerberg

If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight. — Bill Nye

If all you’re doing is grinding for the man, it’s going to burden you. Once you say, ‘Hey, I’m grinding for the man, but I’m putting money away, and this is part of my exit strategy,’ you’re working for you. — Jocko Willink

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. — Orison Swett Marden

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. — Isaac Asimov

It’s a burden trying to keep a secret. It’s hard. It probably takes more out of you trying to hold it and keep it than it does for you to really let it out. — Magic Johnson

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else. — John W. Gardner

I think Chris Burden is terrific. I really do. — Andy Warhol

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. — Allen Ginsberg

While journalists cannot right every wrong, champion every cause or fix every problem, they can – through the written word – lift someone’s burden for a day, make some elderly woman on a bus smile or let them know they are noticed by someone. — Regina Brett

What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. — Voltaire

Disability is articulated as a struggle, an unnecessary burden that one must overcome to the soundtrack of a string crescendo. But disabled lives are multi-faceted – brimming with personality, pride, ambition, love, empathy, and wit. — Sinead Burke

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations. — James Madison

The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need: it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden. As kids, we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. — Jay-Z

I believe race is too heavy a burden to carry into the 21st century. It’s time to lay it down. We all came here in different ships, but now we’re all in the same boat. — John Lewis

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. — Corrie Ten Boom

Do not calculate what I have done, for I shall accept no recompense. Calculate the public advantage, the welfare and liberty of my country, and believe that I shall refuse no burden, no danger, provided that, at the hour of tranquillity, I may return to private life, for there now remains but one step for my ambition – that of arriving at zero. — Marquis de Lafayette

When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That’s a terrible burden. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. — John F. Kennedy

I was doing a show at the Comedy Store which Eddie Izzard saw, and we chatted for a bit afterwards. I didn’t really know he was; we just hung out as comedians together, and when he heard my story, he said, ‘Why don’t you tell that on stage?’ I didn’t really want to burden people with all that, but he said that I could have fun with it. — Trevor Noah

I grew up around a whole bunch of girls, and one thing I realized is what they had on their plate was very different than what I had on mine. The things girls are made to be responsible for is a heavy burden – take care of your younger siblings, do good in school, have some extracurriculars. The pressure is intense. — Jason Reynolds

True patriotism isn’t cheap. It’s about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going. — Robert Reich

If we could figure out ways for kids to exit college without having the burden of debt, what we have really figured out is how to create a more fertile breeding ground for people who can think innovatively and progress us as a species. — Killer Mike

Never give up. Never give in. Never become hostile… Hate is too big a burden to bear. — John Lewis

Respect the burden. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living. — Harriet Tubman

You have a burden going into any campaign when you’re raising money to fund that effort because there’s always a desire to spend more money than you have. — Rahm Emanuel

To never think about race means that it doesn’t really shape your life, or more specifically, the race that you have is not a burden to you. — Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one’s faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one’s memories. — W. Somerset Maugham

Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them, passing the burden to consumers as a cost of production. And corporate taxation is a feast of rent-seeking – a cornucopia of credits, exemptions and other subsidies conferred by the political class on favored, and grateful, corporations. — George Will

All the food that is put into the stomach that the system cannot derive benefit from, is a burden to nature in her work. — Ellen G. White

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. — Coretta Scott King

Asking your children about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them share their burden. — Chuck Norris

My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created. — Michael Schumacher

Black women are supposed to be ‘strong,’ but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure. — Aunjanue Ellis

The scales of reckoning with mortality are never evenly weighted, alas, and thus it is on the shoulders of the living that the burden of justice must continue to rest. — Wole Soyinka

The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. — Rabindranath Tagore

When people have hearing loss, I think they often take that burden and pass it on to their friends and family, and we make them scream and yell at us so we can hear! But I think it’s better to take responsibility and wear hearing aids! — Norm Crosby

Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden. — Desmond Tutu

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. — Plato

Children are not a burden. — Ziggy Marley

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. — John Dalberg-Acton

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off. — Denis Diderot

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. — Dag Hammarskjold

The burden which is well borne becomes light. — Ovid

I had to satisfy the action fans, the romantic fans, the intellectual fans. It was a terrific burden. — Sidney Poitier

‘Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars.’ Guess what? Yes, we do in one regard: We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super-wealthy. That’s not a tax raise. That’s called fairness where I come from. — Joe Biden

The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature. — Maria Montessori

Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children’s needs. That decision can be most shortsighted. — Ezra Taft Benson

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation. — John Dalberg-Acton

For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness. — Aeschylus

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