Pain Proverbs

Sayings about Pain

Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain. ~ Traditional Proverb

Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret. They soon betray themselves. ~ Spanish Proverbs

A hundred “no’s” are less painful than one insincere “yes.” ~ Chinese Proverb

No pleasure without pain. ~ Traditional Proverb

An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure. ~ Traditional Proverb

Better pain in your purse than in your heart. ~ Sardinian Proverb

The pain is sometimes preferable to the treatment. ~ Indian Proverbs

To fall is not painful for those who fly low. ~ Chinese Proverb

Jealousy is a pain that seeks what caused it. ~ German Proverbs

Jealousy is a pain seeking its cause. ~ German Proverb

One pleasure, a thousand pains. ~ French Proverb

Revenge is a confession of pain. ~ Latin Proverbs

Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth. ~ Greek Proverb

If you wake up in the morning and feel no pain it is to be feared that you died in the night. ~ Czech Proverb

When the pain has passed one forgets the medicine. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

He that is uneasy at every little pain is never without some ache. ~ Traditional Proverb

That which is escaped now is pain to come. ~ Traditional Proverb

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short. ~ English Proverbs

You eat an egg, but you don’t understand how painful it was for the chicken. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

He who begins and does not finish loves their pains. ~ Traditional Proverb

A pain in the foot is soon forgotten — a pain in the head is not. ~ Armenian Proverb

He who looks up too much gets a pain in the neck. ~ Arabian Proverb

Where there is love, there is pain. ~ Spanish Proverb

A man can endure the worst pain — of others. ~ Japanese Proverbs

In a good word there are three winters’ warmth; in one malicious word there is pain for six frosty months. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

Who suffers from love, feels no pain. ~ Italian Proverb

Pain is easier to endure than an itch. ~ Chinese Proverb

Where a man feels pain he lays his hand. ~ Dutch Proverbs

A pain that pricks the conscience is more effective than a lot of whiplashes. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Time heals old pain, while it creates new ones. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Quotations about Pain

Saying about pain

Pain is a part of growing up. It’s how we learn. ~ Dan Brown

The most painful part of our bodily pain is that which is bodiless or immaterial, namely, our impatience, and the delusion that it will last forever. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

The same refinement which brings us new pleasures exposes us to new pains. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Sweet is pleasure after pain. ~ John Dryden

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. ~ Lance Armstrong

Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that. ~ Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. ~ Pamela Anderson

Of all the things we can feel with our minds and bodies, severe pain is the purest, for it drives everything else from our awareness and focuses us as perfectly as we can ever be focused. ~ Dean Koontz

Pain pays the income of each precious thing. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment. ~ Will Rogers

Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. ~ Mary Tyler Moore

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. ~ Marquis De Sade

There is purpose in pain; otherwise it were devilish. ~ Owen Meredith

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

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

Pain is never permanent. ~ St. Teresa of Avila

The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. ~ Tony Robbins

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

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. ~ Samuel Johnson

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. ~ Erma Bombeck

Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one. ~ John Sterling

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

Pain is only what you allow it to be. ~ Dan Simmons

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don’t want to suffer, they won’t be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. ~ Geneen Roth

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

Pain is a gift. Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity. ~ Dean Koontz

One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. ~ William Shakespeare

There is room in the halls of pleasure For a large and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow isles of pain. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them. ~ Emil Cioran

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. ~ Simone Weil

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. ~ Horace Mann

Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain. ~ Samuel Johnson

There is no tyrant as merciless as pain. ~ Stephen King

There is a pleasure that is born of pain. ~ Owen Meredith

There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful. ~ Fernando Pessoa

That which is escaped now is pain to come. ~ Author unknown

The worst pain … isn’t the pain you feel at the time, it’s the pain you feel later on when there’s nothing you can do about it. ~ Jose Saramago

Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Pleasure is often a visitant; but pain Clings cruelly to us. ~ John Keats

Pain was their body’s way of telling them that they’d pushed themselves to their limits — which was exactly where they were supposed to be. ~ Richard Marcinko

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

Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health. ~ Martin Tupper

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. ~ Author unknown

There are no gains without pains. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is. ~ Bill Bradley

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. ~ Bible

Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria. ~ Naomi Wolf

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

Pain for the old was no longer a surprise. ~ Cormac Mccarthy

There are cases in which it is necessary to inflict pain now to avoid greater pain later on, or to gain future pleasure that is worth the current pain. ~ Susan Hubbard

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. ~ William Penn

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other. ~ Laurence Sterne

Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. ~ Samuel Johnson

Pain is rewarding, in every capacity. ~ Christina Aguilera

Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly … ~ Wm. Paul Young

Pain is no longer pain when it is past. ~ Margaret Junkin Preston

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. ~ Lord Byron

The evils we do to others give us less pain than those we do to ourselves. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and… if I think of human beings I’ve known and of my own life, such as it is, I can’t recall any case of pain which didn’t, on the whole, enrich life. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us. ~ Charles Kingsley

Pain revealed the paltry dimensions of love. The paltry dimensions of everything, in fact, except pain. ~ Glen Duncan

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. ~ Syrus

There is no greater pain than to remember, in our present grief, past happiness. ~ Dante

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~ Aristotle Quotes

Pain of mind is worse than pain of body. ~ Publilius Syrus

Pain is the deepest thing we have in our nature, and union through pain has always seemed more real and holy than any other. ~ Henry Hallam

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

All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice. ~ Joseph De Maistre

Never a lip is curved with pain That can’t be kissed into smiles again. ~ Bret Harte

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

Pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion. ~ George Eliot

Pain is just another form of information. ~ Don Delillo

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

Pain is an outcry of sin. ~ Bishop Robert South

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. ~ Sophocles

It’s much easier to wear your pain on the outside. ~ E. L. James

There is no mortal whom pain and disease do not reach. ~ Cicero

Long pains, with use of bearing, are half eased. ~ John Dryden

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

Pain is life — the sharper, the more evidence of life. ~ Charles Lamb

Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. ~ Havelock Ellis

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

Other men’s pains are easily borne. ~ Cervantes

Pain and disease awaken us to convictions which are necessary to our moral condition. ~ Samuel Johnson

Pain is the root of knowledge. ~ Simone Weil

Nothing begins, and nothing ends, that is not paid with moan; for we are born in others’ pain, and perish in our own. ~ Francis Thompson

Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Lord, help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you. ~ Mother Teresa Quotes

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent. ~ Francis Picabia

The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain. ~ Sir T. Wyatt

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset. ~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live. ~ Alexander Pope

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest evil is physical pain. ~ St. Augustine

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

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar. ~ Matthew

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! ~ Charlie Chaplin

Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled, but halved. ~ Neil Gaimain

Pain is God’s midwife, that helps some virtue into existence. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows. ~ Dean Koontz

Pain may be said to follow pleasure as its shadow; but the misfortune is that in this particular case, the substance belongs to the shadow, the emptiness to its cause. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. ~ Tony Robbins

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

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

It is pain that changes our lives. ~ Steve Martin

Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. ~ Samuel Johnson

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. ~ Jeremy Bentham

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