Quotes to Help Ease Your Pain

Wisdom to Help Us to Appreciate the Thorns as Well as the Rose

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Nobody likes to be hurt. Whether it is physical or mental, pain can be traumatic. Why do we feel so much pain?

Throughout history, philosophers, religious thinkers, and intellectuals have tried to decode pain. Medical researchers devote millions of dollars every year to find drugs to alleviate pain. Right from suppressants to sedatives, drugs are designed to numb down pain.

But what can we do about emotional pain? How can we not feel hurt when one loses a loved one? Most of us learn to cope with tragedy. We can read inspirational quotes, share our sorrow with a best friend, and grope our way out of the darkness. Some get used to the pain, while others overcome the pain and regain control of their life.

If you are going through a difficult phase, and are unable to cope, it is time to realign your thoughts. Dealing with pain is an important part of growing up. We should become mature, wise, and more tolerant with the passage of time. Here are some hurt quotes that echo your hurt feelings. Heed good advice, and walk your way out of pain.

  • Jane Fonda
    When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.
  • Colin Raye
    I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Do not suppress it-that would hurt you inside. Do not express it-this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
  • Bill Clayton
    The folks you help won't remember it and the folks you hurt won't ever forget it.
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
  • Theodore Isaac Rubin
    I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
  • Mother Teresa
    I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
  • C. S. Lewis
    I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
  • Louis Nizer
    We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
  • Seneca
    We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
  • Sarah McLachlan
    If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
  • Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
  • Harry Crews
    There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
  • Sheryl Swoopes
    No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
    Joan Lunden
  • Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
  • Armand Hammer
    Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
  • Jessamyn West
    I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt
  • Jim Bakker
    I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us.
  • Mother Teresa
    Love, to be real, must cost - it must hurt - it must empty us of self.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.
  • Erma Bombeck
    There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
  • Charles M. Schulz
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
  • Mark Twain
    It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
  • B. Graham Dienert
    Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.
  • Thomas Merton
    The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
  • Lewis B. Smedes
    You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
  • Vince Lombardi
    If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.
  • Terry Brooks
    Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
  • Oscar Levant
    It’s not what your are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.
  • Sarah McLachlan
    Hold on, hold on to yourself, for this is gonna hurt like hell.
  • Socrates
    Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
  • Oscar Wilde
    It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
  • Seneca
    We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
  • Angelina Jolie
    I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
  • Ann Richards
    I've always said that in politics, your enemies can't hurt you, but your friends will kill you.
  • Drew Barrymore
    I want people to love me, but it's not going to hurt me if they don't.
  • African Proverb
    When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
  • Dalai Lama
    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.