Quotes about pain

In a sense, [Christianity] creates, rather than solves the problem of pain, for pain would be no problem unless, side by side with our experience of this painful world, we had received what we think is a good assurance that ultimate reality is righteous and loving.

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Here, responsibilities, pain and temptation. Here, harassment by the demonic, persecution by the world, disappointment in friends. Here, relentless, remorseless pressure, requiring us to live at the limits of our resources and at the very edge of endurance. But there, rest: “the battle’s o’er, the victory won.” The turmoil is behind us a... read more


People who love sin fear and sometimes weep over the consequences of sin. It is natural to hate pain. It is supernatural to hate sin. It is natural to love sin and supernatural to love Christ

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Creatures cause pain by being born, and live by inflicting pain, and in pain they mostly die.

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We must never make the problem of pain worse than it is by vague talk about the ‘unimaginable sum of human misery’. Suppose that I have a toothache of intensity x: and suppose that you, who are seated beside me, also begin to have a toothache of intensity x. You may, if you choose, say that the total amount of pain in the r... read more


Pain is unmasked, unmistakable evil; every man knows something is wrong when he is being hurt

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Again, if matter has a fixed nature and obeys constant laws, not all states of matter will be equally agreeable to the wishes of a given soul, nor all equally beneficial for that particular aggregate of matter which he calls his body. If fire comforts that body at a certain distance, it will destroy it when the distance is reduced. Hence, even i... read more


God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world

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