Pain

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. Alan Watts

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

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. Unknown 

Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom. Unknown

There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you. Unknown

Every negative situation contains the possibility for something positive, an opportunity. It is how you look at it that matters. Robert Greene

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. Eckhart Tolle

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung

Pain introduces you to your highest self. Paul Domenick

Where the wound has been given, there must the cure be found, if anywhere. Jane Austen

Following a path is easy. Creating a new one is tough but it will lead you to new places. Maxime Lagacé

Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because life’s greatest lessons are learnt through pain. Nagato

Handling our suffering is an art. If we know how to suffer, we suffer much less, and we’re no longer afraid of being overwhelmed by the suffering inside. Thich Nhat Hanh

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. Michael J. Fox

When it hurts – observe. Life is trying to teach you something. Anita Krizzan

Trying to build a life where you never experience bad feelings is like building a ship that can’t handle a storm. Neil Strauss

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Sarah Frances Brown

Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself. C.S. Lewis

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. Eckhart Tolle

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Francis Bacon

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. Robert Gary Lee 

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

If experience is the mother of wisdom, pain is the father. Thibaut

We can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering, or we can evolve in a state of joy and inspiration. Joe Dispenza

When I planted my pain in the field of patience it bore fruit of happiness. Kahlil Gibran

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. Robert Gary Lee 

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Garth Brooks

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Neurosis is the natural by-product of pain avoidance. Carl Jung

Life didn’t promise to be wonderful. Teddy Pendergrass

Sooner or later, you will need to make friends with disappointment. Dr. SunWolf

Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue. C.S. Lewis

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. Edgar Allan Poe

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. George R.R (Game of Thrones)

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. John Aughey

Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your stregth in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain. Jim Morrison

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn’t go so well. Henry Rollins

The cure for pain is in the pain. Rumi

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. C.S. Lewis

Along with pain comes satisfaction and with satisfaction comes relief. Maxime Lagacé

Are you facing or avoiding your pain? Are you caring for your emotions or are you making yourself busy? Learn to wait and embrace your suffering. Fleeing it will simply bring more confusion. Facing it will bring clarity. Maxime Lagacé

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins

The prettiest smile hides the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears. And the kindest hearts have felt the most pain. Unknown

When the clouds get too heavy, it rains. When your pain gets too bad, you cry. Unknown

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Dr. Seuss

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski 

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski 

Every flower must grow through dirt. Unknown

Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey 

After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here. Walt Disney

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. Iain Thomas

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. Chuck Palahniuk

Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life. Greg Plitt

I don’t believe there is pleasure in life. I believe there is only relief of pain… We have to suffer to be on top. Georges St-Pierre

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure – Rumi

Some days, we’re just looking for a soft place to land. Dr. SunWolf

Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you. Tim Fargo 

Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change. Frida Kahlo

Stay focused on your purpose, not your pain. Ranal Currie

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. Bo Bennett

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. Walter Anderson

First, having the larger goal will lift your mind out of the moment and help you endure the hard work and drudgery. Second, as you become better at this task or craft, it becomes increasingly pleasurable. Robert Greene

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. James Baldwin

Growth in painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Unknown

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self. Unknown

Stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”. Unknown

True discovery happens when you embrace the obstacle. Truth is for the patient, the enduring. Maxime Lagacé

Pain is a great motivator. Naval Ravikant

It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all. Unknown

Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise. Chinese proverb

Strange how we decorate pain. Margaret Atwood

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

To hurt is as human as to breathe. J.K. Rowling

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

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. Neil Gaiman

Move toward resistance and pain. Robert Greene

The cost of failure is learning. Neil Strauss

It hurts because it matters. John Green

That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt. John Green

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses – Ralph Waldon Emerson

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. C.S. Lewis

Much of your pain is self-chosen. Kahlil Gibran

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish proverb

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. C.S. Lewis

Embrace the feeling. Start the healing. Maxime Lagacé

Better bread with water than cake with trouble. Russian proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African proverb

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. Thomas Jefferson