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When a person dreams and takes step towards achieving his goals, he never thinks about losing the battle. Life is not full of happy moments only. You have to go through painful times as well. When you fail to accomplish your goal, you lose all hope and soak yourself in fumes of sadness. You should remember that failure is also a part of life and never final. Success is inevitable, but only if you keep striving towards your goal. In the following lines, we have listed a number of sad quotes, some of which will express situation similar as yours and some will give you hope to look beyond sadness and forward towards happiness. Read on and explore a collection of sad quotations and sayings.

Princess Diana

The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.

Malcolm X

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.

James Madison

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.

Thomas Hobbes

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.

Marcus Aurelius

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

William Osler

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.

Carl Jung

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. 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.

Francis Bacon

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.

John Stuart Mill

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.

Marcel Proust

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Willie Nelson

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.

Carl Jung

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.


A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.

Keira Knightley

I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.

Coco Chanel

A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

Alexander Hamilton

Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.


Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.

Mitch Albom

If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow.

Winston Churchill

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.

Nicole Kidman

Having gone through all of this, I feel in some ways calmer now. It's strange, but sad. I think I'll always be sad.

Carl Jung

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. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

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William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Butler Yeats

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

William Gibson

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.

Hillaire Belloc

I am writing a book about the Crusades so dull that I can scarcely write it.

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Alexis de Tocqueville

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Stephen King

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

Helen Keller

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.

Lenny Kravitz

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy.

Andrew Jackson

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Andy Warhol

During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.

Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

Jules Renard

Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.

Edgar Watson Howe

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

Andrew Jackson

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.


There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

William S. Burroughs

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.

Billy Joel

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.

Lord Byron

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.

Billie Jean King

Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad.

Bertrand Russell

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

John Milton

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.


It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Friedrich Nietzsche

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

Dan Quayle

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.

Ambrose Bierce

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

Willie Nelson

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.

Isaac Asimov

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

Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Khalil Gibran

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Jules Renard

There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.

Nancy Pelosi

We're sad about some of the losses of members of great seniority and distinction in the Congress, and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Pablo Picasso

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.

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Ulysses S. Grant

Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.

Woody Allen

He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by inhaling next to an Armenian.

Francis Bacon

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

William Butler Yeats

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

Elizabeth I

I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.

Willie Nelson

We're still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week.

James Baldwin

The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.

Thomas More

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

John Lennon

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.

Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little.

Mark Twain

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.

Washington Irving

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

Khalil Gibran

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

Love is ironic. Only when you hurt someone, they realise they truly love you. We shall always fall in love with the people who break our hearts.

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Many a young lady does not realize just how strong her love for a young man is until he fails to pass the approval test with her parents.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In the '50s, too many women, even though they were very smart, they tried to make the man feel that he was brainier. It was a sad thing.

Elon Musk

The value of beauty and inspiration is very much underrated, no question. But I want to be clear: I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

Sadly this Christmas passes away, so let us give thanks today, as we prepare for the year anew, with faith and hope to see it through.

I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?

After two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

I occasionally get birthday cards from fans. But it's often the same message: They hope it's my last.

Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.