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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Pain
 
World’s use is cold, world’s love is vain,
World’s cruelty is bitter bane;
But pain is not the fruit of pain.
        E. B. Browning—A Vision of Poets. St. 146.
  1
Nature knows best, and she says, roar!
        Maria Edgeworth—Ormond. Ch. V. King Corny in a Paroxysm of the Gout.
  2
  So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish, that he did not only sigh but roar.
        Matthew Henry—Commentaries. Job III. V. 24.
  3
There is purpose in pain,
Otherwise it were devilish.
        Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)—Lucile. Pt. II. Canto V. St. 8.
  4
You purchase pain with all that joy can give,
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
        Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. II. L. 99.
  5
Pain is no longer pain when it is past.
        Margaret J. Preston—Old Songs and New. Nature’s Lesson.
  6
Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies
Between the pain of hell and Paradise.
        G. W. Russell—Janus.
  7
Why, all delights are vain; but that most vain,
Which, with pain purchas’d, doth inherit pain.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 72.
  8
    One fire burns out another’s burning,
One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.
        Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 46.
  9
The scourge of life, and death’s extreme disgrace,
The smoke of hell,—that monster callèd Paine.
        Sir Philip Sidney—Sidera. Paine.
  10
There’s a pang in all rejoicing,
  And a joy in the heart of pain;
And the wind that saddens, the sea that gladdens,
Are singing the selfsame strain.
        Bayard Taylor—Wind and the Sea.
  11
Nothing begins, and nothing ends,
  That is not paid with moan;
For we are born in others’ pain,
  And perish in our own.
        Francis Thompson—Daisy. St. 15.
  12
The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain,
And the anguish of the singer marks the sweetness of the strain.
        Sarah Williams—Twilight Hours. Is it so, O Christ, in Heaven.
  13
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 793.
  14
When pain can’t bless, heaven quits us in despair.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night IX. L. 500.
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