Pain: (suffering...anguish...distress...hurt )

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. --- Abraham Maslow

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

All the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. --- Helen Keller 1880

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. --- Marcus Aurelius 121

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state. We must be doing something to be happy. --- William Hazlett 1778

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. --- Henry Miller

Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts; then it is real and pure. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

My personal trials have taught me the value of unmerited suffering. As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

No one must shut his eyes and regard as nonexistent the sufferings of which he spares himself the sight. Let no one regard as light the burden of his responsibility. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve ... Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice. --- Alexis De Tocqueville

The best way out of emotional pain is through it. --- Anon xxxx

The trick is not how much pain you feel

but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. --- Erica Jong 1942

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. --- Thomas Merton

There are no gains without pains. --- Adlai Stevenson

This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. (Brahmanism) --- Mahabharata

True kindness presupposed the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joy of others. --- Andre Gide 1869

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happineness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. --- Dalai Lama 14th

We have our brush and colors - paint Paradise and in we go. --- Nikos Kazantzakis

You can and you must expect suffering. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

You pray in your distress and in your need, would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and your days of abundance. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, with futile hopes and devastated dreams, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: all power is given unto you in earth and heaven. There is nothing you cannot do. --- A Course In Miracles

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