Being Sad Sayings and Quotes

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

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.     

Louis E. Boone

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.     

Nicholas Sparks

Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up.     

Katie Gill

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

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.     

Dante Alighieri

Don't criticize something you know nothing about. It only brings people down and makes everyone miserable.     

Laura Hall

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I'm not okay, I'm just good at pretending I am.     


There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.     

John H. Vincent

Sadness does not come from bad circumstances. It comes from bad thoughts.     


Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.     

Haruki Murakami

When feeling sad, dream on! When feeling happy, dream on! You shall survive by means of your dreams!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

William Shakespeare

The best thing for being sad, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.     

T. H. White

Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don't think I'm winning anymore.     


The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know you are sad.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.     

Bob Dylan

If life doesn't kill you, emptiness will.     


Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones.     

Philippos Syrigos

You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life's lessons are learned through pain.     

Boonaa Mohammed

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

Don't be sad because it's over. Be happy because you can start over.     

Ria Tumimomor

It can be really powerful to write something when youre sad.     

Kathryn Stockett

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.     

Henry Rollins

Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen.     

Mitch Albom

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.     

Maya Angelou

Tears are words that need to be written.     

Paulo Coelho

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.     

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave.