Pain Quotes

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
Aeschylus
William shakespeare - i have heard of your paintings too, well enough...

Ralph waldo emerson - it is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,...
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul.
John Keats
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
Simonides
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.
Eric Hoffe
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - - Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Sophocles
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein
Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to.... The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
Look for a long time at what pleases you, and for a longer time at what pains you.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint.
J. B. Yeats
There is a wide world out there, my friend, full of pain, but filled with joy as well. The former keeps you on the path of growth, and the latter makes the journey tolerable.
R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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 Johannes Tillich
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are only three sins - Causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
Roger Caras
Maya angelou - history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be...
Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Nay, tempt me not to love again There was a time when love was sweet Dear Nea had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet But oh this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one Would I endure such pangs again.
Sir Thomas More
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
M. Kathleen Casey
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Arthur Baldwin
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
G. K. Chesterton
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey
Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong
When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Jerome K. Jerome
Pain is a very precious gift. Do not waste it.
Martha Singleterry
He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Ramble
The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
George Bernard Shaw
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beeche
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.
Eduard Hanslick
The pain of dispute exceeds, by much, its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf, and when people are deaf I am dumb.
Joseph Joubert
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.
Sophocles
Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again.
Edgar Allan Poe, Tamerlane, Part II