Life is beautiful but this can’t hide the fact that there are tough times that can force us to cry, become depressed, hopeless, and helpless about just everything. The emotions could be stemming from the loss of a loved one, broken relationship, or regrets in life among a variety of other factors that can trigger sad feelings.

Fortunately, you can regain positive self-confidence, bounce back at life, and become happy again. This is not usually easy but it is possible, let this compilation of sadness quotes remind you that when things become tough, tough people keep going.

So, if you are feeling sad, and think the world has come to an end where all hope is lost, reflect on the following long and short sad quotes. They are suitable for your Facebook post, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms, to inspire others to understand that having a bad day or month, is temporal and everyone can get over it by being positive.

Best sad quotes of all time

  1. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” ― Unknown
  2. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” – Clive Barker
  3. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” ― Tabitha Suzuma
  4. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” ― David Levithan
  5. “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”– J.K. Rowling
  6. “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” ― Brian Jacques
  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “Everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin
  4. “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.”– Yoko Ono
  5. “If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. – Thomas Otway
  6. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” ― George Eliot
  7. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper
  1. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” ― Henry Rollins
  2. “Leaning against my father, the sadness finally broke open inside me, hollowing out my heart and leaving me bleeding. My feet felt rooted in the dirt. There were more than two bodies buried here. Pieces of me that I didn’t even know were under the ground. Pieces of dad, too.” ― Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde
  4. “One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” ― John Lennon
  5. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” ― Stephen R. Covey
  6. “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
  7. “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” ― Susan Polis Schutz
  1. “So it’s true when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  2. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!.”– Dita Von Teese
  3. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  4. “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.” ― Mark Haddon
  5. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.” ― Joshua Wisenbaker
  6. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
  1. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― Jose N. Harris
  2. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ― Alain de Botton
  3. “The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.” ―Nikolai Gogol
  4. “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” ― Carl Jung
  5. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”– Nicholas Sparks
  6. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”– Dante Alighieri
  7. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”– Barbara Kingsolver
  1. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” ― Ashleigh Brilliant
  2.  “There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” ― C. Joybell
  3. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky
  4. “To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.” ― Dorothy Thompson
  5. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
  6. “We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.”– R.M. Drake
  7. “When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” ― David Grayson