Unhappiness Sayings and Quotes

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


Unhappiness is an unfinished state; happy people don't need our help.     

Hugh Laurie

All unhappiness is due to the ego. With it comes all your trouble. If you would deny the ego and scorch it by ignoring it you would be free.     

Ramana Maharshi

All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.     

Gautama Buddha

All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.     

Blaise Pascal

Unhappiness isn't at its most acute point until a realistic chance of happiness, sufficiently close, has been envisioned.     

Michel Houellebecq

We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else's opinion that we do not look happy.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life are not signs of mental illness, but of growing intelligence.     

Ken Wilber

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.     

Jean De La Bruyere

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.     

Eckhart Tolle

Unhappiness is really an incorrect way of seeing. When we are unhappy we don't see life as it really is. We are in a condition of veiled light, of shadows.     

Frederick Lenz

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.     

C. JoyBell C.

You have to fight unhappiness like a dragon with fire and breathe.     

Drew Barrymore

Your unhappiness is a way of speaking to you, it's telling you something isn't right.     

Robert Greene

No one is discontented at not being a king except a discrowned king unhappiness almost invariably indicates the existence of a road not taken, a talent undeveloped, a self not recognized.     

Blaise Pascal

The cause of most of man's unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

By becoming more unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so.     

Madame Swetchine

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it.     

Don Herold

The unhappy are prisoners of a single round of thought.     

Mason Cooley

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.     

Don Herold

There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.     

Anthony De Mello

All unhappiness is caused by our trying to be limited, to be an ego. The more we are our Self, the happier we are. We will never be completely happy until we are completely being our Self.     

Lester Levenson

If a man is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault, for God made all men to be happy.     

Epictetus

Unhappy people often insist on trying to uncover the full magnitude of their unhappiness, or choose to investigate other people's lives as a distraction from their own.     

Javier Marías

Unhappiness in one place doesn't breed happiness elsewhere. It just breeds more unhappiness.     

Callie Bates

Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive.     

Douglas Coupland

Unhappiness slowly creeps up on you, like a shape-shifting monster waiting in the darkness of your hallway, his bulging eyes watching your every move. The breath on his slimy tongue makes the hairs on your neck stand up.     

Kate Rockland

Unhappiness indicates wrong thinking, just as ill health indicates a bad regimen.     

Paul Bourget

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Unhappiness does make people look stupid.     

Anatole France

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.     

Willie Nelson