Pain Quotes

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.

Samuel Johnson

A friend of mine characterizes leaders simply like this: "Leaders don't inflict pain. They bear pain.

Max DePree

The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.

M. Scott Peck

Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Oliver Goldsmith

None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.

Edith Hamilton

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Past mistakes cannot create a present pain; no mistake in life has the power to make us ache any more than the echo of someone crying can shed tears.

Guy Finley

Any negative attitude on the part of others towards you is their pain, not yours.

Guy Finley

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from normal experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain ... it is entirely natural that the victim begins to think ceaselessly of oblivion.


How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened?

Thomas Jefferson

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor will feel a pleasure in the reverse; and those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves.

John Marshall Barker

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened

Thomas Jefferson

Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart, is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.

Charlotte P. Gillman

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. Jean Pierre Claris De Florian Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.

Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

Why love if losing hurts so muchÖ I have no answers anymoreÖ only the life I have livedÖ The pain now is part of the happiness then.

Anthony Hopkins
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