Sadness Quotes

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up

Katie Gill

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison

Lord Chesterfield

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

Theodore Parker

I spend a lot of my time looking at blue, The colour of my room and my mood...

Kate Bush

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

Mark Twain

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 Wordsworth Longfellow

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

Onions make me sad, a lot of people don't realize that. When I'm cutting onions, I'm sad. Because the plight of onions, it's sad. But people don't realize I'm actually crying - they think I'm just reacting.

Mitch Hedberg

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Gustav Jung

Sadness is always the legacy of the past; regrets are pains of the memory

Unknown

Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success

Seneca

What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.

Akhenaton

Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness

Italo Calvino

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

Eugene Ionesco

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.

Jerome K. Jerome

What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.

Akhenaton

It is an unfortunate personal tragedy. However, when compared to the vast ocean of the collective tragedy faced by my people, my illness is merely a pebble. I am deeply sad that I am crippled by this illness, unable to contribute anything substantial towards the alleviation of the immense suffering and oppression of my people.

Anton Balasingham

The only thing worried thoughts have the power to change is what the next thing will be for you to worry over!

Guy Finley

The past is as powerless to darken the present moment as is a shadow to reach up and drag down the form that casts it.

Guy Finley

Grief carries its own antidote along with it.

Charles Brockden Brown

Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere!

Guy Finley

The only one interested in hearing your sad story is . . . you; and even you wish you didn�t have to relive it again!

Guy Finley

Listen! you hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness in.

Matthew Arnold

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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