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Sad Quotes

Check out our Sad Quotes - quotations to uplift the heart and to help you see you’re not alone!.

Quotations about sorrow and unhappiness – but also about hope.

A Selection of Sad Quotes

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

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

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

Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Christina Georgina Rossetti

We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.
R.W. Dale

More Sad Quotes… 

You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get.
No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true.
Sidney Madwed

The people in the darker parts of society need God as much as anyone else
Anonymous

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

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
Don Herold

We cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over our heads, but we can refuse to let them build their nests in our hair.
Chinese Proverb 

Sad Quotes That Strike a Chord

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.
Dante 

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

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Tupper

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

People are ashamed of being unhappy.
Avi

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Joni Mitchell

Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all difference of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ah, “All things come to those who wait,” (I say these words to make me glad), But something answers, soft and sad, “They come, but often come too late”
Anonymous 

Uplifting Sad Quotes

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

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Psalms

However long the night, the dawn will break.
African Proverb

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

It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.
Jeremy Taylor

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

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

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

We hope you found these Sad Quotes uplifting, or that they helped you realize that you are not alone!