Long after the pain and the anguish you will appreciate the quality and the accomplishment.

God is truly wise: He made pain so we'd have pleasure.

Pain past is pleasure. -- English Proverb

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. -- May Sarton

If we can rise above the pain and guilt of the past, everything begins to look different. We become more open to life and the present moment. When we heal the wounds of the past, peace of mind is our reward. -- Eileen Campbell

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. -- Mary Tyler Moore

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.- M. Kathleen Casey

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. - Marcus Aurelius

Other people or unfortunate circumstances may have caused you to feel pain, but only you control whether you allow that pain to go on. If you want those feelings to go away, you have to say: 'It's up to me.' - Arthur Freeman

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. - Joseph Addison

There is no modern pain medicine as effective as a mother's kiss.