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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today, but revisiting this painful past can contribute little or nothing to what we need to do now.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.
Henry Ward Beecher
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Henry Ward Beecher
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.
Louisa May Alcott
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
Do not consider painful what is good for you.
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