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Best 275 Words Hurt Quotes

Words Hurt Quotes

This post contains some of the best words hurt quotes.

Words Hurt Quotes

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

2. “If someone hurts you, don’t mind it. It’s the law of nature: The tree that bears the sweetest fruits gets the maximum number of stones.” — Unknown

3. “It hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on.” — Unknown

4. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” — Haruki Murakami

5. “Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.” — Cormac McCarthy

6. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” — Nicholas Sparks

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

8. “The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.” — Astrid Alauda

9. “The worst kind of hurt is betrayal because it means someone was willing to hurt you just to make themselves feel better.” — Unknown

10. “The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.” — Unknown

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

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

13. “A club hurts the flesh, but evil words hurt the bone.” ― Matthew Polly

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

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

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16. “A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.” – Anthony Liccione

17. “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” ― Benjamin Franklin

18. “A void in my chest was beginning to fill with anger. Quiet, defeated anger that guaranteed me the right to my hurt, that believed no one could possibly understand that hurt.” — Rachel Sontag

19. “Accidents happen. Our bones shatter, our skin splits, our hearts break. We burn, we drown, we stay alive.” – Moïra Fowley-Doyle

20. “All conflict can be traced back to someone’s feelings getting hurt, don’t you think?” — Liane Moriarty

21. “And maybe that was love. Being so vulnerable and allowing someone else in so far they could hurt you, but they also give you everything.” – Christine Feehan

22. “As long as it still hurts, it isn’t love yet.” – Silvia Hartmann

23. “As one grows weaker, one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.” – Jack London

24. “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

25. “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” ― Joel Osteen

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

27. “Being broken-hearted is like having broken ribs. On the outside it looks like nothing’s wrong, but every breath hurts.” – Greg Behrendt

28. “Being hurt by someone you truly care about leaves a hole in your heart that only love can fill.” – George Bernard Shaw

29. “Bitter people are not interested in what you say, but what you hide.” – Shannon L. Alder

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30. “But everyone has some kind of power to hurt people.” – Kristin Cashore

31. “But look how we broke each other in the end. Who could have killed me better than you?” – Eloghosa Osunde

32. “By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.” ― Winston Churchill

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

34. “Did I really want to stay on this road longer, knowing it was only going to end in devastation?” – Becca Fitzpatrick

35. “Disappointment hurts more than pain.” – Unknown

36. “Dogs bite sometimes, people bite at all times, with their hurtful words.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

37. “Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask yourself why you’re allowing them.” — Unknown

38. “Don’t call me Lord Snow.” The dwarf lifted an eyebrow. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.” ― George R. R. Martin

39. “Don’t chase after the people that hurt you. Replace them with people that care.” – Kaoru Shinmon

40. “Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” – Leo Buscaglia

41. “Don’t hurt my feelings anymore. I left you my roses, and you gave me your thorns.” — Godwin Delali Adadzie

42. “Don’t lock yourself away from those who care about you because you think you’ll hurt them or they’ll hurt you. What point is there in being human if you don’t let yourself feel anything?” – Sabaa Tahir

43. “Even though your words hurt the most, I still want to hear them everyday.” ― Andrew Davie

44. “Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.” – Conrad Joseph

45. “Few things burned men as much as the cold side of a woman that was once warm.” – Karl Kristian Flores

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

47. “Forgive those who have hurt you.” – Les Brown

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

49. “He knew what it was like to love one who did not–or could not–love you back. But he’d had no choice. None of them did.” –Melissa de la Cruz

50. “He might not want to hurt me, but that doesn’t mean he won’t.” – Holly Black

51. “Hearing the words hurt me, writing those words freed me.” ― Aman Kumar

52. “Hearts live by being wounded.” – Oscar Wilde

53. “Honesty hurts and depending on the situation you should really think twice about your words. They can be hurtful and have a bad influence. Once they leave your mouth they can cause allot of soul damage and heartache.” ― Lily Amis

54. “Honey, you can’t stop hateful people slinging hurtful words like stones. But who says you have to pick them up and put them in your pocket? — Nikki Grimes, Tough Tuesday” ― Wade Hudson

55. “Hurt is a bruise on the outside. Harm is a bruise on the inside.” – Tiffany Reisz

56. “Hurt is a part of life. To be honest, I think hurt is a part of happiness, that our definition of happiness has gotten very narrow lately, very nervous, a little afraid of this brawling, fabulous, unpredictable world.” – Julian Gough

57. “Hurt is worse than anger, you know. Anger dwells in the head, then fades. Hurt lingers in the soul. It rearranges your feelings without your permission. It blinds you.” – Daniel Black

58. “Hurt me with a dagger rather than with those vicious words.” ― Shubham Hosalikar

59. “Hurt’s a reason to change, but all the hurt in the world don’t change facts. You have been selfish.” – Stephen King

60. “I am accountable for every lie that I tell, but I am also accountable for the effects of every harsh truth I deliver.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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61. “I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.” — Albert Borris

62. “I can’t know how you’ve been hurt, but using your hurt to believe the wrong things ain’t good either.” – Pepper Basham

63. “I couldn’t stand here, hanging on, when the very thing I held disappeared more with each passing day.” –Becca Fitzpatrick

64. “I decide this is just A Bad Day. We all get them, because grief doesn’t care how many years it’s been.” – Sara Barnard

65. “I don’t like remembering the way that hurt her. Hurts her. I’m sure it still does; I’m just not around to see, and I don’t like dwelling on that, either. That’s only normal. Missing people you still love, and not wanting to see them in pain and angry and humiliated.” ― Caitlín R. Kiernan

66. “I don’t like to hold back, because that’s how you hurt yourself.” — Chester Bennington

67. “I don’t think I have ever tried to create things to encourage people to hurt others, or themselves.” – Marilyn Manson

68. “I felt that thread that had come between us, tugging, tugging at my heart—so hard, it hurt me.” – Sarah Waters

69. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C. S. Lewis

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

71. “I love you. “Is not enough to make up for the pain that never heals and starts again at the slightest word.” – James Hilton

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

73. “I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.” – Susanna Kaysen

74. “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

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

76. “I’ve never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything.” — Rahm Emanuel

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

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

79. “If someone really wants to hurt you, they’ll find a way whatever. I don’t want to live my life worrying about it.” – George Michael

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

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

82. “If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain — in time you will move through your pain.” – Bryant McGill

83. “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

84. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” — Shannon L. Alder

85. “If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need — go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help — the only ones.” — John Steinbeck

86. “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” – Markus Zusak

87. “In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show.” – Janet Fitch

88. “In a perverse way, I was glad for the stitches, glad it would show, that there would be scars. What was the point in just being hurt on the inside? It should bloody well show.” — Janet Fitch

89. “In life, there are wounds that like leprosy slowly eat away at the soul in solitude.” – Bae Suah

90. “Intentions aside, we’re all capable of hurting people.” – Melanie A. Smith

91. “Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?” – Jennifer E. Smith

92. “Isn’t it always the things that you can’t see that hurt you?” – Katie McGarry

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

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

95. “It hurts because it matters.” — John Green

96. “It is easier to hurt than heal.” — German proverb

97. “It is not the pain. It’s who it came from.” — Drishti Bablani

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

99. “It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once.” – Nina LaCour

100. “It will probably leave a scar. But so does everything.” – Deirdre Sullivan

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101. “It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.” — Zakiya Caswell

102. “Its crazy when people of high moral standards, feel its okay for an intimate friend to insult them in a jovial way, forgetting that even casual friends can do just the same in a jovial way.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

103. “Just because one person’s problem is less traumatic than another’s doesn’t mean they’re required to hurt less.” — J. A. Redmerski

104. “Kind words can heal and harsh words can kill.” ― Beta Metani Marashi

105. “Kinda pointless to fight for what you want when what you want continues to break your heart.” – Molly McAdams

106. “Knowingly we don’t have time to help and love people but unknowingly we always manage to have time to hurt them.” – Sushan R. Sharma

107. “Let me hurt the words while healing, let the words heal me through hurting.” ― Zephyr Limns

108. “Let your pain be so deep and wide that rivers of good fortune start flowing towards it.” – Shunya

109. “Little words hurt big ideas.” ― Howard Newton

110. “Live and you’ll be hurt, be hurt and you’ll learn to live.” – Abhijit Naskar

111. “Love doesn’t hurt, what hurts is the lack of love.” – Augusto Branco

112. “Love is wisdom, no such thing as being a fool for it.” – Zara Hairston

113. “Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust.” – Renita Weems

114. “Magic Words” “Silly words cause trills because they’re ludicrous and funny. Happy words paint endless smiles and swallow troubles whole. Thoughtful words are thus because they make the day feel sunny. But hurtful words are such that pierce the heart and weigh the soul.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

115. “Majority of people prefer a good name to a bad name, but to me, anyone can call me anything, as long as it is not written on my face.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

116. “Mason knew what it was like to say things you didn’t mean, to just have them vomit out, and then feel that crushing ache when you realized you could never pull them back.” ― Dan Krokos

117. “Most marks people leave are just scars” – John Green

118. “Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.” – Wallace Stegner

119. “My pride shut me up, my hurt shut me down, and together they ganged up on my hope and let her get away.” –David Levithan

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120. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” — Mark Twain

121. “Never let your words hurt anyone, you will end up losing them forever.” ― Abhinav Agarwal

122. “Never take that person back in life who left you.” – Garima Soni

123. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

124. “No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn’t stop for your grief.” — Faraaz Kazi

125. “No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.” — Sheryl Swoopes

126. “No one has the patent on human suffering. People hurt in different ways and for different reasons.” – Pat Conroy

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

128. “Nobody ever wanted to get hurt. But it still happened didn’t it? No matter how careful you were, no matter how smart your puns. It happened all the time.” – Melinda Braun

129. “Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.” – Francis Bacon

130. “Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love.” – Clive Barker

131. “Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, and you meant nothing to him.” — Maya Angelou

132. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” – J.K. Rowling

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133. “Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” – Antoine de Saint

134. “Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?” – Diogenes

135. “Often, people who can do, don’t because they’re afraid of what people that can’t do will say about them doing.” ― Trevor Noah

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

137. “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Brigitte Nicole

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

139. “Our memories are lodged in my mind like pieces of broken glass that hurt when I breathe.” – P.S. Scott

140. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

141. “Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.” – Melina Marchetta

142. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

143. “Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.” — Siri Hustvedt

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

145. “Pain lets me see the hurt inside.” – Anthony T. Hincks

146. “People who love someone who doesn’t love them back are brave but that bravery gives them only hurt.” – Garima Soni

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147. “People who stop laughing are always the ones who get hurt.” – Josh Sundquist

148. “Power up from that pain to conquer the next summit of your life.” – Hiral Nagda

149. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” – Henry Rollins

150. “Smiles sometimes are just a disguise of the so much pains and hurts the heart is hiding” – Oma Akuma

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

152. “Some words can hurt you… Much more than you expect…” ― Mohammad Ayaz

153. “Some words hurt more than the pain, pain can be healed, words stay longer.” ― Ashutosh Shrivastava

154. “Some words hurt so deep… That they form a clot under the skin… We can feel the hurt whenever we touch it.” ― Brinda Manuel

155. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

156. “Something else is hurting you – that’s why you need pot or whiskey, or whips and rubber suits, or screaming music turned so fucking loud you can’t think.” – Charles Bukowski

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

158. “Sometimes I’m not angry; I’m hurt, and there’s a big difference.” — Unknown

159. “Sometimes you have to decide which will hurt more: biting your tongue or having your say.” ― Faydra S. Fields

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160. “Sometimes your words hurt me a lot, but I do not say anything to you because I love you some much, so I can’t hurt you.” ― Marry D’Souza

161. “Sometimes your words hurt me more than a weapon.” ― Rahul Roy

162. “Sometimes, being hurt too many times, doesn’t make you stronger, it destroys who you were, who you wanted to be, and makes who you are today.” — Rafael Prado

163. “Sometimes, it is not the memories that remain that hurt the worst. It is the ones you know you have already forgot.” – Kimberly Marie

164. “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

166. “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” — Mineko Iwasaki

167. “Stand firm, speak up—because silence is not golden, instead, it is deadly.” – Charlena E. Jackson

168. “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you…unless you believe them. Then, they can destroy you.” ― Charles F. Glassman

169. “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can break hearts.” –Tim Minchin

170. “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” This is a lie. What we say matters. The unkind things we communicate can soil the best of relationships; even with the deepest of regrets…what lingers is a stain of hurt that may fade but will never truly go away. The wounding words we say are like feathers released in a harsh wind, once said; we will never get them back.” ― Jason Versey

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171. “Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do, the only thing-is run.” – Lauren Oliver

172. “That is the rule of the Wilds: You must be bigger and stronger and tougher. You must hurt or be hurt.” – Lauren Oliver

173. “That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways.” — Chuck Palahniuk

174. “That’s the funny thing about old hurts-they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.” — Lilith Saintcrow

175. “The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people.” — Isobelle Carmody

176. “The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

177. “The good news is you survived. The bad news is you’re hurt and no one can heal you but yourself.” – Clementine von Radics

178. “The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

181. “The moment you realize your eyes hurt not because of rubbing them, but because of the tears you wasted, on him.” – A. Kamalei

182. “The most powerful and courageous heroes I know are those who bite their tongues when justification, validation, temptation, or vengeance would have them strike with truthful, hurtful words.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

183. “The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

185. “The past does not define me, it ignites me. The past is not a piece of me, it has placed me” – Ricky Maye

186. “The problem to me is violence. It’s not cool to kill somebody or hurt people.” — Mark Ruffalo

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

188. “The small words hurt the most.” ― Kris Harte

189. “The surest way to hurt yourself is to give up on love, just because it didn’t work out the first time.” — Amanda Howells

190. “The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.” – Tammara Webber

191. “The universe sometimes breaks things without telling them why – that is when the process of healing will hurt the most.” ― Laura Chouette

192. “The words that we say last but a moment, yet the impact of those words knows no moment.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

194. “The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren’t the ones people see on the outside. They’re the ones that make us bleed internally.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

195. “There are a thousand ways to hurt someone you love that has nothing to do with physical violence.” — Laurell K. Hamilton

196. “There are some people that should stay quiet, because they understand. As there are those that should stay quiet, because they don’t understand. Some things are better left unsaid or voiced.” ― Anthony Liccione

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

198. “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

199. “They can hurt you, but they can only break you if you let them.” – J.W. Lynne

200. “They have a word in Finnish called sisu, which basically means guts. It’s the strongest word in the Finnish language. You tell a Finn he doesn’t have sisu, that’s like spitting in his face.” ― Arthur Lydiard

201. “They say actions speak louder than words, but in some cases, words hurt a lot more than actions ever could.” ― Jessamine Verzosa

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202. “They were little things, but it was always the little things that rubbed a person raw. That hurt the most.” – Molly Fader

203. “Think before you speak. Your words could hurt someone’s feelings more than you intended it to.” ― Abhishek Tiwari

204. “This fight is between two people whose love for each other is tangled in barb wires.” – Alessa Kelly

205. “This mind that bloomed roses from arsenic looks pretty to you and everyone else who doesn’t live in it.” – Ramayana Roxas

206. “Those who really love you don’t mean to hurt you and if they do, you can’t see it in their eyes but it hurts them too.” – Holly Black

207. “Time doesn’t heal all wounds, only distance can lessen the sting of them.” – Shannon Alder

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

209. “To hurt is as human as to breathe.” – J. K. Rowling

210. “True pain cannot be concealed.” — Serbian Proverb

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

212. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

213. “Universe, not again. You can’t cause another tragedy in my life.” – Sharon Carter

214. “Unspoken words hurt on a two way basis to the one who isn’t honest at heart and the one who isn’t clear in mind.” ― Jahanvee Achantani

215. “Was it my idea to have him hurt me, or did he just let me think it was?” – Eliza Clark

216. “We are fragile beings, yet we often act as though we couldn’t be hurt, and as though we couldn’t hurt other people.” – Jocelyn Soriano

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

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218. “We hurt so much because we have lost a part of ourselves. If we have loved much, we must have given much also, and when everything’s over, we feel as though we have lost everything.” – Jocelyn Soriano

219. “We’re getting hurt, but I’m a long-term investor.” — Al-Waleed bin Talal

220. “Well-chosen words create pain that lasts longer than a flogging.” – L.E. Modesitt Jr.

221. “What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them.” – Veronica Roth

222. “What do you say when you feel your life is taken right from your chest, even though I miraculously find myself still breathing?” – Jason F. Wright

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

224. “What you don’t know won’t hurt you. A dubious maxim: sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you very much.” – Margaret Atwood

225. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.” –Cheryl Strayed

226. “When a girl gives up, it’s not because she doesn’t love you. But she’s tired of getting hurt and feels like you’ll never care.” – Justice Cabral

227. “When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” — Louis C.K.

228. “When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, and more sensitive and aware.” – Mel Colgrove

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

230. “When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” ― Karon Waddell

231. “When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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232. “When the suffering becomes acute enough, one goes forward.” — Hermann Hesse

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

234. “When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death.” – Dennis Quaid

235. “When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.” – Steve Maraboli

236. “Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind that makes us hurt most those we love best?” — Jacqueline Carey

237. “With extreme pain, comes extreme power to build back your world.” – Hiral Nagda

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

239. “Words are more dangerous than swords and guns. They reach further and hurt deeper.” ― Luis Marques

240. “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.” ― Yehuda Berg

241. “Words are tricky. Sometimes you need them to bring out the hurt festering inside. If you don’t, it turns gangrenous and kills you… But sometimes words can break a feeling into pieces.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

242. “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

243. “Words hurt but silence keep the relationship.” ― Pankaj Goyal

244. “Words hurt more than hands do.” ― Gemma Troy

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245. “Words hurt. They can destroy a person physically and mentally… like they did to me.” ― Naomie T.

246. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit— YOU choose.” ― Solomon

247. “Words will scratch more hearts than swords.” ― Atticus

248. “Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you’ve never been hurt.” – Mark Twain

249. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get rid of hurtful feelings and memories the same way we so easily send a bad picture sailing into our computer’s trash can?” –Liz Fenton

250. “Yes, a person can accept your apology and forgive you for what you’ve said, but they will never forget how you made them feel at that very moment. Words can stick in a person’s mind, heart, and spirit long after the words have been spoken. Don’t be in denial; words have GREAT power. Be wise when you speak!” ― Stephanie Lahart

251. “You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.” – Steve Maraboli

252. “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

253. “You can never be annoyed by anyone when you are just alone, insults comes from being too familiar even with the most respectful persons.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

254. “You can set a boundary with your words when you are honest.” ― Henry Cloud

255. “You can’t hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I’m in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.” – Michelle Hodkin

256. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” – J.K Rowling

257. “You decide for yourself when it will hurt.” — Per Petterson

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258. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.” – John Green

259. “You don’t stop loving someone just because they hurt you. It would certainly make things easier if you did.” – Brandon Sanderson

260. “You kept me like a secret, but I kept you like an oath.” – Taylor Swift

261. “You know it’s the people who we love the most who can hurt us the most.” – Cassandra Clare

262. “You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.” — Napoleon Hill

263. “You must know the width of the knife and how it ruined you, name the organs it kissed.” – Olivia Gatwood

264. “You said you love me, how could words be so empty” – Nomzamo Nhlumayo

265. “You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.” – Scott Fitzgerald

266. “You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping.” – Guillaume Musso

267. “Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.” – Tammara Webber

268. ”All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.” – Cicero

269. ”It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” – Vince Lombardi

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270. ”No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn

271. ”Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

272. ”Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because life’s greatest lessons are learned through pain.” – Nagato

273. ”There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” – Carl Jung

274. ”You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.” –Cayla Mills

275. No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

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By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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