Quotations About / On: PAIN
Pain pays no attention to moans or excuses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
The history of a soldier's wound beguiles the pain of it.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. Tristram Shandy, bk. 1, ch. 25 (1759-1767).)
... causes (pains) are not logical constructions out of their effects (behaviour).
(Hilary Putnam (b. 1926), U.S. professor of philosophy (worked mainly at Harvard). "Brains and Behaviour," Blackwell (1965), p. 7, Analytical Philosophy, second series, ed. R. J. Butler.)
With every physical pain, my moral fiber unravels a little.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Women love those best (whether men, women, or children) who give them most pain.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 6, p. 281, AMS Press (1990).)
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).)
What good is it to live a life that brings pains?
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 163.)
Many pains are imaginary, but all joys are real.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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).)
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.)