Consoling Sayings and Quotes

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


There is nothing so consoling as to find one's neighbor's troubles are at least as great as one's own.     

George Moore

A consoling thought: what matters is not what we do, but the spirit in which we do it. Others suffer too; so much so that there is nothing in the world but suffering; the problem is simply to keep a clear conscience.     

Cesare Pavese

The domestic lives we live which may be accidental, or not entirely of our making help to make possible our writing lives; our imaginations are freed, or stimulated, by the very prospect of companionship, quiet, a predictable and consoling routine.     

Joyce Carol Oates

God has commanded Time to console the unhappy     

Joseph Joubert

Leaders console the world with their speeches, heroes console the world with their actions.     

Amit Kalantri

In order to console a soul in it's sufferings, point out to it all the good it can still do.     

Pio of Pietrelcina

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.     

Karl Kraus

God is that inner presence which makes us admire the beautiful and consoles us for not sharing the happiness of the wicked.     

Eugene Delacroix

It is people's movement that consoles us. If the leaves of a tree did not move, how sad would be the tree and so should we.     

Edgar Degas

Console yourself by remembering that the world doesn't deserve your affection.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Little things console us because little things afflict us.     

Blaise Pascal

Consoling a miserable soul, wiping the tears of a crying person is greater than any worldly achievement.     

Mata Amritanandamayi

Comfort came in with the middle classes.     

Clive Bell

Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us.     

Oscar Wilde

It is comfort to the believer that all things are possible.     

Samuel Rutherford

Only the Holy Spirit can comfort a person in the depths of grief.     

Tullian Tchividjian

The greatest comfort in this life is having a close relationship with God.     

David O. McKay

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.     

Billy Graham

Comfort comes into your house first as guest, then as a host, then finally as the master.     

David Bowie

There is no safer feeling than the comfort of sheltering from life's storms in the harbor of friendship.     

Sir David Baird

The greatest comforts and lasting peace are obtained, when one eradicates selfishness from within.     

Guru Gobind Singh

It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.     

L. Estrange

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace, but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener in the lap than the strong one.     

William Gurnall

It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.     

Tom Wolfe

Comfort is your biggest trap and coming out of comfort zone your biggest challenge.     

Manoj Arora

Comfort rarely produces great art.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Comfort is a state of mind.     

Pam Malow-Isham