200 Sad Inspirational Quotes For Sober Reflection


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Top sad inspirational quotes

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.

— Khalil Gibran

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

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

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

— Audrey Hepburn

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

— Khalil Gibran

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.

— Henry Rollins

Make the most of your regrets never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

— Henry David Thoreau

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

— Joseph Campbell

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

— Jim Rohn

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.

— John Steinbeck

And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I’d see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.

— Michael Jackson

The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

— Carl Jung

I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.

— Conor Oberst

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober not to make us sorry but wise.

— H. G. Wells

Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

— Richard Dawkins

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.

— Red Skelton

Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.

— Mattie Stepanek

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.

— Henry Ward Beecher

I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

— Nana Mouskouri

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.

— Jackie Kennedy

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.

— Steven Tyler

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

— Norman Cousins

Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?

— William Blake

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
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Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.

— Yoko Ono

We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.

— Alanis Morissette

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.

— John Greenleaf Whittier

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.

— William S. Burroughs

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

— Lord Chesterfield

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

We never taste a perfect joy our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

— Pierre Corneille

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

— Thomas Fuller

I was raised in an atmosphere of ‘everything’s fine.’ But as I got older, I was like, ‘Well no, everything’s not fine. There is stuff that’s sad.’ I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes.

— Ellen DeGeneres

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.

— Jerome K. Jerome

It’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin and can’t stand the company.

— Bruce Springsteen

It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.

— Thomas Huxley

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.

— Saadi

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

— Kevin Bacon

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.

— Francois Fenelon

Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living unhappily is something else.

— Morrie Schwartz

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.

— Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

— Jean de La Fontaine

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

— Sophocles

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

My father’s death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery.

— Brooke Shields

When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how smart Knight was.

— Ben Stein

My parents’ divorce left me with a lot of sadness and pain and acting, and especially humour, was my way of dealing with all that.

— Jennifer Aniston

Time takes away the grief of men.

— Desiderius Erasmus

Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

— Dionne Warwick

We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show.

— Demi Lovato

It doesn’t hurt to feel sad from time to time.

— Willie Nelson

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

— Jean Paul

It’s a source of great sadness to me that my father died without having seen me do anything worthwhile. He was constantly having to make excuses for me.

— Daniel Day-Lewis

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.

— Anne Bronte

Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.

— Greta Garbo

God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.

— Neale Donald Walsch

Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.

— Franz Schubert

The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.

— Alexander Smith

Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing – where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger which he knows he was meant and made to do.

— Phillips Brooks

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 de Goncourt

You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.

— Loretta Lynn

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.

— Antonio Porchia

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

— Thomas a Kempis

I had sadness for breakfast.

— Andy Milonakis

They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.

— Conor Oberst

Actually, the moment of victory is wonderful, but also sad. It means that your trip is ended.

— Bill Toomey

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

— Eudora Welty

Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.

— Taraji P. Henson

One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

— Eugene O’Neill

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.

— Alyssa Milano

Sadness is also a kind of defence.

— Ivo Andric

Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.

— Bill Blass

Everything’s complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness.

— Nick Hornby

You have to let it all hang out, let go of the ideas that were more comfortable and embrace some of the sadness in your life.

— Madeleine Peyroux

The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

— Bob Marley

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

— Reba McEntire

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.

— David Rockefeller

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!

— William Shakespeare

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.

— William Shakespeare

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 Russell Lowell

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

— Oscar Wilde

It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.

— Virginia Satir

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.

— Chief Joseph

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

— Maurice Chevalier

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

I didn’t really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry… but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it’s the fixtures and fittings that finish you off.

— Angelina Jolie

You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens.

— Kirsten Dunst

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

— Voltaire

He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.

— Voltaire

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

— Hannah Arendt

The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort – the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing – the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.

— Andy Rooney

There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.

— William James

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

— Thomas Carlyle

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I enjoyed in every way my 12 years of playing Archie, and I wasn’t personally sad about finishing a long job.

— Carroll O’Connor

I don’t have many sad days.

— Billy Graham

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

And in real life endings aren’t always neat, whether they’re happy endings, or whether they’re sad endings.

— Stephen King

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

— William Wordsworth

It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.

— Ernie Harwell

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

— George Jean Nathan

Christmas makes everything twice as sad.

— Doug Coupland

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.

— Peter Ustinov

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.

— Horace

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

— Brigitte Bardot

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

— Emily Bronte

If we don’t make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.

— Louis Farrakhan

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.

— Viggo Mortensen

Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.

— Lord Byron

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.

— Dave Barry

The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.

— Gore Vidal

I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.

— Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times.

— Henry Rollins

It’s nice to be with someone, but I don’t think you need to be in a relationship to feel complete. That would be really sad.

— Kristin Davis

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.

— Jean de la Bruyere

They say geniuses mostly have great mothers. They mostly have sad fates.

— David Herbert Lawrence

There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one’s home.

— Harry Connick, Jr.

I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren’t supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown – watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?

— Jackie Kennedy

Falling in love is awesome, but I’m never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you’re happily in love, it’s like, ‘OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.’

— Miranda Lambert

If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life.

— Evel Knievel

How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.

— Fred Rogers

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

— Claude Debussy

Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.

— Max Muller

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.

— Garrison Keillor

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

— Bertolt Brecht

Many of these sad inspirational quotes are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these sad inspirational quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other sad inspirational quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult sad inspirational quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some sad inspirational quotes, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these sad inspirational quotes in your life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.

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