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Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 31.
    I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, March 13, 1789.)
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  • 32.
    Dancers dance through their pain. I shrink from mine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 33.
    The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
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  • 34.
    People do not become convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity or of the seriousness of your pain until you are dead.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 79, Gallimard (1956).)
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  • 35.
    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Mr. Scogan, in Crome Yellow, ch. 15 (1922).)
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  • 36.
    Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length?
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 553.)
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  • 37.
    You, in this or better thoughts, ease your pains, and drink up, if you can.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Ch. 1, p. 10, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 38.
    Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. in First and Last Notebooks, pt. 3, ed. Richard Rees (1970). New York Notebook (written 1942, published 1950).)
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  • 39.
    It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
    (Yves Saint Laurent (b. 1936), French couturier. Ritz (London, 1984), no. 85. In the same article, Saint Laurent described fashion as a "kind of vitamin for style.")
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  • 40.
    I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Will to Power, bk. 2, note 362 (1888, trans. 1967).)
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