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.     

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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

He who lives long knows what pain is.     

French Proverb

True pain cannot be concealed.     

Serbian Proverb

A man can sleep on every hurt but his own.     

Irish Proverb

The least and weakest man can do some hurt.     

Cambodian Proverb

‘Tis easier to hurt than heal.     

German Proverb

When you are dressing a wound, pain is pain’s medicine.     

Roman Proverb

From hurt comes pain, from pain comes change. If it hurts enough, change will happen.     

Tripp Evans

Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists.     

Victor Frankl

When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, and more sensitive and aware.     

Mel Colgrove

To have a body is to suffer.     

Bodhidharma

Better to have pain than paralysis.     

Florence Nightingale

Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust.     

Renita Weems

A person in pain is being spoken to by that part of himself that knows only how to communicate this way.     

Malidoma Somé

Pain is what we’re in most of the time. And I think the bigger the pain the more gods we need.     

John Lennon

All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of pain. Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever. One day, the pain will be gone and you will still be there.     

Harold S. Kushner

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.     

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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

If we aren't capable of being hurt we aren't capable of feeling joy.     

Madeleine L'Engle

When a girl gives up, it's not because she doesn't love you. But she's tired of getting hurt and feels like you'll never care.     

Justice Cabral

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

Siri Hustvedt

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.     

Seneca

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love     

Leo Buscaglia

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

Jane Fonda

Being hurt is something you can't stop from happening, but being miserable is always your choice.      

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Dont chase after the people that hurt you, replace them with people that care.     

Kaoru Shinmon

Sometimes even stuff you expect to happen can still hurt.     

Jennifer Brown

Some people use their own hurt as an excuse for hurting others     

Roland Merullo

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.     

George Jean Nathan

Sometimes pain and hurt are good things because it means you strived for something in your life.     

Kathryn Perez

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

Dean Koontz

Wounds make better lessons than lectures.     

Brian Herbert

If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now.     

James Hillman

I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say.     

Calvin Coolidge

No matter how beautiful a lie is, in the end it hurts even more than the truth would have done.     

Terry Mark

It hurts too much so I don't want to talk about it.      

Alex Flinn

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.     

Philip Zimbardo

Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.     

Antonio Suhuba-Baruti

No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better     

Birister Sharma

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

Britney Spears

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.     

Carl Sandburg

Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love.     

Clive Barker

Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.     

Criss Jami

We live very close together. So, 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

You will never know the power in yourself until someone hurts you badly.     

Daryl G. Weinman

Not all scars show not all wounds heal.     

Diana Elmessiri

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

George R. R. Martin

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.     

Hannah Arendt

You can set a boundary with your words when you are honest and when you establish a consequence for another’s hurtful actions.     

Henry Cloud

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

J.K. Rowling

If we don’t risk being hurt, we cannot give unconditional love. Unconditional love gives others the right to hurt us.     

John Bevere

If it hurts it’s probably doing you good. If it’s pleasant, it’s most likely wrong.     

John Graves

I wish i were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken heart.     

Julia Roberts

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow.     

L. Ron Hubbard

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

Mark Twain

One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.     

Marty Rubin

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

Max Lerner

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

Mother Teresa

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.     

Muhammad Ali

The heart was made to be broken.     

Oscar Wilde

The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.     

Paulo Coelho

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.     

Peace Pilgrim

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

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. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.     

Thomas Merton

It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.     

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Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.     

unknown

A goodbye is never painful unless you're never going to say hello again.     

unknown

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.     

unknown

Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.     

Vipin Sharma

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.     

Will Rogers

The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.     

William Shakespeare

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth.     

William W. Purkey