Injury Sayings and Quotes

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

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.     


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.     

Marcus Aurelius

Injury taught me I need to learn how to face challenges.     

Shawn Johnson

They do injury to the good who spares the bad.     

Publilius Syrus

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.     

Philip Stanhope

There is a point at which even justice does injury.     


The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance.     

Steve Perry

Restorative justice is not a replacement of retributive justice, but a complement. It seeks the rehabilitation of the wrongdoer and the repair of the victim's injury.     

Lewis B. Smedes

If you can lessen the chance of a bad injury by being strong, you have to do it.     

Joel Parkinson

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.     

Alan Paton

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.     

Khalil Gibran

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.     

Michel de Montaigne

Moral Injury is differentiated from PTSD in that it directly relates to guilt and shame veterans experience as a result of committing actions that go against their moral codes. Therapists who study and treat moral injury have found that no amount of medication can relieve the pain of trying to live with these moral burdens.     

Chuck Norris

Injury in general teaches you to appreciate every moment. I've had my share of injuries throughout my career. It's humbling. It gives you perspective. No matter how many times I've been hurt, I've learned from that injury and come back even more humble.     

Troy Polamalu

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.     

Morihei Ueshiba

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.     

Jane Austen

Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.     

Rebecca West

Woe to the man who offends a small child!     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Tears sprang from her eyes and she bit her lip to stop herself from howling at the bright pain.     

Stephen M. Irwin

I decry the injustice of my wounds, only to look down and see that I am holding a smoking gun in one hand and a fistful of ammunition in the other.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Almost all accidents and injuries happen when an individual is not being present and not paying attention to what they are doing.     

Tobe Hanson

A slip of the foot may injure your body, but a slip of the tongue will injure your bond.     

Benjamin Franklin

Injury makes one prudent,' says the proverb; insofar as it makes one prudent it also makes one bad. Fortunately, it frequently makes people stupid.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Never do an enemy a small injury.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

Pain is weakness leaving the body.     

Tom Sobal

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.     

Francis of Assisi

Let's hear your evidence, not your legal muscle.     

Frank Frizelle

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.     

John Stuart Mill

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.     


A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.     

Leonard Cohen