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Saddest Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Saddest Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Positive Sad Feeling-Down Wisdom Romantic Love

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

 

The saddest songs are written when a person is happy.
- Merle Travis

We look before and after, And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

A man willing to work, and unable to find work,
is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
- Thomas Carlyle


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It's the most extraordinary and saddest thing,
the amount of talent out there not being seen.
- Gedde Watanabe

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

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

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

It was just like Howlin' Wolf.
Once you arrive at the point that you understand it,
the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.
- Robert Quine

Cancer Boy probably has the saddest,
noblest,
sweetest heart of any character I've ever done.
- Bruce McCulloch

One of the saddest realities is that we never know
when our lives are at their peak.
Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective
do we realize how good we had it a day,
a month, five years ago.
- Jonathan Carroll

For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory
of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its
possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time.
- George Sutherland

There were a lot of areas we didn't cover that I'm
hoping to cover if we do some specials.
One is to see more of Patsy's home and her home life,
which is just the saddest thing.
- Jennifer Saunders

I think the saddest moment in my life just happened two months ago.
My old nightclub partner passed away,
Phil Erickson down in Atlanta.
He - I owe him everything.
He put me in the business and taught me about everything I know.
- Dick Van Dyke

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Action is the antidote to dispair.
- Joan Baez

Sadness is a choice - sadness does not exist.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

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

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

The regrets and resentments etched in a heart
remain until they are cleansed away with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa


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