Quotes by pain

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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    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.
  • John Patrick
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    Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
    Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    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.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    Roman emperor 101-44 BC
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    It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
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    The greatest evil is physical pain.
  • Betty Wright
    Betty Wright
    American singer 1953-2020
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    'Pain' is more indicative of what I like to do. I'm lyric-conscious. I like to tell stories, give advice. Instead of writing a 'Dear Abby' column, I do it on records.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    ...there is an element of Play that is almost ritualistic in Black folk life. It serves to mediate the tensions, stress, and pain of constant exploitation and oppression.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    A lot of spiritual gains come through pain, hurt, struggle, confusion and disappointment.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    A mighty pain to love it is,
    And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
    But of all pains, the greatest pain
    It is to love, but love in vain.
    Source: From Anacreon, vii. Gold; reported in Bartletts Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
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