actually this is incorrectly credited to emily dickenson...the quote is from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations: "Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
My absolute favorite poem of all time<3 Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson - If I can stop one heart from breaking....
Poems by Emily Dickinson
Especially in the case of poetry, quantity is almost never accompanied by quality. Often, the more concise, the sharper the punch packed within the poem.