Pain and Tears

"There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors."

Mignon McLaughin
Mignon McLaughin "The Neurotic's Notebook"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."

Rating: 7.86 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it."

Rating: 2.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The tears shed over the graves are for the words left unsaid and the deeds left undone."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Hell is different from purgatory - just a lack of exit doors."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Realists suffer more because they realize more reasons for suffering."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Despair is the shortest road to disaster."

Rating: 9.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life gives you a kick and then with a smile, asks: Is there too much it hurt?"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything hurts - and what doesn't, doesn't work."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"What distinguishes the artist from the dilettante? Only the pain the artist feels. The dilettante looks only for pleasure in art."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Who hears the fishes when they cry?"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "Complete Works"

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader."

Robert Lee Frost
Robert Lee Frost "Preface to Collected Poems"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not."

Clarence Irving Lewis
Clarence Irving Lewis "That Hideous Strength"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sometimes a man has to go through hell to turn to an angel."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bear the Cross cheerfully and it will bear you."

Thomas a Kempis
Thomas a Kempis "The Imitation of Christ"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Anesthesia: wounds without pain. Neurasthenia: pain without wounds."

Karl Kraus
Karl Kraus "Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths"

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Misfortune is never invited. And it comes and sits at the table without permission and it eats, leaving nothing but bones."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain."

Tertullian "De patientia"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."

William Penn
William Penn "No Cross, No Crown"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "In Search of Goethe from Within"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood."

Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler "A Coffin for Dimitrios"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent."

Francis Picabia
Francis Picabia "Who Knows: Poems and Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them is another."

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) "Epistolae ex Ponto"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The main motive for "nonattachment" is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."

Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot "Physics and Politics"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry."

Edith Hamilton
Edith Hamilton "The Greek Way"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"When the book comes out it may hurt you - but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself."

James Baldwin
James Baldwin "A Dialogue"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another..."

Charles Monroe Schulz
Charles Monroe Schulz "Charlie Brown"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"All the [hours] wound you, the last one kills."

Latin Proverbs (inscription on clocks)
Latin Proverbs (inscription on clocks)

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Revenge is a confession of pain."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)