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"Power is pleasure; and pleasure sweetens pain." - William Hazlitt

"Sweet is pleasure after pain." - John Dryden

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

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

"Pleasure bought with pain does harm." - Horace

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

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

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

"The excess of pleasure is pain" - Almeida Garrett

"Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain." - Robert Browning

"Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain" - Robert Browning

"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

"But dying is a pleasure / When living is a pain." - John Dryden

"The Heart asks Pleasure-first- And then-Excuse from Pain" - Emily Dickinson

"Each must drain His share of pleasure, share of pain." - Walter Scott

"Women are more susceptible to pain than to pleasure." - Michel De Montaigne

"Go where the pain is, go where the pleasure is." - Anne Rice

"Pain and pleasure occur in consciousness and exist only there" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"So through identification you have pleasure and pain." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression." - Samuel Johnson

"Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward." - Pema Chodron

"A pleasure so exquisite as almost to amount to pain." - Leigh Hunt

"Pleasure is sweetest when 'tis paid for by another's pain." - Ovid

"Tattoos exude pain and pleasure all at the same time." - Chester Bennington

"I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain." - Plautus

"Ease, a neutral state between pain and pleasure ... if it is not rising into pleasure will be falling towards pain." - Samuel Johnson

"In youth, the absense of pleasure is pain, in old age, the absence of pain is pleasure." - Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

"Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure,- Sweet is pleasure after pain." - John Dryden

"Infatuation is measured in pleasure. Love is measured in pain. Behold the value of pain!" - Anthony Marais

"Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain." - Rajneesh

"Do not let pleasure distract you from meditation, from the way. Free yourself from pleasure and pain." - Gautama Buddha

"The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain" - Tertullian

"Pain will never leave us. Instead of putting energy into destroying pain, we need to put energy into creating pleasure." - Tom Hodgkinson

"There's no way to explain, but all the pleasure is worth all the pain." - Leann Rimes

"Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost must always end in pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure." - Jeremy Bentham

"What we call pleasure, and rightly so is the absence of all pain." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done." - Julius Evola

"...when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure." - Jane Austen

"Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both." - Deepak Chopra

"Pleasure, I remind myself, is inseparable from its lawfully wedded mate, pain." - T.C. Boyle

"And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability." - Julian Barnes

"The greatest obstacle to pleasure is not pain; it is delusion." - Stephen Greenblatt

"My prize, my pleasure and pain, my endless desire. I've never know anyone like you." - Lisa Kleypas

"To avoid pain, they avoid pleasure. To avoid death, they avoid life." - Rajneesh

"Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness" - Ramana Maharshi

"If you want to choose the pleasure of growth, prepare yourself for some pain." - Irvin D Yalom

"What we link to pleasure and what we link to pain determines our destiny." - Tony Robbins

"Generosity without delicacy, like wit without judgement, generally gives as much pain as pleasure." - Fanny Burney

"Curiosity, like all other desires, produces pain as well as pleasure." - Samuel Johnson

"Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain." - Samuel Johnson

"The generous heart Should scorn a pleasure which gives others pain." - James Thomson

"Pain addeth zest unto pleasure, and teacheth the luxury of health." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability." - Julian Barnes

"Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken." - Neil Gaiman

"Do you think it takes true pain to experience true pleasure?" - Gena Showalter

"The most intolerable pain is produced by prolonging the keenest pleasure." - George Bernard Shaw

"Men may scoff, and men may pray, But they pay Every pleasure with a pain." - William Ernest Henley

"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

"In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain" - Aristotle

"Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty." - Benjamin Franklin

"Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain." - Moliere

"The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain." - Epicurus

"The preponderance of pain over pleasure is the cause of our fictitious morality and religion." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We must feel the pain before the pleasure, only then can we tell them apart." - Gloria Estefan

"Pleasure is in itself a good; nay, even setting aside immunity from pain, the only good." - Jeremy Bentham

"Strange! that what is enjoyed without pleasure cannot be discontinued without pain!" - Hannah More

"Up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, madness is sanity..." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Pleasure and pain are the only springs of action in man, and always will be." - Claude Adrien Helvetius

"Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain Clings cruelly to us." - John Keats

"People will do more to avoid pain than they will do to gain pleasure." - Tony Robbins

"Life is both pleasure and pain, is it not? But why should we cling to pleasure and avoid pain? Why not merely live with both? If you cling to pleasure what happens? You get attached, do you not?" - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily. Epicurus taught: Pleasure, defined as freedom from pain, is the highest good." - Epicurus

"Pain or pleasure? I say pleasure." - Epictetus

"The most total opposite of pleasure is not pain but boredom, for we are willing to risk pain to make a boring life interesting." - Peter Kreeft

"Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure, and joy. No sentient being wants pain: all wants happiness instead." - Dalai Lama

"PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure.." - Paulo Coelho

"Are these things good for any other reason except that they end in pleasure, and get rid of and avert pain? Are you looking to any other standard but pleasure and pain when you call them good?" - Plato

"The magnitude of pleasure reaches its limit in the removal of all pain. When such pleasure is present, so long as it is uninterrupted, there is no pain either of body or of mind or of both together." - Epicurus

"It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable." - Arnold Bennett

"The seeds of repentance are sown in youth by pleasure, but the harvest is reaped in age by pain." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you don't want to suffer, don't go to sleep." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"If we are truly devoted to doing God's will, pain and pleasure won't make any difference to us." - Brother Lawrence

"Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire." - Aristotle

"What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude. The Pleasure of Self-Knowledge" - Vivian Gornick

"Love is a fiend, a fire, a heaven, a hell Where pleasure, pain, and sad repentance dwell" - Richard Barnfield

"Chasing after a pleasure to ease a pain is like running after a breeze to cool you down." - Guy Finley

"The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain. Control of the mind is the highest Yoga." - Sivananda

"The individual's right to pursue his own vision of the best ration of pleasure to pain: utterly sacrosanct." - David Foster Wallace

"It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil." - Marcus Aurelius

"Pleasure causes us to do base actions and pain causes us to abstain from doing noble actions." - Aristotle

"He squeezes my hand, and my heart punches against my ribs. It's just like pain, this pleasure." - Stephenie Meyer

"Weakness to be wroth with weakness! woman's pleasure, woman's pain - Nature made them blinder motions bounded in a shallower brain." - Alfred Tennyson

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

"The trouble with putting armor on is that, while it protects you from pain, it also protects you from pleasure." - Celeste Holm

"Plays, gentlemen, are to their authors what children are to women: they cost more pain than they give pleasure." - Pierre Beaumarchais

"Whether joy or sorrow, pain or pleasure; whatsoever may befall thee, accept it serenely with an unvanquished heart." - Rabindranath Tagore

"What we are really living for is the experience of life, both the pain and the pleasure." - Joseph Campbell

"There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

"Rid the mind of knowledge when looking for pleasure. Or start thinking and find a lot of pain." - J P Donleavy

"I cannot be with someone who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on me, someone who can't love me" - E L James

"I do not agree that an age of pleasure is no compensation for a moment of pain." - Thomas Jefferson

"Nature is neither pleasant nor painful. It is all intelligence and beauty. Pain and pleasure are in the mind." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead." - Sigmund Freud

"For pain is perhaps but a violent pleasure? Who could determine the point where pleasure becomes pain, where pain is still a pleasure? Is not the utmost brightness of the ideal world soothing to us, while the lightest shadows of the physical world annoy?" - Honore De Balzac

"Bacchus ever fair and young, Drinking joys did first ordain. Bachus's blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure, Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure- Sweet is pleasure after pain." - John Dryden

"It is important to distinguish between sense-pleasure and sense-desire. There is nothing wrong with sense-pleasure. Pleasure and pain are part of our human experience. Sense-desire, on the other hand, is the grasping at pleasure or the avoidance of pain. This is what creates suffering-grasping and avoidance." - Dipa Ma

"Pain? Yes, of course. Racing without pain is not racing. But the pleasure of being ahead outweighed the pain a million times over. To hell with the pain. What's six minutes of pain compared to the pain they're going to feel for the next six months or six decades. You never forget your wins and losses in this sport. YOU NEVER FORGET." - Brad Alan Lewis

"When you're comfortable and secure, it's not enough. The mind doesn't stop there because it has to continue to focus itself as this body, so it moves to pleasure. And pleasure really is a non-existent thing. When we're experiencing pleasure, we're trying to hold onto it as it leaves, so it really isn't pleasure. Pleasure is pain because we're grasping." - Byron Katie

"Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it's absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain....Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. 'PLEASURE???? I said.' 'I don't understand the question.' I didn't do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain." - Lance Armstrong

"Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it's absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain....Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. "PLEASURE???? I said." "I do' understand the question." I did' do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain." - Lance Armstrong

"The existence of pleasure is the first mystery. The existence of pain has prompted far more philosophical speculation. Pleasure and pain need to be considered together; they are inseparable. Yet the space filled by each is perhaps different. Pleasure, defined as a sense of gratification, is essential for nature" - John Berger

"Whether we eat, sleep, work, play, whatever we do life contains dissatisfaction, pain. If we enjoy pleasure, we are afraid to lose it; we strive for more and more pleasure or try to contain it. If we suffer pain we want to escape it. We experience dissatisfaction all the time. All activities contain dissatisfaction or pain, continuously." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation." - William Wycherley

"Despise pleasure; pleasure bought by pain in injurious." - Horace

"The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another's pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure's couch is virtues grave." - Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne

"I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise." - Thomas Jefferson

"All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain and languor; it's like spending this year part of next year's revenue." - Jonathan Swift

"I have learned there is no joy without hardship. There is no pleasure without pain. Would we know the comfort of peace without the distress of war?" - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The world of time, of space and condition, pleasure and pain, birth, growth, maturation, decay and death, spinning, spinning, spinning this world, always spinning." - Frederick Lenz

"Sensibility would be a good portress if she had but one hand; with her right she opens the door to pleasure, but with her left to pain." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain, the enjoying of something I am in great trouble for till I have it." - John Selden

"This is ten percent luck, Twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent power of will, Five percent pleasure, Fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name." - Mike Shinoda

"Behind Joy and Laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard and callous. But behind Sorrow there is always Sorrow. Pain, unlike Pleasure, wears no mask." - Oscar Wilde

"Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"In 'The Republic' he [Plato] states that the enjoyment of food is not a true pleasure because the purpose of eating is to relieve pain - hunger." - Mark Kurlansky

"No love that a man has will only give him pleasure in return- he shall also suffer pain because of it, except for love of Allah." - Ibn Taymiyyah

"Remember anything you want that's valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure." - Tony Robbins

"Pleasure and pain, the good and the bad, are so intermixed that we can not shun the one without depriving ourselves of the other." - Francoise d'Aubigne, Marquise de Maintenon

"I am persuaded ... that both man and woman bear pain or sorrow, (and, for aught I know, pleasure too) best in a horizontal position." - Laurence Sterne

"The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"In pain there is as much wisdom as in pleasure: like the latter it is one of the best self preservatives of a species." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure." - Sydney J Harris

"Fogg states that all humans are motivated to seek pleasure and avoid pain; to seek hope and avoid fear; and finally, to seek social acceptance and avoid rejection" - Nir Eyal

"No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good." - Cicero

"Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another's pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure's couch is virtues grave." - Augustine J. Duganne

"For the memory of love is sweet, though the love itself were in vain. And what I have lost of pleasure, assuage what I find of pain." - Anonymous

"Soon is the struggle past, and to the earth, To the eternal sun, I render back These atoms, joined in me for pain and pleasure." - Friedrich Schiller

"God has scattered several degrees of pleasure and pain in all the things that environ and affect us, and blended them together in almost all our thoughts." - John Locke

"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more of pain or pleasure!... Endless torments dwell above thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!" - Joseph Addison

"Between the banks of pleasure and pain flows the river of life. If you spend much time on either bank you will miss out on life." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Soon is the struggle past, and to the earth, To the eternal sun, I render back These atoms, joined in me for pain and pleasure." - Friedrich Schiller

"Man's main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life." - Viktor E Frankl

"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

"If you are not in the red playroom of pain and pleasure, ... shooting the movie is much like doing any other movie." - Marcia Gay Harden



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