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Pain Quotes

Pain and afflictions cast a dark shadow over our lives. These clouds of despair, gloom and depression spare none. A few of us are brave and they come out of the phase with very little damage. But there are those among us who cannot take the grief and look for short cuts like suicide and various addictions. The pain quotes collected here are meant to bring some relief to your anguish; these quotations with their tales of woe will make your burden a tad lighter and easier to bear. Read the following quotations to find out more.

Billy Graham

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.


Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Charles Kingsley

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

Helen Keller

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.

Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Mia Hamm

You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

John Dryden

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Saint Augustine

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

Joseph Campbell

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

Christopher Morley

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

Stephen King

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

Thomas More

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Emily Dickinson

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

T. S. Eliot

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Rita Rudner

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.

Salvador Dali

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

Louisa May Alcott

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us - and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning.

Laurence Sterne

When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains

Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.


It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

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Lord Byron

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.

John F. Kennedy

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

Charlie Chaplin

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.


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

William Butler Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.

Emo Philips

I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.

Drew Barrymore

If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something.

Frederick Douglass

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Jim Morrison

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.

Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Toni Morrison

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.

Saint Augustine

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

Paul Klee

I still come closest to success with drawing. When I use color the results are dubious, for these painfully gained experiences bear less fruit.

John Dryden

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

Kurt Cobain

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.”

Thomas Paine

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

George Eliot

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.


Death is not the worst that can happen to men.

Albert Schweitzer

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

Jill Biden

I know the injustice of outliving a child, the pain of a future stolen away, of mourning forever a voice you'll never hear.

Khalil Gibran

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

Diana Rigg

I don't mind getting old except for the pain. I have two new knees, so going downstairs is not perfect. Nobody tells you about the pain.

William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Khalil Gibran

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I understand the pain of working-class Americans because I have experienced the pain.

Lily Collins

I couldn't handle the pain and confusion surrounding my dad's divorce, and I was having a hard time balancing being a teenager with pursuing two different grown-up careers.

Khalil Gibran

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Khalil Gibran

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

I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. I've shared the pain of families who've lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who've lost their jobs.

Elon Musk

Starting a business is not for everyone. Starting a business - I'd say, number one is have a high pain threshold.

No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like the scene on Calvary. Nowhere does the soul find such consolation as on that very spot where misery reigned, where woe triumphed, where agony reached its climax.