33 Quotes About Overcoming Pain


Without some pain in our life, we would never know what happiness and peace looks like. These quotes about overcoming pain capture the spirit and endurance that is needed to continue moving forward.

“Find a place inside where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain.”

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

“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.”

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

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

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

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”

“Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.”

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

“One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.”

“Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories.”

“Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.”

“Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.”

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.”

“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.”

“Pain is what the world inflicts upon us. Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.”

“Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”

“Recovery begins with embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others. We do this by joining a group and talking about our pain.”

“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”

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

“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

“The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.”

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

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”

“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.”

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

“When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.”

“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.”

“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.”

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

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