Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 61.
    If you see anything, always deny that you've seen; or if perchance something pains you, deny that you're hurt.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, 18A. 3-4.)
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  • 62.
    For a couple with young children, divorce seldom comes as a "solution" to stress, only as a way to end one form of pain and accept another.
    (Fred Rogers (20th century), U.S. television personality and parenting specialist. Mister Rogers Talks With Parents, ch. 10 (1983).)
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  • 63.
    ... in the working class, the process of building a family, of making a living for it, of nurturing and maintaining the individuals in it "costs worlds of pain."
    (Lillian Breslow Rubin (b. 1924), U.S. sociologist, family counselor, and author. Worlds of Pain, epilogue (1976). These are the final words of her study. Rubin, who had herself grown up in a working-class family, drew her title from this stanza of "The Everlasting Mercy," a poem by John Masefield: "To get the whole world out of bed/And washed, and dressed, and warmed, and fed,/To work, and back to bed again,/Believe me, Saul, costs worlds of pain.")
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  • 64.
    It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts—you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Oct. 26, 1819. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 6, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, October 12, 1786, to Maria Cosway.)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    Insects do not sting out of malice but because they also want to live: likewise our critics—they want our blood, not our pain.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 445, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 164, "In Favor of Critics," (1879).)
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  • 70.
    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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