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  • Carl Jung - The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

    Carl Jung - The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

  • John Greenleaf Whittier - For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

    John Greenleaf Whittier - For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.

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

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

  • Khalil Gibran - Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

    Khalil Gibran - Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

  • H. G. Wells - Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

    H. G. Wells - Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

  • Morrie Schwartz - Dying is only one thing to be sad over... Living unhappily is something else.

    Morrie Schwartz - Dying is only one thing to be sad over... Living unhappily is something else.

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

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

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

  • Alyssa Milano - First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.

    Alyssa Milano - First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great.

  • Golda Meir - Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

    Golda Meir - Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

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

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

  • Nana Mouskouri - I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

    Nana Mouskouri - I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.

  • Alanis Morissette - 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 - 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.

  • Bruce Springsteen - It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company.

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

  • Conor Oberst - 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 - 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.

  • Nick Hornby - Everything's complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness.

    Nick Hornby - Everything's complicated, even those things that seem flat in their bleakness or sadness.

  • Jean Ingelow - When sparrows build and the leaves break forth, My old sorrow wakes and cries.

    Jean Ingelow - When sparrows build and the leaves break forth, My old sorrow wakes and cries.

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

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

  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton - We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

  • Lucius Annaeus Seneca - The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Red Skelton - 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 - 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.

  • Summer Walker - At the end of the day, I'm a person. I have feelings. I get tired. I get sad.

    Summer Walker - At the end of the day, I'm a person. I have feelings. I get tired. I get sad.

  • Ernie Harwell - 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 - It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.

  • Mario Teguh - Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.

    Mario Teguh - Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.

  • Virgil van Dijk - The influence of social media is unbelievable. It's sad to see - it's a fake life that some people live.

    Virgil van Dijk - The influence of social media is unbelievable. It's sad to see - it's a fake life that some people live.

  • Jean Paul - What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

    Jean Paul - What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

  • Reba McEntire - 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 - 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.

  • Victoria Coren Mitchell - I have a complicated relationship with the zoo; maybe everyone does. It's so wonderful and so sad.

    Victoria Coren Mitchell - I have a complicated relationship with the zoo; maybe everyone does. It's so wonderful and so sad.

  • Chief Joseph - 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 - 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.

  • G-Eazy - You'd die very sad if you tried to make everyone in the world happy, you know what I mean? You can't; no one can.

    G-Eazy - You'd die very sad if you tried to make everyone in the world happy, you know what I mean? You can't; no one can.

  • Vaclav Havel - Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.

    Vaclav Havel - Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.

  • Graham Greene - Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

    Graham Greene - Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

  • Donna Tartt - Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life.

    Donna Tartt - Everything takes me longer than I expect. It's the sad truth about life.

  • Garrison Keillor - 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 - 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.

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

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

  • Albert Finney - To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.

    Albert Finney - To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.

  • Jonathan Winters - My mother and father were very strange people. They tried to be funny which is always very sad to me.

    Jonathan Winters - My mother and father were very strange people. They tried to be funny which is always very sad to me.

  • Viktor Orban - It would be a sad story to get rid of religious belief, national identity, family, and even sexual identity. That's not freedom.

    Viktor Orban - It would be a sad story to get rid of religious belief, national identity, family, and even sexual identity. That's not freedom.

  • Lionel Messi - The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.

    Lionel Messi - The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.

  • Anuel AA - Sometimes I want to listen to sad music, sometimes something fun and sometimes you're in romantic mode.

    Anuel AA - Sometimes I want to listen to sad music, sometimes something fun and sometimes you're in romantic mode.

  • Dusan Tadic - Novi Sad is a really beautiful city, and the club is really nice. It is one of the best youth academies in Serbia.

    Dusan Tadic - Novi Sad is a really beautiful city, and the club is really nice. It is one of the best youth academies in Serbia.

  • Hasan Minhaj - Funny and sad are two sides of the same coin. I think that most comedians are able to tap into deep subject matter.

    Hasan Minhaj - Funny and sad are two sides of the same coin. I think that most comedians are able to tap into deep subject matter.

  • Vikram Bhatt - I am a sad person. In this world there are people who like major notes and minor notes. I like minor notes.

    Vikram Bhatt - I am a sad person. In this world there are people who like major notes and minor notes. I like minor notes.

  • Patty Griffin - I don't fight my ability to sing sad songs: it's what I am good at, so I must be built for that.

    Patty Griffin - I don't fight my ability to sing sad songs: it's what I am good at, so I must be built for that.

  • Red Skelton - His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.

    Red Skelton - His death was the first time that Ed Wynn ever made anyone sad.

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 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 - Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

  • Jean de La Fontaine - Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

    Jean de La Fontaine - Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

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

  • Jim Roh - The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

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

  •  Franz Schubert - Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.

    Franz Schubert - Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.

  • William Blake - 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 - Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?

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

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

  • William Cowper - Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

    William Cowper - Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

  • Christian Nestell Bovee - Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.

    Christian Nestell Bovee - Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.

  • Pierre Corneille - We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

    Pierre Corneille - We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

  • Dionne Warwick - Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

    Dionne Warwick - Crying is cleansing. There's a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.

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

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

  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette - 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 - 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.

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

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

  • Jean de la Bruyere - 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 - It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.

  • Ernest Renan - Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.

    Ernest Renan - Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.

  • Eudora Welty - The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

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

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

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

  • Edmond de Goncourt - 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 - 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.

  • Eugene O'Neill - One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

    Eugene O'Neill - One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

  • Conor Oberst - 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 - 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.

  • Jennifer Aniston - 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 - 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.

  • Madeleine Peyroux - 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 - 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.

  • Bob Marley - The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

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

  • Christina Rossetti - Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.

    Christina Rossetti - Better by far you should forget and smile that you should remember and be sad.

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

  • Tyler, The Creator - I don't like people around me sad. I like making people happy.

    Tyler, The Creator - I don't like people around me sad. I like making people happy.

  • Stephen King - And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.

    Stephen King - And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.

  • Dante Alighieri - The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.

    Dante Alighieri - The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.

  • Oscar Wilde - It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

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

  • Patrisse Cullors - We can feel sad, hurt, demoralized. But we can't give up.

    Patrisse Cullors - We can feel sad, hurt, demoralized. But we can't give up.

  • Peter Hitchens - The sad truth is that mass migration, whatever the colour of the skins of those involved, upsets and worries indigenous people, especially the poorest.

    Peter Hitchens - The sad truth is that mass migration, whatever the colour of the skins of those involved, upsets and worries indigenous people, especially the poorest.

  • Kimberly Elise - I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad.

    Kimberly Elise - I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad.

  • Cole Sprouse - I was sad and in a dark place, and I turned to a hobby to sort of take me out of that.

    Cole Sprouse - I was sad and in a dark place, and I turned to a hobby to sort of take me out of that.

  • Marie Antoinette - I pity my brother Ferdinand, knowing by my own feelings how sad a thing it is to live apart from one's family.

    Marie Antoinette - I pity my brother Ferdinand, knowing by my own feelings how sad a thing it is to live apart from one's family.

  • Queen Victoria - A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

    Queen Victoria - A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

  • Jean Baudrillard - The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

    Jean Baudrillard - The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

  • Saint Ignatius - Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.

    Saint Ignatius - Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at the death of those whom we dearly love in our Lord.

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox - 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 - 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.

  • Sebastian Thrun - It's sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.

    Sebastian Thrun - It's sad that we never get trained to leave assumptions behind.

  • Boris Johnson - It would be a sad day if we British stopped being cynical, but you sometimes wonder whether we overdo it.

    Boris Johnson - It would be a sad day if we British stopped being cynical, but you sometimes wonder whether we overdo it.

  • Ali Wong - I think I went through puberty really late in life or something. I always looked like a little, sad Thai boy up until I was 26.

    Ali Wong - I think I went through puberty really late in life or something. I always looked like a little, sad Thai boy up until I was 26.

  • Jennifer Aniston - It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way - cracks you open to feeling.

    Jennifer Aniston - It's sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way - cracks you open to feeling.

  • Anne Sullivan - We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.

    Anne Sullivan - We all like stories that make us cry. It's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing in particular to feel sad about.

  • John Gutfreund - I don't have many regrets. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we've all made some of those. But I'm not sad about change.

    John Gutfreund - I don't have many regrets. I regret mistakes, particularly those that damage other people, and we've all made some of those. But I'm not sad about change.

  • Jackie Evancho - I write about heartbreak because I like writing about sad things, but I'm writing happy songs, too!

    Jackie Evancho - I write about heartbreak because I like writing about sad things, but I'm writing happy songs, too!