Sadness Sayings and Quotes

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

So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. John Sutherland Bonnel
Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success. Seneca
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran
Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth. Emile Durkheim
Sadness is a natural reaction to awakening to see the way things are. But we can either become lost in our sadness, or decide to use this awakening to inspire us to work to change things to the way we wish they could be. Robert Alan Silverstein
Sadness is a visitor who will enter your home without a key but you have the ability to kick it out when you're ready to. unknown
Sadness is a choice - sadness does not exist. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy in the same way that darkness is nothing more than the absence of light. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Gustav Jung
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Lord Chesterfield
Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass. Chuck T. Falcon
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. Chinese Proverbs
So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. John Sutherland Bonnell
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
Sadness may be part of life but there is no need to let it dominate your entire life. Byron Pulsifer
Sadness flowers to the next renewing joy. Jareb Teague
Sadness is a valuable treasure only discovered in people you love. Malagasy Proverb
The best thing for being sad is to learn something. Theodore White
By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness. David Weatherford
The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. Jim Rohn
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness. Nana Mouskouri
Sadness does not come from bad circumstances. It comes from bad thoughts. unknown
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
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness. Jackie Kennedy
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. Ecclesiastes, 7:3.
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. Jean Giraudoux
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
First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great. Alyssa Milano
When sadness comes, accept it. Listen to its song. It has something to give to you. It has a gift which no happiness can give to you, only sadness can give it. Osho
There is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. I don't think being sad is to be avoided. It's apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Joseph Gordon-Levitt