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There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer --committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
Everything hurts.
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
Hurt's a reason to change, but all the hurt in the world don't change facts.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
I never drink water. I'm afraid it will become habit-forming.
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Strange, that some of us, with quick alternate vision, see beyond our infatuations, and even while we rave on the heights, behold the wide plain where our persistent self pauses and awaits us.
Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conners, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford--but you'll take him anyway.
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Whenever I meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much -- and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come.
Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
Pleasure's couch is virtue's grave.
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.
People have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
Short lived pleasure is the parent of pain.
You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains.
The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.
The sage awakes to light in the night of all creatures. That which the world calls day is the night of ignorance to the wise.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
What you don't know can't hurt you .
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
Most ignorance is invincible ignorance.We don't know because we don't want to know.
If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
I didn't ask for it to be over. But then again I didn't ask for it to begin. For that's the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunset
In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past -- a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
An orange on the table, your dress on the rug, and you in my bed, sweet present of the present, cool of night, warmth of my life.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
True love is the parent of humility.
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
To love a thing means wanting it to live.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
To fail to love is not to exist at all.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
I don't want to live -- I want to love first, and live incidentally.
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Where there is love there is life.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Accountability breeds response-ability.
The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.
And what a delight it is to make friends with someone you have despised.
Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away.
Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
There are two sorts of hypocrites; ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others; those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness, and talk much of free grace; but at the same time make righteousness of their discoveries, and of their humiliation, and exalt themselves to heaven with them.
At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
The worst sin... is... to be indifferent.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Cowards can never be moral.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.
The ego is not master in its own house.
The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.

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