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71 Painful Love Quotes For Him and Her

One of the most painful experiences a person faces in their life is when someone leaves them. Breakups hurt the most, that is undebatable but talking about it will not be less than rubbing salt over heartbroken people. So rather than talking more about it, directly jump on to these painful love quotes.

These below-mentioned painful love quotes are for both him and her so now moving on to some of our personal favorite painful love quotes that we and anyone can relate to while going through heartache.

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List of Painful Love Quotes For Him and Her

Painful Love Quotes For Him and Her

1. “We can never change what happened yesterday, but we can still do something about today and still hope for a better tomorrow.”

2. “If people cannot see what you really are today and only judges you from what you have or have not done in the past, then let go. You are not your mistakes.”

3. “You will never realize the depth of your love until you break apart.”

4. “Don’t let the sadness and pain from your lost love exhaust the remaining love you have in your heart. It’s time to stop the sadness and use your remaining capacity to love– for yourself.”

5. “The relationship that has survived ups and downs and has been tested through the odds of time is the same relationship that will have the most tragic ending.”

6. “Love doesn’t hurt, loving the wrong person hurts.”

7. “Our greatest joy and pain come in our relationships with others.”

8. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.”

9. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”

10. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.”

11. “Nobody is worth crying for, and those that are worth it, will not make you cry.”

12. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.”

13. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.”

14. “As long as we are alive, our hearts will keep on beating. It may crack sometimes, but it will keep on beating.”

15. “You are the master of your emotions. The past cannot harm you unless you allow it.”

16. “Maybe God has allowed heartbreaks to happen so we could remember Him.”

17. “The clock will continue ticking and the world won’t stop revolving no matter how painful your heart breaks.”

18. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”

19. “I am not really sure how love works but I know it’s cruel enough to leave so many heartbreaks behind but tempting enough to get people to love someone they can never have.”

20. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”

21. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”

22. “Now that I can smile through my pain, I can’t help but wonder how many times I have to get my heart broken so I can become as cold as you?”

23. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

24. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

25. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

26. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

27. “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.”

28. “There’s that occasional night when you just break down and cry because you know things will never be the same.”

29. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by your absence of you.”

30. “When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.”

31. “You could’ve just broken my bones since they are quite strong and I have hundreds of them, rather than breaking my only fragile heart.”

32. “The best kissers have lips with the taste of tears.”

33. “The beauty that never gets old is the one inside which remained untouched by heartaches.”

34. “I have experienced all kinds of pains in life but heartache is the most unbearable.”

35. “I don’t miss you. I don’t miss you with her. I miss us.”

36. “I don’t have any regrets. The problem is not when I loved you. The problem was when you stopped loving me back.”

37. “It hurts when your heart was taken away by someone you know won’t come back.”

38. “There will always be a million reasons why he left you but not one single one is worth the pain.”

39. “No one ever gets tired of loving. They got tired of waiting, assuming, hearing lies, saying sorry, and hurting.”

40. “You can no longer see the pain in my eyes. I am now wiser to hide them in my smile.”

41. “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.”

42. “Loosing trust in someone is one thing. The real sad story here is losing faith in love.”

43. “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially, it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally, it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN!”

44. “You only saw my flaws because you are seeing someone better.”

45. “It’s painful to love someone you can never have but it’s more painful when they made you believe you had a chance.”

46. “If I had known that you were going to end up breaking my heart, I will still choose you. I would just have loved you more while I got you.”

47. “I knew you have broken several other hearts before mine. I just thought we were something special.”

48. “The best gift to a loved one is to get free… no question, no expectations, and no attachments.”

49. “Never let the same pain drag you down twice! Never!”

50. “I learned that people leave. Even if they have promised a thousand times that they won’t.”

51. “It’s sad how someone can go from being the reason you wake up smiling, to the reason you cry yourself to sleep.”

52. “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” 

53. “It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”

54. “I’m insecure, but I’m strong. I’m alone, but I’m loved. I’m sad, but I smile.”

55. ‘Never cry for someone who hurts you, just smile and say: “Thanks for giving me a chance to find someone better than you.”

56. “It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.” 

57. “Most relationships fail because one person was being loved too much and the other wasn’t being loved enough.” 

58. “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.”

59. “You could have just stabbed me rather than leave me. At least I’m sure that I can recover through stab wounds.”

60. “There’s that one person you’ll never get over no matter how long it’s been.”

61. “Don’t allow someone to treat you poorly just because you love them.”

62. “I will not be who I am today if I haven’t experienced heartaches, love, friendship, and betrayal.”

63. “I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment. Not to hurt you, but so that you could finally understand how much you hurt me.” 

64. “When you care for someone more than they deserve, you get hurt more than you deserve.” 

65. “You remind me of the trees during winter. How easy for them to let go of their leaves.”

66. “Sometimes, we kept on fighting for your line in the taxi lane without you noticing that several cabs had already passed you by.”

67. “Love is the most expensive and sought-after feeling in this world. We even pay for it with tears and grief.”

68. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

69. “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.”

70. “It hurts when you’re being ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world.”

71. “It sucks when you know that you need to let go, but you can’t because you’re still waiting for the impossible to happen.”

So that being said, these are our personal favorite list of painful love quotes. If you resonate with any of these painful love quotes the most, mention them in the comments below.


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