Being Sad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being sad quotes, being sad sayings, and being sad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. Louis E. Boone
The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Nicholas Sparks
Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up. Katie Gill
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
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. Dante Alighieri
Don't criticize something you know nothing about. It only brings people down and makes everyone miserable. Laura Hall
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I'm not okay, I'm just good at pretending I am. Anonymous
There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. John H. Vincent
Sadness does not come from bad circumstances. It comes from bad thoughts. Anonymous
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami
When feeling sad, dream on! When feeling happy, dream on! You shall survive by means of your dreams! Mehmet Murat ildan
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. William Shakespeare
The best thing for being sad, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn. T. H. White
Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore. Anonymous
The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know you are sad. Jonathan Safran Foer
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain. Bob Dylan
If life doesn't kill you, emptiness will. Anonymous
Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones. Philippos Syrigos
You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life's lessons are learned through pain. Boonaa Mohammed
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
Don't be sad because it's over. Be happy because you can start over. Ria Tumimomor
It can be really powerful to write something when youre sad. Kathryn Stockett
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. Jonathan Safran Foer
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. Henry Rollins
Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen. Mitch Albom
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou
Tears are words that need to be written. Paulo Coelho
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave. Homer
At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness. Dorothy Hamill
Don't cry over someone who wouldn't cry over you. Lauren Conrad
It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. Chuck Palahniuk
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been. John Greenleaf Whittier
A feeling of sadness that is not akin to pain resembles sorrow only, As the mist resembles the rain. Longfellow
By sadness, you destroy the divine image in your soul. God is joy. All nature rejoices in him, and would you be sad? A true joy makes the heart fear God. Lombez
Take my word for it, the saddest thing under the sky is a soul incapable of sadness. Countess de Gasparin
If one person does not become sad, another person does not become happy. Yoruba Proverb
Better by far you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad. Christina Rosetti
Atone of sorrow doth the mass pervade, / And grief hath here bestowed her deepest shade; / No one is joyous here— no one seems glad / But the childhood, youth, and age, all, all, are sad... R. Douglas Jr
In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. It wearies me, you say it wearies you. Shakespeare
There's a long streak of melancholia in my world. Often when I'm sad, I make things to get out of the sadness. Everything is more emotionally vivid when you're sad. Mike Mills
Life was suddenly too sad. And yet it was beautiful. The beauty was dimmed when the sadness welled up. And the beauty would be there again when the sadness went. So the beauty and the sadness belonged together somehow. William Steig
Young children don't know that sadness isn't forever. It's frightening for them to feel that their sadness may overwhelm them and never go away. Fred Rogers
The weight of this sad time we must obey; / Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. William Shakespeare
Talk happiness. The world is sad enough / Without your woe, no path is wholly rough / Look for the places / That are smooth and clear. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Sad or depressing thoughts...produce changes in brain chemistry that have a detrimental effect on the body's physiology. Chopra
No one makes us happy or sad. Our emotions don't happen to us so much as we choose them. In fact, our own thoughts, emotions, and actions are the only things we really do control. Bernie Siegel
The lessons we learn in sadness and from loss are those that abide. Sorrow clarifies the mind, steadies it, forces it to weigh things correctly. T.T. Manger
A man who knows sadness, if he laughs his laughter will have depth. His laughter will have something of his sadness too; his laughter will be more colorful. Shree Rajneesh
When sadness comes, accept it. Listen to its song. It has something to give you. It has a gift which no happiness can give to you, only sadness can give you. Shree Rajneesh
Being sad has become cool / Drowning yourself in a pool of tears is the latest trend / If you shout 'I want to die' in the middle of high school cafeteria, the only response you'll get is 'same.' Nola Debera Leech
It ain't depressing that I'm being troubled / But the utmost concern is, my heart being crumbled / Yet never were these emotions portrayed out by me / Cause I knew it all along, that was what made me / All I could say was, 'I'm happy being sad!' / 'And I don't really care, you may think I'm mad.' Sindhura Sajja
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. Jim Rohn
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. Oscar Wilde
The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung
Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. Tupac Shakur
Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. J.K. Rowling
Life is too short to be angry or sad for long. Alphonso Davies
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ. John Steinbeck
It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. Willie Nelson
Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever. Mattie Stepanek
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. Horace