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Pain Quotes


These are some of the best 'Pain' quotations and sayings.

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.

Alas! by some degree of woe we every bliss must gain; the heart can ne'er a transport know that never feels a pain.

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand, the standard of right and wrong; on the other, the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne.

Nothing begins, and nothing ends, That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others' pain, And perish in our own.

Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other; and he only who knows how to accommodate himself to their returns, and can wisely extract the good from the evil, knows how to live.

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us. See quote detail

Pain is the deepest thing we have in our nature, and union through pain and suffering has always seemed more real and holy than any other.

Pain is the outcome of sin.

Pain itself is not without its alleviations. It is seldom both violent and long-continued; and its pauses and intermissions become positive pleasures. It has the power of shedding a satisfaction over intervals of ease, which few enjoyments exceed.

Pain may be said to follow pleasure, as its shadow; but the misfortune is, that the substance belongs to the shadow, and the emptiness to its cause.

The most painful part of our bodily pain is that which is bodiless or immaterial, namely our impatience, and the delusion that it will last forever.

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.

The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently, however they have writ the style of gods, and made a pish at chance and sufferance.

They talk of short-lived pleasures: be it so; pain dies as quickly, and lets her weary prisoner go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.