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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred. Living beyond the reach of I and mind, and of pain and pleasure, full of mercy, contented, self-controlled, with all his heart and all his mind given to Me -- with such a one I am in love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In pain is a new time born.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a color. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, perhaps, but cruelly, shut off from familiar, thoughtless intercourse, partly excommunicated; his isolation is unwittingly proclaimed to him on every countenance by curiosity, indifference, aversion, or pity, and in so far as he is human enough to need free and equal communication and feel the lack of it, he suffers pain and loss of a kind and degree which others can only faintly imagine, and for the most part ignore.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered the pain of loss, and the more wearing, continuous pain of frustration and failure; and have had moods of unlooked-for release and peace. They have known and watched in themselves and others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful than any other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fear of the pain blinds us to the goal of healing. Only by seeing our problems clearly and experiencing them can we do something about them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someoneMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even Pain pricks to livelier living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often-painful process.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remorse is the pain of sin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That which is escaped now is pain to come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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