101+ Pain Quotes to Inspire Strength and Inner Growth

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Delve into the wisdom and insights shared by scholars, poets, and survivors.

They navigate the complexities of physical and emotional pain.

What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor. – Al-Waleed bin Talal

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.

Pain Quotes

To live in the hearts of whom we leave behind is not to die…

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. –Nicholas Sparks

Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing – Fight Club.

This house bleeds memories,” he whispered, with his fingers stroking down her cheek, her neck. “There’s no fucking escaping it. It’s all rotten and gone to shit and I can feel it dying all around me.” She felt his sharp nose brush against her scalp, through her hair. “If you’re not careful, I’ll drag you down with me.

The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it. —Unknown

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. – William Penn

The pain of yesterday is the strength of today. – Paulo Coelho

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.

The pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime. —Bette Davis

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. –Margaret Mitchell

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller.

At the blueness of the skies, and in the warmth of the summer, we remember them.

Don’t try to look for logic in things that involve feelings and emotions.

do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you

Pain has its noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one. – John Sterling

The worst loss you’ve ever experienced is the greatest gift you can have. – Byron Katie

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs. —Miss Piggy

You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me. –F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is always by way of pain that one arrives at pleasure – Marquis de Sade.

Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.

Emotional pain is a memory that we choose to hold on to. Subconsciously or consciously.

The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms

Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore

That’s the funny thing about old hurts―they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you. – Lilith Saintcrow

Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.

Crying is a way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is. —Unknown

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. –Mark Twain

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you – Ovid.

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.

The thing I feared the most was the network of unexplored crevices in my dark mind . . . because perhaps, there was no such thing as a good witch.

Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation. – Michael Jordan

A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens. – Michel de Montaigne

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.

I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore. —Marguerite Duras

Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody. –Stephen Chbosky

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings – Lao Tzu.

What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.

I don’t like to hold back, because that’s how you hurt yourself. – Chester Bennington

In a moment he restrained himself so powerfully that the tempestuous heaving of his breast subsided, as turbulent and foaming waves yielded to the sun’s genial influence when the cloud had passed.

I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.

You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.― Cayla Mills

There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.

One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you … then you’re going to hate yourself for letting me go. —Aubrey Drake Graham

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. –Truman Capote

The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you – Bruce Lee.

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them

Every day she felt unnerved by how reasonable her love and her fury, which had become one, seemed. She spent most days feeling stunned, aware only of a sort of rage swirling loose inside her like a rainstorm gathering speed, and it frightened her to think of what might happen if she were to let it implode.

We are healed of suffering only by experiencing it to the full.

It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again. – Vince Lombardi

If they keep hurting you, love them, and stay, or love yourself and leave. – Sonya Parker

When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.

I gave you my heart, I just didn’t expect to get it back in pieces. —Unknown

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silent hurt more. –C.S. Lewis

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. – Tupac.

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

Physical pain was almost always hot, but the kind that couldn’t be seen was almost always cold.

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world

Pain pays the income of each precious thing. – William Shakespeare

We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything. – Jocelyn Soriano

Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.

The scariest thing is that we didn’t even have to be together for you to break my heart. —Unknown

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. –Eudora Welty

Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

We were exact mirrors of each other, like this broken boy was staring into a bottomless lake and I was his reflection

You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.

Pain and pleasure like light and darkness, succeed each other. – Lawrence Stone

Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. – Mineko Iwasaki

Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN!

I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart. —L. Frank Baum

Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. –J.D. Salinger

The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development. – Alain de Botton.

Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds its way back to you.

You can leave just close the door don’t push and pull the exit is near my heart is crushed and I need a band-aid to fix the scars

I hope you are happy and I hope you stay away I will leave knowing I gave my best to the one and I hope you find love and remember me as the girl with a big heart.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got

Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. – Brigitte Nicole

You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. —Henny Youngman

I wish I could go back to the day I met you and just walk away. – Unknown

When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. – Yann Martel.

We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.

It was like a dam breaking, its walls giving way all at once under the crushing weight of his emotions.

And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my path, the one that will make me whole again.

One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects. – Marty Rubin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

You don’t die from a broken heart. You only wish you did. —Unknown

I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” – Steve Maraboli

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these – It might have been. – John Greenleaf Whittier.

Your pain is an opportunity for you to learn about yourself

There are many things in the world. If we care for them all a little, we won’t feel the hurt too much when we part with one

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. – J.K. Rowling

Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by the one we love. – Clive Barker

This better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain is until you have lost it. —Unknown

To live in a hallucination of being loved is more painful than rejection. – Vinaya Panicker

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. — Dwayne Johnson.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

I have been crying my whole life and you are still wishing for the rain.

Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me, they are proof of the fact that there is healing.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. – Carl Jung

You care so much that you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it. – J.K Rowling

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.

I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me. —Audrey Niffenegger

So it’s true, that when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. –E.A. Bucchianeri

A big part of depression is feeling lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people. — Lilly Singh.

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.

If all we do is talk about our pain, we keep reliving the same moment, often becoming more traumatized with each repetition. We have to do more than just talk about what we are feeling. We have to examine why those emotions keep rising.

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