Sadness Quotes

sadness quotes
Not sure how I feel about these sadness quotes.  Maybe you can help me find some better ones?

If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours. -Proverb

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. -Jim Rohn

Smile, even if it’s a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile. -Unknown

The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. -Carl Gustav Jung

Sadness flies away on the wings of time. -Jean de La Fontaine

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often. -Erich Fromm

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison. -Lord Chesterfield

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

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. -John Greenleaf Whittier

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends. -African Proverb

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow. -Alfred De Musset

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. -William Shakespeare

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

Tears are words the heart can’t express. -Unknown

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

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. -Jean Jacques Rousseau

Sometimes to realize you were well, someone must come along and hurt you. -Perry Farell

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. -John Heyl Vincent

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. -Dr.Seuss

Honestly…if you have a few good sadness quotes, please post them in the comments section below.

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    • jen
    • October 5, 2010

    A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else believes the smile on your face.

      • Niccó
      • November 5, 2019

      Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

      Chipper is a choice. Niccó

      Everything is just as it is supposed to be for right now, and everything is going to be okay, because it is always right now. Niccó

    • jen
    • October 5, 2010

    “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the abilityto start over.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

    “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” -Lord Byron

    “Somewhere there’s someone who dreams of your smile, And finds in your presence that life is worth while, So when you are lonely, remember it’s true: Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you.”- Unknown

    “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” – Mary Manin Morrissey

    • Lee
    • October 5, 2010

    Hello Shawn, I did enjoy reading your quotes, they all have inspiring words to consider that play a part in life. Thankyou for sharing. Everyone in this life has experienced sadness at some point, it is the support we receive from family and friends that help us to overcome our sadness and ease the pain we feel.

    I did find some also I would like to share:

    I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chattered all the way; but left me none the wiser, for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow, and never a word said she; but, oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me!
    – Robert Browning Hamilton, Along the Road

    The bitterest tears shed over graves are for
    words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
    – Unknown

    I cry for the time that you were almost mine,
    I cry for the memories I’ve left behind,
    I cry for the pain, the lost, the old the new,
    I cry for the times I thought I had you
    – Unknown

    Not all scars show, not all wounds heal
    Sometimes you can’t always see
    The pain someone feels
    – Unknown

    How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it was only the other way! If it was I who were to be always young, and the picture that were to grow old! For this–for this–I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give!
    – Oscar Wilde

    We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.
    – David Weatherford

    Take care and have a wonderful day!

    • Sara
    • October 5, 2010

    For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. -John Greenleaf Whittier

    luv it

    • October 5, 2010

    I enjoy your quotes, expecially the happy ones, I like to feel good about the things I read I also your efforts

    • Laurie
    • October 5, 2010

    These are good honest quotes, the one that struck me the most was: For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. -John Greenleaf Whittier

    • Patricia
    • October 6, 2010

    I didn’t find these “Sadness” quotes very inspirational at all.

    • Lee
    • October 7, 2010

    Hello Shawn,

    There are no instant or easy answers when sadness touches our heart, even those who know us personally, still find it hard to find the words to comfort us. Sometimes we are not ready to be comforted, we need time to heal, to go through the sorrow and pain that touched our heart and soul. Time is indeed a great healer, so is love, family and friends do their utmost to help us on our journey back to happy times once again, but we have to allow them into our life once again and not shut them out thinking we don’t need anyone.

    I did find some interesting quotes about how love can touch our heart and hope can bring a smile. I wish to share these with you.

    “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” lynnie_buttercup

    “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh” barbp

    “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.” lstyd

    The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
    — Hubert H. Humphrey

    We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
    — Max de Pree

    • Rainelda
    • October 11, 2010

    Hi Shawn…I don’t know,Is this a sadness quote? Cherish the days that will come into your way,though It’s not easy to be happy,it is more difficult to be sad…

    • Shiori
    • March 15, 2011

    These are sweet, they put a smile on my face 🙂

    Remember happiness is only a smile away.

    • Natalatalie
    • June 18, 2011

    I guess I love you because I can’t let you go.

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