About Pain

Pain has many faces. Reflect on the quotations below and see what you can learn from the wise words of others.

Definition of Pain

The greatest evil is physical pain ~ Saint Augustine

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom ~ Arthur Schopenhauser

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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death ~ Epictetus

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 Baldwin

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over ~ Jim Morrison

Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can ~ Victor Hugo

Lessons from Pain

There is no coming to consciousness without pain ~ Carl Jung

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge ~ Simone Weil

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self ~ Khalill Gibran 

Dealing with Pain

We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow ~ James Taylor

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever ~ Lance Armstrong

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain ~ Joseph Campbell

For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going ~ David F Wallace

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love ~ Sophocles

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world ~ Albert Schweitzer

To know more of the technical aspects of physical pain, click this link:

1.    Cancer Pain – Part 1: Symptoms and Types of Pain

2.    Cancer Pain – Part 2: Medical Treatment

3.    Cancer Pain – Part 3: Alternative Procedures of Pain Management

4.    Chronic Pain

5.    Pains and Their Medical Names

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