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  • Sweet is pleasure after pain. -- John Dryden
  • There is a pleasure that is born of pain. -- Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
  • Pain may be said to follow pleasure as its shadow. -- Charles Caleb Colton
  • Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time. -- Chester Bennington
  • Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other. -- Laurence Sterne
  • Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain Clings cruelly to us. -- John Keats
  • Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health. -- Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. -- Aristotle
  • Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. -- Jeremy Bentham
  • Nature is neither pleasant nor painful. It is all intelligence and beauty. Pain and pleasure are in the mind. -- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. -- Charles Darwin
  • There's a very fine line between pleasure and pain. They are two sides of the same coin, one not existing without the other. -- E. L. James
  • When we accept all of life's contradictions, when we can comfortably flow between the banks of pleasure and pain, experiencing them both while getting stuck in neither, then we are free. -- Deepak Chopra
  • A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery. Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, &c., when playing together, like our own children. -- Charles Darwin
  • The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. -- Tony Robbins
  • The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors. -- Tony Robbins
  • Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live. -- M. Scott Peck
  • Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure... they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. -- Jeremy Bentham
  • The distance runner is mysteriously reconciling the separations of body and mind, of pain and pleasure, of the conscious and the unconscious. He is repairing the rent, and healing the wound in his divided self. He has found a way to make the ordinary extraordinary; the commonplace unique; the everyday eternal. -- George A. Sheehan
  • The fable runs that the gods mix our pains and pleasure in one cup, and thus mingle for us the adulterate immortality which we alone are permitted here to enjoy. Voluptuous raptures, could we prolong these at pleasure, would dissipate and dissolve us. A sip is the most that mortals are permitted from any goblet of delight. -- Amos Bronson Alcott
  • To understand suffering, you must go beyond pain and pleasure. Your own desires and fears prevent you from understanding and thereby helping others. In reality there are no others, and by helping yourself you help everybody else. If you are serious about the suffering of mankind, you must perfect the only means of help you have, yourself. -- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • All living beings have experience of pleasure and pain, and we are among them. What makes human beings different is that we have a powerful intelligence and a much greater ability to achieve happiness and avoid suffering. Real happiness and friendship come not from money or even knowledge, but from warm-heartednes s. Once we recognize this we will be more inclined to cultivate it. -- Dalai Lama
  • Love transforms pleasure into pain. -- Al-Busiri
  • It's like pain, this pleasure. -- Stephenie Meyer
  • The excess of pleasure is pain -- Almeida Garrett
  • Pain or pleasure? I say pleasure. -- Epictetus
  • High heels are pleasure with pain. -- Christian Louboutin
  • Pleasure bought with pain does harm. -- Horace
  • Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it. -- Mason Cooley
  • You will never understand pleasure without pain. -- T. D. Jakes
  • Pain is a poison; pleasure an intoxicant. -- Kedar Joshi
  • And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain. -- Edmund Spenser
  • Power is pleasure; and pleasure sweetens pain. -- William Hazlitt
  • Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent. -- Francis Picabia
  • So through identification you have pleasure and pain. -- Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • The Heart asks Pleasure--first-- And then--Excuse from Pain -- Emily Dickinson
  • Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious. -- Horace
  • More is learned in pain than in pleasure. -- Marshall Sylver
  • I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain. -- Plautus
  • Women are more susceptible to pain than to pleasure. -- Michel de Montaigne
  • Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression. -- Samuel Johnson
  • To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain. -- Edward Young
  • Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain. -- John Selden
  • Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations. -- Ernst Mach
  • Pain and pleasure occur in consciousness and exist only there -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain. -- Marina Warner
  • Each must drain His share of pleasure, share of pain. -- Walter Scott
  • Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain. -- Ovid
  • But dying is a pleasure / When living is a pain. -- John Dryden
  • I have learned to get pleasure from speaking of pain -- Sharon Olds
  • Go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is. -- Anne Rice
  • A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain. -- Leigh Hunt
  • The state of no being knows neither pleasure nor pain. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward. -- Pema Chodron
  • Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain -- Robert Browning
  • The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • Curiosity, like all other desires, produces pain as well as pleasure. -- Samuel Johnson
  • The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain. -- Anne Rice
  • The greatest obstacle to pleasure is not pain; it is delusion. -- Stephen Greenblatt
  • Do you think it takes true pain to experience true pleasure? -- Gena Showalter
  • If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it? -- Samuel Johnson
  • It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure. -- Marquis de Sade
  • Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. -- Neil Gaiman
  • Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions. -- Pierre Charron
  • Pleasure, I remind myself, is inseparable from its lawfully wedded mate, pain. -- T.C. Boyle
  • Strange! that what is enjoyed without pleasure cannot be discontinued without pain! -- Hannah More
  • Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. -- Horace Mann
  • Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. -- John Stuart Mill
  • Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead? -- Robin Hobb
  • ...when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. -- Jane Austen
  • Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure,- Sweet is pleasure after pain. -- John Dryden
  • To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life. -- Rajneesh
  • You can't have good without evil, pleasure without pain, and so on. -- Ken Wilber
  • The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain. -- Epicurus
  • We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. -- Alan Watts
  • Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain -- Moliere
  • What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Pleasure can be used to enslave a people just as effectively as pain. -- Marianne Williamson
  • Pleasure is always something apposed to pain it is never separate from pain -- Rajneesh
  • Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime. -- Bette Davis
  • Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • every pleasure's got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don't complain -- Bob Dylan
  • Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain. -- Moliere
  • It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. -- Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy. Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture. -- Jeff Noon
  • Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost must always end in pain. -- Samuel Johnson
  • If you want to choose the pleasure of growth, prepare yourself for some pain. -- Irvin D. Yalom
  • Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness -- Ramana Maharshi
  • Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure. -- Fanny Burney
  • The state of no being, knows neither pleasure nor pain. It is purely divine. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Every pleasure raises the tide of life; every pain lowers the tide of life. -- Herbert Spencer
  • The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and likewise pain. -- Dante Alighieri
  • A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain. -- Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • What we link to pleasure and what we link to pain determines our destiny. -- Tony Robbins
  • In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain -- Aristotle
  • There's no way to explain, but all the pleasure is worth all the pain. -- LeAnn Rimes
  • People will do more to avoid pain than they will do to gain pleasure. -- Tony Robbins
  • Life is a straight drink - straight pleasure, straight pain, straightforward, one hundred percent. -- Chogyam Trungpa
  • Up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, madness is sanity... -- Anton Szandor LaVey
  • Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • Infatuation is measured in pleasure. Love is measured in pain. Behold the value of pain! -- Anthony Marais
  • The preponderance of pain over pleasure is the cause of our fictitious morality and religion. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
  • And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability. -- Julian Barnes
  • My prize, my pleasure and pain, my endless desire. I've never know anyone like you. -- Lisa Kleypas
  • Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain. -- Rajneesh
  • Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. -- Mark Strand
  • We must feel the pain before the pleasure, only then can we tell them apart. -- Gloria Estefan
  • Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain. -- William Ernest Henley
  • Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • I want you to know that it is pleasure, not pain, that is your birthright. -- Christiane Northrup
  • There's a fine line between pleasure and pain. Love me like a ball and chain. -- Brian Setzer
  • Pleasure and pain are the only springs of action in man, and always will be. -- Claude Adrien Helvétius
  • Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • You see, when you're excited, your body has trouble telling the difference between pain and pleasure. -- Cherise Sinclair
  • What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude. The Pleasure of Self-Knowledge -- Vivian Gornick
  • For all the happiness mankind can gain Is not in pleasure, but in rest from pain. -- John Dryden
  • O Love! thou bane of the most generous souls! Thou doubtful pleasure, and thou certain pain. -- George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
  • Most human behavior is nothing other than the avoidance of pain and the pursuit of pleasure. -- Deepak Chopra
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