75 Chronic Pain Quotes to Help Stay Positive

Pain Quotes

Wether your pain is temporary or chronic, use these quotes about pain (both in your body and mind) to help cope with the discomfort, heal, and find peace in your situation.

Pain Quotes

God gave us pain to remind us we are alive, so we will learn to value the joys and beauty of the world.

“God gave us pain to remind us we are alive, so we will learn to value the joys and beauty of the world.” – Tom Corr

Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” – Jennifer Brown

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

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

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

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

Scars are just a treasure map for pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.

“Scars are just a treasure map for pain you’ve buried too deep to remember.” – Jodi Picoult

I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.

“I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.” – Orson Scott Card

If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it, to love it.

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it, to love it.” – Sarah J. Maas

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

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

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

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong Sally Jenkins

Pain is the only evil I know about. It’s the only one I can fight.

“Pain is the only evil I know about. It’s the only one I can fight.” – Walter M. Miller

It is when we hurt that we learn.

“It is when we hurt that we learn.” – Steve Maraboli

Truly, a life in constant pain is the life of the damned.

“Truly, a life in constant pain is the life of the damned.” – Christopher Pike

Sweet is pleasure after pain.

“Sweet is pleasure after pain.” – John Dryden

Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.

“Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.” – Sarah Addison Allen

I’m willing to accept any kind of pain to win a race.

“I’m willing to accept any kind of pain to win a race.” – Rick Wohlhutter

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

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

We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.

“We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.” – Charles Bukowski

Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever!

“Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever!” – Lance Armstrong

With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.

“With time the pain eases, the body recovers and the brain figures out new ways to go on.” – Federico Chini

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.

“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful.” – José N. Harris

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris

Even pain pricks to livelier living.

“Even pain pricks to livelier living.” – Amy Lowell

People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel?

“People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel?” – Jim Morrison

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

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

I guess that’s what pain can do if you allow it: crack you open, let light in, and show you what’s on the inside.

“I guess that’s what pain can do if you allow it: crack you open, let light in, and show you what’s on the inside.” – Michelle Cuevas

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Khalil Gibran

I can’t stress this enough, but pain is part of the process. It’s important to feel it.

“I can’t stress this enough, but pain is part of the process. It’s important to feel it.” – Mark Manson

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

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

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

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

Even pain has its joy.

“Even pain has its joy.” – Russian Proverb

The best way of handling pain was to study it objectively.

“The best way of handling pain was to study it objectively.” – Arthur C. Clarke

When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.

“When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.” – Robin Sharma

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry

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

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

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

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

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.

“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

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

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

The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds.

“The pain and boredom we experience in the initial stage of learning a skill toughens our minds.” – Robert Greene

Of pain, you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.

“Of pain, you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.” – George Orwell

One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

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.

“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.” – Alanis Morissett

Pain and pleasure like light and darkness, succeed each other.

“Pain and pleasure like light and darkness, succeed each other.” – Lawrence Stone

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.

“The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.” – Publilius Syrus

Recycle your pain, allow your pain to reach you to greatness.

“Recycle your pain, allow your pain to reach you to greatness.” – Eric Thomas

Pain is immune to empathy…like love.

“Pain is immune to empathy…like love.” – Barbara Lazear Ascher

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

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

You gave me pain wrapped in love.

“You gave me pain wrapped in love.” – Krishna Chhetri

If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.

“If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.

“Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.” – Don Ingall

Bad things happen to our life so as to favor the good things that will happen next.

“Bad things happen to our life so as to favor the good things that will happen next.” – Maria Karvouni

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.

“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

Pain can be controlled, you just disconnect it.

“Pain can be controlled, you just disconnect it.” – James Cameron

The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is.

“The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is.” – Eckhart Tolle

If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” – Zora Neale Hurston

From hurt comes pain, from pain comes change. If it hurts enough, change will happen.

“From hurt comes pain, from pain comes change. If it hurts enough, change will happen.” – Tripp Evans

The cure for pain is in the pain.

“The cure for pain is in the pain.” – Rumi

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

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” – Alan Watts

It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.

“It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.” – Marquis de Sade

We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune.

“We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune.” – Bryant McGill

Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.” – Buddhist proverb

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

The trick is not how much pain you feel – but how much joy you feel.

“The trick is not how much pain you feel – but how much joy you feel.” – Erica Jong

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

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

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

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

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

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

Learn the lesson of your pain.

“Learn the lesson of your pain.” – Gary Null

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Chesty Puller

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.

“If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” – C.S. Lewis

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.” – Sophocles

Humor was a good way to hide the pain.

“Humor was a good way to hide the pain.” – Rick Riordan

Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else take its place.

“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else take its place.” – Eric Thomas

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