108+ Sad Quotes to Get You Through Your Pain

Deep sadness quotes will lift your spirits by helping you understand which things are good for you and which things are not good

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Deep Sad Quotes

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

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

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! Dita Von Teese

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving

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

Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN! Syed Arshad

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. 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

Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others. Stephen R. Covey

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. Jonathan Safran Foer

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I realise now that the person I used to be is not the person I am.

She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.

The sun kept on slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.

As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.

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

But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.

We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim. R.M. Drake

Leaning against my father, the sadness finally broke open inside me, hollowing out my heart and leaving me bleeding. My feet felt rooted in the dirt. There were more than two bodies buried here. Pieces of me that I didn’t even know were under the ground. Pieces of dad, too.

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The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. Lemony Snicket

Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.

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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 Sparks

Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up. But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it.

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

Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.

Long time I been on my own, but now really I’m alone. I survive the killing, the starving, all the hate of the Khmer Rouge, but I think maybe now I will die of this, of broken heart.

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

I don’t know if it’s possible to take hate away from people. Not even people like us, who’ve seen firsthand what hate can do. We’re all hurting. We’re all going to be hurting for a long time. And we, probably more than anyone else out there, will be searching for a new reality every day. A better one.

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul. Oscar Wilde

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.

Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of self pity and pain.

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

You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.

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

But a part of me lies buried in lace and roses on a riverbank in France-a part of me is broken off forever. A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb.

The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness. Alain de Botton

Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep. Taraji P. Henson

Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself by putting them back together.

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance. Osho

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. Miguel de Unamuno

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

Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story. Faraaz Kazi

Sad Quotes on Life, Love and Pain

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

If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. Thomas Otway

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

It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces. Ella Harper

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness. Pierre Corneille

There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you. Ashleigh Brilliant

The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development. Alain de Botton

When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love. David Grayson

Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel. Tupac Shakur

You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel. Johnny Depp

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Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. Eckhart Tolle

I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it? Faraaz Kazi

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

You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar starved for love. Ayushee Ghoshal

Life is too short to be angry or sad for long. Alphonso Davies

He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me. Shannon A. Thompson

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The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes. Nikolai Gogol

Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable. Nicholas Sparks

When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Mac Miller

It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Samuel Butler

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. C. Joybell C.

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been. John Greenleaf Whittier

There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go. Tennessee Williams

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

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You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go. C.C Aurel

It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time. Willie Nelson

Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. Mario Teguh

Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever. Mattie Stepanek

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

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. Leonardo da Vinci

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. Horace

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one. Queen Victoria

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The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. Alexander Smith

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad. Voltaire

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

The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered. Logan Pearsall Smith

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you know. Henry Rollins

You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good. Warsan Shire

Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad. Christina Rossetti

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. Stephen Chbosky

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen. Brigitte Bardot

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. Bob Marley

Short Sad Quotes

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. George Eliot

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry. George Jean Nathan

How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us. Fred Rogers

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell

It’s pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils. Meg White

Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths. Nehali Lalwani

Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are. Mark Haddon

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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way cracks you open to feeling. Jennifer Anniston

You’re sad because you’re wasting your potential. You know it, your family knows it, everyone knows it. Do something useful. Carlos Del Valle

The wound is the place where the light enters you. Rumi

Tears are words that need to be written. Paulo Coelho

The human condition is a good one in that no one is unhappy except by his own fault. Seneca

And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here. Dominic Riccitello

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Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Malcolm X

Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear. Lindsay Hunter

The pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger. Ritu Ghatourey

Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Sylvia Plath

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. Jose N. Harris

Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned William Butler Yeats

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Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t. Stephen King

Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear. Joshua Wisenbaker

Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before. Cassandra Clare