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There is no greater pain than to remember, in our present grief, past happiness.
— Dante Alighieri —

We forget that sometimes there is something greater than our pain. That's the pain of the person who loves us, who couldn't protect us from that pain.

— Joey W. Hill

You are enjoying the gift of genius. When ordinary people are confronted with multiple tragedies, the pain scarcely increases. They simple can't feel the extra burdens. But you have a greater capacity for suffering.

— Vernor Vinge

In the horrifying calculus of self-deception, the greater the pain we inflict on others, the greater the need to justify it to maintain our feelings of decency and self-worth.

— Carol Tavris

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.

— Nicholas Evans

The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.

— Eckhart Tolle

The only thing I knew for sure is I hadn't slept in ten years. Not really. I'd been fighting my own monster since nine months after 9/11. I had regrets. I had pain that I still can't find words to describe. But sooner or later you have to make a choice. Maybe fate or luck or God had a plan for me in Jakarta that was greater than an educational leadership conference, a few papers and a book deal. If Vietnam was for Dad, then maybe Jakarta was for me. Indira says I shouldn't discount that it was Allah's plan. The way I see it, Allah's plan is what started my war.

— Tucker Elliot

So that whether the pain of a wound in the groin (cæteris paribus) is greater than the pain of a wound in the knee-or
Whether the pain of a wound in the knee is not greater than the pain of a wound in the groin-are points which to this day remain unsettled.

— Laurence Sterne

To answer the question, what makes a tragedy, is to answer the question wherein lies the essential significance of life, what the dignity of humanity depends upon in the last analysis. Here the tragedians speak to us with no uncertain voice. The great tragedies themselves offer the solution to the problem they propound. It is by our power to suffer, above all, that we are of more value than the sparrows. Endow them with a greater or as great a potentiality of pain and our foremost place in the world would no longer be undisputed. Deep down, when we search out the reason for our conviction of the transcendent worth of each human being, we know that it is because of the possibility that each can suffer so terribly. What do outside trappings matter, Zenith or Elsinore? Tragedy's preoccupation is with suffering. But,

— Edith Hamilton

Nessun maggior dolore Che ricordarsi del tempo felice Nella miseria. (There is no greater pain than to remember a happy time when one is in misery.)

— Dante Alighieri

God's purpose is greater than our problems, our pain and even our sin.

— Rick Warren

All living beings have experience of pleasure and pain, and we are among them. What makes human beings different is that we have a powerful intelligence and a much greater ability to achieve happiness and avoid suffering. Real happiness and friendship come not from money or even knowledge, but from warm-heartednes s. Once we recognize this we will be more inclined to cultivate it.

— Dalai Lama

When the heart is pierced, there is pain, yes, but also an invitation to a greater becoming.

— Marianne Williamson

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