Sad Life Quotes and Sayings

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29 Sad Life Quotes:

Life is a series of disappointments broken only by dark spells of depression.

~Unknown Author

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in the history books- but it is terrible when one has to live it.
~Jean Anouilh

Life is one long process of getting tired.
~Samuel Butler

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. 
~Louis E. Boone 

Life is little more than a loan shark: It extracts a high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes.
~Luigi Pirandello

The trials of living and the pange of disease make even the short span of life too long.
~Herodotus

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
~Woody Allen

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
~Plato

For man there are only three important events: birth, life and death; but he is unaware of  being born, he suffers when he dies, and he forgets to live.
~Jean De La Bruyere

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow-creatures as meaningles, is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life.
~Albert Einstein

Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation on how it should be spent.
~Johnson

Life as we find it is too hard for us; it entails too much pain, too many disappointments, impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies.
~Sigmund Freud

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Many people live and die with their music still un-played. They never dare to try.
~Mary Kay Ash

There is no medicine for a life that fled.
~Ibycus

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
~Ben Irwin

Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.
~Samuel Johnson

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
~Thomas Carlyle

The main of life is composed of small incidents and petty occurrences; of wishes for objects not remote, and grief for disappointments of no fatal consequence.
~Samual Johnson

I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.
~Queen Margarette II

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself. You learn to watch other people, but you never learn to watch yourself because you strive against loneliness.
~Beryl Markham

It is a sad thing to begin life with low conceptions of it. It may not be possible for a young man to measure life; but it is possible to say, I am resolved to put life to it’s noblest and best use.
~Theodore T Munger

Life to the great majority is only a constant struggle for mere existence, with the certainty of losing it at last.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

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He who is only wise lives a sad life.
~ Voltaire

Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.
~George Bernard Shaw

In making a living today, many no longer leave room for life.
~Joseph R Sizoo

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to form only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what they had to teach; and not, when I came to die, discovered that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau

Many people who spend their time mourning over the brevity of life, could make it seem longer if they did a little work.
~Don Marquis

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
~ Mark Twain

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
~Margaret Fuller

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