No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -
But the pain of grief
Is only a shadow
When compared with the pain
Of never risking love.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
Experiencing life through a book can help you learn without all the pain of going through the experiences first hand.
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; That word is love.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
One word frees us
of all the weight and pain of life;
That word is love.
Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes in the twinkling of an eye, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delights of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed. I shall love you until I die.
The future belongs to those who are virile, to whom it is a pleasure to live, to create, to whet their intelligence on that of the others
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing
Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.