Read about these sad quotes that are, although under the category of “Sad”, are meant to hold your hand and take you to the happier side of the world.

Sad Quotes

It’s a feeling all of us are accustomed to. It’s a feeling that cannot be eradicated from our lives. Loss of someone, unattainable love, broken friendships, failures in academics and career, all have one thing in common - sadness. It’s a feeling we can’t help but feel, even if we don’t want to. It’s the feeling that makes the joy of happiness double up and have actual meaning attached to it. Sadness completes us. It helps us grieve and let out built-up emotions inside us. It’s a feeling that makes you look towards the other side of the coin. Sadness asks you to be more careful, be more logical, be more practical and not give into the hunky dory feeling and losing hold of what you are and what it means to be here. It is only natural to be sad, but to stay in it, refusing to come out of it, is absolutely inadvisable. Grief can actually hold you by the throat and pull you in if you don’t come out of it soon. It’s a feeling that can also make you create hallucinatory worlds within your mind and make you lose track of being in the real world. Here are some sad quotes that will make you look at the bright blue sky, rather than at the dark stormy night. Keep reading.
Sad Quotations
  • If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours - Anonymous
  • The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy. - Jim Rohn
  • 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
  • Smile, even if it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile. - Anonymous
  • Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up. - Katie Gill
  • Sad are only those who understand. - Arab Proverb
  • They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. - Psalms, Bible
  • Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. - Marcus Aurelius
  • He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. - Voltaire
  • Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable. - Wizard of Oz
  • 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 Osner
  • My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad. - Olive Schreiner
  • Never frown...even when you're sad because you never know when someone's falling in love with your smile. - Anonymous
  • 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. - Helen Keller
  • 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
  • The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Gustav Jung
  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. - Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Sadness flies away on the wings of time. - Jean De La Fontaine
  • You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair. - Chinese Proverb
  • So raise your hands to Heaven and pray that we'll be back together someday. Tonight I need your sweet caress, hold me in the darkness. Tonight you calm my restlessness, you relieve my sadness. - Anonymous
  • One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often. - Erich Fromm
  • Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison. - Lord Chesterfield
  • Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 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
  • Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. - Christina Georgina Rossetti
  • We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness. - R.W. Dale
  • I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. - William Shakespeare 
Come look at the world, laded with brightness, ready to embrace you and share with you those little but powerful shots of joy. It’s not as dark anymore!

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