60 Best Sad Quotes

We all want to live a happy life, without any sorrow but it is not possible. We all feel sad sometimes because of grief, discouragement, or disappointment. Sometimes reading about sadness can help you overcome it, or at least it makes you better able to handle the situation. When you read other people’s stories, you become better acquainted with your own emotions.

Here are some of the best sad quotes:

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

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Every heart has its own skeletons. — Leo Tolstoy

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

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

8. Saying nothing sometimes says the most. — Emily Dickinson

9. Perhaps, somewhere, someday, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again. — Vladimir Nabokov

10. 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

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

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

13. 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

14. There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. — Charles Dickens

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

16. Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. — Emily Brontë

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

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

19. The heart was made to be broken. — Oscar Wilde

20. 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

21. 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

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

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

24. The sadness will last forever. — Vincent van Gogh

25. 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

26. 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

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

28. 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

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

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

31. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38. 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

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

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

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

42. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. — Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

46. 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

47. A multitude of people and yet a solitude. — Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

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

53. The funniest people are the saddest ones. — Confucius

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

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

56. Tears are words that need to be written. — Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

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

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