Sad Life Sayings and Quotes

Sometimes life gives you lemons and you don’t have the energy to make lemonade. Just because life is precious, doesn't mean that it can’t be a real drag. Take a cathartic moment with the collection of wise and inspirational sad life quotes below.

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
What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears. Seneca
Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow. Louisa May Alcott
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
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
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 via Twitter
We never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so. Blaise Pascal
When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. Yann Martel
Nearly everyone has his box of secret pain, shared with no one. John Steinbeck
Joy comes to us like butterflies, but sorrow like wasps. James Lendall Basford
Life doesn’t hurt until you think about how much things have changed, who you’ve lost along the way, and how much of it was your fault. Jamila M. Allen
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
Don't be sad, don't be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief; your time for joy will come, believe me. Aleksandr Pushkin
Who except the gods can live without any pain? Aeschylus
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. Baltasar Gracian
Misfortune comes to all men. Chinese Proverb
Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. Dag Hammarskjold
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Dr. Edward De Bono
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. Oscar Wilde
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde
Life is never fair . . . And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. Oscar Wilde
Man is himself the author of every sorrow he endures. Roman Proverb
There is no day without sorrow. Roman Proverb
The groundwork of life is sorrow. D.H. Lawrence
My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. Psalm 31:9-10
Sorrow, then, and all that it teaches one, is my new world. Oscar Wilde
My heart is broken, hearts are made to be broken: that is why God sends sorrow into the world. Oscar Wilde
For us, there is only one season, the season of Sorrow. Oscar Wilde
Grief comes with many losses. Whatever its cause, grief will come to all of us. Rev. Billy Graham
Grief which is not dealt with properly can cause us to lose our perspective on life. Rev. Billy Graham