90 Words Hurt Quotes To Help You Deal With Your Pain

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Words are powerful. They have the power to make or break hearts. When you are angry, disappointed or heart broken, you tend to be rude and harsh in your words. But words can really hurt someone very deeply and upset them emotionally. Words sometimes stay with you forever and be very painful, so be careful about what you say.

Often we have seen, that hurting and insulting words can break families, relationships, and love. Be sure to be calm and not talk in anger. You may repent later and feel sorry for the words you said, but sometimes its too late.

These inspirational quotes on hurtful words will motivate you to be kind, and not use hurting and rude words with your loved ones and others. Don’t forget to also read our collection of Buddha quotes that will inspire you to be calm and act with compassion and love.

Words Hurt Quotes

  1. “Words hurt, words kill.”                                                                                                                                                               
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    Words Hurt Quotes Pics

  2. “Words hurt more than you think.”

  3. “Words scar, rumors destroy, bullies kill.”                                                                                                 
    Words Hurt Sayings
    Words Hurt Sayings

  4. “Think before you speak, words can hurt.”

  5. “The small words hurt the most.” ― Kris Harte

  6. “Words hurt more, think once before saying it.”                                                                                     
    Words Hurt Quotes
    Words Hurt Quotes

  7. “Little words hurt big ideas.” ― Howard Newton

  8. “A tongue has no bones but it can break a heart.”

  9. “Sometimes some words hurt more than actions.”

  10. “Keep calm and let other people’s words hurt you.”

  11. “Words hurt more than hands do.” ― Gemma Troy

  12. “Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.”                                                                               
    Words Can Hurt Quotes
    Words Can Hurt Quotes

  13. “Words spoken in anger leave wounds that never heal.”

  14. “Words will scratch more hearts than swords.” ― Atticus

  15. “Some words stay in your head long after they’re spoken.”

  16. “When you are hurt beyond words, silence is the best cure…”

  17. “Harsh words hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.”                                                     
    Unspoken Words Quotes
    Unspoken Words Quotes

  18. “Words hurt but silence keep the relationship.” ― Pankaj Goyal

  19. “Your words made me fall in love, and it also hurt me the most.”

  20. “Sometimes words of true friends hurt more than enemies word.”

  21. “How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

  22. “It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart.”                                                       
    Words Hurt Memes
    Words Hurt Memes

  23. “Sometimes your words hurt me more than a weapon.” ― Rahul Roy

  24. “A club hurts the flesh, but evil words hurt the bone.” ― Matthew Polly

  25. “Some words can hurt so much, they could bleed a heart, drown a soul.”                                               
    Words Hurt Quotes Images
    Words Hurt Quotes Images

  26. “Kind words can heal and harsh words can kill.” ― Beta Metani Marashi

  27. “Before you say something, think how you’d feel if someone said it to you.”

  28. “Hearing the words hurt me, writing those words freed me.” ― Aman Kumar

  29. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” ― Proverbs 18:21 (Bible Verse)

  30. “You can set a boundary with your words when you are honest.” ― Henry Cloud

  31. “Some words can hurt you… Much more than you expect…” ― Mohammad Ayaz

  32. “Words hurt more than anything else can, because they last, sometimes forever.”                                     
    Words Hurt Quotes Pictures
    Words Hurt Quotes Pictures

  33. “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” ― C. S. Lewis

  34. “Choose your words carefully. You can’t take back the hurt that harsh words cause.”

  35. “There were things I wanted to put on paper, but the words hurt too much to write.”

  36. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me.” ― Rihanna

  37. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit— YOU choose.” ― Solomon

  38. “Hurt me with a dagger rather than with those vicious words.” ― Shubham Hosalikar

  39. “Words can hurt, but sometimes it’s the words you never got to say that hurt the most.”

  40. “You can choose your words. But you cannot choose the effect they can have on people.”                                                                                                                                                                     
    Deep Words Hurt Quotes
    Deep Words Hurt Quotes

  41. “If our tongues were made of glass how much more careful we would be when we speak.”

  42. “Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten.”

  43. “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can hurt like hell.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

  44. “Action speak louder than words, but sometimes words can hurt more than anything else.”

  45. “It’s funny how the people that hurt you the most are the ones that swore they never would.”

  46. “It takes a million compliments to build you up. And one insult to send it all crashing down.”

  47. “Never let your words hurt anyone, you will end up losing them forever.” ― Abhinav Agarwal

  48. “Even though your words hurt the most, I still want to hear them everyday.” ― Andrew Davie

  49. “A gentle answer stir away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.” ― Proverbs 15:1 (Bible Verse)

  50. “By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.” ― Winston Churchill

  51. “Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless the person who said them means a lot to you.”                                                                                                                                                                         
    Hurtful Words Quotes
    Hurtful Words Quotes

  52. “People should be caring about others and should try not to hurt others with words or actions.”

  53. “Let me hurt the words while healing, let the words heal me through hurting.” ― Zephyr Limns

  54. “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.”                                                                                                                                                                               
    Famous Words Hurt Quotes
    Famous Words Hurt Quotes

  55. “Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.” ― Natsuki Takaya

  56. “Words hurt. They can destroy a person physically and mentally… like they did to me.” ― Naomie T.

  57. “The tongue is a small thing but what enormous damage it can do.” ― James 3:5 (TLB) (Bible Verse)

  58. “Evil words destroys one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.” ― Proverbs 11:9 (Bible Verse)

  59. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they said to you.”

  60. “Some words hurt more than the pain, pain can be healed, words stay longer.” ― Ashutosh Shrivastava

  61. “Words are more dangerous than swords and guns. They reach further and hurt deeper.” ― Luis Marques

  62. “Words cut deep, when you do everything for someone, even though they talk like, they don’t have anyone.”

  63. “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” ― Benjamin Franklin

  64. “We’ve all been hurt by words before. So before you speak, think about how your words might affect someone else.”

  65. “I believe that when people get angry, they have a right to feel anger but that doesn’t give them the right to be cruel.”

  66. “Some people just don’t know how their harsh words and negative comments could’ve killed or hurt someone badly.”

  67. “Sometimes you have to decide which will hurt more: biting your tongue or having your say.” ― Faydra S. Fields

  68. “Think before you speak, your words could hurt someone’s feeling more than you intended it to.” ― Justin Bieber

  69. “Think before you speak. Your words could hurt someone’s feelings more than you intended it to.” ― Abhishek Tiwari

  70. “Some words hurt more than actions… Their burden break ties, which were meant for life, but turn out to be fruitless lies.”

  71. “Never speak harsh words for they will rebound upon you. Angry words hurt and the hurt rebounds, like a broken gong.”

  72. “Often, people who can do, don’t because they’re afraid of what people that can’t do will say about them doing.” ― Trevor Noah

  73. “Some words hurt so deep… That they form a clot under the skin… We can feel the hurt whenever we touch it.” ― Brinda Manuel

  74. “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” ― Proverbs 12:18 (Bible Verse)

  75. “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” ― Joel Osteen

  76. “They say actions speak louder than words, but in some cases, words hurt a lot more than actions ever could.” ― Jessamine Verzosa

  77. “Words and hearts should be handled with care for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest thing to repair.”                                                                                                       
    Words Hurt Quotes Relationship
    Words Hurt Quotes Relationship

  78. “Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.”

  79. “Verbal abuse is still abuse. It’s abuse in the form of words. Don’t assume that a few hurtful words won’t cost them their life. Words hurt.”

  80. “Sometimes your words hurt me a lot, but I do not say anything to you because I love you some much, so I can’t hurt you.” ― Marry D’Souza

  81. “Unspoken words hurt on a two way basis to the one who isn’t honest at heart and the one who isn’t clear in mind.” ― Jahanvee Achantani

  82. “I wish you never said goodbye. The words hurt. They sting my soul. All the way down to my core. And I can’t seem to take the pain any more.”

  83. “It might take years to realize how hurt you are by the words people speak but it takes even longer to realize how much their actions have hurt you.”

  84. “Words can hurt you. In the larger world, it frames how people think about you, and it can hurt you in lots of little, subtle ways.” ― Nathan Myhrvold

  85. “Stay away from the people who gossip behind your back and spread rumors. For they are the ones choosing the path of emotional bullying and negativity.”

  86. “Sometimes when people you love hurt you the most. It’s better to stay quiet because, if your love wasn’t enough… Do you think your words will matter?”

  87. “The words with which a kids heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”

  88. “Family is your family even in the hardest times. We fight, we complain, our words can tear each other down, but despite all this in their heart of hearts they love you.”

  89. “Words really do hurt people. Think before you say things because you can never take them back just because they forgive you for what you say does not mean they forget what you said.”

  90. “People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.” ― Demi Lovato

  91. “They have a word in Finnish called sisu, which basically means guts. It’s the strongest word in the Finnish language. You tell a Finn he doesn’t have sisu, that’s like spitting in his face.” ― Arthur Lydiard

  92. “Words are tricky. Sometimes you need them to bring out the hurt festering inside. If you don’t, it turns gangrenous and kills you… But sometimes words can break a feeling into pieces.” ― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

  93. “Harsh words can hurt a person more than physical pain. Taste your own words before you spit them out. Words hurt and scar more than you think, so, think before you speak. It might hurt your loved ones without the intention.”

  94. “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”

  95. “Don’t call me Lord Snow.” The dwarf lifted an eyebrow. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.” ― George R. R. Martin

  96. “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” ― Yehuda Berg

Hurtful Words Quotes

  1. “Don’t say something permanently hurtful just because you’re temporarily upset.”                                         
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    Hurtful Words Quotes Images

  2. “Dogs bite sometimes, people bite at all times, with their hurtful words.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

  3. “When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” ― Karon Waddell

  4. “The universe sometimes breaks things without telling them why – that is when the process of healing will hurt the most.” ― Laura Chouette

  5. “Majority of people prefer a good name to a bad name, but to me, anyone can call me anything, as long as it is not written on my face.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

  6. “When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.” ― Shannon L. Alder

  7. “You can never be annoyed by anyone when you are just alone, insults comes from being too familiar even with the most respectful persons.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

  8. “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you…unless you believe them. Then, they can destroy you.” ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

  9. “I am accountable for every lie that I tell, but I am also accountable for the effects of every harsh truth I deliver.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

  10. “Mason knew what it was like to say things you didn’t mean, to just have them vomit out, and then feel that crushing ache when you realized you could never pull them back.” ― Dan Krokos, The Planet Thieves

  11. “There are some people that should stay quiet, because they understand. As there are those that should stay quiet, because they don’t understand. Some things are better left unsaid or voiced.” ― Anthony Liccione

  12. “Its crazy when people of high moral standards, feel its okay for an intimate friend to insult them in a jovial way, forgetting that even casual friends can do just the same in a jovial way.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

  13. “Honey, you can’t stop hateful people slinging hurtful words like stones. But who says you have to pick them up and put them in your pocket? — Nikki Grimes, Tough Tuesday” ― Wade Hudson, The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

  14. “Honesty hurts and depending on the situation you should really think twice about your words. They can be hurtful and have a bad influence. Once they leave your mouth they can cause allot of soul damage and heartache.” ― Lily Amis, Leo Mousi, Refugees Unwanted!

  15. “I don’t like remembering the way that hurt her. Hurts her. I’m sure it still does; I’m just not around to see, and I don’t like dwelling on that, either. That’s only normal. Missing people you still love, and not wanting to see them in pain and angry and humiliated.” ― Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Drowning Girl

  16. “The most powerful and courageous heroes I know are those who bite their tongues when justification, validation, temptation, or vengeance would have them strike with truthful, hurtful words.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

  17. “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” ― Yehuda Berg

  18. “Yes, a person can accept your apology and forgive you for what you’ve said, but they will never forget how you made them feel at that very moment. Words can stick in a person’s mind, heart, and spirit long after the words have been spoken. Don’t be in denial; words have GREAT power. Be wise when you speak!” ― Stephanie Lahart

  19. “Magic Words” “Silly words cause trills because they’re ludicrous and funny. Happy words paint endless smiles and swallow troubles whole. Thoughtful words are thus because they make the day feel sunny. But hurtful words are such that pierce the heart and weigh the soul.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

  20. “Strange how mean words can return to ones thoughts, years after they’ve been callously thrown at you. They replay in your mind, spiking a sense of remembered pain. Nasty name calling can be an ugly memory that stabs unexpectedly—not unlike a nightmare where you wake up crying. Sticks and stones, may break your bones—yet, cruel names can hurt you.” ― Nikki, Abuse

  21. “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” This is a lie. What we say matters. The unkind things we communicate can soil the best of relationships; even with the deepest of regrets…what lingers is a stain of hurt that may fade but will never truly go away. The wounding words we say are like feathers released in a harsh wind, once said; we will never get them back. ~Jason Versey” ― Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence

  22. “Sorry” we all say “Sorry” for the wrong things we say and do. But do we always think about the people we love dearly who we say hurtful things to? I don’t think so because if we had think about it sorry wouldn’t have become such a popular word today. Sometimes we say so much and act immature as adult. We didn’t take the time to realize how much hurt and pain we put that individual in we never took the time to think of the reaction, the feelings and the consequence that we might have to face if what we do turns out to be a matter of life and death.!!!” ― Napz Cherub Pellazo


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