159+ Best Hurt Quotes

Life brings us as many joyful moments as it does downfalls. Being hurt comes with various emotions such as sorrow, sadness, or grief. Inspirational hurt quotes will uplift you, empower you and get you ready for the next chapter in your life.

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Famous Hurt Quotes

I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings, and I don’t like to knock other writers as a matter of principle. Lydia Davis

You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.

I’m scared of things that I can’t see that can hurt me, you know. Andy Ruiz Jr.

I’m like the moon, alone full of imperfection but still trying to shine with a smile.

No one can continually insult you or hurt your feelings without your permission. Les Brown

Sometimes I’m not angry, I’m hurt and there’s a big difference.

I have self doubt. I have insecurity. I have a fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it. Kobe Bryant

famous hurt quotes

It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. Abraham Lincoln

You know it hurts me but you do it anyway.

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. Mark Twain

Lucky are those who find a true loyal friend in this fake world.

I don’t like to hold back, because that’s how you hurt yourself.

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.

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley

It hurts to see the one you really love loves someone else. But it hurts even harder when you find out that you were just their bridge to cross over to their loved ones.

The hardest thing in life is to forgive. But hate is self-destructive. If you hate somebody you’re not hurting the person you hate, you’re hurting yourself. Forgiveness is healing. Louis Zamperini

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

In NFL preseason, the coaches don’t use 10% of the playbook. They don’t have a game plan. They do nothing. They don’t give anything away for the regular season. They try to get everybody safely through it without anybody getting hurt. Rush Limbaugh

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa

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When you’re young, you don’t have much sense. You don’t have any reasoning power. You don’t have any ability to take a blow, an insult, a hurt in the right way. There is no way a child can do that. All a child can do is feel the pang of it, the heartache of it. Vernon Howard

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take The line between reason and madness grows thinner. Rosa Parks

To hurt is as human as to breathe.

Let it hurt, and then let it go.

If you love large, you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light, you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness.

You can set a boundary with your words when you are honest and when you establish a consequence for another’s hurtful actions. Henry Cloud

When you have one of the best hearts, it means you can end up being hurt the most. Therefore you should always protect your good heart.

When you have a good heart: You help too much. You trust too much. You give too much. You love too much. And it always seems you hurt the most.

There are times you feel full of hate and bitterness towards others for no reason. It shows you have been hurt. You have to let it go.

My biggest mistake is thinking that people care for me as much as I do for them.

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow. L. Ron Hubbard

Love is blind and love can be foolish. Our heart doesn’t always love the right people at the right time. Sometimes we hurt the ones that love us the most and sometimes we love the ones that don’t deserve our love at all.

I believe I’ve been a good person. Not perfect forget about perfect but just learning by what I was taught and living by my values. I might have stepped on a few ants and a few other things as well but I’ve never hurt anybody. Kiri Te Kanawa

It hurts if someone tells you they don’t want you, but it hurts more if they don’t tell you.

Sad Hurt Quotes

The way to heal from hurt is not to ignore or act oblivious of the fact that you have been hurt. You should talk about the hurt to heal.

If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.

I know it hurts now, but I know that this will make me much stronger.

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Nicholas Sparks

All singles are not really single, they all have some untold story.

As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong. Tabitha Suzuma

I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment. Not to hurt you but rather so you can finally understand how much you hurt me.

No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.

sad hurt quotes

Hurt. I’m hurt. And don’t act as your care. Because if you did, you wouldn’t have done what you did.

Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.

A hurt will always leave a hole and pain in your heart; the fear in you will make you want nothing related to love. All you need is to think about your happiness, your future, and what you want in life. Leave all the hurt behind and start a new life.

Forgive the people who hurt you, and God will repay you for it.

Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings. Mahavira

My heart is tired of getting hurt.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? Mary Manin Morrissey

Do not act as if you care about me, because if you did care, then you would not have done what you did to hurt me.

Words can hurt you. In the larger world, it frames how people think about you, and it can hurt you in lots of little, subtle ways. Nathan Myhrvold

Anger is our natural defence against pain. So when I say I hate you, it means you hurt me.

Sometimes it’s better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you.

It hurts knowing you tried doing your best, and it still wasn’t good enough.

When you hurt the one you love, you are bound to hurt yourself.

Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. Rosa Parks

Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you and you meant nothing to him.

Standing alone is better than standing with people who hurt you.

The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me.

meaningful hurt quotes

When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.

It hurts knowing you tried doing your best and it still wasn’t good enough.

I know my heart will never be the same, but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.

I’m sad, hurt, angry, mad, and disappointed. But you know what? I’ll put on a smile and move on. It will hurt but I will survive.

It may hurt to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on.

The person you care for the most, is the person you’ll let hurt you the most.

Everyone is going to hurt you at some point in your life. It is up to you to figure out who is worth suffering for.

That moment when you can actually feel the pain in your chest from seeing or hearing something that breaks your heart.

I don’t want to get attached to anyone, anymore.

Never be afraid to lose someone who does not feel lucky to have you in their life.

Life Hurts Quotes

When you’ve been strong for so long, sometimes you just need time to be alone and let your tears out.

When you have been hurt, and you keep quiet, the hurt will only make you turn to the wrong people.

Sometimes you just have to wonder how many times someone you care about has to hurt you before you finally don’t care.

Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask.

It hurts the most when the person that made you feel special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today.

You hurt me thinking that I would stay silent about it. But you were wrong. You hurt me; it is true. But I will not be silent.

Hateful people don’t just jump out of the ground; they are victims of deep seated hurt that has eaten deep into their soul and darkened their heart.

There is one simple thing that you have to do if you want to stay in my life. Stop hurting me. That is all that you have to do.

life hurts quotes

Anger is our natural defense against pain. So when I say I hate you, it really means “you hurt me.”

Do not pretend that you care so much when you had the chance you hurt me.

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

It is not the pain. It’s who it came from.

You hurt me more than what I deserve because I loved you more than what you deserve.

Your name used to light up my day. But it no longer makes me smile anymore. Now, hearing your name makes me want to cry.

Sometimes a good cry is just what you need to release all the hurt you have built up inside.

Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.

People will usually hurt you in attempt to heal themselves.

If you always worry about being hurt in a relationship, then you could end up staying single forever.

When you are hurting and feel as if you have nowhere to turn to, just remember that God feels your pain because you are one of his children.

I hate how you act like I am so much to deal with when all I’ve done was sit here and let you repeatedly hurt me.

It hurts because it matters.

I didn’t mean to fall in love but I did. And you didn’t mean to hurt me but you did.

inspirational hurt quotes

Make it hard for one to walk in and out of your life. If you make it easy, you will always be left hurt.

Let God handle your hurt.

Being hurt can take away your faith and belief in people. But you cannot let the hurt close you off to the rest of the world. Because if you do, then you will miss out on the things and the people that can help heal you.

I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions. Anthony Weiner

Hurting deeply and keeping quiet is only going to make you resent the wrong people.

Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone and hurt them to the bone you can feel self righteous about it at the same time. Dave Van Ronk

If you know you cannot keep your promise, the best thing you should do is not to hurt them.

A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens. Michel de Montaigne

Love Hurt Quotes

So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love. E.A. Bucchianeri

I lied because I don’t want you to know how much it hurts me.

The worst loss you’ve ever experienced is the greatest gift you can have. Byron Katie

Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again. Carol Rifka Brunt

If you learn how to forgive the people who hurt you, you will live a pleased life.

If it hurts it’s probably doing you good. If it’s pleasant, it’s most likely wrong. John Graves

Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN! Syed Arshad

I have never been hurt by what I have not said. Calvin Coolidge

Even situations that appear to be obstacles are actually opportunities detours in the right direction. Gabby Bernstein

That moment when you can feel the pain in your chest from seeing or hearing something that breaks your heart.

deep hurt quotes

Just because it’s not what you were expecting, doesn’t mean it’s not everything you need right now. Paulo Coelho

If you do anything with the experience of being hurt, it should be to learn from your experiences.

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. Mary Oliver

One of the hardest things to do is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.

What if the worst thing that happened to you turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to you? Joe Dispenza

You know it hurts me, but you do it anyway.

It does not matter what you bear, but how you bear it. Seneca

If you left me without bothering to give a reason for it, then do not come back to me with any excuses.

I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. Friedrich Nietzsche

No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

To heal a wound you must stop scratching it. Paulo Coelho

Even though you hurt me, I still pray for you every night.

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. Edgar Allan Poe

Just because you have been hurt badly by someone else, it does not mean that you have the right to hurt me too. I do not deserve to be your punching bag and the outlet for all of your problems.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is not. Henepola Gunaratana

best hurt quotes

Do not be so afraid of getting hurt again that you end up passing up a chance of being truly happy.

Another person will not hurt you without your cooperation. You are hurt the moment you believe yourself to be. Epictetus

I willingly gave you my heart because I never once thought that you would hurt it.

When there is no resistance of any kind then there is no psychological problem. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don’t let the hurt torture you, speak it out, and the burden will be reduced.

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. Augustine of Hippo

A fountain gets muddy with but little stirring up, and does not get clear by our meddling with it but by our leaving it alone. The best remedy for disturbances is to let them run their course, for so they quiet down. Baltasar Gracián

Short Hurt Quotes

No matter how much I try not to be hurt, in the end, I know someone will hurt me.

Did you think that it would be fun to hurt me and not care? Or do you honestly do not know what you are doing to me?

The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame. Mark Manson

Just because someone serves you a bad meal, does not mean you have to eat it. George Raveling

If you ignore a deep wound, it gets infected. Same is true of psychological wounds. You have to treat a wound to heal it. Neil Strauss

Even though you hurt me such a long time ago, I still remember it all as if it happened today.

Oh, love isn’t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure. Hermann Hesse

One way or another, everybody is likely to hurt you, you have to find those who you are worth suffering for.

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment. Friedrich Nietzsche

All I can do is hope that one day the pain will be gone, even though the memory will still be there.

Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now. Eckhart Tolle

short hurt quotes

Most times, we are too scared to admit that we are hurt because we see it as a sign of weakness, but there’s no way to achieve healing without recognising hurt.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca

I’m not mad. I’m hurt. There’s a difference.

Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise. Ram Dass

You’re gonna catch a cold From the ice inside your soul.

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept something that your mind already knows. Paulo Coelho

After the way that you hurt me, I do not want to get attached to anyone anymore.

I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real. Johnny Cash

Nothing is worse than being disappointed by the person that you never thought would hurt you.

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. Leo Tolstoy

I do not think that I can take being hurt like this again. My heart is too fragile to take another blow.

It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. Willie Nelson

It does not matter what hurt you. What matters is who made you smile again.

Pain doesn’t hurt as much when you stop avoiding it. Mel Robbins

No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding. Ajahn Chah

When you left me, you did not just take your things. You took my heart with you as well.

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. Emily Dickinson

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.

Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not. Paulo Coelho

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment, he needs help. That’s the message he is sending. Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes I get so tired of getting hurt by people that I wonder if I was just meant to be alone in this world.