Favorite Quotations ~  Pain & Hurt Treasury of Spiritual Wisdom

"In order to laugh, you must be able to play with your pain." ~ Annette Goodheart


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~ Kenji Miyazawa

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

Even the promiscuous feel pain. ~ Warren Beatty, Born This Day

Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain. ~ William Ernest Henley, Poems, Bric-a-Brac

As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever. ~ Katherine Mansfield

Tonight I’m stepping lightly and I’m feeling no pain. ~ Bruce Springsteen

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. I think we should follow a simple rule if we can take the worst, take the risk. ~ Joyce Brothers

If you don't know about pain and trouble, you're in sad shape. They make you appreciate life. ~ Evel Knievel

Why inflict pain on oneself, when so many others are ready to save us the trouble? ~ George Pacaud

You're born in pain and pain is what we're in most of the time. And I think that the bigger the pain, the more gods we need. ~ John Lennon, Rolling Stone, 1970

The pain is necessary. Sometimes pain is the teacher we require, a hidden gift of healing and hope. ~ Janet Jackson

The only person I ever hurt was myself and even that I did to the minimum. If you can do that and you're still functioning, you're the luckiest person in the world. ~ Sammy Davis, Jr.

Pain comes from the darkness./ And we call it wisdom. It is pain. ~ Randall Jarrell

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