Quotations About / On:
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).)
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.)
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).)
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.)
You become strong not by showing power
But by surviving pain
Nyctitropic plants toward the darkness curl as in pain does the soul into inward God unfurl
'Love is understanding the other's pain'
Pain pays no attention to moans or excuses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
(Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms, p. 50 (1950, repr. 1986).)
Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
(Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)