Healing Quotes

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  • “Pain is temporary.” ― Lance Armstrong

Pain is temporary.


  • “Humor is healing.” ― Brad Garrett

Humor is healing.


  • ”Healing is an inside job.” ― Dr. B.J. Palmer

Healing is an inside job.


  • “It’s harder to heal than it is to kill.” ― Tamora Pierce

It’s harder to heal than it is to kill.


  • “You are stronger than you know.” ― Lori Newman

You are stronger than you know.


  • ”Healing is the application of love.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

Healing is the application of love.


  • ”Awareness is the first step in healing.” ― Dean Ornish

Awareness is the first step in healing.


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

Only time can heal your broken heart.


  • “It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other” ― Tupac Shakur
  • “Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.” ― Ken Page
  • “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ― Christopher Reeve
  • Barn’s burnt down — Now I can see the moon.” ― Poem by Mizuta Masahide
  • “The wish for healing has always been half of health.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.” — Jerry Cantrell
  • “Temporary, but excruciating, pain is the price of healing.” ― Vironika Tugaleva
  • “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” ― Michael Cunningham

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.


  • “When wounds are healed by love, The scars are beautiful.” ― David Bowles
  • “Allow yourself to ache. In it, there is healing.” ― Naide P Obiang
  • “Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” ― Rupi Kaur
  • ”Love is the most important healing power there is.” ― Louise Hay
  • ”There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” ― Carl Jung
  • ”It’s not forgetting that heals. It’s remembering.” ― Amy Greene
  • ”Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” ― Yoko Ono
  • “Be just the balm you need to heal what ails you.” ― Heather Davis
  • “Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory.” ― Aberjhani
  • “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” ― Marcel Proust
  • “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” ― Hubert H. Humphrey
  • “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” ― David Richo
  • “Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within.” ― Ernest Holmes

Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within.


  • “Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.” ― Aberjhani
  • “We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could.” ― Erica Bauermeister
  • ”To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” ― Stephen Levine
  • ”To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.” ― Sylvia Fraser
  • ”Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” ― Rita Schiano
  • ”The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not.” ― Mooji
  • “No matter how long it takes to heal…we share the same scars…” ― Daniel Yanez
  • “We heal our past by living our present love relationship.” ― Donna Goddard
  • “Everybody has losses—it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.” — Isabel Allende
  • “Healing the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.” ― Zhi Gang Sha
  • “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” — Bob Marley
  • “Love many; trust few. Learn to paddle your own canoe.“ ― American Proverb
  • ”All healing is first a healing of the heart.” ― Carl Townsend

All healing is first a healing of the heart.


  • “The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.” ― Joel Osteen
  • “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • “Healing is your right, your responsibility and the risk you can’t afford not to take.” ― Thaiia Senquetta
  • “It took letting go to realize that I was holding onto nothing.” ― r.h.sin
  • “This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” — Psalm
  • “God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” — Psalm
  • “Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” ― Marianne Williamson
  • “I show my scars so that others know they can heal.” ― Rhachelle Nicol’
  • “Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.” ― Joshua Kai
  • “It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” ― David Hume
  • ”Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Forgetting was not the same as healing.” ― Rivers Solomon

Forgetting was not the same as healing.


  • ”It’s not all about healing yourself; it’s just as importantly about letting yourself heal.” ― Terri Guillemets
  • ”Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.” ― Phyllis McGinley
  • ”Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.” ― Bryant H. McGill
  • “We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood, when we were both young and innocent.” ― Marie Lu
  • “Do not delay healing just to wait on an apology that may never come.” ― Christine E. Szymanski
  • ”When you really listen to yourself, you can heal yourself.” ― Ceanne Derohan
  • “A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing.” ― Hong Curley
  • “Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.” ― Laura Fitzgerald
  • “Life is so messy. It’s heartache and headaches and bedhead and tears. Then life is glorious. And then it’s messy all over again.” ― Candy Leigh
  • “The doctor of the future will be oneself.” ― Albert Schweitzer

The doctor of the future will be oneself.


  • “A broken heart heals when we allow the healing to go as deep as the wound went.” ― Beth Moore
  • “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi
  • “Take life’s experiences and build strength from them, not weakness.” ― Rudolfo Anaya
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ― Vivian Greene
  • “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “If you are going through hell, keep going. Why would you stop in hell?” ― Steve Harvey
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” — Psalm
  • ”Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ― Hippocrates
  • “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.” ― Aberjhani
  • “Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.” ― R.D. Laing
  • “The question is: do you want suffering or do you want peace? It’s that simple.” ― Donna Goddard
  • “The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed by being with children.


  • ”Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” ― Akshay Dubey
  • ”Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.” ― Georg Feuerstein
  • “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
  • “Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.” ― Kathy Magliato
  • “Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” ― Horacio Jones
  • “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” ― Violeta Para
  • “An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.” — Tarana Burke
  • “And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” ― Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
  • “What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami
  • “A joyful heart helps healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” ― Proverbs
  • “Once you start laughing, you start healing.” ― Sherry Argov

Once you start laughing, you start healing.


  • “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ― John Burroughs
  • “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” ― Psalm
  • “Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me, they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” ― Linda Hogan
  • “I’m not everything I want to be, but I’m more than I was, and I’m still learning.” ― Charlotte Eriksson
  • “Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.” ― O. Carl Simonton
  • ”Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” ― Maza Dohta
  • ”Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” ― Sai Baba
  • ”Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  • ”Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” ― Buddha
  • “Nothing is so healing as the human touch.” — Bobby Fischer

Nothing is so healing as the human touch.


  • “I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth
  • “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” ― Hebrews
  • “Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” — Gary Zukav
  • “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Louise Hay
  • “Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” –Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • “Close your eyes, forget everything that hurts you and dream love, kindness, and compassion.” ― M.F. Moonzajer
  • ”Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” ― Ram Dass
  • “Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.” ― Darina Stoyanova
  • “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
  • ”Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.” ― Ruth Carter Stapleton

Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.


  • “Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.” ― Jeanne Achterberg
  • “You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection.” ― Bryant McGill
  • “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  • “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” — Elton John
  • “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” — Paracelsus
  • “Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” ― Emil Dorian
  • “Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.” — Psalm
  • “Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders that heal broken worlds.” ― Aberjhani
  • “No one heals himself by wounding another.” ― St. Ambrose

No one heals himself by wounding another.


  • ”Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” ― Rachel Naomi Remen
  • “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
  • “Give it air & let the scar on your soul reveal itself, because, like the body, it too was made to heal itself.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones
  • “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” ― Rumi
  • “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ― Samuel Smiles
  • “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ― Matthew
  • “You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • ”When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” ― David Orr

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.


  • “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ― Marianne Williamson
  • “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.” ― Rumi
  • “The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with.” ― Lang Leav
  • “Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are.” ― Vironika Tugaleva
  • “Even when something is not your fault, toxic blame has no place in your life. Focus on your own empowerment and healing.” ― Bryant McGill
  • “There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.” ―  Anne Wilson Schaef
  • “Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.” ― Hippocrates
  • “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

We don't heal in isolation, but in community.


  • “All our infirmities, whatever they are, are just opportunities for God to display his gracious work in us.” ― C.H. Spurgeon
  • “Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” ― Tori Amos
  • “Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After an injury, a scar is what makes you whole.” ― China Miéville
  • “The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all.” ― Lalah Delia