Jack London quote about suffering from The Star Rover - As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.
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As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.
 Jack London, The Star Rover (1915). copy citation

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Author Jack London
Source The Star Rover
Topic suffering weakness
Date 1915
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1162/1162-h/1162-h.htm

Context

“«You get wheels in your head, some of you, that make you stick to any old idea. You get baulky, like horses. Tighter, Jones; that ain't half a cinch. Standing, if you don't come across it's curtains. I stick by that.»
One compensation I learned. As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt. And the man already well weakened grows weaker more slowly. It is of common knowledge that unusually strong men suffer more severely from ordinary sicknesses than do women or invalids. As the reserves of strength are consumed there is less strength to lose.” source

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