Quotations on Pain

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I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
- Joey Lauren Adams
(Keywords: Name, Pain, Passion, Sound, Want)

Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Love, Pain, Treasure)

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Grief, Joy, Memory, Pain, Present)

A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance is universally available.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Health, Pain, Suffering)

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus
(Keywords: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
- Walter Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Life, Purpose, Drama, Earth, Meaning, Pain, Sense)

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
- John Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong
(Keywords: Day, May, Pain, Will)

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Grief, May, Pain, Sin)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Hate, Pain, Sense, Will)

Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Love, Men, Constancy, Pain, Suffering, Woman)

You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Blood, Fact, Pain, Running)

I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: People, Energy, Pain, Pleasure, Running, Walking)

It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Society, Pain, Will)

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Humor, Comedy, Hurt, Laughter, Pain, Tragedy)

It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw
(Keywords: Life, Truth, Lying, Pain, Reality, Thinking, Will)

Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.
- William J. Brennan
(Keywords: Death, Purpose, Pain, Punishment)

Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself.
- Harold Brodkey
(Keywords: Time, Being, Pain, Will)

Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care.
- Sam Brownback
(Keywords: Time, Family, Care, Children, Pain, Voice)

World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Keywords: Love, Cruelty, Pain, World)

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Eye, Pain, Sky, Stars, Tears)

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Work, Doubt, Pain, Pleasure, Will, Worth)

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Time, Man, Pain, Passion)

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Beauty, Pain, Tyranny)

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.
- Herb Caen
(Keywords: Time, Pain, Trouble)

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
- Julius Caesar
(Keywords: Men, Pain, Patience, Will)

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell
(Keywords: Joy, Pain, Will)

There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
- Roger Caras
(Keywords: Fear, Pain, Rest)

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
- Leslie Caron
(Keywords: Happiness, Order, Pain, Unhappiness)

Truth is a pain which will not stop. And the truth of this world is to die. You must choose: either dying or lying. Personally, I have never been able to kill myself.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Truth, Dying, Lying, Pain, Will, World)

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Life, Children, Earth, Man, Pain, Will, Woman)

I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Idea, Pain, Suffering)

Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Attention, Body, Criticism, May, Pain, State)

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Power, Habit, Fatigue, Pain, Wounds)

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Doubt, Pain, Will)

This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you.
- Eric Clapton
(Keywords: Time, Pain, Pleasure)

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
- Kurt Cobain
(Keywords: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Wisdom, Beginning, Lovers, Pain, Rest)

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers, like the whole world should hear about them. Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?
- Andrea Corr
(Keywords: People, Hate, Pain, Suffering, World)

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: Death, Life, Men, Awareness, Feeling, Glory, Man, Pain, Tragedy)



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