Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 31.
    What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 163.)
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  • 32.
    Many pains are imaginary, but all joys are real.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 33.
    So much for Mrs. Hollis' nine months of pain and 20 years of hope.
    (Alvah Bessie, Ranald MacDougall, and Lester Cole. Raoul Walsh. Nameless GI, Objective Burma, cutting dog tags off a dead GI (1945).)
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  • 34.
    You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by G.E.M. Anscombe, Blackwell, second edition (1958). Philosophical Investigations, I, par. 384.)
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  • 35.
    When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick (1768), ch. "The Remise Door. Calais." Ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr., University of California Press (1967).)
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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.
    Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
    (Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.)
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