Quotes About Pain : 65 Pain Quotes On Success In Life

These quotes about pain will inspire you. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging pain quotes, sayings about pain, and proverbs about pain.

Inspirational Quotes About Pain

  1. “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
  2. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  3. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  4. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  5. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” ~ Bob Dylan

  6. “It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  7. “Pain only hurts when you are looking for a reason to quit. You don’t feel a thing when you know you can still win.” ~ Dane Cook
  8. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” ~ George R. R. Martin , Quotes about pain and healing
  9. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” ~ Ovid

  10. “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
  11. “Take one’s adversity Learn from their misfortune Learn from their pain Believe in something Believe in yourself Turn adversity into ambition Now blossom into wealth” ~ Tupac Shakur
  12. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  13. “The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  14. “Each day you must choose, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” ~ Eric Mangini

  15. “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  16. “Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.” ~ Simone Weil
  17. “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
  18. “The scourge of life, and death’s extreme disgrace, The smoke of hell,–that monster called Paine.” ~ Philip Sidney

  19. “There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.” ~ Samuel Johnson , Quotes about pain and pleasure
  20. “Grief. The pain now is part of the happiness then. That’s the deal.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  21. “Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  22. “A young man of pleasure is a man of pains.” ~ Neil Young
  23. “You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” ~ Jim Morrison

  24. “You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live.” ~ Alexander Pope
    1. “The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.” ~ Karl Marx , Quotes about pain and suffering
  25. “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
  26. “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander.” ~ Elie Wiesel

  27. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  28. “It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.” ~ Marquis de Sade
  29. “If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.” ~ George Santayana
  30. “The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.” ~ Lord Byron

  31. “Never producing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsâ, non-injury.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  32. “Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure,- Sweet is pleasure after pain.” ~ John Dryden
  33. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Teresa , Quotes about pain and love
  34. “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  35. “He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” ~ Aeschylus
  36. “Grief is itself a medicine.” ~ William Cowper
  37. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley
  38. “Nearly everyone has his box of secret pain.” ~ John Steinbeck

  39. “When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  40. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ~ John Keats
  41. “I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.” ~ Henry Rollins
  42. “There is no real evil in life, except great pain; all the rest is imaginary, and depends on the light in which we view things” ~ Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne , Quotes about pain in life
  43. “Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.” ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

  44. “It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  45. “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
  46. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  47. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ~ Lois Lowry
  48. “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.” ~ William Faulkner

  49. “Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  50. “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  51. “The essence of generosity is letting go. Pain is always a sign that we are holding on to something – usually ourselves.” ~ Pema Chodron
  52. “A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  53. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ~ J. K. Rowling

  54. “Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: We would be more alive if we did more of this and Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain’s message and follow its advice, the pain goes away.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  55. “Pain is life – the sharper, the more evidence of life.” ~ Charles Lamb
  56. “Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, Leave no path untaken.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  57. “After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  58. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong

  59. “Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.” ~ John Selden
  60. “We will do anything to get away from our own pain. We will change our lives, rip people out, swallow a bottle of life-ending pills. When we hurt more than we can bear, when our lives get that dark, it’s shocking what we will do to protect ourselves.” ~ Pamela Ribon
  61. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” ~ Chesty Puller

  62. “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” ~ Markus Zusak
  63. “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” ~ Maya Angelou
  64. “I had to make different kinds of music for everybody but still keep it classic T-Pain at the same time.” ~ T-Pain
  65. “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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