65 Best Sad Quotes On Success In Life

These sad quotes will inspire you. Sad, feeling or showing sorrow, unhappy or affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging sad quotes, sad sayings, and sad proverbs.

Inspirational Sad Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” ~ Johnny Depp
  3. “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” ~ Bob Dylan

  4. “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
    because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
    and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” ~ Robin Williams
  5. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” ~ Henry Rollins
  6. “Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” ~ Lisa Page Brooks
  7. “Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  8. “I know my heart will never be the same But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay” ~ Sara Evans
  9. “Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” ~ Mineko Iwasaki
  10. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.” ~ Anais Nin , Sad quotes about love
  11. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” ~ Carl Jung
  12. “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we begin it so late.” ~ William Mather Lewis

  13. “You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  14. “Sometimes you weren’t supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.” ~ Sarah Addison Allen
  15. “Those who do not weep, do not see.” ~ Victor Hugo
  16. “How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.” ~ Jim Rohn
  17. “It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” ~ Miguel de Unamuno

  18. “Tears are words that need to be written.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  19. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  20. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  21. “Because you speak to me in words, and I look at you with feelings.” ~ Anna Karina

  22. “A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out, in the end, it was never bound to be, and you just have to let go.” ~ Will Smith , Sad quotes about life
  23. “I’m just a little bit tired If you know what I mean Don’t want to be in a crowd When I can be in a dream.” ~ Jim Steinman
  24. “Aid my disillusionment, my friend!” ~ Herman Melville
  25. “Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley

  26. “People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.” ~ Helen Keller
  27. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  28. “You can do terrible things when you don’t know who you are.” ~ Adam Rex
  29. “To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  30. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” ~ Washington Irving

  31. “How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” ~ Fred Rogers
  32. “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  33. “The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” ~ Bob Marley
  34. “She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love.” ~ William Wordsworth
  35. “The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow.” ~ Mark Twain

  36. “The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.” ~ Nikolai Gogol
  37. “Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.” ~ Alexandre Dumas
  38. “When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” ~ Yann Martel
  39. “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  40. “What’s the good of dragging up sufferings which are over, of being unhappy now just because you were then.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  41. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ~ Khalil Gibran

  42. “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  43. “When you’re sad, you’re not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it.” ~ Dianna Agron
  44. “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” ~ Winston Churchill
  45. “Anger, tears, and sadness are only for those who have given up.” ~ Katie Gill

  46. “A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” ~ Brian Jacques
  47. “I expose slavery in this country because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.” ~ Frederick Douglass
  48. “It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  49. “Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  50. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” ~ Dante Alighieri

  51. “Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?” ~ Haruki Murakami
  52. “We need never be ashamed of our tears.” ~ Charles Dickens
  53. “Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.” ~ Arthur Koestler
  54. “Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.” ~ Markus Zusak

  55. “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” ~ Helen Keller
  56. “The funniest people are the saddest once” ~ Confucius
  57. “The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.” ~ Jennifer Aniston , Sad quotes about pain
  58. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~ Anonymous

  59. “In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  60. “If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  61. “Love is the distance between reality and pain.” ~ Robyn Hitchcock

  62. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  63. “I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds– but I think of you always in those intervals.” ~ Salvador Plascencia
  64. “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” ~ Ned Vizzini
  65. “In human intercourse, the tragedy begins, not when there is a misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Summary: Sad, affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful.

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