Humanities › Literature Sad Quotations of Love, Separation, Despair, and Hope Share Flipboard Email Print Lilly Roadstones / Getty Images Literature Quotations Funny Quotes Love Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Quotations For Holidays Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated February 01, 2019 Sorrow is a part of our existence. Even the best among us cannot escape feeling sad at times. It is when you are feeling sad that you develop new insight about yourself. This is a select list of twenty sad quotations that moved me the most. They will ring true if you are feeling sad. African Proverb "However long the night, the dawn will break." Cynthia Nelms "Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." Dale Carnegie "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Carl W. Buechner "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." W. Somerset Maugham "It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise." David Borenstein "Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions." Sydney J. Harris "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." David Weatherford "We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness." Jean de La Fontaine "Sadness flies away on the wings of time." Jim Rohn "The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy." David Grayson "Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so." Helen Keller "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Carl Jung "There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." William Shakespeare "I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad." Colette, The Last of Cheri "I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer." Sidney Madwed "You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have been taught and accept as true." Roy Batty, Blade Runner "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain." Christina Georgina Rossetti "Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad." R. W. Dale "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." Brian Andreas "She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful and life was so short."