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The Best Quotes About Pain

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A list of the best pain quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous pain quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic pain quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about pain?" and "What are inspirational pain quotes?"

This list includes notable pain quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest pain quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite pain sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It's because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they're already experiencing. Tony Robbins

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    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

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    There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Jung

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    The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings. William Hazlitt

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    He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Samuel Johnson

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    Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran

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    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

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    Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. J. K. Rowling

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    Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life. Charles Lamb

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    Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. John Selden

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

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

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    Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis

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

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    There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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    Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged. Seneca the Younger

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    Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute. Mark Twain

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

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    This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life. Malcolm Muggeridge

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

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    There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer --committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear. George Eliot

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

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    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. -- Revelation

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    The greatest evil is physical pain. Augustine of Hippo

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    Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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    Pain, scorned by yonder gout-ridden wretch, endured by yonder dyspeptic in the midst of his dainties, borne bravely by the girl in travail. Slight thou art, if I can bear thee, short thou art if I cannot bear thee! Seneca the Younger

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    To touch a sore is to renew one's grief. Terence

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    The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. Henry Ward Beecher

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    There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. Simone Weil

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    There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. Marquis de Sade

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    “The absence of pain is the eternal motivator in almost everything we do.” Reginald V. Johnson

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    Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment. Will Rogers

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    Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. Samuel Johnson

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    All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. Joseph de Maistre

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    Everything hurts. Michelangelo

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    Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? Aeschylus

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    Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Cesare Pavese

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    That which is escaped now is pain to come.

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    They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...? Adrienne Rich

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    Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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    The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated. Cicero

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    Pain of mind is worse than pain of body. Publilius Syrus

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

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    Pain pays the income of each precious thing. William Shakespeare

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