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Top Pain Quotes to Inspire Healing and Growth (2023)

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These pain quotes will help you to endure the pain and remind you that you are not alone in your struggles.

Pain, whether physical or mental, is an unavoidable part of life. However, you should never give up because your pain will strengthen you for future challenges. And to keep you going, we’ve gathered these pain quotes to remind you that your circumstances are only temporary and that you can overcome them.

Check out the full list here.

Best Pain Quotes and Sayings

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

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2. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

3. “Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” – Jennifer Brown

4. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

5. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles

6. “Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.” – Rumi

7. “Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you.” – Tim Fargo

8. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

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

Famous Quotes About Pain

11. “Life is pain, so live it up while you can.” – Ernest Hemingway

12. “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

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

14. “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease of pain.” – Charlie Chaplin

15. “Every pain is a gift. Every pain is an opportunity.” – Maxime Lagacé

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16. “What hurts us is what heals us.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan

18. “Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

19. “The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.” – Thomas Jefferson

20. “One thing you can’t hide—is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

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

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

23. “Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

24. “When pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.” – Jane Austen

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Quotes to Inspire You to Endure Pain

25. “I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” – Haruki Murakami

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

27. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

28. “When it hurts, observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” – Anita Krizzan

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

30. “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett

31. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Anonymous

32. “Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change.” – Anonymous

33. “If you’re never able to tolerate a little bit of pain and discomfort, you’ll never get better.” – Angela Duckworth

34. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney

35. ”Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.” – Anonymous

36. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

37. “Sometimes, pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.” – Don Ingall

38. “Pain can be controlled, you just disconnect it.” – James Cameron

39. “Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.” – Drake

40. “People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain.” – Neil Strauss

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

42. ”You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.” – Anonymous

43. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

44. “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

Pain Quotes to Help You Move On

45. “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

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46. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

47. “When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine.” – Alanis Morissette

48. “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

49. “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

50. “Make friends with pain and you’ll never be alone.” – Ken Chlouber

51. “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.” – John Green

52. “Along with pain comes satisfaction and with satisfaction comes relief.” – Maxime Lagacé

53. “Pain introduces you to your highest self.” – Paul Domenick

54. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

55. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” – Julius Caesars

56. “Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.” – Jim Morrison

Short Pain Quotes to Ponder

57. “It hurts because it matters.” – John Green

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58. “Stay focused on your purpose, not your pain.” – Ranal Currie

59. “Pain is a great motivator.” – Naval Ravikant

60. “I’m willing to accept any kind of pain to win a race.” – Rick Wohlhutter

61. “You have to die a few times before you can really live.” – Charles Bukowski

62. “The more you’re hurt, the more you’ll change.” – Anonymous

63. “The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.” – Publilius Syrus

64. ”Pain is a part of growing up. It’s how we learn.” – Dan Brown

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65. “It is when we hurt that we learn.” – Steve Maraboli

66. “It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all.” – Anonymous

67. “The marks humans leave are too often scars.” – John Green

68. “There are no gains without pain.” – Benjamin Franklin

69. “The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.” – Anonymous

70. “Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.” – Cesare Pavese

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71. “When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.” – Jane Fonda

72. “Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” – Robert Gary Lee

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

Quotes to Help You Heal Faster From Pain

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

75. ”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

76. “No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful the experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – Dalai Lama

77. “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

78. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.” – Charlie Chaplin

79. “Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath, souls develop.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

80. “Often, it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” – Karen Salmansohn

81. “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

Pain Quotes About Love and Relationships

82. “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” – Graham Foust

83. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

84. “Where there is love, there is vulnerability to pain.” – Laura Ramirez

85. “Pain is like a love affair. When it’s over, it’s over.” – Elyse Sommer

86. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” – C.S. Lewis

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

88. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey

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

90. “The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time.” – Amanda Howells

91. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” – David Levithan

92. “Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.” – José N. Harris

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

94. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

95. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper

96. “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!” – Syed Arshad

97. “I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.” – William P. Young

Pain Quotes That Will Improve Your Perspective in Life

98. “I don’t believe there is pleasure in life. I believe there is only relief of pain—we have to suffer to be on top.” – Georges St-Pierre

99. “You must go through that short-term pain to reach long-term gains. A meaningful life is about growth, not comfort.” – Maxime Lagacé

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

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

102. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

103. “Sometimes, pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

104. “The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren’t the ones people see on the outside. They’re the ones that make us bleed internally.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

105. “What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain, and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.” – Wayne Dyer

106. ”Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.” – William P. Young

107. “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

108. “Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place.” – Eric Thomas

109. “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

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

Which of these pain quotes inspires you to persevere in the face of adversity? Do you have any pain quotes you’d like to share? Please include them in the comments.


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