My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
- Olive Schreiner
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
- Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- Malcolm X
How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
- Jim Rohn
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
- Henry Van Dyke
Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours.
- William Osler
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
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
- Christina Georgina Rossetti
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.
- David Weatherford
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.
- R. W. Dale
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.
- Sidney Madwed
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller
The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.
- Jim Rohn
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
- Marcus Aurelius
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
- Cynthia Nelms
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.
- Carl Jung
An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with.
- Thomas Fuller
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.