I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fulfilling Pain And Pleasure quotations
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out your attachment, your clinging, to pleasure, to pain, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there is a place where you’re vulnerable, the universe will find a way to confront you with it.
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it.
EACH DAY OF HUMAN life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design-do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Pleasure is the first good. It is the beginning of every choice and every aversion. It is the absence of pain in the body and of troubles in the soul.
Learn to be happy in any and all circumstances, whether you're experiencing pleasure or pain, whether there's loss or gain, whether the world loves you or hates you. Learn to be happy.
Pain and pleasure are transitory; endure all dualities with calmness, while trying at the same time to remove their hold. Imagination is the door through which disease as well as healing enters. Disbelieve in the reality of sickness even when you are ill [...].The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
It's true we don't know what we've got until its gone, but we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time.
Someday this pain will be useful to you.
The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
Sex should be a perfect balance of pain and pleasure.
Without that symmetry, sex becomes a routine rather than an indulgence.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence.
The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence
If you want to experience all of the successes and pleasure in life, you have to be willing to accept all the pain and failure that comes with it.
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.
Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age
Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain.
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.
I'm just following the Irish tradition of songwriting, the Irish way of life, the human way of life. Cram as much pleasure into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result. Or scream and rant with the pain, and wait for it to be taken away with beautiful pleasure . . .
There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or by pleasure and pain.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.
Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me.
Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure.
I teach: when pain is there, use it as awareness, as meditation, as a sharpening of the soul. And when pleasure is there, then use it as a drowning, as a forgetfulness. Both are ways to reach God. One is to remember yourself totally, and one is to forget yourself, totally.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
This is ten percent luck, Twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent power of will, Five percent pleasure, Fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name
Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness;
wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain….Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ‘PLEASURE???? I said.’ ‘I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain.
The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Reading aloud is the best advertisement because it works.
It allows a child to sample the delights of reading and conditions him to believe that reading is a pleasureful experience, not a painful or boring one.
Love is not selective, desire is selective.
In love there are no strangers. When the centre of selfishness is no longer, all desires for pleasure and fear of pain cease; one is no longer interested in being happy; beyond happiness there is pure intensity, inexhaustible energy, the ecstasy of giving from a perennial source.
Why do men learn through pain and suffering, and not through pleasure and happiness? Very simply, because pleasure and happiness accustom one to satisfaction with the things given in this world, whereas pain and suffering drive one to seek a more profound happiness beyond the limitations of this world.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead.