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Quotations About / On: HURT

  • 1.
    ... pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts—not to hurt others.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 6 (1871-1872).)
  • 2.
    Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2, l. 38 (22-8 B.C.).)
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    Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
    (Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Epistles, bk. 1, epistle 2.)
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  • 4.
    We attack not only to hurt someone, to defeat him, but perhaps also simply to become conscious of our own strength.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 244, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man in Society," aphorism 317, "Motive for Attack," (1878).)
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  • 5.
    It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
    (Tacitus (c. 55-c. 120), Roman historian. Agricola, sct. 42.)
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  • 6.
    Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
    (José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. repr. In The Dehumanization of Art and Other Essays (1968). "In Search of Goethe from Within," Partisan Review (New Brunswick, New Jersey, December 1949).)
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  • 7.
    Truth has scarce done so much good in the world as the false appearances of it have done hurt.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 65 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 8.
    Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author. Don Quixote, pt. 2, bk. 5, ch. 10 (1615, trans. by P. Motteux).)
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  • 9.
    Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
    (Diogenes of Sinope (c. 410-320 B.C.), Greek philosopher, moralist. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 2, frag. 10, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976). Also known as "the Cynic.")
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  • 10.
    This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts.
    (Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913), U.S. president. inauguration speech (Aug. 9, 1974). Referring to his own presidency after the resignation of Richard Nixon.)
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