Quotations About / On: PAIN

  • 71.
    The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. De patientia, VII.)
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  • 72.
    This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and ... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
    (Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. "Meeting Point," August 11, 1963, BBC television broadcast. Quoted in "The Problem of Pain," Muggeridge Through the Microphone (1967).)
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  • 73.
    He who rejoices even at the stake triumphs not over pain but over the absence of pain where he had anticipated feeling it. A parable.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, pp. 94-95, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 124 (1886).)
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  • 74.
    I cannot choose [to kill Caligula] because, aside from the pain I am suffering, I suffer too from his pain. My problem is that I understand everything.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Scipio in Caligula, act 4, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
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  • 75.
    Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
    (Naomi Wolf (b. 1962), U.S. author. "Violence," The Beauty Myth (1990).)
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  • 76.
    Can pain ever disappear? It is not possible to ever smile. Smiling is never easy especially when sadness is always hidden. Can cry but what is the use when nobody understands anymore. It is only pain, which is so painful.
    (rohit sapra)
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  • 77.
    We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. De Profundis (1905). Wilde himself spent two years in prison.)
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  • 78.
    Cruelty is a mystery, and the waste of pain. But if we describe a word to compass these things, a world that is a long, brute game, then we bump against another mystery: the inrush of power and delight, the canary that sings on the skull.
    (Annie Dillard (b. 1945), U.S. essayist and autobiographer. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, ch. 1 (1974).)
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  • 79.
    Hush! Check those words. Do not cure ill with ill and make your pain still heavier than it is.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Ajax, l. 362.)
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  • 80.
    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. A Defence of Poetry (written 1821, publ. 1840).)
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