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Sad Quotes about Life - Sad Life Quotes

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Each of us feels sad about life sometimes. There can be many causes, but whatever the cause, let these quotes help with truly touching your sadness, and then transforming those sad feelings to joy.

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Quotes about Sadness

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

The word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Gustav Jung

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus

It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

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

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, "It might have been".
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Love

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
- Anonymous

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

You know you love someone when you know you want them to be happy, even if their happiness means that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is never good dwelling on good-byes ... it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Living

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

You're only here for a short visit. So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of choices not made.
Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Pain is inevitable, Suffering is optional.
- Buddhist proverb

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

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life and Death

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across
the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Stephenie Meyer

A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
Thomas Mann

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

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland


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