„Alone dwells every man and everyone mocks everyone else, and a deserted island is our pain.“

Le livre de ma mère [The Book of My Mother] (1954)

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„There's a hope for every woe,
And a balm for every pain,
But the first joys of our heart
Come never back again!“

—  Robert Gilfillan British poet and songwriter 1798 - 1850

The Exile's Song, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.“

—  John Selden English jurist and scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution, and of Jewish law 1584 - 1654

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„Pain is truth; all else is subject to doubt.“

—  J.M. Coetzee, livro Waiting for the Barbarians

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„On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammeled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.

De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (The Ends of Good and Evil), Book I, section 33; Translation by H. Rackham (1914)
Original: (la) At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus, qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti, quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint, obcaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa, qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio, cumque nihil impedit, quo minus id, quod maxime placeat, facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet, ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

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„A man of pleasure is a man of pains.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

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„Every pain is a lesson.“

—  Frank Delaney, The Matchmaker of Kenmare

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„Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.“

—  Natalie Portman Israeli-American actress 1981

On vegetarianism. Interview with The New Zealand Herald (5 May 2011), quoted in “Natalie Portman: 'Eating For Me Is How You Proclaim Your Beliefs'”, in ecorazzi.com http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/05/natalie-portman-my-beliefs-are-reflected-in-how-i-eat/.

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