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#202 Albert Einstein

Everything that men do or think concerns the satisfaction of the needs they feel or the escape from pain. This must be kept in mind when we seek to understand spiritual or intellectual movements and the way in which they develop. For feelings and longings are the motive forces of all human striving and productivity—however nobly these latter may display themselves to us. .

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#317 Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. .

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#621 Martin Luther King, Jr.

The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust ofandand sifting the true from the false. The tough-minded individual is astute and discerning. He has a strong austerethat makes for firmness ofand solidness of commitment. Who doubts that this toughness is one of man's greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid . There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions.pains some people more than having to think. .

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#1217 Bertrand Russell

No man who believes that all is for the best in this suffering world can keep his ethical values unimpaired, since he is always having to find excuses for pain and misery. .

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#1623 Oscar Wilde

The home seems to me to be the proper sphere for the man. And certainly once a man begins to neglect his domestic duties he becomes painfully effeminate, does he not? .

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#1691 Oscar Wilde

For what man has sought for is, indeed, neither pain nor pleasure, but simply Life. Man has sought to live intensely, fully, perfectly. When he can do so without exercising restraint on others, or suffering it ever, and his activities are all pleasurable to him, he will be saner, healthier, more civilised, more himself. Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. .

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#3239 Henry Ford

Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. .

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#3497 George Bernard Shaw

There have been summits ofat which heretics like , who was killed because he was wiser than his neighbors, have not been tortured, but ordered to kill themselves in the most painless manner known to their judges. But from that summit there was a speedy relapse into our present savagery. .

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#3590 Douglas Adams

In fact the only thing that I don't like about Whisky, is that if I take the merest sip of the stuff, it sends a sharp pain from the back of my left eyeball down to the tip of my right elbow, and I begin to walk in a very special way, bumping into people and snarling at the furniture. I have therefore learned to turn my attention to other tipples. Margaritas, I'm very fond of, but they make me buy very stupid things. When ever I've had a few margaritas I always wake up in the morning with a sense of dread as to what I will find downstairs. The worst was a 6ft long pencil and a 2ft wide India rubber that I had shipped over from New York, as a result of one injudicious binge. .

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#4621 Ralph Waldo Emerson

delivers us to dream, and there is no end to a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus. .

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#4664 Ralph Waldo Emerson

It costs a beautiful person no exertion to paint her image on our eyes; yet how splendid is that benefit! It costs no more for a wise soul to convey his quality to other men. .

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#4768 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every really able man, in whatever direction he work,—a man of large affairs, an inventor, a statesman, an orator, a poet, a painter,—if you talk sincerely with him, considers his work, however much admired, as far short of what it should be. .

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#5105 Mark Twain

Man has been here 32,000 years. That it took a hundred million years to prepare the world for him is proof that that is what it was done for. I suppose it is, I dunno. If the Eiffel Tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; and anybody would perceive that the skin was what the tower was built for. I reckon they would, I dunno. .

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#5237 Mark Twain

Of all the creatures that were made he [man] is the most detestable. Of the entire brood he is the only one — the solitary one — that possesses malice. That is the basest of all instincts, passions, vices — the most hateful...He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain...Also — in all the list he is the only creature that has a nasty mind. .

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#6500 James A. Michener

Second, after a painful gap without any king, and a furious struggle by various foreign powers to elect men favorable to them, the Seym chose a pathetic Polish incompetent, who had the good sense to die rather promptly. .

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#6825 Adlai Stevenson

Any great institution or idea must suffer its pains of birth and growth. .

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#7630 John Lehman

"Many will recall with pain what we went through in the Reagan administration in 1983, when the Marine barracks were bombed in Beirut—241 Marines and Navy corpsmen were killed. We immediately got an intercept from NSA [National Security Agency], a total smoking gun from the foreign ministry of Iran, ordering the murder of our Marines. Nothing was done to retaliate. Instead, we did exactly what the terrorists wanted us to do, which was to withdraw. Osama bin Laden has cited this as one of his dawning moments." .

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#7987 StanisЕ‚aw Lem

For moral reasons I am an atheist — for moral reasons. I am of the opinion that you would recognize a creator by his creation, and the world appears to me to be put together in such a painful way that I prefer to believe that it was not created by anyone than to think that somebody created this intentionally. .

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#8067 George Carlin

"Fussy eater" is a euphemism for "big pain in the ass". .

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#8492 Samuel Johnson

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. .

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#8594 Samuel Johnson

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. .

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#8623 Samuel Johnson

Then with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. .

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#8663 Samuel Johnson

Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature. .

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#8944 Bill Watterson

Hobbes: Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them. p52 (14 Oct 90) .

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#9290 Niels Bohr

An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field. .

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#9424 John Lennon

I go to restaurants and the groups always play "." I even signed a guy's violin in Spain after he played us "Yesterday." He couldn't understand that I didn't write the song. But I guess he couldn't have gone from table to table playing "." .

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#10370 Henry Miller

Writing is Crude hieroglyphs chiseled in pain & sorrow to commemorate an event which is intransmissible. .

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#10403 Pablo Picasso

Do you think it interests me that this painting represents two figures? These two figures existed, they exist no more. The sight of them gave me an initial emotion, little by little their real presence grew indistinct they became a fiction for me, then they disappeared, or rather, were turned into problems of all kinds. For me they are no longer two figures but shapes and colours, don’t misunderstand me, shapes and colours, though, that sum up the idea of the two figures and preserve the vibration of their existence. .

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#10404 Pablo Picasso

When we did Cubist paintings, our intention was not to produce Cubist paintings but to express what was within us. No one laid down a course of action for us, and our friends the poets followed our endeavour attentively but they never dictated it to us. .

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#10568 W. H. Auden

Normally, when one passes someone on the street who is in pain, one either tries to help him, or one simply looks the other way. With a photo there's no human decision; you're not there; you can't turn away; you simply gape. It's a form of voyeurism. .

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#11512 Friedrich Nietzsche

There exists no more repulsive and desolate creature in the world than the man who has evaded his genius and who now looks furtively to left and right, behind him and all about him. ... He is wholly exterior, without kernel, a tattered, painted bag of clothes. .

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#11588 Friedrich Nietzsche

Benefiting and hurting others are ways of exercising one's power upon others; that is all one desires in such cases. One hurts those whom one wants to feel one's power, for pain is a much more efficient means to that end than pleasure; pain always raises the question about its origin while pleasure is inclined to stop with itself without looking back. We benefit and show benevolence to those who are already dependent on us in some way (which means that they are used to thinking of us as causes); we want to increase their power because in that way we increase ours, or we want to show them how advantageous it is to be in our power; that way they will become more satisfied with their condition and more hostile to and willing to fight against the enemies of our power. .

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#11961 Miguel Cervantes

They can expect nothing but their labor for their pains. .

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#12053 Miguel Cervantes

He has done like Orbaneja, the painter of Ubeda, who, being asked what he painted, answered, "As it may hit;" and when he had scrawled out a misshapen cock, was forced to write underneath, in Gothic letters, "This is a cock." .

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#12149 Miguel Cervantes

The painter Orbaneja of Ubeda, if he chanced to draw a cock, he wrote under it, "This is a cock," lest the people should take it for a fox. .

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#12499 Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you, Rivers are damp, Acids stain you, And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful, Nooses give, Gas smells awful. You might as well live. First printed in New York World, (16 August 1925) .

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#13180 G. K. Chesterton

It is all as of old, the empty clangour, The NOTHING scrawled on a five-foot page, The huckster who, mocking holy anger, Painfully paints his face with rage. … We that fight till the world is free, We have no comfort in victory; We have read each other as Cain his brother,We know each other, these slaves and we. .

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#13288 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

I began ... to watch with peculiar alarm lest what I called my philosophic estimate of the human lot in general, should be a mere prose lyric expressing my own pain and consequent bad temper. .

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#14086 Emily Bront

I have no pity! I have no pity! The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething; and I grind with greater energy in proportion to the increase of pain. .

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#14592 Percy Bysshe Shelley

We look before and after, And pine for what is not: Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. .

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#14638 Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain. .

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#14662 Percy Bysshe Shelley

This much is certain, that Jesus Christ represents God as the fountain of all goodness, the eternal enemy of pain and evil, the uniform and unchanging motive of the salutary operations of the material world. .

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#14818 Edmund Burke

I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pains of others. .

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#15075 Ronald Reagan

We must all educate ourselves to the reality of the horrors taking place. Doctors today know that unborn children can feel a touch within the womb and that they respond to pain. .

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#15223 William Congreve

It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind. .

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#15711 John F. Kennedy

Our security and strength, in the last analysis, directly depend on the security and strength of others, and that is why our military and economic assistance plays such a key role in enabling those who live on the periphery of the Communist world to maintain their independence of choice. Our assistance to these nations can be painful, risky and costly, as is true in Southeast Asia today. But we dare not weary of the task. For our assistance makes possible the stationing of 3-5 million allied troops along the Communist frontier at one-tenth the cost of maintaining a comparable number of American soldiers. .

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#15764 E. E. Cummings

Your poems are rather hard to understand, whereas your paintings are so easy. Easy? Of course—you paint flowers and girls and sunsets; things that everybody understands. I never met him. Who? Everybody. Did you ever hear of nonrepresentational painting? I am. Pardon me? I am a painter, and painting is nonrepresentational. Not all painting. No: housepainting is representational. And what does a housepainter represent? Ten dollars an hour.In other words, you don’t want to be serious— It takes two to be serious. .

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#16044 Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Fare well!" " A whole world of pain is contained in these words." How can it be contained in them? — It is bound up in them. The words are like an acorn from which an oak tree can grow. .

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#16596 Alexander Pope

Vital spark of heav'nly flame! Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame: Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, Oh the pain, the bliss of dying! .

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#16765 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He has singed the beard of the king of Spain. .

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