Quotes by pain
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Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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.
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
English statesman 1874-1965
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.
French philosopher 1909-1943
Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
English writer 1709-1784
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.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
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.
Roman emperor 101-44 BC
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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
Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
The greatest evil is physical pain.
American singer 1953-2020
'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.
American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
...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.
American church figure and author 1951-
A lot of spiritual gains come through pain, hurt, struggle, confusion and disappointment.Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
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).
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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.
American poet 1830-1886
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
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