74 Sad Quotes

74 Sad Quotes

1. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Khalil Gibran

2. Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3. I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. – Helen Keller

4. If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough. – Audrey Hepburn

5. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran

6. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

7. Make the most of your regrets never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. – Henry David Thoreau

8. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. – Joseph Campbell

9. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. – Jim Rohn

10. A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ. – John Steinbeck

11. And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead. – Michael Jackson

12. The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

13. I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life. – Conor Oberst

14. Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober not to make us sorry but wise. – H. G. Wells

15. Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it? – Richard Dawkins

16. Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. – Red Skelton

17. Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever. – Mattie Stepanek

18. In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. – Henry Ward Beecher

19. I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. – Nana Mouskouri

20. One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness. – Jackie Kennedy

21. Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us. – Steven Tyler

22. The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. – Norman Cousins

23. Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief? – William Blake

24. We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

25. Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. – Yoko Ono

26. We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration. – Alanis Morissette

27. For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. – John Greenleaf Whittier

28. It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

29. In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality. – William S. Burroughs

30. Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. – Lord Chesterfield

31. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

32. We never taste a perfect joy our happiest successes are mixed with sadness. – Pierre Corneille

33. An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with. – Thomas Fuller

34. I was raised in an atmosphere of ‘everything’s fine.’ But as I got older, I was like, ‘Well no, everything’s not fine. There is stuff that’s sad.’ I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes. – Ellen DeGeneres

35. I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life. – Jerome K. Jerome

36. It’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin and can’t stand the company. – Bruce Springsteen

37. It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy. – Thomas Huxley

38. The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together. – Saadi

39. I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that. – Kevin Bacon

40. Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half. – Francois Fenelon

41. Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else. – Morrie Schwartz

42. Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness. – Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

43. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

44. The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. – Sophocles

45. Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. – Christopher Morley

46. My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery. – Brooke Shields

47. When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how smart Knight was. – Ben Stein

48. My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that. – Jennifer Aniston

49. Time takes away the grief of men. – Desiderius Erasmus

50. Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness. – Dionne Warwick

51. We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

52. I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show. – Demi Lovato

53. It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. – Willie Nelson

54. Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. – Jean Paul

55. It’s a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me. – Daniel Day-Lewis

56. Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe. – Anne Bronte

57. Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them. – Greta Garbo

58. God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet. – Neale Donald Walsch

59. Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy. – Franz Schubert

60. The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. – Alexander Smith

61. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger which he knows he was meant and made to do. – Phillips Brooks

62. The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it. – Edmond de Goncourt

63. You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess. – Loretta Lynn

64. Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly. – Antonio Porchia

65. What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow? – Thomas a Kempis

66. I had sadness for breakfast. – Andy Milonakis

67. They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green. – Conor Oberst

68. Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended. – Bill Toomey

69. The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. – Eudora Welty

70. Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep. – Taraji P. Henson

71. One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. – Eugene O’Neill

72. First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. – Alyssa Milano

73. Sadness is also a kind of defence. – Ivo Andric

74. Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. – Bill Blass

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