There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.
- John O'donohue
Speak not harshly to anyone. Those thus addressed will retort. Painful, indeed, is vindictive speech. Blows in exchange may bruise you.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
- Leo Tolstoy
Pain and beauty, our constant bedfellows.
- Nick Bantock
If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.
- Neil Simon
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills. We feel a thousand miseries till we are lucky enough to feel misery.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There’s nothing more painful than remembering something happy while you are distressed.
- Dante Alighieri
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.
- Charlie Chaplin
Pain and joy are like light and darkness; they are two sides of the same medal. They are interdependent and inseparably connected to each other.
- Trinley Thaye Dorje