350+ Pain Quotes – Inspirational Quotes To Feel Stronger

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

People turn to inspirational quotes to gain strength in tough situations. Motivational quotes can provide you with hope and inspiration during a breakup, a loss, or a difficult decision. “Pain quotations,” which address the universal experience of pain and suffering, are popular.

Individuals utilize pain quotes for many purposes. For others, it’s a method to acknowledge and process their sorrow; for others, it’s a means to connect with others going through similar challenges. Pain quotes can also act as a reminder that pain is a normal and necessary component of the human experience and can lead to growth and transformation.

Pain quotes are powerful tools for comfort, inspiration, and self-expression. In this article, we’ve gathered some of the best pain quotes to help you overcome difficulties.

350+ Best Pain Sayings and Pain Quotes

It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. – Jocelyn Soriano


A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. – Bette Davis

Let’s hear your evidence, not your legal muscle. – Frank Frizelle


Lord, help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you. – MOTHER TERESA


Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual’s instinct for self-preservation. – Albert Einstein


Sweet is Pleasure after Pain. – Dirigo Rowing Shell


No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience. – Eric Greitens


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


Everything hurts. – Michel Angelo


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

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Even so, I rather think they understand one thing—fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death. -Richard Connell


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 Kennedy

Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings. – Mahavira


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


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


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


Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting. – Siri Hustvedt


We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -Jim Rohn


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


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


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


Whenever she uses the phrase ‘I was thinking…,’ that means I either have to move, paint or buy something. – Adam Ferrara

I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything. – Santosh Kalwar


The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain. – Karl Marx


Even if things are painful and tough, people should appreciate what it means to be alive. – Yato


Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. – Mark Twain


Our body is not a machine. It is a garden. We’re a single organism. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami


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


Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey


We Can’t learn without pain. – Aristotle


PAIN An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body, or maybe purely mental, caused by the good fortune of another. – Ambrose Bierce


Failure gave me strength. The pain was my motivation. — Michael Jordan


Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller

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Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. – Regina Brett


Pain is temporary – The pain you feel today is only to get the strength to face tomorrow. – Sivaprakash Sidhu

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.  – Helen Keller


When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured. – Anton Chekhov


Every nerve that can thrill with pleasure, can also agonize with pain. – HORACE MANN


Don’t turn away from what’s painful. Examine it. Challenge it. – Steven Spielberg


Hard training, easy combat; easy training, hard combat. – Marshal Suvorov


Blaming is pointing out there, rather than in here, into your own mind, when you find yourself in a painful or uncomfortable experience. Blame means shifting the responsibility for where you are onto someone or something else, rather than accepting responsibility for your role in the experience. – Iyanla Vanzant


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


There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. – Aeschylus


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

I promised him! he screamed, realizing even as he did so that his voice was laced with something wrong. Almost insanity. “I promised I’d save him, take him home! I promised him! – James Dashner


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


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


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


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


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


Suicide is not all that easy a thing to do… to give up your life. What kind of pain compels people to do this? I don’t know what word to use in English… it’s horrifying that a human can be in this condition. What have they provided them with? – Gulzar


I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. – James Baldwin


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


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


Let go of the past. – Robert Greene


I don’t care if people think I am an over actor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainted.  – Jim Carrey


Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad. – Christina Rossetti

Pain quotes about love

Of pain, you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. – George Orwell


Those painful memories are what help us make it to tomorrow and become stronger. – Erza Scarlet

I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken hearts. – Julia Roberts


You can not have pain without knowing it. Pain is produced into consciousness. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain may be said to follow pleasure as its shadow. – Charles Caleb Colton


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


Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain. – L. Lionel Kendrick


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


Pain is just temporary, if you give up, it becomes eternal. – Dexter Lim


But pain seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain? – Lois McMaster Bujold


The cure for pain is in the pain. — Rumi


Transformation literally means going beyond your form. – Wayne Dyer


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

All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think? – Liane Moriarty


Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it. – Jean-Paul


The effectiveness or ineffectiveness of therapists bears little relationship to either the type or duration of their training. – Peter Watkins


Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly and if left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place. – WM. PAUL YOUNG


If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. – Thomas Paine


Your training partner’s name is pain. You start out trying to ignore him. Can’t do it. You attempt to reason with him. No way. You try to strike a bargain. Hah. You plead. You say “Please stop, please go away. I promise never ever to do this again if you just leave me alone.” But he won’t. The pain only climbs off if you do. Then you’re beaten.  – Scott Martin


Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain… The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily. – Joel Osteen


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


After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. – Emily Dickinson


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


The pain was a fascinating horror. – Aldous Huxley


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


I have never been hurt by what I have not said. – Calvin Coolidge

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


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


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


Nobody is hurt. Hurt is in the mind. If you can walk, you can run. – Vince Lombardi


Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. – Sigmund Freud


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


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


Adversity is the first path to truth. – Lord Byron


I know this sounds strange, but as a kid, I was really shy. Painfully shy. The turning point was freshman year when I was the biggest geek alive. No one, I mean no one, even talked to me. – Jim Carrey

I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.  – Yani Tseng


The greatest evil is physical pain. – Saint Augustine


I read in some book that sad and painful things are the spices of an enjoyable life… But I seem to get nothing but spices! – Tomoko Kuroki


Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley


If we believe we’re in danger, the neuro-immune system upregulates a predictive response. –  Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain isn’t always the enemy. – Rita Mae Brown


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


If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It’s all or nothing. In this dam world, it’s all or nothing. – Glennon Doyle Melton


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


The Rain Falls Because the sky can no longer handle its heaviness. Just like Tears, It falls because the heart can no longer handle the pain. – Dinesh Kumar Biran

Beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything, what’s a little bit of hunger? I can go a little while longer. – Alessia Caracciolo


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


Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way. – Aberjhani


No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere. – Brad Gast


The turning point in growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. – Max Lerner


Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.  – Jean Paul


I think all of the best nonfiction that has ever been made comes from the result of someone who can’t stop thinking about a certain topic — a very specific aspect of a certain topic in some cases. And second, they got really good at figuring out what they had to say about it. – Merlin Mann


That’s the thing about pain…. It demands to be felt. – JOHN GREEN


I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. – Pablo Picasso


The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret. – Sarah Bombel


But what religion does say is this: that if you have faith in God, that God has the power to give you a kind of inner equilibrium through your pain. – Martin Luther King Jr

There are no gains without pains. –  Benjamin Franklin


Even pain pricks to livelier living. – Amy Lowell


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


Tedium is the worst pain. – John Gardner


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


Words can hurt you. In the larger world, it frames how people think about you, and it can hurt you in lots of little, subtle ways. – Nathan Myhrvold


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


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


Sometimes the 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


Joy came always after pain. – Guillaume Apollinaire


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


It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace. – George Bernard Shaw


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


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


Beethoven was so hard of hearing, he thought he was a painter. – George Carlin


As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody’s day. – Vin Scully


Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain has any other effect than a hardening one. – Ellen Key


Ever since I joined the survey corps, I’ve had people dying on me every day. But… you understand, don’t you? One day or another, everyone you care about eventually dies. It’s something we simply can’t accept. It’s a realization that could drive you insane… It’s painful… so painful… I get it. And still… we must keep moving forward. – Hange Zoe


Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama


Non-nociceptive cues modulate pain through associative learning. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain is weakness leaving the body. – Chesty Puller

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


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 glory of other men in yourself. – Norman Cousins


I hope when people in pain see how I am dealing with chronic pain they aren’t wishing they could be so lucky to cope as well. My hope is that they realize God is my strength – – and He is available to them as well. I am weak. But He is strong. He will be strong for all who ask Him. I couldn’t ‘do’ illness without Him. – Lisa Copen


Pain is always new to the sufferer but loses its originality for those around him. – Alphonse Daudet


Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. — Rumi


Healing is a return to love. Illness and death are often painful lessons in how much we love, but they are lessons nonetheless. Sometimes it takes the knife that emotionally pierces our heart, to pierce the walls that lie in front of it. – Marianne Williamson


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Theodore Roosevelt


Nobody can hurt me without my permission. – Mahatma Gandhi


Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die. – Salvador Dali


The work of a science blogger is largely comprised of correcting and criticizing bad science news reporting. – Dr. Steven Novella


Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible. – ECKHART TOLLE


The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. – Thomas Paine


Compassion is supposed to hurt. If you can’t feel the pain of those around you, it is you who has the problem – not them. – Josh Brendan


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


Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. – Samuel Johnson


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


Halleck turned away to hide his emotions. Something burned in his eyes. There was a pain in him — like a blister, all that was left of some lost yesterday that Time had pruned off him. – Frank Herbert

Love pain quotes

You feel your strength in the experience of pain. – Jim Morrison


With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling. – Britney Spears


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. — Tony Greco


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


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


Pain & suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky


I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. -Kanye West


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


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


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


I’m not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain. – George Carlin


A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller


You can run but you can’t hide. but I can try. I feel air catch in my lungs and I get a cramp in my side and this pain, this wonderful physical pain that I can place, reminds me that after all, I am still alive. – Jodi Picoult


Is it painful to be the person who waits? Or is it more painful to be the person who makes others wait? Either way, there’s no need to wait anymore. That’s what is most painful. – Takada


Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. – Matavera Pearl


Pain comes into consciousness. The brain doesn’t produce pain, the human does. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain is always preferable to numbness. – Scott Anderson


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


Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others. – Will Smith


In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. – Richard Dawkins


After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here. — Walt Disney


Fear occupies the same space as faith. And there’s only room for one. – Brian Logue


Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. – Orison Swett Marden


Even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you or save you.  – Natsuki Takaya


There is a joy in sorrow that none but a mourner can know.  – Jean-Paul


The best evidence for treating persistent pain points towards improving general health, as opposed to fixing specific issues in the tissues. – Todd Hargrove


Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows. – DEAN KOONTZ


My mother said to me, If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter and became Picasso. – Pablo Picasso


Loss and hardships are unavoidable in life, however, “how” we deal with our pain is what will make us or break us. – Melanie Willard


Life is a thorough university; pain and hardship are its distinguished professors. ― Matshona Dhliwayo


For we are born in other’s pain and perish on our own. – Francis Thompson


The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me. – Diwakar Sharma


I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night. – Khaled Hosseini


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


Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. – Rosa Parks


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 Shockley


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


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


The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. – C.S. Lewis


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


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


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


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


I hate bumper stickers, you can’t sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner. – David Cross


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss


There’s nothing like a little physical pain to keep your mind off your emotional problems. – John E. Sarno


It’s painful when you get disappointed by the person you look up to. – Misaki Ayuzawa


Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too. – Holly Black


Placebo is a “nonsense” term. Inerts things don’t have effects. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Do back exercises. Pain is distracting. – Margaret Atwood


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


Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. – Anonymous


No pain, no gain. – Jane Fonda


We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. — Charles Bukowski


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance. – John Lennon


If someone really wants to hurt you, they’ll find a way whatever. I don’t want to live my life worrying about it. – GEORGE MICHAEL


God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.  – Stephen King


Science is not a major or a career. It is a commitment to a systematic way of thinking, an allegiance to a way of building knowledge and explaining the universe through testing and factual observation. The thing is, that isn’t a normal way of thinking. It is unnatural and counterintuitive. It has to be learned. -Atul Gawande MD


The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. -ORSON SCOTT CARD


If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent van Gogh


Life is a mysterious mix of beautiful, challenging, and painful experiences. No one can predict how it will unfold and we don’t always understand why it unfolds the way it does.  – Akirah Robinson


To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it! –  Charlie Chaplin


If you suffer, thank God! – it is a sure sign that you are alive. – Elbert Hubbard


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


He just screamed and screamed and all that time we didn’t know that he was screaming because he hurt. – James Frey


Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, Leave no path untaken. – Neil Gaiman


We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.  – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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


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


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


That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

Pain quotes love

We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow. – James Taylor


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


Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. ― Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkin


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


It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to have to paint it. – Steven Wright


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – E. E. Cummings


Physical pain is my friend. I pursue it every night for four hours. – Bruce Springsteen


If you want to protect humans and remain human, you shouldn’t throw away your feelings, no matter how painful it is.  – Tsuchimiya Garaku


It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. – Willie Nelson


Glial cells are critical in the modulation of sensory processing. –  Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain and beauty, our constant bedfellows. – Nick Bantock


Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human-animal affords them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace. – Ingrid Newkirk


Sleep, A cure to forget about the pain, problems, stress, everything for a while. – Anonymous


Pain is just Mother Nature’s little way of telling you not to do something again in a way you’ll remember. – Tim Huntley


Remember anything you want that’s valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure. — Tony Robbins


Holding on to pain, anger, guilt or shame is the glue that binds us to the situation we want to escape. – Iyanla Vanzant


I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much. – Emilie Autumn


It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. – Stephen King


They arise primarily from evolutionary compromises that came about when our ancestors stood upright — the first step in the long path to becoming human. – Jennifer Ackerman


Pain is a part of growing up. It’s how we learn. – DAN BROWN


A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.- Thomas Paine


God doesn’t intend for you to handle all the pain and stress in your life by yourself. We were wired to each other. We need each other. – Rick Warren


Pain adds rest unto pleasure and teaches the luxury of health. – Martin Farquhar Tupper


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


The more we diminish our own pain, or rank it compared to what others have survived, the less empathetic we are to everyone. – Brené Brown


Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain. – Khalil Gibran


I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. – Anthony Weiner


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


Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. – African proverb


The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been. – Jodi Picoult


It’s a pain that changes our lives. – Steve Martin


The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain. – Jennifer Aniston


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


Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day. ― Markus Zusak


Every pain is a gift. Every pain is an opportunity. – Maxime Lagacé


In those days the best pain killer was ice; it wasn’t addictive and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it. – George Burns


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.  – Thomas Paine


I’ve certainly experienced physical pain in my life. – Katey Sagal


God would never put us through all this suffering if he didn’t think we could bear it. – Yuuki Konno


If you’re in trouble or hurt or need go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help the only ones. – John Steinbeck


Glial cells “remember” things-implications for ongoing pain states. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain makes hens and poets cackle. –b Friedrich Nietzsche


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

Painful quotes about life

You,’ he said, ‘are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain. – Emilie Autumn


May my pain remain drunk singing its own love songs. – Suman Pokhrel


Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change. — Frida Kahlo


Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. – Eckhart Tolle


When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain. – Louise Penny


Death, so-called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. – Lord Byron


Truthiness is what you want the facts to be, as opposed to what the facts are. It is the truth that is felt deep down, in the gut. – Stephen Colbert


It’s much easier to wear your pain on the outside. – E. L. JAMES


Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must undertake to support it. – Thomas Paine


Human beings in pain, after all, have one behavioral sign that nonhuman animals do not have: a developed language. – Peter Singer


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. – Anne Frank


The great art of life is the sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. – George Gordon Noel Byron


In the face of pain, there are no heroes. – George Orwell


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


I really believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect – forget about perfect – but just learning by what I was taught and living by my own values. I might have stepped on a few ants – and a few other things as well – but I’ve never hurt anybody.  – Kiri Te Kanawa


I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. – Haruki Murakami


Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life. – Greg Plitt


There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. — Erma Bombeck


You can’t let fear paralyze you. The worse that can happen is you fail, but guess what: You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving. – Queen Latifah


An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure. – English Proverb


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


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


I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry. – Rita Rudner


Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you. – Anna Lee


There is only one effective antidote for mental suffering and that is physical pain. –  Karl Marx

Emotional pain quotes

I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me. – Akito Sohma


It is when we hurt that we learn. – Steve Maraboli


Pain is just one part of the protective suit. – Dr. Lorimer Moseley


Pain has an element of blank. – Emily Dickinson


It hurts because it matters. – John Green


When the pain comes, you know what I do1 I smile. – Chris McCormack


Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing. – Tyler Durden


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


We acquire the strength we have overcome.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson


The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time. –AMANDA HOWELLS


Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.  – Victor Hugo


Sleep isn’t an escape, it’s an act of rest. – Jock McKeen & Bennet Wong


Politeness only teaches us to save others from unnecessary pain. You are not bound by politeness to tell any falsehoods. – MARIA EDGEWORTH


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


what is clear is when we refuse to put on our Compassion Hat and instead hold onto resentment, we hold onto our own pain, potentially becoming what we resent or don’t understand. – Laura Jack


Life doesn’t hurt until you think about how much things have changed, who you’ve lost along the way, and how much of it was your fault. – Jamila M. Allen


Anybody can laugh in joy, but the bold ones also smile in pain, knowing that pain is just like a zooming train, that will soon pass by. – Ravi V. Melwani


The more people are into quick fix and focus on the acute problems and pain, the more that very approach contributes to the underlying chronic condition. – Stephen R. Covey


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. – Henri Nouwen


I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit. – Mark Ruffalo


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


We can never judge the lives of others because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. – Paulo Coelho


When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them. – Ann Brashares


When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over. – Bill Walton


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


Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? ― John Keats


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain. – Aristotle

These motivational and pain quotes remind us that strength comes from within and that we can get through anything that comes our way. No matter how hard something is, we can find the strength to get through it and improve. So, the next time you’re sad or in pain, think about these inspirational words and let them help you find the strength to keep going.

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