Is there an english proverb/idiom/phrase for this translation?

English is my second language and I was wondering if there is a proverb/idiom/phrase for this proverb/idiom in my language which directly translates to:

“Only who suffers can understand that suffering”

Answer

I don’t think either of these fit the description either.

I complained my shoes were too tight, until I met a man with no feet

and

TFD
walk a mile in (someone’s) shoes
“To spend time trying to consider or understand another person’s perspectives, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them. I know that certain people can come across as selfish or mean-spirited, but you should try walking a mile in their shoes before you dismiss them too quickly.”

Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : user163824 , Answer Author : Robyn Simpson

Leave a Comment