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Quotations 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 pain quotes from that same writer.

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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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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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There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin
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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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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Samuel Johnson
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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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If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved. George Santayana
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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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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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Pain pays the income of each precious thing. William Shakespeare
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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran
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There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Jung
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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 death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis
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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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The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Publilius Syrus
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Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge. Simone Weil
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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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After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. Emily Dickinson
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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. C. S. Lewis
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Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain. 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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No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn
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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