A Quote by Ray Stannard Baker on body, evil, facts, good, joy, life, pain, philosophy, reality, sorrow, soul, thinking, and wit

Did you think you could have the good without the evil? Did you think you could have the joy without the sorrow? . . . . I have been thinking much about pain. How could I help it? . . . . Sooner or later, regardless of the wit of man, we have pain to face; a reality; a final inescapable, immutable fact of life. What poor souls, if we have then no philosophy to face it with! This pain will not last; it never has lasted. I'll think about what I am going to write tomorrow-not about me, not about my body.

Ray Stannard Baker (1870 - 1946)

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