Sad Quotes

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease

— Jean Paul Richter

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion

— Arthur Koestler

Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad

— George Bernard Shaw

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue

— Andre Gide

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these 'It might have been

— John Greenleaf Whittier

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed

— Edwin Whipple

Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep and you weep alone For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness, than disbelief in great men

— Thomas Carlyle

A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves

— Emily Bronte

vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return

— George Eliot

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad

— Victor Hugo

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad

— Olive Schreiner