Pain Proceeds Joy

Last night I looked up quotes, metaphor’s, and similes about pain. I guess I am reflecting on my past pain and seeing the joy that has come of it. Here is what I found.

Which is your favorite?I would love to hear others that you like.

“Pain is the precursor to joy.”

“Just as a mother endures pain during childbirth so we must endure pain in life.”

“For every pleasure you enjoy, you must suffer some pain.”

  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anaïs Nin

“The secret of joy is the mastery of pain. Without pain how could we know joy?” –Anaïs Nin

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“Pain … like the bitterness of dissolution.” – Thomas Hardy

“Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.” -Laurence Sterne


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