Painful Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Painful
Please enjoy these Painful Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.
Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)
Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein
You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby
It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt
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It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson
A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman
Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful
as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross
Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown,
if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger;
I resisted thinking about him.
I did not reread his letters to me.
The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard
Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by
which the most insignificant success is achieved.
- Anne Sullivan
Repetition on things like that becomes quite painful.
If you do a stunt sometimes it can look like a stunt.
- Marton Csokas
You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino
There is only one thing more painful than learning
from experience and that is not learning from experience.
- Archibald McLeish
It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich
If you have been divorced, you know it hurts -
especially if your marriage had lasted many years.
Whatever the circumstances of your relationship,
and whatever the nature of its ending,
there is always grief and regret -
perhaps regret over the ending,
or perhaps regret over not ending the relationship sooner -
or perhaps both.
Nonetheless, move past the grief and regret.
No matter how painful, divorce, like all endings,
opens the door to new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
So we just hope that all of these governors who are
grappling will be able to provide the basic services
to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
- Jennifer Granholm
The grinding of the intellect is for most people as
painful as a dentist's drill.
- Leonard Woolf
Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda
Frustration, although quite painful at times,
is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett
When I have a full schedule like that,
I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months,
doing the research, going through a painful process,
it's just not my thing anymore.
- Ang Lee
I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Waiting is painful.
Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho
The more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn,
though, that's the good part.
- Sylvia Browne
We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it:
'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson,
but one from which we have learned in the past and
one we should never forget.
- Paul Gillmor
The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot
We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon
I thought I was learning about show business.
The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be.
Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
- Judy Holliday
It is as natural to die as to be born;
and to a little infant,
perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
- Francis Bacon
However painful the process of leaving home,
for parents and for children, the really frightening
thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
- Robert Neelly Bellah
Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek
I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family.
I wish it could be otherwise.
- LaToya Jackson
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in
the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
The remoteness of my parents from the schools,
so unfashionable today, was often painful for me,
but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world.
- Martin Lewis Perl
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that
which is the most painful course.
- George Eliot
Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot
Catholicism is not a soothing religion.
It's a painful religion.
We're all gluttons for punishment.
- Madonna Ciccone
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships.
It's painful for both sides.
The fact is, one grows out of people,
and the only thing is to face it.
- W. Somerset Maugham
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy
It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey
But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall
I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere
Life is painful, nasty and short...
in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
- Djuna Barnes
Collaboration is no longer painful -
- Vince Clarke
There is an immense, painful longing for a broader,
more flexible, fuller, more coherent,
more comprehensive account of what we human beings are,
who we are and what this life is for.
- Saul Bellow
Homosexuals reject the process of healing because it's
too painful and time-consuming.
- Randall Terry
It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history.
I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square.
What a brilliant, painful book.
- Antonia Fraser
No matter how difficult and painful it may be,
nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
- Martha Beck
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson
Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance.
- Robert Blair
Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we
shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do,
no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
- Catherine McAuley
I retired because I had a knee injury,
my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I
couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.
- Guy Forget
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