All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. – Buddha

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. – Maya Angelou

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. – Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle

Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. – Kurt Cobain

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better. – Oscar Wilde

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. – Friedrich Nietzsche

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. – Jim Morrison

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. – Jim Morrison

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

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. – Sigmund Freud

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

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

A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world. – Jack Kerouac

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

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.  -  Simone Weil

I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy. – Roger Bannister

You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don’t keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy. – Roger Bannister

The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings. – William Hazlitt

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings. – William Hazlitt

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity. – William Hazlitt

The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing. – Herodotus

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

It’s odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don’t quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. – Lady Bird Johnson

You dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory. – Janet Jackson

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty. – Samuel Butler

For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going. – David Foster Wallace

Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you’re in big trouble if you’re borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We’ve got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year. – Simon Cowell

I’m a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject. – Meryl Streep

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others. – James Taylor

We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow. – James Taylor

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

I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It’s a pain in the ass. – Jennifer Aniston

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