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Painful Quotes

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Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

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It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

 

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

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The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

It hurts to love someone
and not be loved in return,
but what is more painful is to love
someone and never find the courage
to let that person know how you feel.
- Anonymous

A good-bye is never painful unless
you're never going to say hello again.
- Anonymous

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced
that my looks were hideous.
Adolescence is painful for everyone,
I know,
but mine was plain weird.
- Uma Thurman

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful
death than animals that know nothing.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and,
sometimes, very painful.
- Regis Philbin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to
abandon all the reforms made over some very painful
years in the Labour party,
we would be consigned back to opposition.
- Patricia Hewitt

The grinding of the intellect is for most people as
painful as a dentist's drill.
- Leonard Woolf

When thought becomes excessively painful,
action is the finest remedy.
- Salman Rushdie

Do not consider painful what is good for you.
- Euripides

Waiting is painful.
Forgetting is painful.
But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
- Paulo Coelho

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful
of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude
of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in
the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

I don't know of any other creature on earth other than
man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some
painful experience in the past.
- Pat Morita

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough,
grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I did a film once that I was killed in.
It was a painful, horrifying day.
It was a wonderful day from the standpoint of acting,
but I was a wreck otherwise.
- Leslie Easterbrook

This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
- Barry Diller

Duty is the great business of a sea officer;
all private considerations must give way to it,
however painful it may be.
- Horatio Nelson

To walk behind others on a road you are traveling together,
to give precedence to others without envy -
this is painful for an individual and painful for a nation.
- Gustav Stresemann

It's no good trying to keep up old friendships.
It's painful for both sides.
The fact is, one grows out of people,
and the only thing is to face it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money.
- Thomas Fuller

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

The man who can drive himself further once the effort
gets painful is the man who will win.
- Roger Bannister

No matter how difficult and painful it may be,
nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
- Martha Beck

Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.
- Ovid

Everything that has happened to me is of value to me.
As painful as certain things are, and have been,
and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work.
- Martin Landau

We extend our hand towards peace.
Our people are committed to peace.
We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.
- Ariel Sharon

However painful the process of leaving home,
for parents and for children, the really frightening
thing for both would be the prospect of the child never leaving home.
- Robert Neelly Bellah

We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it:
'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson,
but one from which we have learned in the past and
one we should never forget.
- Paul Gillmor

So we just hope that all of these governors who are
grappling will be able to provide the basic services
to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
- Jennifer Granholm

The processes of teaching the child that everything
cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both
to him and to his teacher.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

This was possible only by dint of extended periods
of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
- Brian Ferneyhough

There was a special challenge in describing the awful
childhood of a person who happens to be my own husband.
It was very painful at times, for both of us.
- Pamela Stephenson

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor
of California who went through a painful defeat in
the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later.
- Michael Medved

My travels led me to where I am today.
Sometimes these steps have felt painful,
difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
- Diana Ross

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows
immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
- Swami Sivananda

Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy

But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall

I am proud of the President's leadership.
I am proud to support him in saying:
Yes,
we are going to do what is necessary now when it is
less painful and less expensive.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino

But I've never considered myself any kind of heartthrob.
It sounds painful.
- Gavin DeGraw

Movie music is noise...
even more painful than my sciatica.
- Thomas Beecham

Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic
and insightful with one's patients without getting
too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.
- Pamela Stephenson

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we
shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do,
no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling.
- Catherine McAuley

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

I tell students they will know they are getting somewhere
when a scene is so painful they can just barely bring
themselves to write about it.
A writer has to draw blood.
- Robert Morgan

Leaving England was a painful decision,
and we still have some regrets about it.
However, at that time, the research environment for
theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
- John Pople

I'll never get used to living without Mo,
but the painful things that surround what happened
to him aren't so painful any more-not so raw or so new.
- Robin Gibb

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that
which is the most painful course.
- George Eliot

It's also very painful, because I feel,
and I know, probably all women my age and older feel
like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now.
- Barbara Hershey

We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus
and it is really painful to people.
- Keith Miller

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time;
the badly written ones are deeply,
deeply insulting.
That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
- Toni Morrison

It's painful for me to watch someone who isn't funny.
It's horrifying to sit in the back and watch some guy who just totally sucks.
- Joe Rogan

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth,
however commonplace.
It may be unimportant or painful.
It cannot be vulgar.
Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth,
or in affectation.
- John Ruskin


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