29 Sad Life Quotes:
Life is a series of disappointments broken only by dark spells of depression.
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.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
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.
The trials of living and the pange of disease make even the short span of life too long.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
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.
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.
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation on how it should be spent.
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.
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.
Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
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.
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.
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.
He who is only wise lives a sad life.
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.
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.
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