Grievance Sayings and Quotes

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


The individual who cultivates grievances, and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs, can only be ignored, and left to the education of time and of development. One does not argue or contend with the foul miasma that settles over stagnant water; one leaves it and climbs to a higher region, where the air is pure and the sunshine fair.     

Lilian Whiting

If you wait until you find something to speak up for, something that you're passionate about that concerns you and attacks your own beliefs, then eventually, when the day finally arrives, you might also find that you have forgotten how to speak.     

Kamand Kojouri

A rebellion is something that is developing as an explosion coming out of the righteous grievances of a community of people.     

Grace Lee Boggs

The grievance industry always seeks to blame other people while never finding a solution.      

Rush Limbaugh

There have always been grievances and youth has always been the agitator.     

William O. Douglas

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life. It not infrequently happens that those who hunger for hope give their allegiance to him who offers them a grievance.     

Eric Hoffer

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.     

Rush Limbaugh

Take away grievances from some people and you remove their reasons for living; most of us are nourished by hope, but a considerable minority get psychic nutrition from their resentments, and would waste away purposelessly without them.     

Sydney J. Harris

Individual grievances and pet peeves have got to go by the wayside. Generally, you don't have to worry about the guys who are playing every day, it's the guys who are sitting on the bench that are the ones that get needles in their pants.     

Walter Alston

If you would make yourself agreeable wherever you go, listen to the grievances of others but never relate your own.     

Josh Billings

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow, it is not a permanent rest stop     

Dodinsky

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.     

Elie Wiesel

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.     

Bayard Rustin

You should protest about the views of people you disagree with over major moral issues, and argue them down, but you should not try to silence them, however repugnant you find them. That is the bitter pill free speech requires us to swallow.     

Julian Baggini

Grievance does not make for great art.     

Eva Figes