50+ Best Sad Quotes

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. – Margaret Mitchell

Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow. – Louisa May Alcott

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

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others. – Stephen R. Covey

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. – Carl Jung

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. – Voltaire

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. – Charles Dickens

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

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment. – Friedrich Nietzsche

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno

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

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone. – Robin Williams

Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned. – William Butler Yeats

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

The funniest people are the saddest ones. – Confucius

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche

Most of our life is a battle, a strain, the anxiety, the guilt, the despair, the immense sense of loneliness and sorrow, that is our life. That is actually what is and we are unwilling to face it. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don’t desire happiness because it creates only unhappiness and nothing else. – Osho

I’m just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don’t they? – J.D. Salinger

Every heart has its own skeletons. – Leo Tolstoy

Tears are words that need to be written. ― Paulo Coelho

There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go. ― Tennessee Williams

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. – Mark Twain

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. – Nicholas Sparks

Bad things happen and you can’t do anything about it. Timon – The Lion King

The human condition is a good one in that no one is unhappy except by his own fault. – Seneca

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying. – Charlie Chaplin

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

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. – Emily Brontë

Life is made of so many partings welded together. – Charles Dickens

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. – Haruki Murakami

It’s no company at all, when people know nothing and say nothing. – Emily Brontë

The sadness will last forever. – Vincent van Gogh

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow. – William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. – Jane Austen

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

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle. – Charles Dickens

The heart was made to be broken. – Oscar Wilde

A multitude of people and yet a solitude. – Charles Dickens

Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are. – Mark Haddon

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. – William Shakespeare

It is sad but true that sometimes we need the tragedy to help us to see how human we are and how we are more alike than we are different. – Maya Angelou

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. – Leonardo da Vinci

The sad truth is that opportunity doesn’t knock twice. – Gloria Estefan

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

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. – Charlotte Brontë

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. – Rumi

All man’s miseries stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room and do nothing. – Blaise Pascal

You said you’d always be there for me, but you’re not. – The Lion King

I have not broken your heart – you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. – Emily Brontë

Modern society tends to emphasize buoyancy and cheerfulness but we have to admit that reality is, for the most part, about grief and loss. – Alain de Botton

In every parting there is an image of death. – George Eliot

It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. ― Samuel Butler

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. – Emily Dickinson

Perhaps, somewhere, some day, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again. – Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. – Tupac

Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing. – Rumi

It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears. – Ovid

I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life. – Plato

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. – H.P. Lovecraft

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