Sad Quotes To Help Heal Your Heart


Sometimes, life gets us pretty down. The days seem long. We don’t really even want to get out of bed. Discovering sad quotes lets us know that we are not alone.

That’s because everyone feels sad at some point in time! Sadness is a human emotion. It has been for centuries.

Throughout history, many have given their two cents on sadness. We put together all the sad quotes so that you don’t feel as if you’re the only one feeling down.

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Here are sad quotes to help you heal when you’re down!

  1. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.” – Dante Alighieri
  2. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.”  – Stephen R. Covey
  3. “Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Khalil Gibran
  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. “Life is made of so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens
  7. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky
  8. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” – Unknown
  9. “Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.” – Emily Brontë
  10. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfreysad quotes
  11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  12. “The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” – Carl Jung
  13. “Trying to avoid sadness is trying to avoid life.” – Maxime Lagacé
  14. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. “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
  16. “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” – Graham Foust
  17. “There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you.” – Ashleigh Brilliant
  18. “When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.” – Frank Ocean
  19. 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
  20. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi
  21. “Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” – Peter Pansad quotes
  22. “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
  23. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Eliot
  24. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
  25. “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
  26. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown
  27. “It was a fine cry – loud and long – but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles, and circles of sorrow.” – Toni Morrison
  28. “One thing you can’t hide — is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon
  29. “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” – Yoko Ono
  30. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” – Tennessee Williams
  31. “When you think you’re first falling in love, just then you realize you’re falling out of love.” – David Grayson
  32. “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

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How do you feel after reading these sad quotes? We hope you feel less alone in whatever sadness you’re currently struggling with. These sad quotes remind us of how everyone feels sad sometimes. Most importantly, these quotes remind us that the feelings are survivable and will pass. 

If you ever feel really sad, don’t be afraid to reach out to someone you love or reach out to a therapist. We all need help working through our sadness sometimes!


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