Pain Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pain quotes, pain sayings, and pain proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Khalil Gibran

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

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

John Green

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.

George R.R. Martin

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

Robert Gary Lee

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

Mother Teresa

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

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

William Penn

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

John Sterling

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.     

Mary Tyler Moore

When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed.

Jane Fonda

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

C. S. Lewis

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

Will Rogers

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.

Publilius Syrus

There are no gains without pains.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.     

Carl Jung

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Buddhist proverb

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

Walter Bagehot

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

Billy Graham

Find a place inside where there's joy and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Campbell

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

Jim Carrey

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

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

Mark Strand

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

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

Khalil Gibran

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

Kenji Miyazawa

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

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