340 Pain Quotes That Will Make You Feel Stronger

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The Best Pain Quotes Ever

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The root of all suffering is attachment. Buddha

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. Tony Robbins

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran

Too many people believe that everything must be pleasurable in life, which makes them constantly search for distractions and short-circuits the learning process. Robert Greene

Laugher is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin

Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. Arnold Schwarzenegger

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu

Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing. Fight Club Click to tweet

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley Click to tweet

It is when I struggle that I strengthen. It is when challenged to my core that I learn the depth of who I am. Steve Maraboli

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis

Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue. C.S. Lewis

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine

The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure. Unknown

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Lucille Ball

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau

Remember anything you want that’s valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure. Tony Robbins

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation. Michael Jordan Click to tweet

People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain. Neil Strauss

Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one. Naval Ravikant

Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one. John Updike

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain. Aristotle

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa

You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future. Joel Osteen (This is one of my favorite pain quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron Click to tweet

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Great things never came from comfort zones. Unknown Click to tweet

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Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Part 2. Pain Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Pain Quotes (Buddha, John Lennon, Maya Angelou, etc.)

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There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli Click to tweet

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi

Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain. Bob Dylan

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Buddha

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. Jim Rohn

Nothing pains some people more than having to think. Martin Luther King Jr

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world. Barack Obama

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. Julius Caesar

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. William Shakespeare

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Dalai Lama

One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside. John Lennon

Life is pain, so live it up while you can. Ernest Hemingway

There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius

Smile, though your heart is aching. Smile, even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by if you smile through your pain and sorrow. Smile and maybe tomorrow, you’ll see the sun come shining through for you. Charlie Chaplin

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt

My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain. Charlie Chaplin

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley

Better bread with water than cake with trouble. Russian proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African proverb

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain. Thomas Jefferson

Short Pain Quotes

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Let go of the past. Robert Greene Click to tweet

It hurts because it matters. John Green

That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt. John Green

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. C.S. Lewis

Much of your pain is self-chosen. Kahlil Gibran

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish proverb

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. C.S. Lewis

Pain is a great motivator. Naval Ravikant

Pain makes people change. Unknown

It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all. Unknown

Pain is real. But so is hope. Unknown

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Unknown

Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise. Chinese proverb

The cost of failure is…learning. Neil Strauss

Strange how we decorate pain. Margaret Atwood

What hurts us is what heals us. Paulo Coelho

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

To hurt is as human as to breathe. J.K. Rowling

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Cesare Pavese

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens Click to tweet

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. Neil Gaiman

Move toward resistance and pain. Robert Greene

I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. Haruki Murakami (1Q84)

It is when we hurt that we learn. Steve Maraboli

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Inspirational And Motivational Pain Quotes

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It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure. Marquis de Sade Click to tweet

Don’t let pain define you, let it refine you. Tim Fargo

Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change. Frida Kahlo

Stay focused on your purpose, not your pain. Ranal Currie

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. Bo Bennett

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. Walter Anderson

First, having the larger goal will lift your mind out of the moment and help you endure the hard work and drudgery. Second, as you become better at this task or craft, it becomes increasingly pleasurable. Robert Greene

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. James Baldwin

Depend on no one. Get shit done yourself. Unknown

No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back. Unknown

Growth in painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. Unknown

Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self. Unknown

Stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”. Unknown

Every flower must grow through dirt. Unknown

The more you’re hurt, the more you’ll change. Unknown

Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey Click to tweet

After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here. Walt Disney

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. Kurt Vonnegut

It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. Chuck Palahniuk

Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life. Greg Plitt

I don’t believe there is pleasure in life. I believe there is only relief of pain… We have to suffer to be on top. Georges St-Pierre

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. Rumi

Some days, we’re just looking for a soft place to land. Dr. SunWolf

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Funny Pain Quotes (Some Are Surprising)

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You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far. Uncle Remus Click to tweet

Bad is never good until worse happens. Danish proverb

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney

It’s not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. Ashleigh Brilliant

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel. Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. Woody Hayes

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. William Goldman

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud. Elizabeth Taylor

Deep Pain Quotes (Some Are Emotional, Dark And Sad)

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The cure for pain is in the pain. Rumi Click to tweet

Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain. Bruce Lee

We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain. Charles Bukowski

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. Andre Gide

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. C.S. Lewis

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. Norman Cousins

The prettiest smile hides the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears. And the kindest hearts have felt the most pain. Unknown

When the clouds get too heavy, it rains. When your pain gets too bad, you cry. Unknown

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. Dr. Seuss

Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain. Jim Morrison

I think that humans have a huge capacity to carry pain and sadness. There are things that haunt us our entire lives; we are unable to let them go. The good times seem almost effervescent and dreamlike in comparison with the times that didn’t go so well. Henry Rollins

Sooner or later, you will need to make friends with disappointment. Dr. SunWolf

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. Edgar Allan Poe

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. George R.R (Game of Thrones)

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. John Aughey Click to tweet

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Garth Brooks

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Neurosis is the natural by-product of pain avoidance. Carl Jung

Life didn’t promise to be wonderful. Teddy Pendergrass

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Wise Pain Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. Robert Gary Lee Click to tweet

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine

When I planted my pain in the field of patience it bore fruit of happiness. Kahlil Gibran

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

Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because life’s greatest lessons are learnt through pain. Nagato

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. Michael J. Fox

Trying to build a life where you never experience bad feelings is like building a ship that can’t handle a storm. Neil Strauss

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Sarah Frances Brown

Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself. C.S. Lewis

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. Eckhart Tolle

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Francis Bacon

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. Unknown Click to tweet

Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom. Unknown

There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you. Unknown

Every negative situation contains the possibility for something positive, an opportunity. It is how you look at it that matters. Robert Greene

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. Eckhart Tolle

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung

Where the wound has been given, there must the cure be found, if anywhere. Jane Austen

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. Alan Watts

See also: 12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

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Pain Quotes About Love, Being Hurt, Jealousy, Heartache

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Love is the sweetest pain inside. Tarkan Click to tweet

Love is so short, forgetting is so long. Pablo Neruda

The marks humans leave are too often scars. John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. J.K. Rowling

I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much. Emilie Autumn

Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. Drake

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

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Paulo Coelho

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it. C.S. Lewis

Through love all that is bitter will be sweet. Through love all that is copper will be gold. Through love all dregs will become wine. Through love all pain will turn to medicine. Rumi

There’s no love without pain. Irving Stone

I felt so much, that I started to feel nothing. Unknown

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows. Unknown

Among my stillness was a pounding heart. Shannon A. Thompson

Where there is love, there is vulnerability to pain. Laura Ramirez

The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time. Amanda Howells

Thinking of you is a poison I drink often. Atticus

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind. Shannon L. Alder

Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same. Warsan Shire Click to tweet

They say that time heals a broken heart, but time has stood still since we’ve been apart. Don Gibson

Part 1. I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. Haruki Murakami

Part 2. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. Haruki Murakami

Part 3. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong. Haruki Murakami

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

Maybe part of loving is learning to let go. The Wonder Years

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you. Richard Wilbur

I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place. Michael Faudet

Long after I have given up, my heart still searches for you without my permission. Rudy Francisco

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. John Vance Cheney

God is closest to those with broken hearts. Jewish saying

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de La Fontaine

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Pain Quotes About Life, Existence, Loneliness, Growth, Change

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The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials. Confucius Click to tweet

Great success requires greater sacrifice. Sachin Prabhu

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. Jim Carrey

If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness. Sharon Salzberg

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. Mary Tyler Moore

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. Charles Bukowski

Are you ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become. Eric Thomas

Pain is strange. A cat killing a bird, a car accident, a fire… Pain arrives, BANG, and there it is, it sits on you. It’s real. And to anybody watching, you look foolish. Like you’ve suddenly become an idiot. There’s no cure for it unless you know somebody who understands how you feel, and knows how to help. Charles Bukowski

I was a man who thrived on solitude; without it I was like another man without food or water. Each day without solitude weakened me. I took no pride in my solitude; but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me. Charles Bukowski

When the pain overtakes you, reach inside. Gather the broken pieces, and hand them to God. Ask Him to remake your heart. Different, this time. Stronger. More beautiful. This is how we are made, and remade by the Maker. Yasmin Mogahed

There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher. Robin S. Sharma

It has been said, time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

Do not resist the pain. Allow it to be there. Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness, or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. Eckhart Tolle

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life. Angelina Jolie

Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. Milton Erickson

There is nothing that can take the pain away. But eventually you will find a way to live with it. There will be nightmares. And every day when you wake up, it will be the first thing you think about. Until one day, it will be the second thing. Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell Click to tweet

Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces. C. JoyBell C.

Eventually, the time that was not spent on learning skills will catch up with you, and the fall will be painful. Robert Greene

Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience. Robert Greene

If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals. Lou Holtz

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle. Janet S. Dickens

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. Jim Rohn

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Quotes About Emotional Pain, Mental Pain, Fear

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The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Publilius Syrus Click to tweet

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it. Charlie Chaplin

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken”. C.S. Lewis

Envy is pain at the good fortune of others. Aristotle

True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends. Adam Braun

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go. Roy T. Bennett

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. George Jean Nathan

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. Unknown

If we took emotional health as seriously as a society as we take learning arithmetic and reading, we would have a much smaller problem. Neil Strauss

My fear delivered one of the great lessons of my life: That someone without fear can’t push himself. He can’t get better. He can’t transform negatives in to positives. He can’t open his world to creativity and invention, or even progress. Georges St-Pierre

The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds. Robert Greene

Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live. Robert Greene

A good portion of the things you want in life is outside your comfort zone. Idowu Koyenikan

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean? Shannon L. Alder

Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose. Billie Holiday

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. Rabindranath Tagore

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. Bernard M. Baruch Click to tweet

Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. William James

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. Henry Ward Beecher

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

See also: 7 Ways ‘Fearless’ People Conquer Fear

Pain Quotes About Grief, Death

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We only part to meet again. John Gay Click to tweet

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi

No words can explain the way I’m missing you. Sam Smith

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? Rose F. Kennedy

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. Jim Morrison

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? Leo Buscaglia

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. Rumi

Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday. Euripides Click to tweet

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Nicholas Sparks

But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind. Margaret Atwood

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

Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it. Samuel Johnson

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. Lois Lowry

We carry our burden on and on, until one day, suddenly, we laugh and set it down upon the ground. Muriel Strode

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. Winston Churchill

The spiritual path is not strewn with roses. Haridas Chaudhuri

I cursed my misfortune, — and it remained one. Muriel Strode

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Quotes About Chronic Pain

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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Friedrich Nietzsche Click to tweet

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Theodore Roosevelt

In the depth of winter, I learned that within me lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Chronic pain or other challenges are invitations; gifts that challenge us to learn how to manage the mind. Cheryl Richardson

Chronic pain can be very lonely. It can have a shame-based quality. Jennifer Grey

Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes. George Orwell (1984)

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other and you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way. Elizabeth Taylor

If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain, in time you will move through your pain. Bryant McGill

Somewhere inside that hurting body, there is something better, something stronger, something real. R. M. Drake Click to tweet

Don’t try to understand everything, because sometimes it isn’t meant to be understood, but to be accepted. Unknown

You don’t know pain until you’re staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you’re begging yourself to just hold on and be strong. Unknown

The pain will not go away by getting angry or bitter. It will go away when you learn to accept life’s challenges with grace and ease. Leon Brown

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires — disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way. Bernie S. Siegel

Something very beautiful happens to people when their world falls apart. A humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor. Marianne Wilson

God gave us pain to remind us we are alive, so we will learn to value the joys and beauty of the world. Tom Corr

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. Ernest Hemingway

It is not what happens to us in life that defines us. It is what we do with it that defines us. Tom Seaman

See also: 6 ways to use your mind to control pain

Quotes About Physical Pain, Exercise, Gym, Body Pain

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Your comfort zone is your danger zone. Greg Plitt Click to tweet

Pain is weakness leaving the body. Chesty Puller

Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life. Jerzy Gregorek

Some people learn to lose. Others lose and learn. Georges St-Pierre

The experience of pain or loss can be a formidably motivating force. John C. Maxwell

No pain. No gain. Shut up and train. Unknown

Endure the pain. Enjoy the gain. Unknown

Have the guts to go beyond the pain. Unknown

Sore. The most satisfying pain. Unknown

Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it. Unknown

It never gets easier, you just get better. Unknown

Train insane or remain the same. Unknown

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results. Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you can go through the pain period, you make it to be a champion. If you can’t go through it, forget it. And that’s what most people lack: having the guts – the guts to go in and just say… “I don’t care what happens”. Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you’re never able to tolerate a little bit of pain and discomfort, you’ll never get better. Angela Duckworth

Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else take its place. Eric Thomas

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Discipline is rarely enjoyable, but almost always profitable. Darrin Patrick Click to tweet

Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and effort, and we control both. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

It’s not who’s the best – it’s who can take the most pain. Steve Prefontaine

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

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Quotes About Overcoming Pain, Endurance, Success, Smiling Through The Pain, Hiding Pain

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We acquire the strength we have overcome. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

At the end of pain is success. Eric Thomas

The true greats will always overcome adversity. Conor McGregor

Eccedentesiast (.n). Someone who hides pain behind a smile.

Without suffering and doubts, the mind will come to rest on cliches and stay there, until the spirit dies as well. Robert Greene

Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful. John C. Maxwell

Face your fears, endure its pain and they will be re-written in the form of pride and dreams. Greg Plitt

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility. Kahlil Gibran

The things that we’re the most resistant to are usually what we need. And the things we’re most scared to let go of are typically the ones we most need to relinquish. Neil Strauss

The best way to neutralize our natural impatience is to cultivate a kind of pleasure in pain — like an athlete, you come to enjoy rigorous practice, pushing past your limits, and resisting the easy way out. Robert Greene

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. Yoko Ono

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Unknown

Smiling is the best way to face any problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain. Unknown

Adversity introduces a man to himself. Unknown

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Tony Robbins

In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn. Octavia Butler

When pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. Jane Austen Click to tweet

Pain is sometimes the cost of a meaningful existence. I can handle that. Jeb Dickerson

If you ever think about giving up, remember why you held on for so long. Hayley Williams

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. David Richo

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. Horace

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? John Keats

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. Denis Waitley

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Robin Sharma

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. Willie Nelson

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Pain Quotes About Relationships, Friendship, Family

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Use your enemy’s arrows for firewood. Matshona Dhliwayo Click to tweet

Knowing what it feels to be in pain, is exactly why we try to be kind to others. Jiraiya

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. José N. Harris

Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful. Kahlil Gibran

We find comfort among those who agree with us — growth among those who don’t. Frank A. Clark

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

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

I know pain in every way that’s why i never want to hurt anyone. Unknown

My biggest mistake is thinking that people care for me as much as I do for them. Unknown

Truth is like a surgery. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever. Unknown

Just because somebody is strong enough to handle pain doesn’t mean they deserve it. Unknown

What marks the artist is his power to shape the material of pain we all have. Lionel Trilling

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal

If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile. Santosh Kalwar

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. John A. Simone Sr

The Lord gives us friends to push us to our potential — and enemies to push us beyond it. Robert Brault Click to tweet

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress. Andre Gide

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. Norman Vincent Peale

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others – it only changes yours. Shannon L. Alder

Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. Shannon L. Alder

Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings. Mahavira

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Part 4. Conclusion

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pain quotes one word frees us of all the weight and pain of life that word is love sophocles wisdom quotes

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. Sophocles Click to tweet

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