Heartfelt Quotes About Sadness

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
John Steinbeck

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Khalil Gibran

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Henry David Thoreau

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Henry Ward Beecher

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Khalil Gibran

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
William Wordsworth

If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.
Franz Schubert

It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.
Thomas Huxley

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Jean Paul

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
Yoko Ono

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Arthur Koestler

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Steven Tyler

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
Pierre Corneille

We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
Alanis Morissette

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Jean de la Bruyere

If you don't know about pain and trouble, you're in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.
Evel Knievel

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.
William S. Burroughs

Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.
Ernest Renan

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.
Alyssa Milano

They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.
Conor Oberst

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
Leo Buscaglia

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

Delicious tears! The heart's own dew.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
Nana Mouskouri

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