Finding Solace in Words: 43 Quotes for Comfort and Healing

43 Quotes for comfort and healing

In times of difficulty and suffering, appropriate words spoken from the heart have the power to heal a person’s suffering to some extent such that they might feel comforted. Literature has always been a source of knowledge and comfort as it provides wisdom and various insights to navigate the challenges presented by life.

It is often said that nothing ever remains same forever, regardless of struggles or number of setbacks you face you always have it in you to rise even stronger because you have the power to overcome anything through perseverance and strength which you need to discover in yourself.

Therefore, today, I have come up with a compilation of comforting and healing quotes spoken by various authors and anonymous individuals. These quotes aim to provide solace and serve as a reminder that even in the bleakest moments, there exists a glimmer of hope, light, and the assurance of a brighter future.

Quotes for Providing Comfort and Healing


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


“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Robert James Waller

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

Caroline Myss

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

Queen Elizabeth II

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.”

Morris Mandel

“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering.”

Goldie Hawn

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

Richard Bach

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

Chuck Palahniuk

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”

Jean de La Bruyere

“The wound is where the light enters you.”

John Green

“You are given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”


“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

Helen Keller

“Time does not heal all wounds, but it does give you the tools to endure them.”

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”

Tori Amos

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”


“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.”

Naeem Callaway

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

John Green

“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

Dan Millman

“No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.”


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

Jodi Picoult

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Victor Hugo

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

Nelson Mandela

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

Napoleon Hill

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Mary Angelou

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Nelson Mandela

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

Lou Holtz

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

Richard Bach

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

Robert Frost

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”


“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.”

Haruki Murakami

“The heart is the only broken instrument that works.”

T.E. Kalem

“Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.”

Maza Dohta

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s okay not to be okay as long as you are not giving up.”

Karen Salmansohn

Final Words

I hope these comforting and heartwarming quotes have been helpful to you. You may also find that you can relate to some of these lines in your own life. Personally, I found a connection with at least 10 quotes, and they have given me hope that no matter what happens, giving up is not and will never be the solution.

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