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.
Genuine Pain 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.
We suffer because we want life to be different from what it is.
We suffer because we try to make pleasurable what is painful, to make solid what is fluid, to make permanent what is always changing.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it.
No love that a man has will only give him pleasure in return- he shall also suffer pain because of it, except for love of Allah.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.
When a free man dies, he loses the pleasure of life.
A slave loses his pain. Death is the only freedom a slave knows. That's why he's not afraid of it. That's why we'll win.
It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
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.
Someday this pain will be useful to you.
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.
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.
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.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain.
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.
You will never understand pleasure without 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.
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
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.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
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
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.
The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains.
The greatest please in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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.
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.