Hurt Feelings Sayings and Quotes

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


To be rejected by someone doesn't mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn't mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person's opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.     

Jocelyn Soriano

Love those who hurt you the most, because they are probably the ones closest to you. They, too, are on a path, and just like you they are learning to walk before they can fly. Imagine of everybody you hurt in life turned their backs on you? You would be playing a hell of a lot of solitaire. Love them no matter what.     

Nikki Sixx

The pain started years ago, but I'd lived with it for so long at that point that I'd accepted it as an inevitable part of me.     

Ashley D. Wallis

That's the funny thing about old hurts- they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.     

Lilith Saintcrow

There are some hurts that you never completely get over. And you think that time will diminish their presence and to a degree it does, but it still hurts because well, hurt hurts.     

Bernajoy Vaal

Sometimes the only logical thing to do when someone you love hurts you, is to disconnect, eject, proceed and Move on.     

Rashida Rowe

The worst feeling is not being lonely. It's when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don't mind at all.     

Nishan Panwar

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.     

Louis Nizer

I always find the worst lies are told in relationships - I learned to never lie about your happiness in order to save someone's feelings from being hurt.     

Kirsten Prout

When being in a relationship hurts you, leave. Don't stay and keep drowning because love isn't suppose to be painful.     

Mielya Saladdin

No one wants to be hurt or played, but you have to go through a few losers before you find someone worth keeping.     

Sonya Parker

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.     

Oscar Wilde

It hurts when people walk into your life and make you happy and then walk out and leave you hurting.     

Adrian Rayshawn

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.     

Washington Irving

When you're dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part. You roll outta bed and down on your knees and for a moment you can hardly breathe.     

John Mayer

Walking on rocks, hurts. Walking on glass, cuts. Walking on hot coals, burns. Walking on someones heart, kills.     

Francisco Garcia

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

Mark Twain

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.     

C. JoyBell C.

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it     

Nicholas Sparks

I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.     

Charlotte Eriksson

My mind screams 'let go!' but my heart doesn't want to admit defeat and let these feeling show..     

Nicole Hill

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.     

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sometimes you can be touched by God, but not healed. Often when this happens, he is using your pain for a greater purpose.     

Shannon L. Alder

This is not Tolstoy. I don't want to know what critics and professors think of what I'm writing. It might hurt my feelings.     

Lisa Kleypas

..For He does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow..     

Lamentations 3:31:33

But if I speak, my pain is not relieved, and if I refrain from speaking- how much of it goes away?     

JOB 16:6

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.     

Psalm 34:18

Do not let your hearts be troubled.     

John 14

Hurt no living thing: Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing,     

Christina Georgina Rossetti

We must resist the temptation to take refuge in hurt feelings and raging resentment as we grapple with how our children live, or choose to leave us, or even how we handle our recognition of their betrayals and disaffections.     

Michael Eric Dyson

The ability to forgive heals old wounds and liberates us from past burdens. By releasing the emotional debts of others, forgiveness clears the way for love, peace, and understanding to enter into our lives. It enables us to transcend negative feelings of hurt and vengeance that hold us back and prevent us from focusing on our real purpose.     

Roderick Terry

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

Nikki Giovanni

If you know what hurts yourself you know what hurts others.     

Malagasy Wisdom

It is always important to be honest and straightforward about emotions. Even if it might hurt feelings. Say it with love, do not be callous, but be honest so that no further missteps can occur, as well as providing an opportunity of choice.     

Jonathan Levy

Sometimes Yahweh allows our feelings to be hurt, to ensure that our purpose is birthed, that we understood our worth and we get back to work.     

Rae Holliday

It doesn't hurt my feelings when I get vilified by fundamentalist. I've actually made comedy out of it. I've made light of that.     

Richard Dawkins

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

Max Lerner

Too many of us stay walled in because we are afraid of being hurt. We are afraid to care too much; for fear that the other person does not care as much or not at all.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life's way of reacting to a crushed heart is to wrap tough sinews of flesh around it and promise we'll never let ourselves get hurt again. But in keeping love from going out, we keep love from coming in. We risk becoming captives in our own self-made fortresses.     

Beth Moore

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.     

Mother Teresa

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it's the only way to live life completely.     

H.Jackson Brown JR.

Everyone has hurt feelings sometimes, and people do different things to feel better. Sometimes talking to a trusted friend is helpful, or we might share our feelings with a teacher or parent. It also helps when we make an extra effort to be sure we don't hurt the feelings of others.     

Molly Bang

Feeling hurt or wounded is an everyday kind of experience. It happens in simple human interactions as often as in moments of relationship crisis.     

Bogna Szymkiewicz

Our feelings are hurt when someone attacks or ignores our inner reality.     

Bogna Szymkiewicz

It seems that the root of a hurt feeling lies in the idea that the other person has not noticed some important aspect of our existence or has excluded us from an important relationship or group.     

Bogna Szymkiewicz

That hurt feelings arise from the effective component of the sociometer, the psychological system that monitors the quality of our relationship with other people.     

Leary

When you have been hurt, it is natural to want to cry. Your sadness may seem so big, and worried feelings so great, that you think things will never get better.     

Wendy Deaton M.A.

It hurts to breathe. My heart is not broken, it is shattered. One moment you were the cause of my happiness, now you are the cause of the deepest pain I have ever felt.     

Jasmine Macias

That's the funny thing about old hurts- they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.     

Lilith Saintcrow

Only a person carrying the pain deep down to his heart knows the weight of it.     

Jyoti Patel

I love you. Is not enough to make up for the pain that never heals and starts again at the slightest word.     

James Hilton

I smile for all people, even if you have wronged me. I'm afraid that I will darken you with my corrupt words I hurt you more than you hurt me.     

Yahi Abderraouf

When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't.     

Karon Waddell

We do not leave those whom we truly love. We only break the hearts of those whom we can tolerate their hurts and can move away from their pain.     

Maha Klaid