Sadness Proverbs

By | April 13, 2017

Sayings about Sadness & Unhappiness

One moment’s error becomes a lifetime of sadness.~ Chinese Proverb

Unhappiness can be a bridge to happiness. ~ Japanese Proverbs

One man’s happiness is another man’s sadness. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

A sad bride makes a glad wife.~ Dutch Proverbs

Marriage without lovemaking means sad consequences and sorrow. ~ Maltese Proverbs

A satisfied man is happy even if he is poor; a dissatisfied man is sad even if he is rich. ~ Chinese Proverb

It’s a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.~ Scottish Proverbs

A smiling face dispels unhappiness. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

It’s better to lie a little than to be unhappy. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Only he who understands is really sad. ~ Arabian Proverb

It is a sad situation for a son-in-law when his mother-in-law praises him.~ Chinese Proverb

If the heart is sad, tears will flow.~ Ethiopian Proverbs

Sadness is a valuable treasure — only discovered in people you love.~ Malagasy Proverbs

Quotations about Sadness & Unhappiness

Saying about Sadness

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. ~ Edward De Bono

We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again. ~Author Unknown

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. ~ Simone Weil

One must be perfectly stupid to be perfectly unhappy. ~ Author Unknown

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.~ Pierre Corneille

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

I look at what I have not and think myself unhappy; others look at what I have and think me happy. ~ Joseph Roux

Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.~ John M. Thomas

Blessed is he who submits to the will of God; he can never be unhappy. ~ Martin Luther

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.~ Jean Giraudoux

Women get unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves. ~ Brigitte Bardot

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy. ~ Author Unknown

When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing. ~ Joseph Roux

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.~ William S. Burroughs

The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. ~ William James

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.~ Andre Gide

It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality. ~ Samuel Johnson

We become moral when we are unhappy. ~ Marcel Proust

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.~ Bible

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental in harmony. ~ James Allen

Call no man unhappy until he is married. ~ Socrates

One is never as happy or as unhappy as one thinks. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld

The more refined one is the unhappy. ~ Anton Chekhov

Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy. ~ Alexandre Dumas

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt… doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.~ Comte De Lautreamont, Isidore Ducasse

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

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~ Ruth E. Renkl

The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt

All mankind’s unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room. ~ Blaise Pascal

The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most. ~ Robert Kiyosaki

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy. ~ Don Knuth

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy? ~ Leslie Caron

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world. ~ Samuel Beckett

No-one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend. ~ Groucho Marx

Money never prevented anyone from being happy or unhappy. ~ Eddie Barclay

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. ~ H. L. Mencken

Activity and sadness are incompatible. ~ Author Unknown

O Lord! Unhappy is the man whom man can make unhappy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

By becoming unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so. ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.~ Patti Smith

It’s sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. ~ Author Unknown

The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is… lack of faith. ~ Carl Jung

A moment of time may make us unhappy forever. ~ John Gay

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. ~ Aesop

All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ~ Count Leo Tolstoy

Sadness and gladness succeed each other. ~ Author Unknown

The best thing for being sad is to learn something.~ Theodore White

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it. ~ Don Herold

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. ~ George Santayana

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life. ~ Abraham H. Maslow

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.~ Anita Brookner

An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.~ Thomas Fuller

Sadness is a state of sin.~ Andre Gide

Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all unhappiness. ~ Joseph Addison

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness — the sense that is where we really belong. ~ Graham Greene

You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help. ~ Jean Kerr

Never believe straight off in a man’s unhappiness. Ask him if he can still sleep. If the answer’s “yes,” all’s well. That is enough. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.~ William C. Bryant

The unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so. ~ David Hume

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.~ Jim Rohn

Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.~ Emile Durkheim

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, so the one is pretty equal to the other. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. ~ Tom Robbins

Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do. ~ Lyn Yutang

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. ~ Abraham Maslow

To worry about tomorrow is to be unhappy today. ~ Author Unknown

Nuns and married women are equally unhappy, if in different ways. ~ Christina of Sweden

Is anyone in all the world safe from unhappiness? ~ Sophocles

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. ~ Eric Hoffer

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world. ~ Samuel Beckett

The only unhappiness is a life of boredom. ~ Henri B. Stendhal

The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity. ~ Lucian

The man who does something under orders is not unhappy; he is unhappy who does something against his will. ~ Seneca

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow. ~ Dorothea Brande

Much unhappiness results from our inability to remember the nice things that happen to us. ~ W.N. Rieger

The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added. ~ Samuel Johnson

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. ~ Publilius Syrus

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