Quotes About Being Hurt

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There is an old saying that goes, "It is easier to hurt than to heal." Inflicting pain on others to get revenge when you've been hurt might initially seem fulfilling, but it only ends up stoking a bigger fire in your heart. Confrontation is almost never a solution in the long run. Get some insight from these quotes about being hurt.

Famous Quotes

Albert Camus: To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?

Robert Fulghum: Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

B. Graham Dienert: Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.

Lillian Smith: The human heart dares not stay away too long from that which hurt it most. There is a return journey to anguish that few of us are released from making.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Poverty is a lot like childbirth -- you know it is going to hurt before it happens, but you'll never know how much until you experience it.

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

Muhammad Ali: Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.

Carl Sandburg: Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.

Chuck Palahniuk: That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways.

Diego Rivera: If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.

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

Jessamyn West: I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.

George Bernard Shaw: Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.

Erma Bombeck: There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Mark Twain: It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

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

Indian Proverb: Great anger is more destructive than the sword.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A word that has been said may be unsaid -- it is but air. But when a deed is done, it cannot be undone, nor can our thoughts reach out to all the mischiefs that may follow.

Ecclesiasticus 28:16 (Apocrypha): Many have fallen by the edge of the sword, but not so many as have fallen by the tongue.

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

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