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Pain Effort Quotes


"But what if we took it one step further and made an effort to actually transform our pain into something beautiful? What if we went full out and made an effort to transform other people's pain into something beautiful?" - Danielle LaPorte

"Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain." - Tara Brach

"Pain by itself is merely pain, but the experience of pain couples with an understanding that the pain serves a worthy purpose as suffering. Suffering can be endured because there is a reason for it that is worth the effort. What is more worthy of your pain than the evolution of your soul?" - Gary Zukav

"The nerves of the skin send pain signals to the brain to warn us of the danger from and impending injury. In the case of self-inflicted wounding, this pain acts as the body's own defense mechanism to stop one from proceeding in the effort at physical injury. If a person proceeds despite the pain, that means that he or she is motivated by something stronger than the pain, something that makes him or her capable of ignoring or enduring it." - Steven Levenkron

"I take this pain, Lord Jesus, From Thine own hand; The strength to bear it bravely Thou wilt command. I am too weak for effort. So let me rest, In hush of sweet submission On Thine own breast." - Frances Ridley Havergal

"By the time Alec came back into the training room, Jace was lying on the floor, envisioning lines of dancing girls in an effort to ignore the pain in his wrists. It wasn't working. ~pg. 317~" - Cassandra Clare

"The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life." - Jim Fixx

"A scattered effort is a poor effort." - Ron Kaufman

"Genuine effort is success." - Vernon Howard

"Effort is grossly underrated." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I imagined a psychic pain growing inside him (myself) that demanded some physical outlet. Suicide must have been his attempt to give Pain a body, a representation, to put it outside himself. A need to convert inner torment into some outward tangible wound that all could see. It was almost as though suicide were a last-ditch effort at exorcism, in which the person sacrificed his life in order that the devil inside might die." - Phillip Lopate

"The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. For mortals, the easy life of the gods would be a lifeless life." - Hannah Arendt

"First the lover must learn charity and keep God's law. Then he shall be blessed a hundredfold, and he shall do great things without great effort, and bear all pain without suffering. And so his life will surpass human reason indeed." - Hadewijch

"Pain is the purifier. Love pain. Embrace pain." - Percy Cerutty

"Pain is pain. It needs no description." - Christopher Paolini

"Leaders don't inflict pain - they share pain." - Max De Pree

"Sometimes only pain can obliterate pain." - Alma Katsu

"To despise all effort is the greatest effort of all." - John Fowles

"Fame is a constant effort" - Jules Renard

"Real sharpness comes without effort." - Li Mu

"Hope is man's inner effort." - Sri Chinmoy

"Talk without effort is nothing." - Maria W. Stewart

"Success is dependant on effort." - Sophocles

"Walls don't fall without effort." - Neal Shusterman

"There's no ceiling on effort!" - Harvey C. Fruehauf

"As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you may feel. But if you hope to mobilize your inner capacities for growth and for healing and to take charge in your life on a new level, a certain kind of effort and energy on your part will be required.... It will take conscious effort on your part to move in a direction of healing and inner peace. This means learning to work with the very stress and pain that is causing you to suffer." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Pain can be dismissed." - Marianne de Pierres

"So I make no effort to hide my pain. I don't ever put it all on display like this-but for today and all the rest of the days of the trial, I must. My every flinch, every flicker of pain, will be magnified a hundred times over, then dissected by the pundits and talking heads. But I'm told it's necessary; the world needs to see me vulnerable and wounded. I cannot appear not to care or to lack remorse, but that removes a crucial component of my self- defense mechanism and leaves me bleeding for all the world to see. I suppose that's rather the point." - Ann Aguirre

"But what if we took it one step further and made an effort to actually transform our pain into something beautiful? What if we went full out and made an effort to transform other people's pain into something beautiful?" - Danielle LaPorte

"Composition is a process of combination, in which thought puts together complementary truths, and talent fuses into harmony the most contrary qualities of style. So that there is no composition without effort, without pain even, as in all bringing forth. The reward is the giving birth to something living-something, that is to say, which, by a kind of magic, makes a living unity out of such opposed attributes as orderliness and spontaneity, thought and imagination, solidity and charm." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"The idolatry of food cuts across class lines. This can be seen in the public's toleration of a level of cruelty in meat production that it would tolerate nowhere else. If someone inflicts pain on an animal for visual, aural, or sexual gratification, we consider him a monster, and the law makes at least a token effort at punishment. If someone's goal is to put the "product" in his mouth? ..." - Brian Reynolds Myers

"In patriarchal culture men are especially inclined to see love as something they should receive without expending effort. More often than not they do not want to do the work that love demands. When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss that is at the same time a place of critical awakening and pain, many of us turn our backs on love." - Bell Hooks

"Marc's hand tightened visibly around Kevin's fingers, his digits going white. Again. Both men clenched their jaws, Kevin in pain, and Marc in an obvious effort to control his temper and keep from breaking Kevin's hand. Off. Why could' guys find a more original way to test each other's manly prowess? Arm wrestling might have been more subtle. Or maybe comparing the length of their...canines." - Rachel Vincent

"Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain." - Robert A Heinlein

"The joy of God is so exquisite that any sacrifice is worth the effort and seeming pain." - David Hawkins

"I believe that constant effort, tireless effort, pursuing clear goals with sincere effort is the only way" - Dalai Lama

"Prayer is an effort of will." - Oswald Chambers

"Effort is a measure of a Man." - William James

"Effort is between you and you." - Ray Lewis

"Looking effortless takes a lot of effort," - Alexa Chung

"Chairmen Meow deserves me every effort." - Cassandra Clare

"Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort." - Mark Cuban

"... no effort based on love is wasted." - Margo Kaufman

"Intellectual effort gives me enormous pleasure" - Vladimir Kramnik

"Rather the pain of discipline than the pain of regret." - Bob Andrews

"Pain is never added to pain. It multiplies." - Sherman Alexie

"Anesthesia: wounds without pain. Neurasthenia: pain without wounds." - Karl Kraus

"The limit of every pain is an even greater pain." - Emil Cioran

"Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain." - Eckhart Tolle

"The greatest pain is the pain of a new idea." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I don't exercise. My philosophy is: No pain, no pain." - Carol Leifer

"The pain was her whole world now. Pain and fear." - Michael Grant

"Sweet is pleasure after pain." - John Dryden

"Even the promiscuous feel pain." - Warren Beatty

"There's no love without pain." - Irving Stone

"It's like pain, this pleasure." - Stephenie Meyer

"Every pain is a lesson." - Frank Delaney

"All pain is the same." - Oprah Winfrey

"Pain is funnier than love." - Mike Birbiglia

"Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible." - Eckhart Tolle

"Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable." - R D Laing

"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing." - Enrique Jardiel Poncela

"Always focus on your effort, instead of the results of that effort." - Russell Simmons

"Effort is not a means to lead us to happiness. Effort itself is happiness" - Leo Tolstoy

"Life and love generate effort but effort will not generate them." - Alan Watts

"Give your best effort, because you are worth your best effort." - Denis Waitley

"Purity is something that cannot be attained except by piling effort upon effort." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and merit, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation." - Ajahn Chah

"Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history." - Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"What I secretly longed for was to disentangle myself of all those lives which had woven themselves into the pattern of my own life and were making my destiny a part of theirs. To shake myself free of these accumulating experiences which were mine only by force of inertia required a violent effort. Now and then I lunged and tore at the net, but only to become more enmeshed. My liberation seemed to involve pain and suffering to those near and dear to me. Every move I made for my own private good brought about reproach and condemnation. I was a traitor a thousand times over." - Henry Miller

"I'm definitely a romantic, I don't think life is really worth all the pain and effort and struggling if you don't have somebody that you love very much" - Chet Baker

"The organic laws of construction tangled me in my desires, and only with great pain, effort, and struggle did I break through these 'walls around art." - Wassily Kandinsky

"You must take the first step. The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain. But after that, everything that has to be done is real-life movement." - Ben Stein

"If it is true that strength is the child of effort and pain, then most of us will have the opportunity to learn strength. . . . Effort is standing up to the storm. Pain comes from enduring the worst the storm can throw at us. But then so does strength." - Joseph M. Marshall III

"Our effort was a serious effort, genuine effort, to open the door for peace, unfortunately, the Security Council is not ready to listen to that message." - Riyad Mansour

"You can't just cry about the pain. You can't just pray about the pain. You must eliminate the pain." - Iyanla Vanzant

"There are two kinds of pain: the pain of change and the pain of never changing and remaining the same." - Joyce Meyer

"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain." - Edmund Spenser

"Suspicion is most often useless pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Thoughts can hurt like real pain." - Alice Childress

"I bought the sweetness with this pain." - Anne Reeve Aldrich

"Pleasure bought with pain does harm." - Horace

"Social sorrow loses half its pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Suspicion is very often a useless pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Who loves his pain denies his god." - Jean Garrigue

"I was seeing everything through pain." - Dick York

"Every pain has a gain behind it" - Swami Satchidananda

"Pain makes hens and poets cackle." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Pain has an element of blank" - Emily Dickinson

"Rest as soon as there is pain." - Hippocrates

"pain can work form the outside in." - Jack Ketchum

"Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever!" - Lance Armstrong

"Pain is fuel for a fitter world" - Hrithik Roshan

"Without pain, we couldn't know joy." - John Green

"Sometimes pain is for the greater good." - Veronica Roth

"Pain is fear, and I'm not afraid." - Ann Brashares

"Pain narrows consciousness; pleasure blurs it." - Mason Cooley

"Pain is the biggest power of love." - Stephen King

"Life is beautiful and living is pain." - Hunter S Thompson

"Divine is the task to relieve pain" - Hippocrates

"Pain is a poison; pleasure an intoxicant." - Kedar Joshi

"He preacheth patience that never knew pain." - H. G. Bohn

"There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain." - Ronald David Laing

"Pain is temporary, glory...lasts forever!" - George Best

"Only the insane equate pain with success." - American McGee

"Life's sharpest rapture is surcease of pain." - Emma Lazarus

"Pain is the touchstone of all growth" - Bill W.

"You will never understand pleasure without pain." - T D Jakes

"The excess of pleasure is pain" - Almeida Garrett

"-Do back exercises. Pain is distracting." - Margaret Atwood

"Pain or damage don't end the world..." - Al Swearengen

"At the end of pain is SUCCESS!" - Eric Thomas

"I just want the pain to end." - Julie Anne Peters

"Pain is inevitable. Misery is optional" - Barbara Johnson

"Much of your pain is self-chosen." - Khalil Gibran

"Pain is the precursor to change." - Mel Gibson

"Dyin' is a pain in the ass." - Frank Sinatra

"The reward of pain is experience." - Aeschylus

"Wear your pain like lip gloss!" - Tyne O'Connell

"All misery and pain come from attachment." - Swami Vivekananda

"Suffering comes from desire, not from pain." - Paulo Coelho

"Depression is pain in its purest form." - J.A. Redmerski

"Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." - Zig Ziglar

"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment." - Kano Jigoro

"Success for the striven washes away the effort of striving." - Pindar

"Obstacles cannot bend me. Every obstacle yields to effort." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort." - John Wooden

"We're all born pessimists. It takes effort to be optimistic." - Rush Limbaugh

"Without continuous effort there cannot be continuous achievement." - Orison Swett Marden

"Dying isn't like living; it requires no effort at all." - Ann Aguirre

"The conclusion is straightforward : self-control requires attention and effort." - Daniel Kahneman

"Being a decent human being will require effort and energy..." - David Nicholls

"It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory" - Paulo Coelho

"With a little effort, she could get up by herself" - Paolo Giordano

"Being charming takes time and effort, and I am busy." - Mason Cooley

"Zen is not effort. Effort is tension, effort is work, effort is to achieve something. Zen is not something to achieve. You are already that. Just relax, relax so deeply that you become a revelation to yourself." - Rajneesh

"The very effort to forget teaches us to remember." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"To make a commencement requires a mental effort." - Seneca the Younger

"To meditate with full effort, produces infinity, freedom." - Frederick Lenz

"Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep." - Henry David Thoreau

"Group discipline produces a unified effort toward a common goal." - Pat Summitt

"Beauty in mathematics is seeing the truth without effort." - George Polya

"My style icon is anyone who makes a bloody effort" - Isabella Blow

"Loving families value effort as much as success." - Wes Fesler

"Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting." - John Wooden

"Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation." - William Arthur Ward

"Conscious effort inhibits and 'jams' the automatic creative mechanism." - Maxwell Maltz

"A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence." - Sonia Sotomayor

"The Tao of the sage is work without effort." - Laozi



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