39 Sad Quotes about Life

Be inspired and encouraged by these sad quotes about life. We all face sadness and unhappy times during our life, but let these quotes give you food for thought when you are going through these times.

  1. "To each of us some rain must fall because life is not always cast in a play that has the script you expect or want." Catherine Pulsifer

  2. "Holding onto the past is a recipe for an unhappy life." Pearl Little; Julie Schoen, Christian Yoga
    Some people get so stuck in the past it is sad to watch. No matter what happens - move on. Don't stop because of one failure, or one bad experience. Learn from it and keep living!

  3. You can live your whole life not realizing that what you're looking for is right in front of you. David Nicholls, One Day

  4. When you give yourself permission to enjoy, life changes instantly. Joe Hoare, Laughter yoga and happiness

  5. Life is more than just the accumulation of things. Be concerned about what's truly important. Rick Warren
    What is truly important to you? Is it material things or is it relationships with friends and family. Always remember we came into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing.

  6. Punishment might shut down a behavior in the short term, but teaching offers skills that last a lifetime. Daniel J. Siegel, No-Drama Discipline

  7. When you make any decision in life: - You can choose what feels good. You can choose what makes you look good. You can choose to do what is good or right. David J.Lieberman, Never Get Angry Again

  8. Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Red Skelton

  9. Life will put you through many battles and competitions that you will have to indulge in. If you do not have the right self esteem, you will end up losing the battle before you have begun. Stephanie Beyer, Self Esteem
    Your self esteem is critical to a happy life. With no self esteem you do not see yourself as worthy, you don't have confidence in your abilities. There are many resources available to help build your self esteem.

  10. If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life. Abraham Maslow
  11. If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life. Abraham Maslow

  12. If you've ever felt tempted or succumbed to the temptation to give up in an area of your life, you've been bullied by regret. Kendra Tillman, You Are Stronger Than You Think

  13. In order to live without regret, you must work consciously, developing courage, hope, gratitude, faith, honesty, compassion, positive thought, healthy action, trust, presence, acceptance of change, self-love and self-respect, and a heart-honoring attitude." Bronnie Ware, Your Year for Change

  14. Keep your life in the right perspective. Every one of us has something even right now to be happy about: our health, our jobs, our families, or an opportunity. Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Every Day a Friday
    You can be negative or positive. You can be happy or sad. It is all up to you. We may not be able to control a lot of things but we do have control over our thoughts and our attitude. It's your choice!

  15. Success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it… and there’s the very real danger that “succeeding" will take up your whole life, while the big questions go untended. George Saunders

  16. You only pass through this life once, you don't come back for an encore. Elvis Presley

  17. There are two types of people in your life. Those who nourish you, and those who drain you. Those who help you grow, and those who are toxic to your growth. Les Brown
    Feeling sad and discouraged, look at the people in your life - do they make you laugh, do they encourage you?

  18. "The main reason people are not happy with their lives is because they aren't living a life of service to others that are truly in need, or they are even aware that they exist!" Kevin Kerr, How to Be Happy and Live Life to the Fullest

  19. "Everyone can think of the one thing that would make life better for them. But people are not so quick to answer the second question: 'What are you doing to make that change come true'." Catherine Pulsifer

  20. Don't bury the treasure of your life under the opinions and expectations of strangers. Lisa Bevere
  21. Don't bury the treasure of your life under the opinions and expectations of strangers. Lisa Bevere

  22. "Even though our outlook on life certainly have an impact on our level of happiness, happy people usually didn't just sit around thinking themselves happy! Instead, both their level of happiness, and to an extent their mindset, came as a result of their behavior and actions." Martin Kaye, Self Esteem Mastery

  23. We need so often in this life this balancing set of scales, Thus seeing how much in us wins and how much in us fails; Helen Welshimer , Take A Walk
    We all face failures, we all have setbacks, we all have days where we feel sorry for ourselves. Anyone who tells you that they don't is not telling you the truth. Focus on your wins, not on your failures.

  24. However, unproductive complaining can lead to a negative outlook on life and one's surroundings. Meilena Hauslendale, Stop Complaining

  25. Being open to grief means you acknowledge that it’s in your life right now, and you are allowing yourself to react however you need to. In doing so, you do not try to avoid it or fit it in a specific mold of what grief should look like. You just accept what you are thinking and feeling. Stephanie Jose LMHC LCAT, Progressing Through Grief

  26. "Worrying or daydreaming too often can make you feel like you are sleepwalking through life." Emily MacLeod, Mindfulness: Mindfulness for Beginners

  27. "One of the major reasons why people are not doing well is because they keep trying to get through the day. A more worthy challenge is to try to get from the day." Jim Rohn

  28. There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy. Mark Twain

  29. We each have a distinct path and purpose in life, a destiny as unique as our own fingerprints or DNA structure, yet we often live lives of petty obscurity and quiet desperation, ignoring our truth and our path, choosing to blame others instead of taking responsibility for our own choices. Seth David Chernoff, Manual For Living

  30. "Life is scary when you are powerless, when you live in a world where you believe most things and most people are more powerful than you. It's scary to feel your life is out of your control." Danny Silk, Keep Your Love On
    How dismal life can be when you see others as more important or more powerful than you. Have confidence in yourself when faced with issues, take one step at a time!

  31. We all have to strive to improve our life and quit blaming others because we aren't getting what we want. Deanna Jewel
  32. We all have to strive to improve our life and quit blaming others because we aren't getting what we want. Deanna Jewel, Unleash Your Inner Strength!

  33. Could there be anything better in life than buying Christmas gifts for kids who have never been able to afford them, or assisting a mother who is mustering up every last cent to feed her family? Bob Abramson, WOW Your Clients

  34. You have the choice to wallow in misery, to continue to let life happen to you, to take control of your life, and even the choice to decide how you will view or react to the bad things that will happen along the way. Jake Smith, 10 Steps To A Happier Life

  35. "You need to let go of the resentment inside of you and don't let it shape the way your life will be in the future." Heather Rose, Depression Help
    Holding on to resentment can make you a very pessimistic person. Let it go, move on with your life.

  36. "I like what I am now. I will not stay forever, but during the last phase of my life, I do not wish to waste any time lamenting about what never happened, or worry about what the future may hold. I will enjoy and celebrate each day of my life." Grandmother Saying from Sofie K, Aging Back

  37. Life is a storm that will test you unceasingly. Don’t wait for calm waters that may not arrive. Derive purpose from resilience. Learn to sail the raging sea. Author Unknown

  38. We will always have seasons of struggles and testing. There are times when everything we attempt to do will seem to go wrong. T. D. Jakes, Hope for Every Moment
    There are depressing days when everything we touch seems to go wrong. You think if one more thing goes wrong, and then it does! Don't let it get you down, keep moving forward, remember the saying, "This too shall pass." Stay positive.

  39. Everybody wants to improve their life but most of the time, it remains just a "want." You must put your time, effort and sometimes money to make it happen. K. Collins, Quit Talking, Start Doing!

  40. With everything in life, we want to minimize our stress, and maximize the time and energy we spend on the things we can control (ourselves). Lisa Kardos, Success Blueprint

  41. Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. Louis E. Boone
    As the quote states, it truly is a sad thing when someone looks back on their life and wonders what might have been. Taking a risk, trying something new is what life is all about. Every time we walk out our front door we take a risk. If you have a dream or a goal take the action to make it a reality. If if you fail you will learn something that didn't work!

  42. The way you deal with life's situations changes when you start to think more positively. Alex Uwajeh
  43. The way you deal with life's situations changes when you start to think more positively. Alex Uwajeh, The Power of Positive Affirmations

  44. Everyone has a background, and our background can influence us, positively or negatively in our path in life. Dr Timothy Sng, How I Became a Christian

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