friendship, Bill Clinton
quotes with the word "pains"
I've relived pains as well as the highest of heights . . . I've felt deflated and elated to dig through the cobwebs to expire the why's and why not's.
What pains we take with our beds, robbing the nests of birds & their breasts-this shelter within a shelter...
Henry David Thoreau
The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and sifting the true from the false. The tough-minded individual is astute and discerning. He has a strong austere quality that makes for firmness of purpose and solidness of commitment. Who doubts that this toughness is one of man's greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Strength to Love (1963) Ch. 1 : A tough mind and a tender heart
Martin Luther King, Jr.
It pains me greatly that in the coming four years, I will not be able to expand the settlements in Judea and Samaria and to complete the demographic revolution in the land of Israel . . . I would have carried on autonomy talks for ten years, and meanwhile we would have reached half a million people in Judea and Samaria.
Of all my offspring, this composition caused me the greatest birth pains and later the greatest grief, and therefore I value it more dearly than any of the others . . . Fidelio.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Life as we find it is too hard for us. It brings us too many pains, disappointments and impossible tasks . . . In order to bear it, we can't but dispense with palliative measures.
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.
Our relationship wasn't perfect . . . We had a couple years of fighting and of growing pains and hating each other, then loving each other and going to couples therapy and we worked it out ... We earned each other.
Things like loving your spouse, forgiving one another, being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry . . . These are the kinds of things that we used to see in television programs like 'Growing Pains' and, before that, you had all kinds of shows that I loved growing up, like 'Happy Days' and 'The Brady Bunch, and 'The Waltons' and 'Little House on the Prairie.' These were great shows that had great advice that we would do well to listen to today.
I have attempted to write the following account of myself, as if I were a dead man in another world looking back at my own life. Nor have I found this difficult, for life is nearly over with me. I have taken no pains about my style of writing.
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Ch. 2 "Autobiography"
A village in a country which is taking pains to become altogether standardized and pure, which aspires to succeed Victorian England as the chief mediocrity of the world, is no longer merely provincial, no longer downy and restful in its leaf-shadowed ignorance. It is a force seeking to conquer the earth ... Sure of itself, it bullies other civilizations, as a traveling salesman in a brown derby conquers the wisdom of China and tacks advertisements of cigarettes over arches for centuries dedicate to the sayings of Confucius. Such a society functions admirably in the production of cheap automobiles, dollar watches, and safety razors. But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors.
Main Street (1920)
Let's face it. Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions, not easy decisions, like resistance when you're attacked, but a long, patient, costly struggle which alone can assure triumph over the great enemies of man - war, poverty, and tyranny - and the assaults upon human dignity which are the most grievous consequences of each.
Acceptance speech, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois
Adlai Stevenson II
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others.
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
It pains me to see my old company, which has meant so much to America, on the ropes. But Chrysler has been in trouble before, and we got through it, and I believe they can do it again. . . . Let's face it, if your car breaks down, you're not going to take it to the White House to get fixed. But, if your company breaks down, you've got to go to the experts on the ground, not the bureaucrats.
Halpert, Julie, "It Pains Me", Newsweek
Labour for his pains.
Edward Moore (writer)
Oh, are not the pleasures in life, in this daily round, trifling compared with the pains!
Amphitryon, Act II, scene ii
Oh, when a mother meets on high The babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight?
The Curse of Kehama (1810) Canto X, st. 11
When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. Metaphysical proofs are, however, not the only ones which we are able to bring forth in support of this idea. Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals, though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets, and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more: this one human being lives on and on. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.
The Problem of Increasing Human Energy (1900)
Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. Their heavenly harps a lower strain began, and in soft music mourn the fall of man. And oft with holy hymns he charm'd their ears, And music more melodious than the spheres.
Tyrannick Love (1669), Act IV, scene i.
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