Pain Quotes

Many famous people have described pain, some in simple words while others have dwelt deeper into the English language in order to give pain a new meaning. Here is a collection of pain quotes, which reveal what they had to say.
| Monday, September 22, 2008

In life, no matter how hard you try, pain, anguish and hurt does creep up on you and give you unwanted surprises. In those circumstances it is important to hold on and believe that after it is over, better things are sure to come. So now get ready to read about pain quotes so that you how other people describe pain.

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain” - William Faulkner

“The greatest evil is physical pain.” - Saint Augustine

“All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.” - Marcus Tulius Cicero

“There are no gains without pains.” - Benjamin Franklin

“One pain is lessened by another's anguish.” - William Shakespeare

“The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.” - Karl Marx

“Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.” - Simone Weil

“On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.” - Virginia Woolf

“Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.” - George Santayana

“Pain is no evil unless it conquers us.” - George Eliot

“Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.” - Laurence Sterne

“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” - John Lennon

“It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.” - Lady Bird Johnson

“Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.” - John Dryden

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” - Julius Caesar

“Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain.” - Dr Samuel Johnson

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” - Aeschylus

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” - Aristotle

“Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt.” - Dr Samuel Johnson

“Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain.” - Elbert Hubbard

“The great art of life is the sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.” - Lord Byron

“Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.” - Mark Twain

“Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.” - Lord Alfred Tennyson

“There is no real evil in life, except great pain; all the rest is imaginary, and depends on the light in which we view things.” - Marie de Sevigne

“Why, all delights are vain; but that most vain, Which, with pain purchas'd, doth inherit pain.” - William Shakespeare

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” - Jim Rohn

“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.” - Martin Luther King

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.” - Anthony Robbins

“After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” - Emily Dickinson

“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

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” - William Penn

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” - Anonymous

“We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.” - Anonymous

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” - Mother Teresa

“Please choose the way of peace. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.” - Mother Teresa

“There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain - this is what I want to talk about now.” - Eckhart Tolle

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