Quotes About Pain

Most of us are familiar with pain. During our lives we have either experienced pain ourselves or have seen a family member or friend suffering from physical or emotional pain. It is never easy. How we cope with or deal with these times of difficulty is the important part. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to pain and suffering. Do you have a favorite quote about pain that you think others would benefit from? Let us know.

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.  ~ John Patrick

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

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

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.  ~ A.W. Tozer

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.  ~ C.S. Lewis

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Luckily, I never feel at one time more than half my pains.  ~ Joseph Joubert

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.  ~ Anaïs Nin

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

We are content to forgo joy when pain is also lost.  ~ Latin proverb

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. ~ C.S. Lewis

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.  ~ Oscar Wilde

You need bruises to know blessings and I have known both.  ~ Francis Shand Kydd

The end of pain we take as happiness.  ~ Giacomo Leopardi

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  ~ Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  ~
Helen Keller

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.  ~ Bob Dylan

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.  ~ Aristotle

Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.  ~ Mother Teresa

Turn your wounds into wisdom.  ~ Oprah Winfrey

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Stub your toe and the world laughs whether you do or not.  ~ Linda Perret

After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.  ~ Emiliy Dickinson

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

Those things that hurt, instruct.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.  ~ Charles Lamb

In my deepest wound I saw your glory, and it dazzled me.  ~ Saint Augustine

Happiness is but a mere episode in the general drama of pain.  ~ Thomas Hardy

Pain is the root of knowledge.  ~ Simone Weil

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

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Stub your toe and the world laughs whether you do or not.  ~ Linda Perret

You can be happy indeed if you have breathing space from pain.  ~ Giacomo Leopardi

Behind joy and laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard, and callous. But behind sorrow there is always sorrow. Pain, unlike pleasure, wears no mask.  ~ Oscar Wilde

I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain.  ~ Plautus

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

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.  ~ James Baldwin

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.  ~ C. S. Lewis

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.  ~ Kahlil Gibran

The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight. ~ Joseph Joubert

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.  ~ Maya Angelou

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.  ~ Paulo Coelho

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.  ~ Kahlil Gibran

Our greatest joy-and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others.  ~ Stephen R. Covey

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.  ~ M. Kathleen Casey

Is there any stab as deep as wondering where and how much you failed those you loved.  ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.  ~ George Gordon Byron

He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.  ~ Dr. Seuss

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.  ~ John Lennon

Pain is never permanent.  ~ Teresa of Avila

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.  ~ Bill Cosby

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.  ~ Maureen Duffy

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.  ~ George Gordon Byron

Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.  ~ Mark Twain

The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain.  ~ Epicurus

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