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Pain Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Pain

Please enjoy these Pain Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Motivational Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Now

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

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

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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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.
- John Bradshaw

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

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It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

I am the master of my emotions -
I transform fear to love, anger to compassion,
pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance,
expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels
from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved
by the person whom he entirely loves.
- Joseph Addison

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
- Max Eastman

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
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.
- Khalil Gibran

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage -
they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
- Sheri Rosenthal

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent,
those funds are well spent.
- Carl Karcher

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface,
getting it back to that humble and tender spot where,
with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
- Paula Cole

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life.
That word is love.
- Sophocles

Evil being the root of mystery, pain is the root of knowledge.
- Simone Weil

The pain of retirement means loss.
- John Murray

This moment in time, on this tour, you know,
I'm discovering a lot of new things.
And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain,
I can assure you.
- Eric Clapton

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

The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more
concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
- William Hazlitt

And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain.
- Jean Ingelow

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the
pain that must precede the victory.
- Ted W. Engstrom

Soul music is pain - you can hear the slaves,
the beatin' and the hurtin'.
- Link Wray

Russia has gone through eight years of continuing economic pain.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain,
which is the positive element of life.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Pain was something we were expected to endure.
But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy
today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
- Roald Dahl

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

To give and receive love, you have to be in touch with pain,
you have to be capable of provoking it and feeling it.
- Jeanne Moreau

There are only three events in a man's life;
birth,
life, and death; he is not conscious of being born,
he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere

My father's death, my move, and my frightening and
difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress,
pain, and sadness for me.
I was practically devastated beyond recovery.
- Brooke Shields

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

You are all things.
Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect
of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness.
- Joy Page

When there is pain, there are no words.
All pain is the same.
- Toni Morrison

I'm a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers
with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject.
- Meryl Streep

Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling
goes away is when I'll be ready.
- Patrick Ewing

I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular
sort of pain onto other people,
but you do.
- Alexis Korner

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage,
failing kidneys, hardening arteries,
pain,
and suffering should be made available.
- Layne Staley

Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls
away like dry husks from the mind,
whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
- Alice James

In the country of pain we are each alone.
- May Sarton

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict
pain and get away with it -
short-term pain for long-term gain.
- George Will

I think you can feel the pain I've experienced in my music.
It's something that a lot of people can relate to.
- Blu Cantrell


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