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250 Sad Quotes to Help You Deal With Feelings of Sadness

Many things could make us sad. Sadness is an emotional pain associated with or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. We tend to treat sadness as if it were something wrong. An example of severe sadness is depression, a mood that can be brought on by major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder. A lack of cultural awareness around mental health means that the average person is unable to distinguish between sadness and depression. Sadness is a normal emotion to have, Depression is a lot more dangerous.

It’s important that we look at sadness as a normal part of life, and allow it to be expressed healthily. There are several studies, which have found that sadness is not only cathartic (Crying can be an indication of sadness), but it can improve our memory, make our judgments more accurate, and helps one to think in a more detailed and attentive way.

But frequently feeling sad can impact your quality of life. You can avoid this by taking proactive measures such as focusing on improving your well-being, taking actions to be happier, and sharing your feelings with a trusted one.

To help you through the hard times, here is our collection of uplifting, wise, and comforting sad quotes, sad sayings, and sad proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years. Here’s a list of the best sad quotes I’ve found. I hope you’ll feel better after reading them. And please never forget: feeling sad is a part of life, embrace the sadness and just go with it.

Top 10 Sad Quotes

“Do not be sad about what you do not have. Instead, be happy about what you do have. If you will be sad about what you don’t have, you will not be happy about what you do have.” – Leo Tolstoy

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

“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

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

“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.” – Jewish proverb

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi

“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

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

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

“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

Sad Quotes With Images

The saddest thing is when you're feeling down, you look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you to lean on.
The saddest thing is when you’re feeling down, you look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you to lean on.
DON'T LIVE IN THE SADNESS IT HAS NOTHING TO GIVE YOU THAN "PAIN, TEARS AND DEPRESSION"
DON’T LIVE IN THE SADNESS IT HAS NOTHING TO GIVE YOU THAN “PAIN, TEARS AND DEPRESSION”
It's sad when someone can walk right past you and pretend that you were never a big part of their life.
It’s sad when someone can walk right past you and pretend that you were never a big part of their life.

Short Sad Quotes

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

“Make her smile even if you are the reason for her sadness.”

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.” – G.K. Chesterton

“The more secrets you have, the less happy you’re going to be.” – Naval Ravikant

“You can cry with your memories but you can’t live.”

“Sadness is also a kind of defenc.” – Ivo Andric`

“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew

“Suffering is a gift; in its hidden mercy.” – Rumi

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” – Emily Dickinson

“Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” – Virginia Woolf

“If you are sad, think about the poorest person.”

“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Those who do not weep, do not see.” – Victor Hugo

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happene.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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

“The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.”

“I don’t cry when you leave me, I cry when you don’t come.”

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

“There are two medicines for all ills: time and silence.” – Alexander Dumas

“Sorrow like rain makes roses and mud.” – Austin O’Malley

“Lord help my poor soul.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“The funniest people are the saddest ones.” – Confucius

“The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

“The sadness will last forever.” – Vincent van Gogh

“You can wipe out someone’s tear but not their memory.”

“The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

“The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

“Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.” – Victor Hugo

Best Sad Quotes

“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” – Nicholas Sparks

“People have said, “Don’t cry” to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, “I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry”. I’d rather have them say, “Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.” – Fred Rogers

“Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick.” – Lin Yutang

“People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” – Johnny Depp

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless.” – Robin Williams

“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

“Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” – Peter Pan

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad heart.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.” – Eckhart Tolle

“One’s suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields – even to sadness.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.” – Albert Smith

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” – Zen proverb

“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” – R.M. Drake

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

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” – Dante Alighieri

“When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.” – Frank Ocean

“Happiness is just happiness. Sadness is just sadness. Both emotions come and go. If we can give up our desire to only experience pleasant things, and also give up our fear of experiencing unpleasant things, we will experience a quieter, calmer mind.” – Andy Puddicombe

“Sadness is a force of great depth and breadth. Too much sadness leads us to be passive, depressive, self-pitying and incapable of action. Too little leads us to be superficial, indifferent, repressing and lacking in sensitivity.”

“Clouds release their sadness by crying until they can cry no more. When they have no tears left, they feel a great weight has been lifted, as heavy as the tears they’ve shed. We can release our sadness into the sky within us. When we feel sad, it’s okay to cry like the clouds.” – Haemin Sunim

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place.” – Rumi

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho

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

“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

“Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in lov.” – Mario Teguh

“The colder the winter, the warmer the spring. The deeper the sorrow, the more our hearts sing.” – Bambi

“Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

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

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

“The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.” – C.S. Lewis

“Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears.” – Osho

“If you are a good heart person, you are going through more shit than any other.”

Sad Quotes About Love

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

“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 lif.” – Plato

“I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts

“You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward

“Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah.” – Leonard Cohen

“Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love yo.” – Cecily von Ziegesar

“You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything goo.” – Warsan Shire

“A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.” – Queen Victoria

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” – Clive Barker

“Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tom.” – Faraaz Kazi

“Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.”

“If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breakin.” – Thomas Otway

“I didn’t mean to fall in love, but I did. And you didn’t mean to hurt me, but you did.”

“How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apar.” – Tony Braxton

“Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

“Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN!” – Syed Arshad

“It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper

“The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

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

“I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye

“If you love her you’ll let her go and if it’s real you’ll spend a part of every day for the rest of your life wondering what her day is like.”

“A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover

“When your heart can cry another’s sadness, then your heart is full of love.” – Fred Rogers

“You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happen.” – Kirsten Dunst

“I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi

“He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.”

“The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more.” – G.K. Chesterton

“He left, She left that love story could not become history.”

“I smiled U smiled, I cried U cried, I loved U loved and all those never happened again.”

“Love is an incurable disease. In love, there is permanent suffering. Those who love and those who are happy are not the same.” – Alain de Botton

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal

“Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher

“Never make your mother cry, she did everything for you before your birth.”

“You said you’d always be there for me, but you’re not.” – Simba

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for i.” – Henny Youngman

“Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal

“Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare

“Let there be sunshine, let there be rain, let the broken hearted love again.” – Bruce Springsteen

“Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of love.”

“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind.” – George Eliot

“When two people part, it is the one who is not in love who makes the tender speeches.” – Alain de Botton

“I told you I will leave you, I left but I came back because my love is bigger than everything.”

“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” – Brian Jacques

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” – Mother Theresa

Sad Quotes About Life

“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

“When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” – Yann Martel

“What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.” – Seneca

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybod.” – Stephen Chbosky

“The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.” – Lemony Snicket

“The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris

“The perfected future never arrives. Life is full of seemingly endless trouble, and then life ends. Find peace in the imperfect present.” – The Stoic Emperor

“The most difficult battles that you will fight in your life is that between your mind who knows the truth and your heart that refuse to accept it.” – Paulo Coelho

“The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development.” – Alain de Botton

“That is my work, to transform your life from a sad affair into a celebration.” – Osho

“Sorrow is an inextricable part of life. Whoever lives experiences it. There’s no escape. If we understand this then we would stop bewailing every misfortune that occurs. Life is a bargain. You want joy but you can’t have it without suffering. You must accept the whole package.” – The Ancient Sage

“Sadness is silent, it is yours. It is coming because you are alone. It is giving you a chance to go deeper into your aloneness. Rather than jumping from one shallow happiness to another shallow happiness and wasting your life, it is better to use sadness as a means for meditation. Witness it. It is a friend! It opens the door of your eternal aloneness.” – Osho

“Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark path.” – Nehali Lalwani

“No one ever tells you that at some point in your life you should expect you’re going to be broken, and that it will be okay.” – Leo Christopher

“Ninety-nine percent of your problems are created by you because you take life seriously.” – Osho

“Never be afraid of tears. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing truth. Tear-filled eyes are capable of seeing the beauty of life.” – Osho

“Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“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

“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. And that’s the revelation for some people: to realize that your life is only ever now.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Misery comes the moment you become clinging, attached. The moment you put conditions on life.” – Osho

“Melancholy is a species of sadness that arises when we are open to the fact that life is inherently difficult and that suffering and disappointment are core parts of universal experience. It’s not a disorder that needs to be cured.” – Alain de Botton

“Meditation has taught me that suffering is a crucial part of life rather than something to be overcome.” – Charlie Ambler

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” – Milton Erickson

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

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

“Life is lost waiting for the happiest moments and only realizing you’ve lived them once they become memories.” – Leo Christopher

“Life is a series of distractions from existential dread.” – Sahil Lavingia

“Impermanence of everything is a universal constant. No matter what kind of legacy, family, foundation, or business you’ve created, one day it will disappear and no one will remember anything of your life.” – Justin Kan

“If you’re feeling sad, remember soon you’ll forget and move on with life. Your grief is transitory. If you’re going to let go anyway, why not do so immediately? If you don’t cling to your grief you won’t suffer. Life is a river, flow with it. Don’t hold onto anything. Let go.” – The Ancient Sage

“If you must cry, cry like a child. The first thing you learned in life was to cry. Never forget that showing your emotions is liberating.” – Paulo Coelho

“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

“Happiness is one pole, sadness is another. Blissfulness is one pole, misery is another. Life consists of both, and life is richer because of both. A life only of blissfulness will have extension, but will not have depth. A life of only sadness will have depth, but will not have extension.” – Osho

“Finishing everything is not the solution, your life is not just yours.”

“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.” – Alain de Botton

“Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.” – Lucy Mallory

“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

“A person who does not have a pleasant life is not living sensibly, nobly, and justly, and conversely the person who does not have these virtues cannot live pleasantly.” – Epicurus

“A long life makes acquaintance with a thousand ills.” – Publius Syrus

“I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

Sad Quotes For Him

“You can’t clap with one hand, for a good relationship one hand should be of him and another hand should be of her.”

“Just do it everything for him, don’t expect anything in return.”

“It’s just hard to see a friend hurt this much. Especially when you can’t do anything except ‘be there.’ I just want to make him stop hurting, but I can’t. So I just follow him around whenever he wants to show me his world.” – Stephen Chbosky

“He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking m.” – Shannon A. Thompson

“He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.” – Leo Tolstoy

Sad Quotes About Friends

“Here are a few lines you can say to help you and your sad friend.”

“Friendship = vulnerability * time. If loneliness is epidemic, this seems like an important part of the fix.” – Sahil Lavingia

Sad Quotes About Pain

“Everybody wants to destroy misery, but everybody goes on desiring, and by desiring one goes on creating more and more misery.” – Osho

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Where there is pleasure there is pain. You cannot have one without the other. We demand more pleasure and therefore invite more pain.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you feel the pain, just remember it’s the signal that your sins are getting less.”

“What brings us to tears, will lead us to grace. Our pain is never wasted.” – Bob Goff

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

“There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“The feeling of separation is the worst pain I can feel it.”

“People go through so much pain trying to avoid pain.” – Neil Strauss

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – M. Kathleen Casey

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

“Nearly everyone has his box of secret pain, shared with no one.” – John Steinbeck

“It’s better to leave early rather than to feel the pain all the time.”

“If you’re sad, it’s okay to acknowledge your sadness. If you have pain that leaves you at a loss, it’s okay to talk about it. The reason we have difficulties is that we’re unable to accept the things that can’t be changed. Let them be and see what happens.” – Haemin Sunim

“I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.”

“I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt m.” – Mohsen El-guindy

“I wanna outrace the speed of pain.” – Marilyn Manson

“He can speak rudely, but he also suffers from pain.”

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

“Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” – Yoko Ono

“Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of self pity and pain.” – Diana Peterfreund

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

Sad Death Quotes

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

“Death doesn’t make you sad – it makes you empty. That’s what’s so bad about it. All of your charms and beliefs and funny habits fall fast through a big black hole, and suddenly you know they’re gone because just as suddenly, there’s nothing left at all inside.” – Jonathan Carroll

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” – J.K. Rowling

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins

“Life needs both: thorns and roses, days and nights, happiness/unhappiness, birth/death. Be a witness to it all and you will know something that is beyond birth, beyond death; something that is beyond darkness and beyond light; something that is beyond happiness, beyond unhappiness.” – Osho

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” – Anaïs Nin

Sad Motivational Quotes

“Don’t let the sadness from the past and fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.” – Kid Cudi

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!.” – Dita Von Teese

“The first noble truth of the Buddha is that when we feel suffering, it doesn’t mean that something is wrong. What a relief.” – Pema Chödrön

“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

“This genuine heart of sadness can teach us great compassion. It can humble us when we’re arrogant and soften us when we are unkind.” – Pema Chödrön

“When we suffer, notice that our suffering is often made of thoughts. As our inner commentary ceases, notice that the suffering stops, too.” – Haemin Sunim

“As you cry in sadness, fear, or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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

Funny Sad Quotes

“Joy comes to us like butterflies, but sorrow like wasps.” – James Lendall Basford

“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.” – Cicero

Sad Quotes About Being Alone

“And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke

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

“Maybe I am better off alone, no disappointments, no expectations, just alone.”

“It’s okay to be alone, to be sad, to rest and repair. Really.” – Susan Cain

“It is easier to be miserable because the whole crowd is miserable. It feels more comfortable to be with the crowd than to be alone.” – Osho

“Crying alone does not show that you are weak but it shows that you are strong.”

“Be alone or be a wise choice is yours.”

“Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?” – Haruki Murakami

“We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?” – David Foster Wallace

“We are at war with ourselves, unhappy, dissatisfied, seeking something which we don’t know, violent, aggressive, corrupt, astonishingly miserable and lonely and suffering a great deal. Somehow we don’t seem to be able to get out of this, to be free of these conditionings.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar

“Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing.” – Fred Rogers

“Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.” – David Foster Wallace

“I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me.” – Louisa May Alcott

“We’re afraid that this anger or sorrow or loneliness is going to last forever. Instead, acting it out is what makes it last.” – Pema Chödrön

“The engulfing sorrow of loneliness seems to spread endlessly and we seek constantly to escape from it with hope and faith, with amusement and distraction.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Loneliness as a situation can be corrected, but as a state of mind it is an incurable illness.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time.” – Henry Rollins

Final Thoughts

Sadness is a natural part of life that’s usually associated with certain experiences of loss or pain. It can motivate you to put in the effort to reach a happier place.

Hopefully, these sad quotes have helped lift your spirits and give you ideas on how to deal with feelings of sadness.

Did you enjoy these sad quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below. Also, if you have any other sad quotes to share with us, don’t hesitate to mention it.

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