Jean de La Fontaine

"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."

Kahlil Gibran

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."

Ivo Andrich

“Sadness is also a kind of defense.”

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

Jim Rohn

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”

R.M. Drake

“We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.”

Nicholas Sparks

"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."

Yoko Ono

"Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity."

Dita Von Teese

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!"

Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."

Oscar Wilde

"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."

Jonathan Safran Foer

"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."

Carl Jung

"The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."

William S. Burroughs

"In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality."

Alain de Botton

"The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness."

Taraji P. Henson

"Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep."

Pierre Corneille

"We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness."

Alanis Morissette

"We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration."

Conor Oberst

"They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."

Pierre Corneille

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."

Alain de Botton

"The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development."

Tupac Shakur

"Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel."

Eckhart Tolle

"Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you."

J. K. Rowling

“Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."

Alphonso Davies

"Life is too short to be angry or sad for long."

Nikolai Gogol

"The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes."

Mac Miller

"When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world."

C. Joybell C.

"There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time."

John Greenleaf Whittier

"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’"

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