115 Powerful Healing Quotes to Help You Recover


Are you overwhelmed with physical or emotional pain? Have a look at the following collection of healing quotes if you need some uplifting words to make you feel better. If you’re going through a tough time, you may also like this selection of quotes to give you strength.

Let’s face it, life isn’t fair. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, it will continuously confront you with pretty difficult circumstances. Sometimes, you will be confronted with physical pain, injuries, and illnesses. At other times, life will throw issues at you that are psychologically demanding.

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

No matter if your body or your mind his suffering, it usually takes a lot of healing to restore things as they once were. During this stage, it can be tremendously important to be surrounded by loving and caring individuals who can help you on your journey back to life.

Healing quotes

These powerful healing quotes will help you during your journey of recovery and will encourage you to never give up

At the same time, it can also prove to be quite helpful to have a couple of uplifting quotes handy that encourage you to keep fighting for your health. The following healing quotes provide exactly what you need to never give up on your ambition to become healthy again.

115 Powerful Healing Quotes to Help You Recover

What makes the following collection so powerful is that many of these statements come from individuals who themselves suffered from terrible illnesses. Similarly, many of the following authors were confronted with difficult circumstances that caused them great emotional pain.

This is exactly the reason why the following list of healing quotes can be a fantastic aid during your recovery phase. Even more so, these statements will encourage you to let go of what is holding you back so that you can move on with your life.

Enjoy reading!

Here’s our selection of healing quotes to help you get well soon


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Healing quote


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

Quote about healing and suffering


“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”
Steve Goodier

Scar quote about healing


“We are all broken and wounded in this world. Some choose to grow strong at the broken places.”
Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

Being broken quote


“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
David Richo

Healing quote about wounds


“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli


“You are stronger than you know.”
Lori Newman


“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
Pema Chödrön


“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
Martin Luther King Jr.


“Healing old hurts can only begin when the children we once were feel safe enough to speak their hearts to the adults we are now.”
L.R. Knost


“Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal.”
Joyce Meyer


“The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it’s often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life.”
Nicholas Sparks


“For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.”
Alice Miller


“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them”
Iyanla Vanzant


“The healing power of God is working in me right now. Every day I get better and better in every way.”
Joyce Meyer


“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
Dalai Lama XIV


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”
Cheryl Strayed


“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
C.S. Lewis


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey


“I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world’s finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, for all the blood that they’ve shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson


“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.”
Rick Warren


“We are all wounded. But wounds are necessary for his healing light to enter into our beings. Without wounds and failure and frustrations and defeats, there will be no opening for his brilliance to tickle in and invade our lives.”
Bo Sanchez


“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


“Pain is temporary.”
Lance Armstrong


“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
Brian Jacques


“Bones are stronger once they heal.”
Charlotte Eriksson


“We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood, when we were both young and innocent.”
Marie Lu


“If so, then it was also here where I came to know I can survive what hurts. I believed in my capacity to stand back up and run into the waves, again and again, no matter the risk.”
Terry Tempest Williams


“It is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.”
Dave Pelzer


“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”
Elizabeth Edwards


“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”
Robert Jordan


“Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”
Cassandra Clare


“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”
Roy T. Bennett


“Take life’s experiences and build strength from them, not weakness.”
Rudolfo Anaya


“Once you start laughing, you start healing.”
Sherry Argov


“Maybe time didn’t heal wounds exactly, but it gave you a kind of armor, or a new perspective. A way to remember with a smile instead of a sob.”
Kristin Hannah


“Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.”
Ken Page


“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.”
Jodi Picoult


“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”
Gordon B. Hinckley


“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.”
Ed Sullivan


“Life is full of hurts, and it always will be. As long as you live, people are going to offend you, hurt you, and disappoint you. But you needn’t let their actions control your response and outlook on life. You can learn to rise above life’s disappointments.”
Prince Akwarandu


“Every time you hurt, you heal. After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still, you choose to believe that the night will last forever. Nothing lasts forever. Not the good or the bad. So you might as well smile while you’re here.”
Iain S. Thomas


“I have 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!”
C. JoyBell C.


“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.”
Steve Maraboli


“Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.”
Rick Warren


“Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.”
Rupi Kaur


“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.”
Robert James Waller


“If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.”
Suzy Kassem


“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”
Marcel Proust


“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
Steve Maraboli


“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”
Caroline Myss


“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson


“You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky


“And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.”
Jack Canfield


“When a river of tears and a load of grief keep on flowing from a mountain of broken trust, feelings may relentlessly besiege the stronghold of our flesh. Only a timely adjustment with our mental compass can shore up confidence, resilience; and reliance.”
Erik Pevernagie


“There is a LIGHT in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.”
Richard Attenborough


“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”
Wm. Paul Young


“It takes courage to let go of the past and all the mechanisms you have put in place, in order to ease your pain, regret, and fear through avoiding responsibility for it.”
Shannon L. Alder


“I truly believe that while love can hurt, love can also heal.”
Nicholas Sparks


“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”
William Shakespeare


“Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity, caution.”
Erin McCarthy


“Resilience is not about being able to bounce back like nothing has happened. Resilience is your consistent resistance to give up.”
Janna Cachola


“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.”
Wendell Berry


“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”
Gary Zukav


“Scars are not injuries. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole.”
China Miéville


“Everyone breaks a little sometimes. That doesn’t make you weak. It makes you wounded. And I will always be there to help you heal”
J. Kenner


“Change, like healing, takes time.”
Veronica Roth


“A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. „
Rachel Naomi Remen


“There was no part of him that was not broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken.”
Leigh Bardugo


“Only love heals. Anger, guilt, and fear can only destroy and separate you from your true capabilities.”
Alyson Noel


“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.”
Louise L. Hay


“Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.”
Kristin Hannah


“Pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.”
Katie Kacvinsky


“You know, the mind is a remarkable thing. Just because you can’t see the wound doesn’t mean it isn’t hurting. It scars all the time, but it heals.”
Jodi Picoult


“Only time can heal your broken heart.”
Miss Piggy


“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz


“Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface.”
Susan C. Young


“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson


“And in the end, we were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.”
Christopher Poindexter


“Healing wasn’t always the best thing. Sometimes a hole was better left open. Sometimes it healed too thick and too well and left separate pieces fused and incompetent. And it was harder to reopen after that.”
Ann Brashares


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


“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other’s wounds; they repair the broken skin.”
Lauren Oliver


“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.”
Emil Dorian


“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs


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


“Everybody needs beauty… places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”
John Muir


“Only time can heal what reason cannot.”


“There will be times in your life when things simply have to be replaced because they are tired, broken, worn out, harmful, outdated, or irrelevant. Take an inventory of the things that no longer serve your best and highest good so you can replace them with things which do.”
Susan C. Young


“Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.”
Rodney A. Winters


“There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”
Harry Crews


“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.”
Iyanla Vanzant


“Laughter not only provides a cushion to our emotional hurts but also helps us in dealing with the jolts of life effectively.”
Balroop Singh


“I’ve found time can heal most anything and you just might find who you’re supposed to be.”
Taylor Swift


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.”
Khalil Gibran


“Healing wasn’t always the best thing. Sometimes a hole was better left open. Sometimes it healed too thick and too well and left separate pieces fused and incompetent. And it was harder to reopen after that.”
Ann Brashares


“A wound that goes unacknowledged and unwept is a wound that cannot heal.”
John Eldredge


“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“Healing is your right, your responsibility and the risk you can’t afford not to take.”
Thaiia Senquetta


“Close your eyes, forget everything that hurts you and dream love, kindness, and compassion.”
M.F. Moonzajer


“Let go of all your hurts and be healed.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


“To be rendered powerless does not destroy your humanity. Your resilience is your humanity. The only people who lose their humanity are those who believe they have the right to render another human being powerless. They are the weak. To yield and not break, that is incredible strength.”
Hannah Gadsby


“Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.”
Nikita Gill


“We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.”
Michael Jackson


“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
Alain de Botton


“Your heart will fix itself. It’s your mind you need to worry about. Your mind where you locked the memories, your mind where you have kept pieces of the ones that hurt you, that still cut through you like shards of glass. Your mind will keep you up at night, make you cry, destroy you over and over again. You need to convince your mind that it has to let go… because your heart already knows how to heal.”
Nikita Gill


“Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn’t, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay.”
Emma Forrest


“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim – letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
C.R. Strahan


“It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other”
Tupac Shakur


“When we have difficult relationships, God often uses them as gifts in our lives—to shape us, conform us to His Son, and make us gutsier and stronger.”
Mary E. DeMuth


“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me, they are proof of the fact that there is healing.”
Linda Hogan


“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.”
Jennifer Brown


“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.”
Maya Angelou

I hope you enjoyed this collection of healing quotes. What are your favorite quotes that help you to soothe mental or physical pain?

Stay victorious!


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