Quotes: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.
  • 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).

  • 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.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen
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    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.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer 1933-2014
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    Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer.
  • Ellen Key
    Ellen Key
    Zweeds writer 1849-1926
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    Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
  • 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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
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