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I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. Albert Einstein, physicist
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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… game over, all the pain and suffering disappears. Tony Robbins, author
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The pain of regret is far worse than the pain of discipline. Nathan Whitley,
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When you start suppressing feelings at an early age, it hurts you down the road. Full expression of anger and pain is very important. Andrew Shue, actor
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Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. Max Eastman, author
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The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset. Thomas Jefferson, president
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One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley, musician
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We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. Jim Morrison, musician
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Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich, theologian
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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. Winston Churchill, statesman
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The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. Jim Carrey, comedian
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Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. Anthony Hopkins, actor
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Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
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The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Publilius Syrus, writer
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Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies... Rumi, poet
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Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. Anne Grant, poet
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Life's like working out: there's no pain in the comfort zone, but is that really where you want to live? Robin Sharma, author
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The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
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Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis, psychologist
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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle, philosopher
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There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Gustav Jung,
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The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales. Aesop, author
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The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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Pain pays the income of each precious thing. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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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. Julius Caesar, leader
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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, dramatist
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It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. Chuck Palahniuk, novelist
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Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign. William Cullen Bryant,
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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn, leader
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Pain of mind is worse than pain of body. Publilius Syrus, writer
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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. C.S. Lewis, novelist
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Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Cesare Pavese, poet
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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. Virginia Woolf, author
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There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is. Bill Bradley, politician
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Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves. Gerard Way, singer
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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. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Hurt's a reason to change, but all the hurt in the world don't change facts. Stephen King, author
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Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life. Charles Lamb, critic
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Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment. Will Rogers, actor
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For we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own. Francis Thompson, poet
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The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain. Tertullian, author
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What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through. Germaine Greer, activist
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There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck, journalist
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Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis, novelist
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Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are. John Dryden, poet
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The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. Karl Marx, economist
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Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. John Selden, statesman
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Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other. Laurence Sterne, novelist
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People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. Jim Morrison, musician
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We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn, businessman
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A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. Samuel Johnson, author
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Pain is never permanent. Saint Teresa of Avila, saint
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A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. Michelangelo, sculptor
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There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain. Suzanne Farrell, dancer
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The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. Emily Dickinson, poet
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The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings. William Hazlitt, critic
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Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain. Samuel Johnson, author
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If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved. George Santayana, philosopher
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Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one. John Sterling, entertainer
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Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health. Martin Tupper,
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Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. Simone Weil, philosopher
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The pain passes, but the beauty remains. Auguste Renoir, artist
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I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark. Mary Stewart, novelist
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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens, novelist
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Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. George William Russell, writer
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That which is escaped now is pain to come. Proverbs,
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Never a lip is curved with pain That can't be kissed into smiles again. Bret Harte, author
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Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. Samuel Johnson, author
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Even Pain pricks to livelier living. Amy Lowell, poet
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All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. Joseph De Maistre, diplomat
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When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same. Toni Morrison, novelist
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Nobody Eckhart Tolle, teacher
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Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can. Victor Hugo, author
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You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language. Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
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We're not excusing the ones who are mean, but I want girls to understand the psychology. It's not in everyone. But the bully needs to put this pain somewhere. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
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It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. Epictetus, philosopher
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A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere. Frank Stella, artist
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All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain. John Stuart Mill, philosopher
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For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire's still going. David Foster Wallace, writer
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To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain, you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it. Jeanne Moreau, actress
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One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love. Sophocles, poet
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Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? Aeschylus, poet
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The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Revelation Bible,
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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Samuel Johnson, author
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Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged. Marcus Annaeus Seneca, rhetorician
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One pain is lessened by another's anguish. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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To touch a sore is to renew one's grief. Terence, writer
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Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria. Naomi Wolf, author
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Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning. Joyce Carol Oates, novelist
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When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience. Jerry Lewis, comedian
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I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain. I'm trying to live with this. You just have to accept it. Roy Horn, entertainer
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Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. Fuzzy Zoeller, athlete
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I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy. Tyler Perry, actor
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If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet. Neil Simon, playwright
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Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier. Barbara Kingsolver, novelist
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Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something. William Goldman, novelist
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What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. Ovid, poet
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Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. Dean Koontz, author
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It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. Lady Bird Johnson, first lady
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It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful. Sylvester Stallone, actor
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Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that treats pain but doesn't get the user high, prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare, "Thank you?" Jimmy Fallon, comedian
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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, musician
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I don't like painting flowers in my music. I like painting guts and pain. Jonathan Davis, musician
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And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again. Thomas Moore, poet
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The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. Thomas Macaulay, poet
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And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing. Ricardo Montalban, actor
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Shared joy is increased, shared pain is lessened. Spider Robinson, writer
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I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it. Loretta Young, actress
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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Paulo Coelho, novelist
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My painting carries with it the message of pain. Frida Kahlo, artist
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To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last. Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher
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Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. Keith Miller, author
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I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay. Alice Hoffman, author
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Our stories are different; our pain is the same. Betty Buckley, actress
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I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me. Lorna Luft, actress
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Soul music is pain - you can hear the slaves, the beatin' and the hurtin'. Link Wray, musician
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Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife. Roald Dahl, novelist
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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever Lance Armstrong, athlete
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To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer. Bodenstedt,
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There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. Marquis De Sade, novelist
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Pain was their body's way of telling them that they'd pushed themselves to their limits -- which was exactly where they were supposed to be. Richard Marcinko,
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Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over. Mary Wortley Montagu, writer
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Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore, actress
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This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life. Malcolm Muggeridge, journalist
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They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...? Adrienne Rich, poet
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Pain, scorned by yonder gout-ridden wretch, endured by yonder dyspeptic in the midst of his dainties, borne bravely by the girl in travail. Slight thou art, if I can bear thee, short thou art if I cannot bear thee! Marcus Annaeus Seneca, rhetorician
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Nothing begins, and nothing ends, That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others pain And perish in our own. Francis Thompson, poet
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Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute. Mark Twain, author
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Pain with the thousand teeth. Sir William Watson,
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There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. Simone Weil, philosopher
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The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain. Sir Thomas Wyatt,
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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, novelist
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Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
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We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
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Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length? Aeschylus, poet
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Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science. Georges Seurat, artist
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Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague. John Armstrong,
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There's been a lot of speculation about every single girl I'm with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it's a complete pain for the girls. Prince William, royalty
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One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying. Morris West, writer
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Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty. Alice Foote MacDougall,
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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, writer
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