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Pain Suffering Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Pain Suffering

Please enjoy these Pain Suffering Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage,
failing kidneys, hardening arteries,
pain,
and suffering should be made available.
- Layne Staley

 

You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence,
or you'd be suffering some pain right now.
- Mike Fink

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the
men are separated from the boys.
- Emil Zatopek

The safest and most suitable form of penance seems
to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does
not penetrate to the bones,
that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.
- Saint Ignatius

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A tremendous amount of needless pain and suffering
can be eliminated by ensuring that health insurance
is universally available.
- Daniel Akaka

Pain is such an important thing in life.
I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
- Naomi Watts

I hate people who splash their own pain on covers,
like the whole world should hear about them.
Why are we all supposed to be interested in one individual's suffering?
- Andrea Corr

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

I think the idea that you can go this alone is -
was a huge mistake.
And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms
of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
- Michael Chertoff

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks,
in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime,
violence, infamy, even at the cost of life.
The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.
- Whittaker Chambers

Punk is musical freedom.
It's saying, doing and playing what you want.
In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain,
suffering and the external world, and that's pretty
close to my definition of Punk Rock.
- Kurt Cobain

There are people still in the Republican Party that
I believe practice the communication of anger,
of disappointment, of regret, of pain,
of sorrow, of suffering.
That's not what the American people want to hear.
- Frank Luntz

We know enough to stand here in truth -
facing pain,
cry and suffering of those who were murdered here.
Face to face with the victims' families who are here today.
Before the judgment of our own conscience.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Without pain, there would be no suffering,
without suffering we would never learn from over mistakes.
To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows,
without it, there is no way of life.
- Angelina Jolie

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes
increased capacity for pain,
and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence
that suffering reaches its supreme point.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels
from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved
by the person whom he entirely loves.
- Joseph Addison

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

I am the master of my emotions -
I transform fear to love, anger to compassion,
pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance,
expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent,
those funds are well spent.
- Carl Karcher

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it,
but I didn't enjoy other people's pain.
- Casper Van Dien

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears,
there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
- Georg Buchner

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel
when you come in contact with a new idea.
- Pearl S. Buck

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy,
the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler

The wages of pedantry is pain.
- Carroll O'Connor

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
- Alan Watts

Pain's not bad, it's good.
It teaches you things.
I understand that.
- Charles Manson

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go;
the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
- William C. Bryant

Pain was something we were expected to endure.
But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy
today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
- Roald Dahl

The pain was considerable, but trivial compared with my mental state.
- Harold Lloyd

A doctor is fascinated by death, and pain.
And how much pain a man can endure.
- David Boehm

None but a poet can write a tragedy.
For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into
exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.
- Edith Hamilton

Pain makes man think.
Thought makes man wise.
Wisdom makes life endurable.
- John Patrick


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