Pain Proverbs Provide Poignant Pragmatism

August 28, 2015

The Salonpas® brand is all about alleviating physical pain with the world’s best topical analgesic treatments.   It sometimes helps to read  quotations about physical pain by famous people through the centuries to get another perspective.  Please find some “painfully provocative” quotations which examine both physical and emotional pain:

Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

“The great evil is physical pain.” – Saint Augustine, (354-430) Theologian.

WIll Rogers

Will Rogers

“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.” – Will Rogers (1879-1935), American humorist and actor

William Penn

William Penn

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn (1644-1718), British religious leader

Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese

“Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.” – Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Italian poet, critic and novelist

benjaminfranklin

“There are no gains without pains.” – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“The art of life is the art of avoiding pain; and he is the best pilot, who steers clearest of the rocks and shoals with which it is beset.” Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Third president of the United States

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

“After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” – Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

Terence

Terence

“To touch a sore is to renew one’s grief.” – Terence (195/185 BC-159 BC), Playwright of the Roman Republic

Lord Byron

Lord Byron

“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.” – Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet

Carl Jung

Carl Jung

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” – Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

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