Healing Sayings and Quotes

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

All healing is first a healing of the heart.      

Carl Townsend

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.     

Tori Amos

Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.     

Gary Zukav

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.     


Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.     

Ram Dass

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.     

Rachel Naomi Remen

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.     

Yoko Ono

Humor is healing.     

Brad Garrett

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.     

Sarah Fielding

I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years - counseling, self-help seminars, and I've read a lot - but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.     

Lindsay Wagner

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.     

Hubert Humphrey

Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.      

O. Carl Simonton

Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.     

Wendell Berry

The main reason for healing is love.     


Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.     

Jeanne Achterberg

The greatest barrier to own own healing is not the pain, sorrow or violence inflicted upon us as children. Our greatest hindrance is our ongoing capacity to judge, to criticize, and to bring tremendous harm to ourselves. If we can harden our heart against ourselves and meet our most tender feelings with anger and condemnation, we simultaneously armor our heart against the possibility of gentleness, love and healing.     

Wayne Muller

Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.      

Darina Stoyanova

Healing takes time. Despite great advances in medicine, the biggest part of your recovery is attributable to the enormous healing power inside you. The body heals itself according to its own timetable--anxious thoughts never hasten recuperation.     

Criswell Freeman

Healing is the journey. The destination is yourself. The full recognition of all the different aspects of yourself-your joy, your sorrow, your pain, your pleasure-all lead you to the source of who you are. Only by having intimate contact with this source can you experience the fullness of your life. Only by fearlessly looking within can you embrace the landscape of your life and open yourself completely to all the love and compassion that lives inside you.     

Philip Berk

Healing is the application of love.     

Iyanla Vanzant

It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. it is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.     

Jay Marshall

By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.     

Caroline Myss

Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.     


Healing is an inside job.      

Dr. B.J. Palmer

Before healing others, Heal yourself.     


Emotional healing is almost always a process. It takes time. There is a very important reason for this. Our heavenly Father is not only wanting to free us from the pain of past wounds, he is also desirous of bringing us into maturity, both spiritually and emotionally. That takes time, because we need time to learn to make the right choices. He loves us enough to take the months and years necessary to not only heal our wounds, but also build our character. Without growth of character we will get wounded again.      

Floyd McClung

Healing has to occur on three planes: Mental (thinking), Emotional (feeling) & Physical (outcome).     

Rev. Reggie Howard

Any illness is a direct message to you that tells you how you have not been loving who you are, cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing.      

Barbara Brennan

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.     

Phyllis McGinley

Love is the most important healing power there is.     

Louise Hay