47 Sad Quotes

We all experience the feeling of sadness. Be inspired and motivated by these sad quotes. Our collection includes short sad quotes and famous sad quotes, plus quotes for when you are feeling unhappy and miserable.

We all face unhappy times, but let these quotes give you food for thought when you are going through these dark times. We hope they give you encouragement and change your outlook, turning the feeling of being sad into one where things don't look so bad.




    Sad Quotes To Encourage You

    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
  1. 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
    Decision Quotes
    The number one saddest thing is when people do not make a decision. And the second saddest thing is when the decision is not good or right. Don't make bad decisions, if it doesn't feel good then maybe it is the wrong choice.



  2. 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
    Self Esteem Quotes
    Your self esteem is critical to happiness. With no self esteem you do not see yourself as worthy, you don't have confidence in your abilities, you may tend to see the world from a pessimistic point of view which can then lead to bitter feelings. There are many resources available to help build your self esteem.



  3. 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
  4. 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
    Be Yourself
    How sad it is when people are not doing what they are capable of.



  5. 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
    Attitude Quotes



  6. 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
  7. "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
    Happy Quotes
    If you are feeling sad, get out and help someone else. You will find your sadness diminishing.



  8. 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
    Success



  9. ". . . 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
    Mindset



  10. 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'.
  11. "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
    Motivational Quotes
    How sad to hear people complaining or dreaming yet they take no action to make things better, they just keep complaining and dreaming.



  12. Beauty and love pass, I know... Oh, there's sadness, too. I suppose all great happiness is a little sad. Beauty means the scent of roses and then the death of roses- F Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
    Beautiful Quotes



  13. 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
  14. 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
    Inspirational Quotes



  15. 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
    Hardship
    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, don't give up hope, keep moving forward, remember the saying, "This too shall pass." Don't stay sad and down, stay positive and determined.



  16. 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
    Failure
    As the quote states, it truly is a sad thing when someone looks back and wonders what might have been. Taking a risk, trying something new will keep you motivated. 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!



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



  19. Hope comes when you stop fooling yourself into thinking that the struggles are completely negative. Jessa Nowak, The Attitude Antidote
    Stress



  20. Short Sad Quotes

    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
  21. "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
    Quotes about Strength and Courage
    We all face disappointments and sadness, however our expectations and wants can sometimes be unrealistic.



  22. Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief. Munia Khan
    Grief



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



  25. "Self-pity" is just sadness, I think, in the pejorative. Renata Adler, Speedboat
    Self Worth It is pitiful and pathetic when they only focus is on the individual. When feeling miserable and depressed one of the best things to do is to get out and help someone else who is experiencing more difficulties. And when we are depressed it is hard to get moving, but we have to move, do something otherwise we choose to stay in a bad place.



  26. We all have to strive to improve our life and quit blaming others because we aren't getting what we want. Deanna Jewel
  27. 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!
    Blame



  28. Only strong people can find happiness from the sadness surrounding them. Sahaj Oberoi
    Being Strong



  29. The ending of a love relationship is the beginning of a healing process. Howard Parsons, Moving On Through Divorce
    Sad Friendship Quotes
    We can be heart broken over an ending, we can be bitter, but when a relationship ends there is an opportunity for a new beginning.



  30. Don't bury the treasure of your life under the opinions and expectations of strangers. Lisa Bevere
  31. Don't bury the treasure of your life under the opinions and expectations of strangers. Lisa Bevere
    Quote of The Day



  32. If you fall, don't cry, rather try…. Try to rise above what pushed you down and you'll be out of its reach next time. Israelmore Ayivor, 101 Keys To Everyday Passion
    Inspirational Thoughts



  33. "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!
    Inspirational Sayings



  34. Feeling Sad Quotes

  35. Not until we are faced with a crisis or sadness do we begin to remember that if we only laughed a bit more, loved a lot more, and felt the simplicity of loving ourselves-just a little more…this day would be the greatest day ever! Lee Pryke
    Good Day Quotes



  36. There are certain levels of sadness that introduce you to parts of yourself 
you never knew existed ... Ibraheem Hamdi
  37. There are certain levels of sadness that introduce you to parts of yourself you never knew existed, and it's always a much purer version of you that couldn't be any you-er than you. You fall in love with it and forget to move on. Ibraheem Hamdi, The Cashmere Scarf
    Moving Forward



  38. There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. Nicholas Spark
    Feeling



  39. There are beautiful things in the world and there are sad things and when they come together they make a star. The light is far away and the strangest part is that the light is inside you. Victor Lodato, Mathilda Savitch
    Positive Quotes



  40. 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
  41. 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
    Laughter



  42. Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness. Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes
    Truth



  43. Almost all sadness comes from thinking about the past, and all worry from thinking about the future - present-mindedness is your only safe haven. Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders
    Thinking We all have our past, but none of us knows what the future holds. So today is what matters. You can't change the past, you can't predict the future, but you do have today - make the most of it!



  44. I'm strong because I know my weaknesses. I'm wise because I've been foolish. I laugh because I've known sadness. Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare
    Words of Encouragement for Men



  45. 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
  46. 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
    Balance
    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.



  47. Figure out what makes you laugh, and do more of it. Figure out what makes you cry, and do less of it. Mandy Hale, The Single Woman
    Words of Encouragement for Women
    Wise words - why be sad. Figure out what makes you happy and stay focused on that!



  48. Women think that they can make sad things go away by knowing the reason that they happened. Johanna Skibsrud, The Sentimentalists
    Strong Women Quotes



  49. Think of the things that make you happy, 
Not the things that make you sad.  Robert E Farley
  50. Think of the things that make you happy,
    Not the things that make you sad.
    Robert E Farley, Thinking Happiness
    Poems about Happiness
    Inspiring words for when you are feeling sad.



  51. "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
    Future
    Holding on to resentment can make you a feel sad and unhappy. Let it go, move on.



  52. Famous Sad Quotes

    The word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.  Carl Jung
  53. The word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung
    Famous Quotes
    While none of like the feeling of being sad, this quote reminds me of the saying "to appreciate the good days you have to experience the bad days."



  54. 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
    Encouraging Quotes
    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!



  55. Life will propel you into situations where the things that once worked, no longer work. Time passing, carrying things or people out of our lives as it brings new things and people into our lives, makes us sad. Iyanla Vanzant, Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving
    Time



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



  58. Words are tears that have been written down. Tears are words that need to be shed. Without them, joy loses all its brilliance and sadness has no end. Paulo Coelho
    Cute Quotes



  59. In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. Abraham Lincoln
    Experience
    A man who knew what is was like to be sad, Abraham Lincoln. He had many hardships he had to endure. Take his words of wisdom to heart.



  60. "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
    New Day Quotes
    Jim Rohn's quotes truly defines what makes a sad day and what makes a good day.



  61. 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
  62. 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
    Negative People
    Feeling sad and discouraged, look what and who surrounds your - do they make you laugh, do they support you?



  63. The people who are happy for your happiness and sad for your sadness... keep them around. Steve Maraboli
    Happiness Quotes
    Wise words for your happiness.



  64. Our sadness and sorrows, joys and triumphs bind us in the common thread of humanity. Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays
    Joy
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Share these sad quotes with someone who is feeling a bit down or experiencing dark days. Remind them being sad is a feeling that we all go through. Sadness will turn to happiness, just give it time. The feelings of being unhappy or feeling bad can lead to depressing thoughts. But we all have the choice on what we focus on - focus on the positive!


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