These sad quotes will relieve the brokenhearted, the dejected, the down and outs, and the inconsolable. If you experience sadness in your life, it’s good to talk to someone and hear how others deal with their problems. You’re never alone, and there’s always someone who can help.
And we must recognize that sadness and sorrow are a natural part of life. The good news is that things usually get better. As my mother used to say, “The darkest hour is just before dawn.”
So, if you’re feeling sad, reading how others feel on the topic just might help.
Best Quotes about Being Sad
1.) For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these; it might have been.
John Greenleaf Whittier
2.) Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.
Stephen R. Covey
3.) Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.
4.) 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
5.) We don’t even ask happiness, just a little less pain.
Good Sad Quotes
6.) Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
7.) As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.
8.) It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories.
9.) It’s raining in my heart
like it’s raining in the city.
What is this sadness
that pierces my heart?
10.) Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible.
11.) Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Leonardo da Vinci
12.) I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
C. S. Lewis
13.) When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it always.
Sad Love Quotes
14.) It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
15.) The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
16.) I wanted to kill someone, and I wanted to die, and I wanted to run as far and as fast as I could because she was never coming back. She had fallen off the face of the earth, and she was never coming back.
17.) There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.
18.) You find out what you are made of when you have a broken heart. If it happens early and often, all the better.
19.) Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.
20.) I’d rather have a broken arm than a broken heart.
21.) Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
22.) God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces.
23.) The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
24.) Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
25.) Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone, then coming back alone is what is difficult.
26.) You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.
27.) Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.
28.) Let no one who loves be unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James Matthew Barrie
29.) I wish I were a little girl again because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.
30.) If I could show you how awful you made me feel, you would never be able to look me in the eyes again.
31.) What becomes of the brokenhearted, who had a love that’s now departed?
Songwriters: James Anthony Dean, Paul Riser, and William Henry Witherspoon
32.) I miss you, the old you, the one who used to care about me.
33.) Faking a smile is easier than explaining why you’re sad.
Depressed About Life
34.) The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Bob Marley – See Bob Marley Life Quotes
35.) Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad, and all the butterflies have broken wings.
36.) I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.
37.) When you’re depressed, you don’t control your thoughts; your thoughts control you.
38.) The sun stopped shining for me, is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time, and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.
39.) I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.
40.) Just because you think you’re worthless doesn’t make it true.
41.) 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
42.) The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
43.) There you go…let it all slide out. Unhappiness can’t stick in a person’s soul when it’s slick with tears.
44.) Be not arrogant when fortune smiles or dejected when she frowns.
Decimus Magnus Ausonius
45.) Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously.
46.) Unhappiness. There are all kinds of unhappy people in the world. I suppose it would be no exaggeration to say that the world is composed entirely of unhappy people.
Sad Relationship Sayings
47.) The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.
48.) Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.
49.) The saddest thing about love is that not only that it cannot last forever, but that heartbreak is soon forgotten.
50.) If someone you love hurts you: cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
51.) I have lost and loved and won and cried myself to the person I am today.
52.) Lips that taste of tears, they say, are the best for kissing.
53.) I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.
54.) I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every part of my body is broken too.
55.) But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be un-fly-able, stuck in the climb.
Lost in Love Quotes
56.) Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.
57.) Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
58.) There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.
59.) Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
60.) The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
61.) Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
Short Sad Quotes
62.) Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine
63.) Sadness is but a wall between gardens.
64.) You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.
65.) When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.
66.) Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
67.) Tears are words that need to be written.
68.) Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.
69.) It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.
Good Sadness Quotes
70.) There’s enough sorrow in the world, isn’t there, without trying to invent it.
71.) Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow. My eyes are tired of weeping; my heart is sick of woe.
72.) Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its joy.
73.) A cynical young person is almost the saddest sight to see because it means that he or she has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
74.) There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.
75.) Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize this world.
How to use these sad quotes
Recognizing that sadness is a part of everyone’s life helps to have a good handle on the topic. Reviewing these quotes simply for knowledge is a good start. Be careful about communicating some of these quotes to friends and family. Make sure they’re appropriate for the occasion and the recipient.
Sometimes, when words are difficult, just a silent presence can help someone go through a tough stretch. See how you can help with basic needs, e.g., bring over a meal vs. asking how I can help?
Being present and showing that you care can mean a lot.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and founder of Greeting Card Poet.
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