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Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over.Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley
Excerpt from Lady Mary Wortley Montague Her Life and Letters (1689-1762) · This quote is about pain · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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