It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. – Epictetus
Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility. – Khalil Gibran
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. – The Buddha
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
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey
Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen
No pain, No gain. – Anonymous
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong (bicycle racer)
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. – Thomas Jefferson
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
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same. – Toni Morrison
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell