75 Sad Quotes About Life For 2023 When You’re Feeling Down

Sad Quotes About Life capture the poignant and often challenging aspects of the human experience. In the realm of literature and expression, these quotes serve as emotional reflections on life’s struggles, heartbreaks, and moments of despair. They provide a poignant glimpse into the depth of human emotions, offering solace to those who resonate with the shared sad quotes about life and a sense of understanding for those navigating their own personal journeys. 

75 Sad Quotes

1. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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

3. “Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.” ― Lauren Conrad

4. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with a real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” ― Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

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

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

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

8. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

9. “One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” ― Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

10. “Sadness is also a kind of defence.” — Ivo Andrich

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

12. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So, I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.” ― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

13. “We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear, and sadness, and to me, they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement, and inspiration.” — Alanis Morrisette

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

15. “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel.” — J.K. Rowling

16. “There are two types of people in the world: Those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.” ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

17. “With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, “To a Skylark”

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

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

20. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21. “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

22. “In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.” ― William S. Burroughs, Queer

23. “Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” — Taraji P. Henson

24. “Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.” ― Christina Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

25. “We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.” — Pierre Corneille

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

27. “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

28. “When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world.” — Mac Miller

29. “It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.” — Willie Nelson

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

31. “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” — Mattie Stepanek

32. “The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” — Bob Marley

33. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” — Henry Rollins

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

35. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” — Unknown

36. “One thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.” — John Lennon, “Crippled Inside”

37. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” — Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

38. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silent hurt more.” ―  S. Lewis

39. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” — David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law

40. “To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.” — Dorothy Thompson

41. “People keep telling me that life goes on, but to me that’s the saddest part.” — Unknown

42. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

43. “There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.” — George Eliot, Middlemarch

“As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” ― Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

45. “Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.” — Unknown

46. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.” ― Joshua Wisenbaker

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

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

49. “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” ― Steven Tyler

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

51. “It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

53. “There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.” ― Mark Twain

54. “Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed or is ashamed of his success.” — Seneca

55. “There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness on the day of sorrow.” ― Alfred de Musset

56. “Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

58. “So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.” — Rev. Dr. John Sutherland Bonnell

59. “People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they’ve been strong for too long.” ― Johnny Depp

60. “Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.” ― Abhysheq Shukla, KARMA

61. “He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” — Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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

63. “The sky cries for those filled with sadness.” ― Sonya Watson, The Tide Breaker

64. “Sadness is the ambrosia of all art.” ― Frances Fong

65. “Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls.” ― Munia Khan

66. “Trying to avoid sadness is trying to avoid life.” — Maxime Lagacé

67. “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

68. “Your greatest highs come from overcoming your greatest lows.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

69. “Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher.” — Maya Watson

70. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.” — Mahatma Gandhi

71. “Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever” — Unknown

72. “I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.” — Nana Mouskouri

73. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

74. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” — Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

75. “First, accept sadness. Realise that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” — Alyssa Milano

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