Catherine Wilson on Pain

Above all, resist superstition and the temptation to turn pain into moral virtue.

~ Wilson, Catherine. The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: A Philosophy for Modern Living (p. 87). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Arthur Schopenhauer on Life

“Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Tim Parks on Anger

“And the less I was angry the less I was in pain.”

~ Tim Parks / Teach us to Sit Still

Charlie Munger on Pain

Pain-Avoiding Psychological Denial: one should recognize reality even when one doesn’t like it.

~ Charlie Munger

Robert Kennedy on Struggle

“The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.”

~ Robert Kennedy

Julius Caesar on Pain and Patience

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

~ Julius Caesar