Sad quotes – 400+ quotes about deep sadness and how to overcome painful and hurt feelings
Sadness is part of our lives. So we need to learn how to cope with it. The following sad quotes will inspire and help you to put behind you sadness and unhappy thoughts.
1. That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt. – John Green, The fault in our stars
2. We are all just broken vases trying to keep flowers alive. – Matt Baker
3. Tears are words that heart can’t say.
4. Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire
5. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. – Buddha
6. Suffering is not an elective, it is a core course in the University of Life. – Steven J. Lawson
7. Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. —Don Herold
8. Sorrow makes us all children again. Emerson
9. A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things. Lord Tennyson
10. One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. DALE CARNEGIE
11. Sometimes the worst place you can be is in your head.
12. This is what I think now: that the natural state of the sentient adult is a qualified unhappiness. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. I miss me, the happy me, the old me. The bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.
14. Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. —Dr. Alexis Carrel
15. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. – D. H. Lawrence
16. We are all just broken vases trying to keep flowers alive. – Matt Baker
17. My soul is an empty carousel at sunset. – Pablo Neruda
18. We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in. – Ernest Hemingway
19. Our sincerest laughter / With some pain is fraught: / Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. – Shelley
20. Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
So suffering must become love. That is the mystery. —Katherine Mansfield
21. Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard and do not let pain make you hate. Don’t let the bitterness steal your sweatness. – Anonymous
22. Oh, the saddest of sights in a world of sin is a little lost pup with his tail tucked in! —Arthur Guiterman, Little Lost Pup A living dog is better than a dead lion
23. Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad. – Longfellow
24. To have known how to change the past into a few saddened smiles—is this not to master the future? – Maurice Maeterlinck
25. The self cannot be escaped, but it can be, with ingenuity and hard work, distracted. – Donald Barthelme
Short sad quotes and sad captions
26. Is anyone in all the world / Safe from unhappiness? – Sophocles
27. Fate finds for every man / His share of misery. – Euripides
28. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. —Napoleon
29. Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
30. We are a sad generation with happy pictures. – Anonymous
31. Tears are summer showers to the soul. —Alfred Austin
32. People cry no because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. – Johnny Depp
33. Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. — Henry Van Dyke
34. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. —Shelley
35. It is nothing to die; it is frightful not to live. – Victor Hugo, Jean Valjean
36. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. Bertrand Russell
37. Death always comes too early or too late. English Proverb
38. Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. – Mary Shelley
39. I am malicious because I’m miserable. – Shelley
40. But one always returns to one’s first loves. —Etienne
41. Being alive matters quite a bit even when you feel like shit.
42. Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself. – Julio Cortazar
43. Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.
44. It’s hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
45. Flowers grow back even after the harshest of winters. You will too. – Jennae Cecelia
46. Stop shrinking to fit places you’ve outgrown.
47. What we have never had, remains; / It is the things we have that go. – Sara Teasdale
48. Where there are two, one cannot be wretched, and one not. – Euripides
49. We are all museums of fear. – Charles Bukowski
50. We don’t even ask for happiness, just a little less pain. – Charles Bukowski
51. You have to die a few times before you can really live. – Charles Bukowski
Quotes about the fact that sadness is not permanent
52. Happiness can come from unhappiness. No pleasure without pain. —Anon
53. So they speak soothingly about progress and the greatest possible happiness, forgetting that happiness is itself poisoned if the measure of suffering has not been fulfilled. —Carl Jung
54. Life begins on the other side of despair. —Jean-Paul Sartre
55. Sadness and gladness succeed each other. —Anon
56. Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief; your time for joy will come, believe me. —Aleksandr Pushkin
57. When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only increase your own torments. —Thomas Jefferson
58. Sadness and gladness succeed each other. —Anon
59. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. —Jean de La Fontaine
60. Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm. — Euripides
61. Pain is hard to bear…. But with patience, day by day, Even this shall pass away. —Theodore Tilton
62. In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure. —Heart Warrior Chosa
63. The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. —Ivy Baker Priest
64. Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. —Thomas Mann
65. We undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. —Michel de Montaigne
66. You will suffer and you will hurt. You will have joy and you will have peace. —Alison Cheek
67. Resistance causes pain and lethargy. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear. —Anon
68. To render ourselves insensible to pain we must forfeit also the possibilities of happiness. —John Lubbock
69. There is no coming to consciousness without pain. —Carl Jung
70. Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
71. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. —Edwin H. Chapin
72. Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. —Kahlil Gibran
73. When things come to the worse, they generally mend. —Susanna Moodie
74. If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive. —Elbert Hubbard
75. Don’t look forward to the day when you stop suffering. Because when it comes, you’ll know you’re dead. —Tennessee Williams
76. Never to suffer would have been never to have been blessed. —Edgar Allan Poe
77. We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full. —Marcel Proust
78. Pain is the root of knowledge. — Simone Weil
79. Boys, this is only game. But it’s like life in that you will be dealt some bad hands. Take each hand, good or bad, and don’t whine and complain, but play it out. If you’re men enough to do that, God will help and you will come out well. —Dwight D. Eisenhower’s mother
Sad quotes about life
80. It is death that is the guide of our life, and our life has no goal but death. Maurice Maeterlinck
81. Life is the saddest thing there is, next to death. – Edith Wharton
82. Each of us has a day, more or less sad, more or less distant, when he has to accept, finally, the fact that he is a man. – Jean Anouilh
83. Learn to drink the cup of life as it comes. —Agnes Turnbull
84. Life is a very sad piece of buffoonery, because we have … the need to fool ourselves continuously by the spontaneous creation of a reality … which, from time to time, reveals itself to be vain and illusory. — Luigi Pirandello
85. One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. —Sigmund Freud
86. One cannot get through life without pain … What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us. —Bernie S. Siegel
87. Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable. —John Patrick
88. Suffering is also one of the ways of knowing you’re alive. —Jessamyn West
89. Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it. – Shelley
90. Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man’s hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them. —
91. Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another. —Arthur Christopher Benson
92. There are no grounds for supposing that one can live a life without pain and sadness, but is it wrong to believe that somehow, somewhere, this is possible? – Hubert Butler
93. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. —John Sutherland Bonnell
94. By becoming more unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so. — Madame Swetchine
95. None think the great unhappy but the great. —Edward Young
96. The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is … lack of faith. —Carl Jung
97. We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction. — Pierre Corneille
98. They are surely to be esteemed the bravest spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger. — Thucydides
Sad love quotes
Many times our relationships are the source of our unhappiness and sadness. Below you can find sad love quotes, sad quotes about family and friendship that best express the hurt and pain we sometimes feel because our relationships.
99. I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. – Charles Bukowski
100. The things we love destroy us every time. Remember that… – George R. R. Martin
101. When you give someone you whole heart and he doesn’t want it, you cannot take it back. It’s gone forever. – Sylvia Plath
102. I have to stop falling in love with memories…
103. Let if hurt until it can’t hurt anymore. – Liam Ryan
104. Love breaks my bones and I laugh. – Charles Bukowski
105. I was the one who loved you even though you gave me a thousand reasons not to.
106. Let us forget, with generosity, those who cannot love us. – Pablo Neruda
107. You still make me smile even if you’re the reason why I’m sad…
108. It’s amazing how someone can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces. – Ella Harper
109. You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel. – Johnny Depp
110. If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life. – Pablo Neruda
111. Let’s stop chasing people who don’t want us.
112. True love will triumph in the end – which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it’s the most beautiful lie we have. – John Green
113. Real loss only occurs when you lose something that you love more than yourself.
114. We don’t talk anymore, and the saddest part is, we used to talk everyday.
115. I fear you close by; I love you far away. – Nietzsche
116. Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. – Lamartine
117. The affections cannot keep their youth any more than men. – Emerson
118. Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die. Take him, and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun. —Shakespeare
119. The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom. —Antoine Bret
120. What are all these kisses worth, if you kiss not me? —Shelley
121. My body literally aches at the thought of never seeing you again.
122. I spend hours looking through lyrics and quotes to find the words that I cannot say.
123. He was never mine, but losing him broke my heart…
124. A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover. – Charles Bukowski
Sad crush quotes
125. I don’t know why but deep inside I wish you would catch me staring at you. – Anonymous
126. That one crush that never really goes away. – Anonymous
127. Dying to know. Afraid to find out. – Anonymous
128. I’m afraid to lose you and you’re not even mine. – Anonymous
129. I wanted to tell you all my secrets, but you became one ot them instead. – Anonymous
130. It all comes down to the last person you think of at night. That’s where your heart is… – Anonymous
131. The more you hide your feelings for someone, the more you fall for them. – Anonymous
132. It’s hard watching someone you love, love someone else.
133. Mad about the boy,
It’s pretty funny but I’m mad about the boy.
He has a gay appeal
That makes me feel
There may be something sad about the boy.
Mad about the Boy (1932 song)
134. Though I know he loves me, /Tonight my heart is sad; / His kiss was not so wonderful /As all the dreams I had. – Sara Teasdale, The Kiss
135. How do you tell someone that the reason you’re sad is because you love them?
136. I never knew I could feel so much pain, and yet be so in love with the person causing it.
Sad relationship quotes
137. Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned. — Congreve
138. Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses. —Lord Dewar
139. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. — Proverb
140. Love is the dawn of marriage, and marriage is the sunset of love. —De Finod
141. The bravest ‘battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. —Joaquin Miller
142. I’m always the person who loves more… That’s my problem.
Sad breakup quotes and broken heart quotes
143. Why do you look so sad? – Because you speak to me in words. And I look at you with feelings. – Pierrot Le Fou
144. The sweetest flower that blows, I give you as we part. For you it is a rose for me it is my heart. —Frederick Peterson
145. And, suddenly, we were strangers again.
146. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins
147. I’m sorry I was not good enough. But I tried to be.
148. People keep telling me that life goes on. But to me that’s the saddest part.
149. Stop planting flowers in people’s yards who aren’t going to water them.
150. You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served. – Nina Simone
151. Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
152. The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one; yet the light of a whole life dies when love is done. —F. W. BOURDILLON
153. Days will pass and turn into years, but I will always remember you with silent tears. – Anonymous
154. And one day, your name didn’t make me smile anymore…
155. If I never see you again I will always carry you inside, outside; on my fingertips and at brain edges; and in centers, centers of what I am of what remains. – Charles Bukowski
156. The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. – Charles Bukowski
157. I will remember your small room, the feel of you, the light in the window, your records, your books, our morning coffee, our noons, our nights, our bodies spilled together, sleeping, the tiny flowing currents, immediate and forever. Your leg, my leg, your arm, my arm, your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again. – Charles Bukowski
158. I remember awakening one morning and finding everything smeared with the color of forgotten love. – Charles Bukowski
Sad family quotes
159. All happy families resemble one another. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – Lev Tolstoy
160. Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
161. The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. —Clarence S. Darrow
162. I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on. Ugo Betti
163. I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other—I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so. Samuel Butler
164. Sacred family!… The supposed home of all the virtues, where innocent children are tortured into their first falsehoods, where wills are broken by parental tyranny, and self-respect smothered by crowded, jostling egos. August Strindberg
Sad best friend and friendship quotes
165. There are moments in life when all that we can bear is the sense that our friend is near us; our wounds would wince at consoling words that would reveal the depths of our pain. —Honore de Balzac
166. Friends can break your heart too.
167. It is in the thirties that we want friends.In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did. F. Scott Fitzgerald
168. We die as often as we lose a friend. Publilius Syrus
169. And if you call me at 4 a.m., too sad to even say hello, I will listen to your silence until you fall asleep.
170. I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations.
171. A friend to all, is a friend to none. – Aristotle
172. There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends. – Thomas Fuller
173. Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end. – Henry De Montherlant
174. A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound. Thomas Fuller
175. The surest sign of the estrangement of the opinions of two persons is when they both say something ironical to each other and neither of them feels the irony. Nietzsche
176. There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals. Francis Bacon
177. Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. Samuel Butler
178. True friendship is self-love at second-hand. William Hazlitt
179. We often choose a friend as we do a mistress— for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. William Hazlitt
180. The friendship that can come to an end, never really began. Publilius Syrus
181. If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life’s evening tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne’er be said of a friend till he is dead? —Daniel W. Hoyt
182. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. —John. XV
183. We’re not close anymore but I’ll be there if you need me… – Anonymous
Meaningful sad quotes
184. The most difficult thing of all—yet the most essential—is to love life, even when you suffer, because life is all. – Leo Tolstoy
185. Granting our wish is one of Fate’s saddest jokes. —James Russell Lowell
186. An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure. —Anon
187. We owe to pain all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. —Anatole
188. The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. —H.T. Leslie
189. They who are sad find somehow sweetness in tears. Euripides
190. And love is loveliest when embalm’d in tears. —Scott
191. We are healed of suffering only by experiencing it to the full. – Marcel Proust
192. Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions—“If I had my life to live over, I’d do it all the same.” —Joan Mcintosh
193. You save everyone but who saves you? – Anonymous
194. Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood. – Friedrich Nietzsche
195. Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad. John Updike
196. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, / The saddest are these: “It might have been!” – John Greenleaf Whittier
197. Tragedy, no matter how sad, becomes boring to those not caught in its addictive caress. – Maya Angelou
198. Why is it that man desires to be made sad, beholding doleful and tragical things, which yet himself would by no means suffer? – St. Augustine
199. To love the truth is to refuse to let oneself be saddened by it. – Andre Gide
200. A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun. – Thomas Carlyle
201. Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes; work never begun. —Christina Rossetti
202. I hope to work, support my children and die quietly without pain. —Sean Connery
Deep sad quotes
203. Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them—but not for love. —Shakespeare
204. To sorrow I bade good-morrow, and thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, she loves me dearly. She is so constant to me, and so kind. —Keats
205. The deeper the sorrow, the less tongue hath it. — The Talmud
206. Most persons have died before they expire—died to all earthly longings, so that the last breath is only, as it were, the locking of the door of the already deserted mansion. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
207. It’s extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it’s just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome. – Joseph Conrad
208. To him, perpetual thought of death was a sin. Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead. – Saul Bellow, Herzog
209. Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. – Robert Bolt
210. Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in this world that he was compelled to invent laughter. —Nietzsche
211. Being asked “Why are you depressed? Life is beautiful!” is like saying “Why do you have asthma? There is so much air.”
212. You keep a lot to yourself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.
213. Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Solitude
214. A merry heart goes all the day, /Your sad tires in a mile. – Shakespeare
215. Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary. – Longfellow
216. A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.
217. I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is. – Sylvia Plath
Pain sad quotes
218. A deep distress hath humanized my soul. – WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
219. New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings… – Lao Tzu
220. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. —Helen Keller
221. It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself, and no one else, has made it. — Sophocles
222. Pain is part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbearable, and we need to be taught that. —Rabbi Harold Kushner
223. Who except the gods can live without any pain? —Aeschylus
224. Take pain as it comes and you can better master it. —Charles Clifford Peale
225. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments. —Joseph Addison
226. Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. —Mark Twain
227. Experience cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently. —Sri Krishna (Bhagavad Gita)
228. How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. —Thomas Jefferson
229. H.O.P.E. – Hold on, pain ends.
230. Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. – Jean Giraudoux
Sad quotes about grief
231. Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief. There was great love.
232. When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. – Maurice Maeterlinck
233. When we grieve, tears and guilt get mixed together. – Art Buchwald
234. Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
235. Winter is come and gone, / But grief returns with the revolving year. – Shelley
236. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi
237. Man sheds grief as his skin sheds rain. – Emerson
238. While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. – Samuel Johnson
239. There is in this world in which everything wears out, everything perishes, one thing that crumbles into dust, that destroys itself still more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself than Beauty: namely Grief. – Marcel Proust
240. Every one can master a grief but he that has it. – Shakespeare
241. It’s so sad how you were such a big part of my life and now you’re just gone… – Anonymous
Sad hurt quotes
242. What hurts more than losing you is knowing you’re not fighting for me.
243. Write hard and clear about what hurts. – Hemingway
244. I’m sad, hurt, angry, mad, and dissapointed. But I’ll put on a smile and move on. It will hurt but I will survive.
245. Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony. Seneca
246. It hurts knowing you tried doing your best and it still wasn’t good enough.
247. Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying is exactly the one making you cry.
248. Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. —Baruch Spinoza
249. To weep is to make less the depth of grief. Shakespeare
250. It hurts when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.
251. Sometimes, you make me feel like I actually have a chance with you but when I try to take that chance you make me realize I never really did.
252. I wish I had the power to ignore you, like you ignore me.
253. Honestly, I feel really stupid for holding on to things that just keep on hurting me.
254. He put me through hell and I called it love.
255. Although I may not be yours, I can never be another’s. – Shelley
256. It hurts the worst when the person that made you feel so special yesterday, makes you feel so unwanted today.
257. I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me. – Mohsen El-Guindy
258. I’m not mad. I’m hurt. There’s a difference. – Anonymous
259. I don’t hate you, I’m just dissapointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be. – Anonymous
260. Sometimes when I say “I’m okay”, I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say: “I know you’re not”. – Anonymous
Sad alone quotes
261. Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares. – Anonymous
262. I used to think that the worst feeling in the world is to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone. – Robin Williams
263. The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the lonelinest.
264. The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. – Mother Theresa
265. So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them. – Sylvia Plath
266. Loneliness is my worst enemy, but in the end he’s usually my only real friend. – Dave Guerrero
267. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. – F Scott Fitzgerald
268. If we don’t have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy with togetherness. – Stephen King
269. Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.
270. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Nietzsche
271. The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the loneliest.
272. We enter the world alone, we leave it alone. —Froude
273. The thoughtful soul to solitude retires. —Omar KhayyAm
274. The saddest thing is when you are feeling real down. You look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you. – Anonymous
275. You feel so lonely and you start to cry. But nobody understands. Nobody sees just how broken you are. – Anonymous
276. You never realize how lonely you are until it’s the end of the day and you got a bunch of things to talk about and no one to talk to.
277. The wind breathes lonely, longing to be seen. Sometimes, the soul had days like these. – Angie Weiland-Crosby
278. Loneliness carves canyons in your soul, so deep and wide you could lose yourself in them, never to be sought, never to be found. – Edward Lee
279. We sometimes think we want to dissapear, but all we really want is to be found. – Anonymous
280. Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you. – Carl Jung
281. I have discovered that all man’s unhappiness derives from only one source—not being able to sit quietly in a room. – Pascal
Sad quotes about aging
282. The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone—but never hustled. – Henry Adams
283. After thirty, a man wakes up sad every morning, excepting perhaps five or six, until the day of his death. – Emerson
284. To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future. – Bertrand Russell
285. When we grow old, there can only be one regret—not to have given enough of ourselves.- Eleonora Duse
286. Age wins and one must learn to grow old. Diana Cooper
287. When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old. BILL CLINTON
288. Live your life and forget your age.
289. O thrush, your song is passing sweet, But never a song that you have sung Is half so sweet as thrushes sang When my dear love and I were young. —William Morris
290. The sad truth is that no matter how wise we are, we cannot be right for any length of time in our teenagers’ eyes. – Haim G. Ginott
Sad quotes about being melancholic and overwhelmed by memories
291. Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad. – George Bernard Shaw
292. Melancholy cannot be clearly proved to others, so it is better to be silent about it. – James Boswell
293. Better by far you should forget and smile /Than that you should remember and be sad. – Christina Rossetti
294. 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
295. Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad. – George Bernard Shaw
296. True melancholy breeds your perfect, fine wit, sir. – Ben Jonson
297. What makes man most unhappy is to be deprived not of that which he had, but of that which he did not have, and did not really know. – Jacques Maritain
298. Tis sweet to think on what was hard t’endure. Robert Herrick
300. I answer the heroic question “Death, where is thy sting?” with “It is here in my heart and mind and memories.” Maya Angelou
Quotes about being sad as the season changes
301. Sometimes we’re just sad because of the season change, especially when the autumn comes and the nature slowly dies… Poets have said it best, so here are two quotes for you when you’re melancholic and sad when autumn comes:
302. The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.
—Bryant, The Death of the Flowers
303. The year’s in the wane; There is nothing adoring; The night has no eve, And the day has no rooming; Cold winter gives warning! – Thomas Hood
304. How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring! – Edwin Way Teale
305. I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour, of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity. – William
306. We wasters of sorrows! / How we stare away into sad endurance beyond them, / trying to foresee their SORROW end! Whereas they are nothing else / than our winter foliage, our sombre evergreen, one of the seasons of our interior year. – Rainer Maria Rilke
Feeling sad quotes
307. Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan
308. She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinte stars. – Neil Gaiman
309. I am sad because there are so many beautiful songs that I have never heard.
I’ve had so many knives stuck into me, when they hand me a flower I can’t quite make out what it is. It takes time. – Charles Bukowski
310. When I’m sad, please don’t ask me what’s wrong, just hug me.
311. Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Malcolm X
312. It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself the face of pain. – Joseph Conrad
314. The flesh is sad, alas, and I’ve read all the books. – Stephane Mallarme
315. When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. – E.B. White
316. When I am not too sad to listen, music is my consolation. – Marcel Proust
317. Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him. – Goethe
318. For fate has wove the thread of life with pain, / And twins even from the birth are misery and man! – Homer
319. A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person. – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Sad death quotes
320. It takes so many years / To learn that one is dead. T. S. Eliot
321. Death surprises us in the midst of our hopes. Thomas Fuller
322. Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life. Jean Giraudoux
323. The last act is tragic, however happy all the rest of the play is; at the last a little earth is thrown upon our head, and that is the end for ever. Pascal
324. Death is like a fisherman who catches fish in his net and leaves them for a while in the water; the fish is still swimming but the net is around him, and the fisherman will draw him up—when he thinks fit. Ivan Turgenev
325. Death has to be waiting at the end of the ride before you truly see the earth, and feel your heart, and love the world. Jean Anouilh
326. Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of Life is passed in sleep. Byron
327. Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day. Emerson
328. It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls. Epicurus
329. What greater pain could mortals have than this: / To see their children dead before their eyes? Euripides
330. To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. Erich Fromm
331. He hath lived ill that knows not how to die well. Thomas Fuller
332. Death is the next step after the pension—it’s perpetual retirement without pay. Jean Giraudoux
333. Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. Joseph Hall
334. Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. Dag Hammarskjold
335. In the last stages of a final illness, we need only the absence of pain and the presence of family. Helen Hayes
336. Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain. William Hazlitt
337. There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern—why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? William Hazlitt
338. We dread life’s termination as the close, not of enjoyment, but of hope. William Hazlitt
339. To die is to go into the Collective Unconscious, to lose oneself in order to be transformed into form, pure form. Hermann Hesse
340. In every death is a celebration; in every ecstasy, one little death. – Norman Mailer
341. A man’s dying is more the survivors’ affair than his own. Thomas Mann
342. One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Nietzsche
343. One of the very important things that have to be learned around the time dying becomes a real prospect is to recognize those occasions when we have been useful in the world. Roger Rosenblatt
345. Death is not anything … death is not… It’s the absence of presence, nothing more … the endless time of never coming back … a gap you can’t see, and when the wind blows through it, it makes no sound. Tom Stoppard
346. In the depth of the anxiety of having to die is the anxiety of being eternally forgotten. Paul Tillich
347. Every death even the cruellest death drowns in the total indifference of Nature. Nature herself would watch unmoved if we destroyed the entire human race. – Peter Weiss
348. I hate people who say they have no fear of death. They are liars, and fools, and hypocrites. Thomas Wolfe
349. Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow. Eric Hoffer
350. A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor, and survival a thing beyond the bounds of possibility. Aldous Huxley
351. For dying, you always have time. – Jewish proverb
352. What once was cuddled must learn to kiss/The cold worm’s mouth. That’s all the mystery. Archibald MacLeish
353. We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases. – Sir Thomas Browne
354. To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead. Samuel Butler
Overcoming depression quotes
355. Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts. A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend. It can also do us more harm than a brick. DR. FRANK CRANE
356. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Buddha
357. Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. – Buddha
358. You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should. MAX EHRMANN
359. Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.
360. There is always a reason to smile. Find it.
361. A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants, and how much more unhappy he might be than he really is. – Joseph Addison
362. Man is what he believes. Anton Chekhov
363. Until you know that life is interesting-—and find it so—you haven’t found your soul. Arch. Geoffrey Fisher
364. Emotions are the glue that holds the cells of the organism together. Candace Pert
365. No problem is too big to run away from. Charles M. Schulz
366. Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. Dodie Smith
367. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. M. Scott Peck
368. Emotions help keep us on the right track by making sure that we are led by more than cognition. Maurice Elias
369. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
370. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. JOSHUA J. MARINE
371. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. RALPH WALDO EMERSON
372. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them. HENRY DAVID THOREAU
373. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
374. You always pass failure on the way to success. MICKEY ROONEY
375. You may not be responsible for getting knocked down, but you’re certainly responsible for getting back up. REVEREND JESSE JACKSON
376. There is no perfect solution to depression, nor should there be. And odd as this may sound … we should be glad of that. It keeps us human. Lesley Hazelton
377. If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. Robert K. Cooper
378. No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. —Hal Borland
379. Someday, We’ll Look Back and Things Won’t Seem As Difficult As They Do Now Perhaps someday it will be pleasant to remember even this. —Virgil
380. Pain is never permanent. —Saint Teresa of Avila
381. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and a willingness to remain vulnerable. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
382. Time bears away all things. —Virgil
383. Pain is hard to bear…. But with patience, day by day, Even this shall pass away. —Theodore Tilton
384. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —Anon
385. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. —Marcus Aurelius
386. No emotional crisis is wholly the product of outward circumstances. These may precipitate it. But what turns an objective situation into a subjectively critical one is the interpretation the individual puts upon it- –the meaning it has in his emotional economy; the way it affects his selfimage. —Bonaro Overstreet
387. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. KAHLIL GIBRAN
388. Nothing is miserable unless you think it so. – Boethius
389. The wretched reflect either too much or too little. – Publilius Syrus
Sad inspirational quotes
390. In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus
391. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Persian proverb
392. If each hung up his pack of troubles on the wall and looked around at the troubles of others, he would quickly run back to claim his own bag.
393. Life doesn’t do anything to you, it only reveals your spirit. Anonymous
394. No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship during the storms. Anonymous
395. Not a day passes over the earth but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows. Charles Reade
396. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie
397. It is always darkest just before the day dawneth. Thomas Fuller
398. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. THOMAS PAINE
399. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved. HELEN KELLER
400. There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them. CLARE BOOTHE LUCE
401. Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. PABLO PICASSO
402. No path is wholly rough. —Ella Wheeler
403. Happiness comes fleetingly now and then to those who have learned to do without it, and to them only. —Don Marquis
404. “The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. —H.G. Wells”
405. Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. — Kahlil Gibran
406. I didn’t know I’d have to be torn down before I could be built up. —Anon
407. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. —Helen Keller
408. Find what you love and let it kill you. – Charles Bukowski
409. Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy. – Robert Pollok
410. The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. DOSTOYEVSKY
411. The happiness and unhappiness of men depend as much on their turn of mind as on fortune. La Rochefoucauld
412. Sorrows are like thunderclouds—in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. —Jean Paul Richter
413. Is there anything men take more pains about than to render themselves unhappy? – Benjamin Franklin
414. Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. – Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz
What to do when feeling sad and how to put things into perspective
It’s important to overcome sadness. Find what works for you and apply those solutions when you start being sad. You can find below some ideas and you can also read a wikihow on how to overcome sadness.
415. All explorers are seeking something they have lost. It is seldom that they find it and more seldom still that the attainment brings them greater happiness than the quest. ARTHUR C. CLARKE
416. Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars. FREDERICK LANGBRIDGE
417. Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.
418. Keep searching for the colors when everything turns gray.
419. When life shuts a door… Open it again. It’s a door. That’s how they work.
420. Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day.
421. Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you. Ali Ibn Abi Talib
422. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. MARGARET THATCHER
423. Sometimes having coffee with your best friend is all the therapy you need.
424. The best therapist has fur and four legs.
425. You can’t be sad when you’re holding a cupcake.
426. Eat the spaghetti to forgetti your regretti.
427. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
428. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
429. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
430. Stop overthinking it. You can’t control everything, just let it be.
431. Try to get a good night rest, you will feel much more energetic and optimistic tomorrow:
432. Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. – Andre Gide
Get up and jog, or go to the gym, anything that can get your mind off your worries and sad thoughts. Meet a friend, go see a movie or read a book. After you get a break from your thoughts you will feel much better and capable to deal with them.
433. I need a break from my own thoughts.
434. Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself. – Sylvia Plath
435. I am a victim of introspection. – Sylvia Plath
Put things into perspective:
436. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
437. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
438. Stop overthinking it. You can’t control everything, just let it be.
🙂 And, please, don’t forget to smile!
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