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Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?

Author: Aeschylus

Profession: Greek Dramatist

The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

The greatest evil is physical pain.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. [Revelation]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer.

Author: Bodenstedt


There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.

Author: Bill Bradley

Profession: American Basketball Player

Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.

Author: William C. Bryant (1794-1878)

Profession: American Poet, Newspaper Editor

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

Author: Julius Caesar (101-44 BC)

Profession: Roman Emperor

The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer --committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist