Overcome & Heal: 30 Empowering Recovery Quotes

Are you experiencing physical or emotional distress? If you need some encouraging words to help you feel better, the recovery quotes below are sure to help.

There are times when we all experience heartache. We may endure injury, disappointment, failure, or any other affliction.

Do we turn off or do we make the courageous decision to heal? To cradle or lock up our hearts?

It may sometimes feel easier to ignore emotions and run from pain, yet healing necessitates confronting what has to be confronted, and in the long run, it makes us stronger. Let’s harness the power of words to acquire that strength in today’s post.

These quotes are chosen with the hope that they will provide inspiration and encouragement to anyone going through a difficult moment.

Healing And Recovery Quotes

The following quotes are particularly impactful, as many of them come from people who themselves have suffered greatly. Many of the authors faced challenging situations that left them feeling extremely hurt.

In this way, the following collection of healing and recovery quotes can help with your recovery process.

#1

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

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#2

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

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#3

“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

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#4

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

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#5

“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

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#6

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

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#7

“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” ― Frida Kahlo

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#8

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

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#9

“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

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#10

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

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#11

“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

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#12

“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other people. It is our loneliness that helps us to find other people or to even know they’re alone with an illness. I think I have served people perfectly with parts of myself I used to be ashamed of. ” ― Rachel Naomi Remen

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Injury Quotes To Inspire Resilience

Injuries are never enjoyable. However, an injury can be an excellent teacher. Every misfortune teaches us something, and in dealing with and recovering from injury you can learn much about yourself.

The following is a collection of famous injury quotes and injury sayings which we hope will encourage you to look after yourself, eat, and rest properly.

#1

“Any injury I have had, I have come back stronger.” — Danny Ings

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#2

“Injury in general teaches you to appreciate every moment. I’ve had my share of injuries throughout my career. It’s humbling. It gives you perspective. No matter how many times I’ve been hurt, I’ve learned from that injury and come back even more humble.” — Troy Polamalu

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#3

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” — Marcus Aurelius

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#4

“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.” — Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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#5

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

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#6

“Where there is injury let me sow pardon.” — Francis of Assisi

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#7

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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#8

“I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.” — Kobe Bryant

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#9

“Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.” — Xenophon

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#10

“An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.” — Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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Overcoming Injury quotes to help Persevere through Suffering

Sometimes it’s hard for us to overcome an injury we’ve suffered — but that does not mean that we shouldn’t try. 

If you’re feeling difficulty overcoming your injury, this collection of overcoming injury quotes might help you with that.

#1

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

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#2

“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

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#3

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

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#4

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” — William James

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#5

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

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#6

“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.

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#7

“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

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#8

“You are stronger than you know.” — Lori Newman

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The Wrap Up…

Everyone has their own way of dealing with life’s challenges. If you spend some time understanding and applying these recovery quotes to your life, more than likely your outlook on life will change for the better.

I wish you all the best in your own recovery journey!

Whilst you’re here, why not check out our other inspirational quotes articles to fuel your journey of recovery.

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Paul Smith recently completed his first 100 mile ultra, graduating to the field after discovering running in 2014 and getting hooked on 5k's and 10k's.

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