We all go through our daily struggles, often keeping them to ourselves. Dealing with the suffering caused by pain, both physical and mental, isn’t that easy. But it’s something we find ways to cope with.

I’ve selected 105 pain quotes that will help you realize that not only are you not alone in dealing with the stress of day-to-day living as well as mental and physical battles, but that you CAN come through on the other side.

Often, when you do, you’ll be a far stronger person, one who knows that no matter what adversity you face, you can overcome anything.

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Facing a painful situation is never easy, but remember… you are strong!

  1. “The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.” – Bruce Lee
  2. “The trick is not minding that it hurts.” – Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence)
  3. “Sit with the pain until it passes, and you will be calmer for the next one.” Naval Ravikant
  4. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
  5. “Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.” – Fight Club
  6. “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway
  7. “Let go of the past.”- Robert Greene
  8. “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.” – Lance Armstrong
  9. “Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss
  10. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens
  11. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
  12. “The greatest evil is physical pain.” – Saint Augustine
  13. “It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.” – Marquis de Sade
  14. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day.” – Charles Dickens
  15. “True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.” – Adam Braun
  16. “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.” – Angelina Jolie
  17. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles
  18. “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” – Carl Jung
  19. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid
  20. “When you can’t look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.” – Unknown
  21. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu
  22. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” – C.S. Lewis
  23. “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
  24. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami
  25. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley
  26. “Sometimes the memories are worth the pain.” – Unknown
  27. “Every failure is a gift. Every pain is an opportunity.” – Maxime Lagacé
  28. “Pain is only relevant if it still hurts.” – Ed Sheeran
  29. “The root of all suffering is attachment.” – Buddha
  30. “Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it’s a big part, and sometimes it isn’t, but either way, it’s a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game.” – John Green
  31. “I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.” – Haruki Murakami (1Q84)
  32. “We cannot learn without pain.” – Aristotle
  33. “Too many people believe that everything must be pleasurable in life, which makes them constantly search for distractions and short-circuits the learning process.” – Robert Greene
  34. “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” – Erma Bombeck
  35. “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” – Tony Robbins
  36. “The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.” – Unknown
  37. “People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain.” – Neil Strauss
  38. “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
  39. “Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  40. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling
  41. “It is when I struggle that I strengthen. It is when challenged to my core that I learn the depth of who I am.” – Steve Maraboli
  42. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan
  43. “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert Service
  44. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.” – Sophocles
  45. “Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.” – Michael Jordan
  46. “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp
  47. “Remember anything you want that’s valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure.” – Tony Robbins
  48. “The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.” – Nicholas Sparks
  49. “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  50. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo
  51. “You must go through that short-term pain to reach long-term gains. A meaningful life is about growth, not comfort.” – Maxime Lagacé
  52. “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” – C. JoyBell C.
  53. “The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain.” – Aristotle
  54. “Suffering is optional. The journey may have been rocky, but you’ve got a chance to pick up the pieces and move on.” – Rumi
  55. “You may have had unfair things happen to you, but the depth of your pain is an indication of the height of your future.” – Joel Osteen
  56. “The only thing that’s the end of the world is the end of the world.” – Barack Obama
  57. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan
  58. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  59. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” – Julius Caesar
  60. “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it!” – Charlie Chaplin
  61. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – Dalai Lama
  62. “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  63. “There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you.” – Unknown
  64. “He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus
  65. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  66. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell
  67. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
  68. “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.” – Rumi
  69. “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran
  70. “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” – Rose Kennedy
  71. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside.” – Unknown
  72. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  73. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley
  74. “Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.” – John C. Maxwell
  75. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  76. “We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.” – L. Lionel Kendrick
  77. “The only way to deal with the pain is to keep your heart open.” – Jack Kornfield
  78. “Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.” – Marcel Proust
  79. “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  80. “People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.” – Jim Morrison
  81. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. JoyBell C.
  82. “It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.” – Benjamin Britten
  83. “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” – Cormac McCarthy
  84. “To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.” – Eckhart Tolle
  85. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  86. “My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.” – Charlie Chaplin
  87. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  88. “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
  89. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” – George R.R. Martin
  90. “We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  91. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.” – Unknown
  92. “Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.” – Hypatia
  93. “Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself.” – James Frey
  94. “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” – Daniel Goleman
  95. “The marks humans leave are too often scars.” – John Green
  96. “It’s at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.” – Emil Zatopek
  97. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” – Harper Lee
  98. “There’s beauty in pain, and everyone experiences it – and it’s a lesson.” – Wynter Gordon
  99. “The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.” – William Faulkner
  100. “You can’t get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.” – Mary J. Blige
  101. “The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into much and power over nothing.” – Herodotus
  102. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  103. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong
  104. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
  105. “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?” – Leslie Caron

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