125 Short Quotes about Being Hurt by Someone Close to You [with Images]

Here are the 125 most famous short quotes about being hurt.

“Better to have pain than paralysis.”
Florence Nightingale

 Florence Nightingale Quote

“‘Tis easier to hurt than heal.”
German Proverb

German Proverb Quote

“Not everyone you lose is a loss.”
Dan Mace

Dan Mace Quote

“Heaven or hell; it’s all in the mind.”
D. Muthukrishnan

D Muthukrishnan Quote

“The heart was made to be broken.”
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Quote

“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”
Sophocles

Sophocles Quote

“No one can hurt me – that’s my job.”
Byron Katie

Byron Katie Quote

“Misfortune is virtue’s opportunity.”
Seneca

Seneca Quote

“A man can sleep on every hurt but his own.”
Irish Proverb

Irish Proverb Quote

“Prioritize healing over history.”
Ebonee Davis

Ebonee Davis Quote

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Quote

“No man is hurt but by himself.”
Diogenes

Diogenes Quote

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quote

“The least and weakest man can do some hurt.”
Cambodian Proverb

Cambodian Proverb Quote

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
Rumi

Rumi Quote

“The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.”
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Quote

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

Willie Nelson Quote

“Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.”
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Quote

“The best revenge is living well without you.”
Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates Quote

“Live. Understand. Move on.”
Maxime Lagacé

Maxime Lagace Quote

“Disappointment hurts more than pain.”
American Proverb

American Proverb Quote

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quote

“Only in ending is there a new beginning.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quote

“The axe never remembers. The tree never forgets.”
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Quote

“Embrace your suffering tenderly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh Quote

“You can destroy my body, but not my soul.”
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Quote

“To have a body is to suffer.”
Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma Quote

“What hurts us is what heals us.”
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Quote

“Conquer pain by surrendering to the experience of it.”
Justin Kan

Justin Kan Quote

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

Steve Maraboli Quote

“Whatever rejection you’re facing right now is a gift.”
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins Quote

“Be grateful in spite of your suffering.”
Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson Quote

“Not all scars show. Not all wounds heal.”
Lisa French

Lisa French Quote

“Wounds make better lessons than lectures.”
Brian Herbert

Brian Herbert Quote

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is not.”
Henepola Gunaratana

Henepola Gunaratana Quote

“Sharp are the arrows of a broken heart.”
Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare Quote

“Setbacks are inevitable; misery is a choice.”
Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R Covey Quote

“Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.”
David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace Quote

“True pain cannot be concealed.”
Serbian Proverb

Serbian Proverb Quote

“He who lives long knows what pain is.”
French Proverb

French Proverb Quote

“I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.”
Sara Evans

“When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed.”
Jane Fonda

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

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

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.”
Carroll Bryant

“Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists.”
Victor Frankl

“Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren’t accompanied by regret.”
Laura Kasischke

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

“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much.”
Emilie Autumn

“Stop running from pain. Pain is here to teach you something.”
Justin Kan

“Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone.”
Angie Thomas

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

“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.”
Shannon L. Alder

“A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.”
Byron Katie

“One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.”
Marty Rubin

“Sentimentality and emotionalism are the most destructive things.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You will never know the power in yourself until someone hurts you badly.”
Daryl G. Weinman

“Each breakup brings you closer to the person who is right for you.”
Thibaut

“There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.”
Alan Watts

“The medicine that hurts the most is generally the best healer.”
Scottish Proverb

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.”
C.S. Lewis

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

“The only thing a boyfriend was good for was a shattered heart.”
Becca Fitzpatrick

“Love more, not less. Will you take a hit? Of course you will. Do it anyway.”
Bob Goff

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

“I hate him for himself, but despise him for the memories he revives.”
Emily Brontë

“If we aren’t capable of being hurt we aren’t capable of feeling joy.”
Madeleine L’Engle

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

“One benefit of a life crisis is increased self-awareness.”
David Hawkins

“It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value.”
Alain de Botton

“We don’t meditate to see heaven, but to end suffering.”
Ajahn Chah

“Sometimes even stuff you expect to happen can still hurt.”
Jennifer Brown

“If you are going to heal in a magnificent way, you have to feel magnificent.”
Joe Dispenza

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

“Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.”
Penelope Sweet

“When things break down, what has been ignored rushes in.”
Jordan Peterson

“Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
African Proverb

“Suffering is a test. That’s all it is. Suffering is the true test of life.”
David Goggins

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

“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

“All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“You aren’t really being rejected – you’re being redirected.”
Mel Robbins

“The purpose of pain is to move us into action. It is not to make us suffer.”
Anthony Robbins

“Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.”
C.S. Lewis

“Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.”
Alexis Carrel

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

“He who is or has been deeply hurt has a RIGHT to be sure he is LOVED.”
Jean Vanier

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

“The relationship is like money, Hard to earn and easy to lose.”
Kumar Sinha

“Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.”
Wayne Dyer

“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.”
Natsuki Takaya

“A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.”
Will Rogers

“Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.”
Emily Dickinson

“Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.”
Havelock Ellis

“You can victimize yourself by wallowing around in your own past.”
Wayne Dyer

“Sometimes it is best to lie low, to do nothing but let the winter pass.”
Robert Greene

“Failure hurts but passes quickly. Regret hurts forever.”
Shane Parrish

“Great anger is more destructive than the sword.”
Indian Proverb

“Today’s hot pain is tomorrow’s cold wisdom.”
TheStoicEmperor

“Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.”
Chinese Proverb

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

“It hurts too much so I don’t want to talk about it.”
Alex Flinn

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt

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

“Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.”
Vipin Sharma

“Learn from your past, but don’t be controlled by it.”
Mel Robbins

“No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.”
George Jean Nathan

“Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.”
Antonio Suhuba-Baruti

“There are a million ways to lose someone you love.”
Tammara Webber

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

“To remove the sting of insult, stop valuing compliments.”
B. Biddles

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

“Life is full of suffering. Yes. Why should it be otherwise? Embrace. Endure.”
TheStoicEmperor

“The stupid might have wanted to help you, but ended up hurting you.”
Arabic Proverb

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

“Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery.”
Judith McNaught

“Some people use their own hurt as an excuse for hurting others.”
Roland Merullo

“You’re gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul.”
Christina Perri

“When you are dressing a wound, pain is pain’s medicine.”
Roman Proverb

“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”
Haruki Murakami

“When someone stabs you it’s not your fault that you feel pain.”
Louise Penny

“Life eventually humbles us all. The longer it takes, the harder the fall.”
Ed Latimore

“And what is laughter anyway? Changing the angle of vision.”
Erica Jong

“A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If a friend hurts you, run to your wife.”
Ethiopian Proverb

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
Lena Horne

“The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”
Rumi

“Know that you never suffer from anyone but yourself.”
Vernon Howard

“People say hurtful things because they themselves have been hurt.”
Haemin Sunim

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