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44 Pain Quotes

List Of 44 Pain Quotes To Inspire Personal Transformation:

#1 J.K. Rowling

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

#2 Erma Bombeck

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

#3 Neil Gaiman

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”

#4 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

“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.”

#5 Bob Marley

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

#6 Shannon L. Alder

“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.”

#7 Erma Bombeck

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

#8 Veronica Roth

“It isn’t right to wish pain on other people just because they hurt me first.”

#9 Rumi

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

#10 John Boyne

“Don’t make it worse by thinking it’s more painful than it actually is.”

#11 Julius Caesar

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

#12 John Selden

”Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.”

#13 Karl Marx

”The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.”

#14 Alanis Morissette

“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine.”

#15 Charles Dickens

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

#16 Ann Brashares

“When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.”

#17 Miriam Toews

”The whole notion of pain, and how every individual experiences pain, is up for debate. We don’t know how another person experiences pain – physical pain or psychic pain. Some of these clinics where assisted suicide or euthanasia is practiced, they call it ‘weariness of life.’”

#18 Sarah J. Maa

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.”

#19 Alexandre Dumas

“Moral wounds have this peculiarity – they may be hidden, but they never close; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”

#20 Lance Armstrong

”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.”

#21 Erin Hunter

“Warriors should suffer their pain silently.”

#22 Gayle Forman

“Don’t be scared…Women can handle the worst kind of pain. You’ll find out one day.”

#23 Octavia Butler

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.”

#24 Veronica Roth

“Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other”

#25 Dan Millman

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.”

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#26 Haruki Murakami

“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”

#27 Jane Austen

“…when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”

#28 Bob Dylan

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”

#29 Graham Greene

“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”

#30 Ernest Hemingway

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

#31 Seneca the Younger

”Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged.”

#32 Alan Watts

”We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”

#33 George R.R. Martin

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

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#34 George Santayana

”If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved.”

#35 Paulo Coelho

“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.”

#36 Marquis de Sade

”There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.”

#37 William Hazlitt

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

#38 Tony Robbins

”Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.”

#39 Charlie Chaplin

”To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!”

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#40 William Goldman

“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

#41 Ogden Nash

“Some pains are physical, and some pains are mental, but the one that’s both is dental.”

#42 Gaara

“People cannot win against their loneliness because loneliness is this world’s worst kind of pain.”

#43 Brandon Sanderson

“Accept the pain, but don’t accept that you deserved it.”

#44 Jessica Sorensen

“I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.”

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