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44 Sad Quotes

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