When God saw fit to create a being of wants and of faculties with which to satisfy them, he at the same time decreed that that being should be subject to pain and suffering; for without pain and suffering we can experience no wants, and without wants we cannot understand either the uses or the reasons for any of our faculties. Everything that makes for our greatness has its roots in everything that makes for our frailty.
Economic Harmonies, ed. George Bernard de Huszar (Van Nostrand, 1964), 494. Thbz, CC BY SA 3.0.