Sad Love Sayings and Quotes

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

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.     

Anais Nin

I will wait for you till the day I can forget you or till the day you realize you cannot forget me     


There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you.     

Steve Maraboli

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.     

Faraaz Kazi

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

La Rochefoucauld

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Jim Rohn

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.

Merle Shan

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.


If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart's breaking.

Thomas Otway

Remember me with smiles and laughs, for that's how I'll remember you. If you can only remember me with sadness and tears, then don't remember me at all.


Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable.     

Nicholas Sparks

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."

John Greenleaf Whittier

Some people are going to leave, but that's not the end of your story. That's the end of their part in your story.

Faraaz Kazi

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.     

Herman Hesse

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

Christopher Morley

Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.

James Matthew Barrie

Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you'd clicked 'Send'.

Faraaz Kazi

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.


When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.


In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Sometimes your eyes are not the only place the tears fall from.

Faraaz Kazi

Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.


Since I can't be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.

Susan Polis Schutz

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.


You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.     

Terri Guillemets

Ask me why I keep on loving you when it's clear that you don't feel the same way for me... the problem is that as much as I can't force you to love me, I can't force myself to stop loving you.


One day you'll love me as I love you. One day you'll think of me as I think of you. One day you'll cry for me as I cry for you. One day you'll want me, but I won't want you.


It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.     

Nicholas Sparks