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Dean Koontz – In our pity is our humanity

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Dean KoontzPain is a gift. Humanity, without pain, would know neither fear nor pity. Without fear, there could be no humility, and every man would be a monster. The recognition of pain and fear in others give rise in us to pity, and in our pity is our humanity, our redemption.

Dean Koontz   (1971-)

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John Keats – Necessity of pain and trouble

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John KeatsDo you not see how necessary a world of pain and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

John Keats   (1795-1821)

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Jacob Bronowski – The loophole for perversion

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Jacob BronowskiThe wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

Jacob Bronowski   (1908-1974)
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Carl Jung – Crisis in marriage

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Carl JungSeldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.

Carl Jung   (1875-1961)

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Carl Jung – Coming to consciousness without pain

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Carl JungThere is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

Carl Jung   (1875-1961)

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Aristotle – Any defect unattended by pain

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AristotleThe ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences; thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Mark Twain – Man is the only animal that is cruel

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Mark TwainOf all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.

Mark Twain   (1835-1910)

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