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Pain Quotes

Updated on June 5, 2010

Quotes and Sayings about Pain

I am yet to meet a person who haven't felt pain in his or her life and I believe almost everyone have felt it at least once. But some famous people see pain as a good sign, they see it as a teacher and learn from it in their lives. There is a lot you can learn from the pains you suffer from.

Enough of my own sayings, now lets see what some famous people have said about pain...

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

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Rita Rudner

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
Carl Jung

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.
Author Unknown

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
John Lennon

The greatest evil is physical pain.
Saint Augustine

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can.
Victor Hugo

It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
Marquis de Sade

Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you.
Gilda Radner

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
Toni Morrison

If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.
George Santayana

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
Jennifer Aniston

If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
Samuel Johnson

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
John Stuart Mill

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

You don't have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory.
Janet Jackson

The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.
Anne Rice

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.
R. D. Laing

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
John Henry Newman

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Cesare Pavese

Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Daniel R. Evans

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
Publilius Syrus

I was taught that pain is bad.
Keith Miller

I've always been scared to death of pain - afraid, even, to think of it.
Loretta Young

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
Toni Morrison

Pain is the root of knowledge.
Simone Veil

Our stories are different; our pain is the same.
Betty Buckley

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

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Author Unknown

When pain can't bless, heaven quits us in despair.
Edward Young

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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      5 years ago

      Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional--- is from Buddha.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Halley, you just shared a wonderful quote with us. Thank you!

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      7 years ago

      love this one

      nothing begins and nothing ends that is not paid with moan , for we are born in others pain and perish in our own

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      8 years ago from London

      I like these,really good.

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      8 years ago


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      8 years ago

      These are very good.saint Augustine quote is very good.I like that quote is very much.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Coolmom, this one is an amazing quote, really loved this one. Thanks for adding it!

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      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the fan mail! You have some very nice hubs.

      I have a good pain quote for your collection: "He who learns must suffer, and even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despite, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." ~Aeschylus

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks kaltopsyd!

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      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      "Pain is the root of knowledge"... that's interesting. hmm...

      These were all interesting quotes. Good compilation!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Glad you liked the collection pink! :)

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      8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...I should take note some of these quotes for inspiration.. ^.^.. thank you very much for sharing! useful and beautiful..^.^

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      8 years ago

      Tonni morrison ones is superb..

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      I am sorry Lita, that is a sad news. And yes, Janet is rite there.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I like Janet Jackson's, it's relevant to me this moment of great sadness from the loss of a dear brother. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanx for commenting salt.

    • salt profile image


      8 years ago from australia

      Lovely thanks, I think I like victor hugo best, I think life should be painfree. So I will be one who chooses not to suffer in life - as that is suffering how one can.


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