35+ Relatable Quotes on Pain to Help You Carry On

Living with pain isn’t easy, but quotes on pain can help.  Pain is something that unifies all of us. At some point in our lives, we will all feel pain, be it physical or emotional. If you’re struggling through pain right now then I hope that these quotes on pain find you well and help give you the strength to keep pushing.

Quotes on Pain


Quotes on Pain

Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain, and, ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life. – Sarah Anne Shockley

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. — Bob Marley

Positive self-talk is to emotional pain as a pain pill is to physical pain. – Edmond Mbiaka

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. — Buddhist proverb

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

Having a chronic illness is like waking up and realizing it’s Monday, every single day. — Unknown


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

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. ― C.S. Lewis

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

Living with chronic pain is hard but dealing with those who don’t care or understand is harder. — Unknown

If experience is the mother of wisdom, pain is the father. – Thibaut

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


You don’t need to be brave all the time, sometimes 30 seconds is enough. — Unknown

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. – Robert Gary Lee

Chronic pain is not all about the body, and it’s not all about the brain – it’s everything. Target everything. Take back your life. – Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

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

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

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


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

If opening your eyes or getting out of bed or holding a spoon or combing your hair is the daunting Mt. Everest you climb today, that is more than okay. — Carmen Ambrosio

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

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ― Oprah Winfrey

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

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


Every pain is a gift. Every pain is an opportunity. – Maxime Lagacé

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

Just because I did the thing yesterday doesn’t mean I can do the thing today. It probably cost me a lot. — Unknown

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

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

Chronic pain shows you two things very clearly: the amazing compassion of some people you hardly know at all and the disgusting selfishness of some people you thought you knew very well. — Patrick Plum

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

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

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

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

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

I know it is hard when you are in pain but reading inspirational quotes on pain will help.  For more quotes, please check these out!





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