For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain.
If I can delay that [pain] for a moment and bring a little joy. . . and help them to see things a little differently, then I'll be successful.
Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!
Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
Let us be thankful that our sorrow lives in us as an indestructible force, only changing in form, as forces do, and passing from pain to sympathy. To have suffered much is like knowing many languages. Thou hast learned to understand all.
As anyone who has been close to someone that has committed suicide knows, there is no other pain like that felt after the incident.
Suicide is the remedy of pain
Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
Artthe meaning of the pattern of our common actions in reality. The cloth-of-gold that hides behind the sackcloth of reality, forced out by the pain of human memory.
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.
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts -- you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
Drinking, eating, shopping,revenge,,rebound sex,drugs or whatever your poison may be will number the pain - but that's all.
Often the thought of pain is actually worse that the pain itself.