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Quotations about pain

When the pain is great enough, we will let anyone be doctor.

 - Mignon McLaughlin

Tags:   doctor  pain  

Bertrand RussellThe life of man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long.

 - Bertrand Russell

Tags:   life  pain  struggle  

James BaldwinYou think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

 - James Baldwin

Tags:   heartbreak  pain  reading  

Clarissa Pinkola EstesWriting, real writing, should leave a small sweet bruise somewhere on the writer . . . and on the reader.

 - Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Tags:   pain  writing  

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

 - Jim Rohn

Tags:   disappointment  discipline  pain  regret  

Carl JungThere is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

 - Carl Jung

Tags:   conscious  darkness  enlightenment  pain  soul  

AristotleThe ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences; thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.

 - Aristotle

Tags:   defect  laughter  pain  

Dean KoontzPain is a gift. Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity. Without fear, there could be no humility, and every man would be a monster. The recognition of pain and fear in others give rise in us to pity, and in our pity is our humanity, our redemption.

 - Dean Koontz

Tags:   empathy  fear  humanity  pain  pity  suffering  

Fyodor DostoevskyPain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.

 - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Tags:   greatness  intelligence  pain  suffering  

Mark TwainOf all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.

 - Mark Twain

Tags:   animals  cruelty  pain  

John KeatsDo you not see how necessary a world of pain and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

 - John Keats

Tags:   adversity  pain  troubles  

Carl JungSeldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.

 - Carl Jung

Tags:   conflict  marriage  pain  relationships  

Jacob BronowskiThe wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

 - Jacob Bronowski

Tags:   hurt  pain  perversion  

Marcus AureliusIf you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

 - Marcus Aurelius

Tags:   distress  pain  worry