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Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.
The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
Our glory is hidden in our pain, if we allow God to bring the gift of himself in our experience of it.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.
Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer.
My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee.
Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whoever 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.
Pain is never permanent.
Saint Teresa of Avila
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
Honore de Balzac
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Some pain is simply the normal grief of human existence. That is pain that I try to make room for. I honor my grief.
If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.
I know that collector types can be a pain in the neck and seem perpetually frozen in time - or at least in their parents' basement - but someone has to look out for the past, lest it slip away forever.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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