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Being Hurt Sayings and Quotes

Experiencing pain is part of being human. From scraped knees to our first heartbreak, being hurt is unpleasant, but unavoidable. We heal, move on and push through the pain. Gather your inner strength with the collection of wise and inspiration quotes below on being hurt.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Bob Marley

I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

Just because one person's problem is less traumatic than another's doesn't mean they're required to hurt less     

J.A. Redmerski

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

It is when we hurt that we learn.     

Steve Maraboli

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

Amanda Howells

Just because somebody is strong enough to handle pain doesn't mean they deserve it.     


You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world. But you do have some say in who hurts you.

John Green

Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?

Lady Gaga

Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in you heart that only love can fill.

George Bernard Shaw

Being brokenhearted is like having broken ribs. On the outside it looks like nothing's wrong, but every breath hurts.     

Greg Behrendt

There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.     

Nicholas Sparks

It hurts to have someone in your heart that you can't have in your arms.


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

Emilie Autumn

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

It doesn't hurt to feel sad from time to time.     

Willie Nelson

That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways.

Chuck Palahniuk

Sometimes, being hurt too many times, doesn't make you stronger, it destroy who you were, who you wanted to be and makes who you are today.

Rafael Prado

It's a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you're hurt.

Zakiya Caswell

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When someone stabs you it's not your fault that you feel pain.

Louise Penny

Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.

Shannon L. Alder

Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.

Chinese Proverb

I can feel the hurt. There's something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.     

Albert Borris

He who is or has been deeply hurt has a RIGHT to be sure he is LOVED.

Jean Vanier

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

What hurts us is what heals us.

Paulo Coelho

As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.     

Jack London