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44 Sad Quotes

Sad sayings often carry the weight of human emotions, reflecting the depth of our experiences. They are like poetic whispers from the soul, expressing the complexities of life. In their melancholic beauty, these words remind us that sorrow is an integral part of the human journey. They teach us empathy, resilience, and the importance of cherishing moments of happiness. Sad sayings are a testament to our capacity for profound feeling and introspection, offering solace in shared sadness and wisdom in times of despair. They remind us that even in our darkest moments, we are not alone in our feelings, and that there is beauty in the raw, unfiltered truth of our emotions.

Sad Quotes

Sad Quotes



“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

-Jean de La Fontaine



“Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”

-Joshua Wisenbaker



“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.”

-Alain de Botton



“The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”

-Nikolai Gogol



“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”

-Leonardo da Vinci



“Life is made of so many partings welded together.”

-Charles Dickens



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

-Jonathan Safran Foer



“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.”

-Henry Rollins



“Your sadness is a gift. Don’t reject it. Don’t rush it. Live it fully and use it as fuel to change and grow.”

-Maxime Lagacé



“Tears are words the heart can’t express.”

-Gerard Way



“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley



“The sadness will last forever.”

-Vincent van Gogh



“When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.”

-Frank Ocean



“When you lose, do not lose the lesson.”

-Dalai Lama



“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



“Trifles make the sum of life.”

-Charles Dickens



“Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.”

-Leonard Cohen



“The opposite of love is indifference.”

-Shane Parrish



“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

-Dante Alighieri



“I am just another dot in the world.”

-Yayoi Kusama



“For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.”

-Kahlil Gibran



“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

-E.A. Bucchianeri



“Every heart has its own skeletons.”

-Leo Tolstoy



“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.”

-R.M. Drake



“Sometimes you laugh because you’ve got no more room for crying.”

-Terry Pratchett



“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.”

-Emily Brontë



“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

-Jane Austen



“The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

-Carl Jung



“Chasing happiness is guaranteed to make to you unhappy.”

-Ed Latimore



“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”




“Ninety-nine percent of your problems are created by you because you take life seriously.”




“Never be afraid of tears. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing truth. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing the beauty of life.”




“The more secrets you have, the less happy you’re going to be.”

-Naval Ravikant



“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.”

-Yoko Ono



“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

-Jack Kornfield



“I am nobody! Who are you? Are you a nobody, too?”

-Emily Dickinson



“A long life makes acquaintance with a thousand ills.”

-Publius Syrus



“What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.”

-Bob Goff



“In the valley of sorrow, spread your wings.”

-Susan Sontag



“We forge the chains we wear in life.”

-Charles Dickens



“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

-Mel Robbins



“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

-Oprah Winfrey



“There are two medicines for all ills: time and silence.”

-Alexander Dumas



“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

-Kahlil Gibran