Severe

Famous quotes containing the word severe:

    In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    It’s unthinkable not to love—you’d have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you’d have to be Philip Larkin.
    Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990)

    The Harmless Torturers. In the Bad Old Days, each torturer inflicted severe pain on one victim. Things have now changed. Each of the thousand torturers presses a button, thereby turning the switch once on each of the thousand instruments. The victims suffer the same severe pain. But none of the torturers makes any victim’s pain perceptibly worse.
    Derek Parfit (b. 1943)