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“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.—  Carl Jung.”  Here 28 Sad Quotes.

Sad Quotes

1. “When you’re too close to people, when you spend too much time with them and love them too dearly, sometimes you can’t see them.”
— Tana French

2. “Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.” —Jean Giraudoux

3. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. ” —J. K. Rowling

4. “I thought when love for you died, I should die. It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on. ” —Rupert Brooke

5. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ” —Helen Keller

6. “Sadness flies away on the wings of time. ” —Jean de La Fontaine

7. “Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. ” —Gloria Steinem

Sad Quotes

8. “Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours. ” —William Osler

9. “The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss. ” —Thomas Carlyle

10. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? ” —Bob Marley

11. “It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. ” —Chuck Palahniuk

12. “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

13. “Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry. ” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez

14. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. ” —John Greenleaf Whittier

Sad Quotes

15. “I can get sad, I can get frustrated, I can get scared, but I never get depressed — because there's joy in my life. ” —Michael J. Fox

16. “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17. “In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again.” — Jack Thorne and Albus Dumbledore

18. “And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.” — Junot Dìaz

19. “I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” — James Dashner

20. “Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.” —Lykke Li

21. “I have never seen the ocean, she said, but I think about it often— whenever I cry.” — Michael Faudet

Sad Quotes

22. “You don't know distance until you've shared your bed with somebody who's falling out of love with you.” — Beau Taplin

23. “We spoke endlessly about everything and nothing. Now, I cannot even remember the sound of your voice.” — Michael Faudet

24. “Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.” — Charles Bukowski

25. “It hurts that I can be so full of him while he’s so empty of me.” — David Levithan

26. “You ruin your love because you don't think you deserve anything good.” — Warsan Shire

27. “There comes a point where there aren’t any tears left. When we have lost what we’ve held dear all that’s left are the memories.” —Samantha King

28. “Can't I take away all this pain?” —Korn


Best Sad Quotes

1.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
2.
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”― Jonathan Safran Foer
3.
“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

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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