Pain Sayings and Quotes

As humans, we like to avoid pain and suffering as much as possible. Unfortunately life has other plans. There’s no such thing as a pain-free existence. We are not robots. Perhaps though, we cannot know happiness without experiencing pain. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational pain quotes, sayings, and proverbs.

The human soul is ashamed of itself when it is overcome by pleasure or pain. Marco Aurelio Antonino
Top results are achieved only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. Juha Vaatainen
I’m willing to accept any kind of pain to win a race. Rick Wohlhutter
The marks humans leave are too often scars. John Green
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey
Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. George R.R. Martin
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain. Robert Gary Lee
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn
Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one. John Sterling
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore
Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Mahatma Gandhi
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Publilius Syrus
There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Jung
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. Walter Bagehot
Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories. Billy Graham
Find a place inside where there's joy and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. Mark Strand
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa
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
I wish this pain, would go away / The kind of pain that makes you feel like you can't go on no more. Nashiem Sa-Allah Myrick
Pain without love / Pain, I can't get enough / Pain, I like it rough / 'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all. Neil Sanderson
I got the pain, going insane / Pain in my brain, always insane. Gavin Blakely
Everyone that burns has to learn from the pain. William Frederick Durst
The pain of love / Lives in our heart / It's deeper than the ocean. Guy Chambers
Replacing this pain with something numb / It's so much easier to go / Than face all this pain here all alone. Robert G. Bourdon
Joy and pain are like sunshine and rain. Ronan Keating
Pleasure is the source of pain; pain is the source of pleasure. Jon R. Stone
Fear is the major ingredient of pain. It is what makes pain hurt. Josh Bartok