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Proverbs containing the word Pain

There is no pleasure without pain

This may seem a sweeping statement, yet even the drunkard doesn't achieve his pleasure without the pain of a hangover next morning.

No gain without pain

This is a milder version of No cross no crown. This means simply that you are unlikely to achieve anything without some trouble or hardship.

No cross, no crown

Just as Christ could not achieve the Kingdom of Heaven without suffering crucifixion (on the Cross), so no one can expect to achieve anything... Read more →