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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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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion,
I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny.
And it is white.
- Frantz Fanon

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger;
I resisted thinking about him.
I did not reread his letters to me.
The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
- Ross Perot

Mistakes are painful when they happen,
but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Waitley

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear;
if it is happy it is horrible to lose,
So the one is pretty equal to the other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

It is as natural to die as to be born;
and to a little infant,
perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
- Francis Bacon

The being without an opinion is so painful to human
nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
- Walter Bagehot

Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't
know any better and all the painful lessons have not
hammered your head open yet.
- Anthony Kiedis

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

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

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

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

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 more painful it is, tragically, the more you do learn,
though, that's the good part.
- Sylvia Browne

I think most artists create out of despair.
The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside,
it's a painful, difficult search within.
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Frustration, although quite painful at times,
is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett

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

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

I thought I was learning about show business.
The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be.
Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.
- Judy Holliday

I can't say it's not painful being estranged from most of my family.
I wish it could be otherwise.
- LaToya Jackson

The one thing I think you must do is,
as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
- Tea Leoni

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

He was living in an age much more dangerous,
more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age.
- Derek Jacobi

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

But my experience is that people who have been through painful,
difficult times are filled with compassion.
- Amy Grant

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

Saving was slow and painful.
- William Christopher Handy

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

I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror.
- Jack Henry Abbott

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

I retired because I had a knee injury,
my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I
couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.
- Guy Forget

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

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

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

Socialism is good when it comes to wages,
but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions
in life that are more private and painful,
for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
- Karel Capek

People die because they find living too painful.
- Malcolm Fraser

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

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

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by
which the most insignificant success is achieved.
- Anne Sullivan

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

Remembering is painful, it's difficult,
but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.
- Paul Greengrass

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

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

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

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

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

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

Homosexuals reject the process of healing because it's
too painful and time-consuming.
- Randall Terry

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


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