Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 1.
    One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
    (Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), British economist, critic. Physics and Politics, ch. 5 (1872).)
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  • 2.
    Anesthesia: wounds without pain. Neurasthenia: pain without wounds.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 3.
    The pains of love, whom to share with, the pains of love raking me and I pining for who will not be mine in a tabooed society?
    (The pains of love)
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  • 4.
    Put your finger in your eye and push, if it pained you it would pain others as well.
    (Do to others as you want others do to you.)
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  • 5.
    The ice does not in pain scream when in the sun he melts in the stream nor does he in pain scream when he higher climbs as spiraling steam.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 6.
    A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain. And how much pain a man can endure.
    (David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi), The Raven, to a man he is about to torture (1935). Suggested by the Edgar Allan Poe story; the director is better known as Lew Landers.)
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  • 7.
    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 (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. "Illusions," Gravity and Grace (1947, trans. 1952).)
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  • 8.
    Sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of sympathy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," Fortnightly Review.)
  • 9.
    'So either consciousness is an outlier, or people always get what they want, or there is no way to explain pain, because pain cannot be explained if it is not what someone wants....To be sane, the individual has to align with the majority, which involves explaining pain away, or leaving it unexplained. But the self-examined life leads to the rejection of these views'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, Scientific Theories)
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  • 10.
    There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, pt. 1, ch. 15 (1984).)
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