Pain Quotes

The excellent horse moves before the whip even touches its back

Friday, October 28th, 2011
black and white horse close-up

In one of the Buddha’s discourses, he talks about the four kinds of horses: the excellent horse, the good horse, the poor horse, and the really bad horse. The excellent …

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The hardest thing in this world is to live in it

Monday, September 5th, 2011
singing woman

…I live in hell
‘Cause I’ve been expelled
From heaven
I think I was in heaven

So give me something to sing about!
Give me something!

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Peace will not be built by people with bitterness in their hearts

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
a candle in the darkness

Neither my husband nor I brought on this war. It was brought on by many things beyond the control of any individual. We hope with all our hearts that the citizens of the world will learn from past mistakes and that together we may build…

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less …

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Never be ashamed to cry. It has nothing to do with your manhood.

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
sunset outlook

…late into the night in Iraq, after he had completed dangerous and often deadly missions, your dad returned hungry and exhausted to the relative calm of his room and wrote to you before he slept. His grammar was not perfect and…

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Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I’ve survived cancer again, and again, and again, and again. I’ve won four Tour titles, and I wouldn’t mind a record-tying five. That would be some good living.

But the fact is that I wouldn’t have…

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