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50 Scar Quotes to Help You Overcome the Pain and Move On

These scars quotes will make you think of them differently.

Scars are a part of this world. No matter who you are, you will not get out of life without experiencing some scars. In fact, how you deal with those scars often determines who you end up being.

Whether you have proudly worn your “scars” for all to see or tried to hide them, we can all take comfort in knowing that we all have scars of one kind or another.

Most people would agree that they don’t take pleasure in receiving scars. Whether the scars are physical or emotional, they are painful to receive. But without them, we often would not have the chance to become stronger, to become who we want to be.

Don’t forget to also check out these pain quotes honoring your strength and power.

Emotional scar quotes

1. “We’ve been through a lot, and though many of the wounds have healed, the scars they’ve left behind still throb every now and then.” – Neha Yazmin

2. “Emotional scars run deeper than the Nile and often lie lurking behind a smile.”- Khang Kijarro Nguyen

3. “Some wounds never show, not even in the mirror, until we see them in the expressions on the faces of people we love.” – Cameron Jace

4. “The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.”- Anonymous

5. “The emotional scars of our mistakes will teach us far more than the joy of our successes”- Steven Aitchison

6. “Forgiveness is a scalpel that removes emotional scars.” – Maxwell Maltz

7. “Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.”- Bell Hooks

8. “…real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection.” – Cameron Conaway

9. “But not all scars showed, did they?”- Eileen Wilks

10. “Words! What power they hold. Once they have rooted in your psyche, it is difficult to escape them. Words can shape the future of a child and destroy the existence of an adult. Words are powerful. Be careful how you use them because once you have pronounced them, you cannot remove the scar they leave behind.” – Vashti Quiroz-Vega

11. “Just because you can’t see my scars it doesn’t mean that I’ve never been hurt. Emotional scars can’t be seen and sometimes they never heal.”- Sonya Parker

Physical Scar quotes

12. “My scars tell a story. They are a reminder of times when life tried to break me, but failed. They are markings of where the structure of my character was welded.”- Steve Maraboli

13. “Sometimes it’s the scars that remind you that you survived. Sometimes the scars tell you that you have healed.” – Ashley D. Wallis

14. “Some of us can begin to heal the damage people have done to us by escaping the situation, but some of us need more than that. Tattoos make statements that need to be made. Or hide things that are no one’s business. Your scars are battle wounds, but you don’t see them that way. Yet.” – Tammara Webber

15. “I show my scars so that others know they can heal.”- Rhacelle Nicol’

16. “Maybe I should find another doctor; one who realizes the importance of scars.” – Rasmenia Massoud

17. “Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.”- Rodney A. Winters

18. “The girl wore her scars the way some women wore their finest jewelry.”- Sarah J. Maas

19. “Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity, caution.”- Erin McCarthy

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

21. “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.”- Yohji Yamamoto

Strength and scar quotes

22. From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, “I SURVIVED”- Craig Scott

23. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize your strength. Move on.” – The Love Notebook

24. “There is something beautiful about all scars, whatever the nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”- Anonymous

25. “Be proud of the scars you have, because they are symbols of your true STRENGTH.”- Unknown

26. “Don’t hide your scars, they are defining moments that prove your strength and wisdom and later encourage perseverance when you feel weak.”- Unknown

27. “He who wears the emotional and physical scars of life should do so with honor and integrity.”- R.J. Intindola

28. “Don’t hide your scars, you’re beautiful. Just be yourself. Let your scars show. Show everyone you’re in a battle but you’re still strong.” – Unknown

29. “Never be ashamed of the scars that life has left you with. A scar means the hurt if over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you.”- Nishan Panwar

30. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

31. “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”- Unknown

32. “A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means I survived.” – Chris Cleave

Beauty and scar quotes

33. “I think scars are like battle wounds-beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.”- Demi Lovato

34. “I look in the mirror and see a few scars, but I like myself.” – Steven Adler

35. “I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you.” – Nick Nolte

36. “A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we’re children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they’re scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it’s pretty much in the eye of the beholder.”- Stephen King

37. “I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.” – Angelina Jolie

38. “What you have to understand is that my thing is not glamour. I love stretch marks and C-section scars and all of that. I’m a grown man. You don’t gotta put on no makeup with me.”- Tracy Morgan

If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of makeup quotes about the power of looking good.

39. “Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?”- Fulton J. Sheen

40. “She wears her scars like a warrior, for they’re a reminder she’s alive.” –Unknown

41. “The best people all have some kind of scar.”- Kiera Cass

42. “Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.”- Leonard Cohen

Quotes about scars of life

43. “Historic scores cannot be settled, and scars cannot be obliterated.”- Ehud Olmert

44. “The scars of others should teach us caution.”- St. Jerome

45. “You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards; you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that’s the truth.”- Jane Fonda

46. “To be alive at all is to have scars.”- John Steinbeck

47. “The scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in the American society.”- John Lewis

48. “The scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded in the American society.”- James Blunt

49. “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”- Douglas MacArthur

50. “The person may have a scar, but it also means they have a story.”- Jodi Picoult

51. “Be proud of every scar on your heart, each one holds a lifetime worth of lessons.” – Wallace Stegner

52. “Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.”-Benjamin Alire Saenz

What did you learn from these scars quotes?

Now that you have had an opportunity to reflect on these quotes on scars, I hope you will think of them differently.

We aren’t looking to get scarred in this life, but if you have been, don’t let the scar define you. Let how you handle that scar define who you are.

Most or all of our biggest accomplishments have come with scars. In fact, most of the people who are admired most are those who have overcome their scars.

They are people that will not be kept down or give up. They understand that scars are a part of life and show that you have lived.

If you have let your scars define you, choose today that you will not be defined by scars any longer, but in fact will be defined by how you overcame or how you earned those scars!

What’s your biggest takeaway from these scars quotes and sayings? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

Stephanie Kirby
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