154+ Profound Pain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Pain and difficulty will help us grow intellectually and emotionally. Without suffering, we would never learn something from our mistakes. And, challenges in our lives lead to greater life-long happiness. Famous pain quotes will make you mentally stronger by reminding you how strong and powerful you are.

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Pain Quotes

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. — Walt Disney

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong. — Sarah Dessen

Anyone with chronic pain can live more fully as he or she learns to cultivate mindfulness, stress reduction, acceptance, and positive regard. These skills are developed like muscles and will eventually replace the old, worn — out beliefs of ‘poor me,’ ‘it’s never going to get better,’ and ‘I can’t do it’ that many with chronic pain live with. Practice these diligently and your life will change. — Adapted from Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain

Challenges are part of life; We weaken our spirit, when we act in fear and lose hope. But we strengthen our spirit, when we fearlessly with faith and hope, rise up to meet and conquer the challenges. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Chronic pain is a manifestation of imbalance, typically physical, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual. — Adapted from Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain

Do all you can to be the best of yourself even when all you want to do is to make others hurt the same way you have been hurting.

Do not resist the pain. Allow it to be there. Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness, or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes deep suffering into deep peace. This is your crucifixion. Let it become your resurrection and ascension. — Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Doing what is right when you are happy is a great feat but what’s even greater is doing what is right when you have been hurt deeply.

Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. — Edward Dunedin

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Find a place inside where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain. — Joseph Campbell

How your followers perceive you as a leader relies a lot on how you handle your feelings of hurt and what responses you give to people who have hurt you.

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. — unknown

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. — Haruki Murakam

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person. — Rita Mero

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. ― Laurell K. Hamilton

I learned that pain isn’t the whole problem and the absence of pain isn’t the whole solution. I know that even if a miracle occurred and suddenly my pain was gone, everything would not be fine. There is more to the picture. I would still need to deal with the damage caused to myself and others because of my chronic pain. — Meditations for Pain Recovery by Tony Greco

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. — Jim Carrey

If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain. — Bryant McGill

If you’re going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill

It is not an easy reality to face, but just as your chronic pain did not develop overnight, neither will the solution to finding relief develop in a day or two. — Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. ― Ernest Hemingway

It might take years to realize how hurt you are by the words people speak but it takes even longer to realize how much their actions have hurt you.

It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think. — Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. — Vivian Greene

Most times we are too scared to admit that we are hurt because we see it as a sign of weakness but there’s no way to achieve a healing without recognizing hurt.

Never Apologize For Being Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength. — Unknown

No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back. — Sheryl Swoopes

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

Our most beautiful dreams are born from our most unpleasant nightmares. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories. — Billy Graham

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

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

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

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

Powerful people are not those who have never been hurt, but rather are those who have harnessed all their pain and turned it into a motivation for something good.

Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you. — Charlie Chaplin

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. — African proverb

Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because life’s greatest lessons are learnt through pain. — Nagato

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day. — Charles Dickens

The easiest route to growth is learning how to be patient with people even when you are hurt because it shows that you have outgrown petty emotions.

The more you open up to loving people who don’t deserve to be loved, the more likely you are to be hurt irreparably by their actions.

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives — the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. — Norman Cousins

There are two kinds of disabled persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left. — Thomas S. Szasz

Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover, and to make progress. — A Day Without Pain

Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change. — Wm. Paul Young

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. — John Updike

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. — Carlos Castaneda

With spiritual balance…you are able to deal with whatever life brings you and know you are okay. You are able to find meaning and purpose even in situations that are painful and not to your liking. — Adapted from Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain

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

You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future. — Joel Osteen

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. — Bob Marley

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. — Michael J. Fox

Adversity is the first path to truth. — Lord Byron

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

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out — it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. — Robert Service

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

Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like you. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our hero’s journey. — Glenn Schweitzer

Being hurt is not a function of the physical pain people cause you, sometimes you are just lying down, immobilized by the mental torture someone has inflicted on you.

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. Tony Robbins

Chronic pain can be very lonely. It can have a shame — based quality. — Jennifer Grey

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher

Don’t act out of the feelings of hurt and pain, you might do something you would regret the rest of your life.

Don’t be carried away by the pain you feel that you start to embrace hurt as a default lifestyle. You also deserve people who won’t make you cry.

Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out. — Christopher Reeve

Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you. — Tim Fargo

Don’t think that because you have had bad experiences in the past that you don’t deserve to be happy again. Hurting inside does not mean you are broken without repair.

Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today, but eventually. — Unknown

Forgiveness is one of those gifts that you have to have handy at all time because every single minute you spend breathing is another opportunity for people to hurt you.

God gave us pain to remind us we are alive, so we will learn to value the joys and beauty of the world. — Tom Corr

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. — C.S. Lewis

God’s purpose in increasing our trials is to sensitize us to people we never would have been able to relate to otherwise. — Joni Eareckson Tada

Great things never came from comfort zones. — Neil Strauss

Hateful people don’t just jump out of the ground, they are victims of deep-seated hurt that has eaten deep into their soul and darkened their heart.

Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain, and, ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life. — Sarah Anne Shockle

How do you know the extent to which you are hurt? Just watch how you react to those who are doing well in their own lives.

Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue. — C.S. Lewis

Hurting deep inside is one of the signs that you have allowed yourself to love because the only ones who can hurt you are the ones you love deeply.

I had learned quickly that life doesn’t always go the way I want it to, and that’s okay. I still plod on. — Sarah Todd Hammer

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. — Mother Teresa

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

I must not fear. Fear is the mind — killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. — Frank Herbert

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. — Hafiz

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. — Henry David Thoreau

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. — Marcus Aurelius

It hurts because it matters. — John Green

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

It is when I struggle that I strengthen. It is when challenged to my core that I learn the depth of who I am. — Steve Maraboli

It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all. — Unknown

It’s not who’s the best — it’s who can take the most pain. — Steve Prefontaine

It’s very easy to live a happy life once you can forgive people around you and how do you do this if you have not allowed yourself to feel the hurt, they inflicted on you.

Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God. — R. Schuller

Language is always inadequate in the face of pain. — John Green

Let go of the past. — Robert Greene

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Neale Donald Walsch

Life is pain, so live it up while you can. — Ernest Hemingway

Live to inspire and one day people will say, because of you, I didn’t give up. — Unknown

Most of the gains in life come from suffering in the short term, so you can get paid in the long term. — Naval Ravikant

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. — Khalil Gibran

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

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

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. — Mahatma Gandhi

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. — Walter Bagehot

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. — Sophocles

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. — Mark Strand

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. — Buddhist proverb

Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment. — Will Rogers

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. — Lance Armstrong

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us. Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy. — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain. — Neil Strauss

Recovery begins with embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others. We do this by joining a group and talking about our pain. — John Bradshaw

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen

Since chronic pain has no single cause or enabling feature, treatment methods are extremely varied…if something works once, it will work again if you keep at it. Practice will enhance the benefits. — A Day Without Pain

Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one. — Naval Ravikant

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. — George R.R. Martin

Sometimes you just find yourself being full of hate and bitterness towards people who have done absolutely nothing wrong. You have been hurt but you refuse to acknowledge it.

Stay focused on your purpose, not your pain. — Ranal Currie

The biology of pain is never really straightforward, even when it appears to be. — Lorimer Mosele

The choice of those you spend your time with is going to determine to a large extent how much time you spend healing from hurt and painful memories.

The hardest thing to do is to forgive someone who is not remorseful about hurting you but forgiving them is for your own sake and not theirs.

The less we move, the more pain we have when we do move, causing us to move less. It becomes a vicious and painful cycle. The only solution for this ‘un — movement syndrome’ is moving. — Adapted from A Day Without Pain

The marks humans leave are too often scars. — John Green

The most harmful feeling is the one that comes from being hurt over and over again by those you love, even when all you ever want to do is to make them happy.

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. — Publilius Syrus

It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. — Thomas Paine

The root of all suffering is attachment. — Buddha

The strongest people I’ve met have not been given an easier life. They’ve learned to create strength and happiness from dark places. — Kristen Butler

The way pain works is that it blinds you to all the good memories so when you find that you have been hurt, remind yourself that those bad memories are not all you’ve got.

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. ― Chuck Palahniuk

The way to heal from hurt is not to ignore or act oblivious of the fact that you have been hurt. In fact, you should talk about the hurt in order to heal.

There are no gains without pains. — Benjamin Franklin

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

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Too many people believe that everything must be pleasurable in life, which makes them constantly search for distractions and short circuits the learning process. Robert Greene

True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends. — Adam Braun

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. — Oprah Winfrey

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. — Jim Rohn

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. — Kenji Miyazawa

We must let go of the life we had planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. — Joseph Campbell

When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. — Jane Fonda

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. ― James Baldwin

When you love people, you give them the key to rooms in your heart and this means that when they wrong you, it’s not going to stay on the surface but will hurt you deep in your heart.

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. — Robert Gary Lee

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
― Lois Lowry

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. ― William Goldman

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life. — Angelina Jolie

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.― Haruki Murakami

You are strong but there are days you know that you’ve been broken beyond repairs and you can feel the hurt in the core of your being.

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. ― Paulo Coelho

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other and you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way. — Elizabeth Taylor

You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery. — Unknown

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. — Khalil Gibran

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