17 Best Sadness Quotes For Hard Things in Life

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Are you looking for some sad motivational quotes? Stay motivated with the help of the below inspiring sadness quotes.

Best Sadness Quotes

1. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. “Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.” ― Paulo Coelho

3. “When your sad–like really sad–you only want to be with other people who are sad.” ― Nick Hornby

4. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

5. “The reason it hurts so much to separate is that our souls are connected.” ― Nicholas Sparks

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6. “Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

7. “Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.” ― Virginia Woolf

8. “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” ― Osho

9. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it breaks.” ― William Shakespeare

10. “I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

11. “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

12. “You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.” ― Sharon Creech

13. “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” ― K.L. Toth

14. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” ― Kahlil Gibran

15. “Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind?” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. “A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.” ― Jean Racine

17. “Don’t dwell on things. Don’t stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of sadness.” ― Rick Riordan

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