A quote on sadness by the best minds of the world is the best way to describe the feeling of melancholy. Read below for a few famous sad quotations and sayings.

Famous Sad Quotes

Wise men throughout ages have said that sadness can be a virtue depending on how you see it. People try their best to lead a happy and joyous life, but imagine the happiness of someone who has never known sadness? Can such a person really appreciate happiness? It’s very likely that without sadness our perception of happiness won’t be very accurate. It is only when a person feels the pain of sadness that he/she will strive in every way to stay happy. Most of us understand what sadness feels like, for it is a value that comes packaged with the uncertainties of life. And that is what makes sadness bearable. Since life is uncertain and nothing is permanent, we have the hope that sadness is also temporary. As such, when faced with sadness, instead of drowning ourselves in tears, we should consider it our teacher and learn why sadness is so important. The first happiness that comes in the form of a smile after a season of sadness can never be rivaled. That is why men of substance always consider sadness their teacher and friend. Over ages, some of the best minds have put forward little gems to make sadness more understandable and bearable to us. And in this they made sure that we have a better perspective of life. To know more on what the wise men’s view on sadness was, read the article given below for a selection on quotes on sadness.
Popular Sad Quotations & Sayings
  • Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.- Marcus Aurelius
  • For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'- John Greenleaf Whittier
  • The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Gustav Jung
  • Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had- Sara Teasdale
  • So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. - John Sutherland Bonnell
  • The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - W. M. Lewis
  • 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 Wordsworth Longfellow
  • 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
  • A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.- Anonymous
  • 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. - 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.- Mark Twain
  • Ah, All things come to those who wait, (I say these words to make me glad), But something answers, soft and sad, They come, but often come too late- Anonymous
  • Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. - Christina Georgina Rossetti
  • The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you love them.- Anonymous
  • We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness. - David Weatherford
  • Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.-E. H. Chapin
  • The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. - Jim Rohn
  • There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. – Dante

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