Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On The Passions
Q[39] Of The Goodness And Malice Of Sorrow Or Pain
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We must now consider the goodness and malice of pain or sorrow: under which head there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether all sorrow is evil?

A[2] Whether sorrow can be a virtuous good?

A[3] Whether it can be a useful good?

A[4] Whether bodily pain is the greatest evil?