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75 Quotes About Hurt Feelings To Help You Heal

The chances are that if you’ve come to this page, you’re looking for quotes about hurt feelings whilst going through a sad time. It could be that you’re suffering a breakup or a fallout with a friend or family member. These 75 hurt quotes are here for you to relate to, and comfort you through challenges.

Hurting quotes can make you feel less alone. When I have been hurt in the past I have turned to quotes on being hurt to reassure myself that others have experienced being hurt too. We all go through it at some point, but the good news is, we can learn from our pain and sadness, and build ourselves up stronger!

Some of the sayings will remind you that you will come out the other side. Other phrases will give you advice about accepting and healing from hurt. Choose your favorite ones, save them, share them, and come back whenever you feel the need to!

Hurt happens to us all; trust the process and trust in yourself to handle it, you’ve got this! Let’s dive straight into it, enjoy!

75 Hurt Quotes and Sayings

This selection of 75 quotes about hurt feelings is here to support and guide you. There’s no shame in being hurt, and as some of the quotes indicate below, being hurt can nudge us into huge personal growth.

1. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Unknown

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2. “Hurting deep inside is one of the signs that you have allowed yourself to love because the only ones who can hurt you are the ones you love deeply.” – Unknown

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3. “Don’t act out of hurt feelings and pain, you might do something you would regret.” – Unknown

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4. “My advice on being hurt, is to feel it all, let it come up.” – Unknown

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5. “There is nothing worse than being hurt by somebody you never thought capable.” – Unknown

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6. “I can tell you about being hurt. It is a test like no other; it reveals to you the power you have within.” – Unknown

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7. “You hurt me more than what I deserve because I loved you more than what you deserve.” – Unknown

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8. “A relationship is about playing, laughing, smiling. It is not about hurt feelings over and over.” – Unknown

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9. “I’m hurt, sad, and in pain. But I smile and nobody knows.” – Unknown

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10. “One day you will meet the person who makes you forget that someone hurt you.” – Unknown

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11. “The thing about a good cry is that it can release all the hurting you have built up inside.” – Unknown

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12. “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

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13. “With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt because love is an amazing feeling.” – Britney Spears

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

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


16. “You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.” – Unknown

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17. “Powerful people are not those who have never been hurt, but rather are those who have harnessed all their pain and turned it into a motivation for something good.” – Unknown

Quotes on hurt and pain

18. “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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19. “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.” – Unknown


20. “I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.” ― Brandon Sanderson

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21. “Being hurt is not a function of the physical pain people cause you, sometimes you are just lying down, immobilized by the mental torture someone has inflicted on you.” – Unknown

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22. “I’m not mad. I’m hurt. There’s a difference.” – Unknown

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23. “I don’t want to get attached to anyone, anymore.” – Unknown

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24. “The more you open up to loving people who don’t deserve to be loved, the more likely you are to be hurt irreparably by their actions.” – Unknown

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

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26. “It hurts if someone tells you they don’t want you, but it hurts more if they don’t tell you.” – Unknown

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

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28. “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

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29. “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.” – Unknown

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30. “It might take years to realize how hurt you are by the words people speak but it takes even longer to realize how much their actions have hurt you.” – Unknown

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31. “Live. Understand. Move on.” – Maxime Lagacé

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32. “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.” – Sarah Mclachlan

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

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34. “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.” – Unknown

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35. “The hardest thing to do is to forgive someone who is not remorseful about hurting you but forgiving them is for your own sake and not theirs.” – Unknown

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

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

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38. “Hurt. I’m hurt. And don’t act like you care. Because if you did, you wouldn’t have done what you did.” – Unknown

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

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40. “You are strong but there are days you know that you’ve been broken beyond repairs and you can feel the hurt in the core of your being.” Unknown

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41. “Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it – that is what you must do.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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42. “The way to heal from hurt is not to ignore or act oblivious of the fact that you have been hurt. In fact, you should talk about the hurt in order to heal.” – Unknown

Quotes when you are hurt

43. “Many things cause pain which would cause pleasure if you regarded their advantages.” – Baltasar Gracián

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44. “Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask.” – Unknown

Sad quotes about hurting

45. “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

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46. “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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47. “When you love people you give them the key to rooms in your heart and this means that when they wrong you, it’s not going to stay on the surface but will hurt you deep in your heart.” – Unknown

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48. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” – Haruki Murakami

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49, “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” – Unknown

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

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51. “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 a healing without recognizing hurt.” – Unknown

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52. “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

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53. “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

Hurt quotes on avoiding suffering

54. “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” – Unknown

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

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56. “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.” – Unknown

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57. “Hurting deeply and keeping quiet is only going to make you resent the wrong people” – Unknown

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58. “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

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59. “So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.” – Haruki Murakami

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60. “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.” – Diwakar Sharma

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61. “Don’t waste your time on revenge. Those who hurt you will eventually face their own karma.” – Unknown

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62. “If they keep hurting you, love them and stay or love yourself and leave.” Sonya Parker

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

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64. “Doing what is right when you are happy is a great feat but what’s even greater is doing what is right when you have been hurt deeply.” Unknown

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65. “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.” – Unknown

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66. “It hurts because it matters.” John Green

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

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68. “No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.” – Unknown

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69. “No man is hurt but by himself.” – Diogenes

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70. “I lied because I don’t want you to know how much it hurts me.” – Unknown

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

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72. “Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you and you meant nothing to him.” – Unknown

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73. “The purpose of life, as far as I can tell… is to find a mode of being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant.” – Jordan Peterson (Maps of Meaning)

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74. “It hurts knowing you tried doing your best and it still wasn’t good enough.” – Unknown

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

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