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

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.     


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.