A Quote by Dorothy Parker on heart, life, mind, and pain

Her mind lives tidily, apart From cold and noise and pain, And bolts the door against her heart, Out wailing in the rain.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Sunset Gun, 1928.

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A Quote by David Viscott on beauty, cruelty, pain, past, relationships, sharing, sincerity, struggle, time, wishes, and world

There comes a time in some relationships when no matter how sincere the attempt to reconcile the differences or how strong the wish to recreate a part of the past once shared, the struggle becomes so painful that nothing else is felt and the world and all its beauty only add to the discomfort by providing cruel contrast.

David Viscott

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A Quote by David J. Wolpe on anguish, children, god, heart, injustice, pain, suffering, and world

There is a marvelous story of a man who once stood before God, his heart breaking from the pain and injustice in the world. "Dear God." he cried out, "look at all the suffering, the anguish and distress in your world. Why don't you send help?" God responded,"I did send help. I sent you." When we tell our children that story, we must tell them that each one of them was sent to help repair the broken world-and that it is not the task of an instant or of a year, but of a lifetime.

David J. Wolpe

Source: Teaching Your Children About God (Henry Holt)

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A Quote by Daniel A. Poling on disaster, economics, god, individuality, jesus, pain, promises, sorrow, and words

God never promises exemption. He does promise companionship, which is better. He does not promise do deliver you or me or any other individual from pain, sorrow, or economic disaster, but He does give assurance the He will help us through and that there will be compensations. "I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you." These are the words of Jesus.

Daniel A. Poling

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A Quote by Count Maurice Maeterlinck on animals, death, knowledge, and pain

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on danger, force, history, labor, laws, men, morality, pain, power, punishment, purpose, religion, and work

Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain - and since labor is pain in itself - it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it. When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor. It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on bravery, evil, good, pain, and pleasure

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on brevity, doubt, endurance, and pain

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on fatigue, habits, pain, and power

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charlie Haden on day, experience, life, love, music, pain, people, sharing, sorrow, and worth

I think life is really hard sometimes. It's not easy to wake up every day and go through what you go through. But the beautiful moments that you share with people that you love, or even experience alone, are worth all of the pain and sorrow. Those moments should be cherished, and I think that's what music is all about-to remind people of the beautiful moments that are in everybody's life

Charlie Haden

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