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Unhappiness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Unhappiness

Please enjoy these Unhappiness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

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Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

 

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

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One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate
limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power
struggles that result in unhappiness.
- Charlotte Davis Kasl

All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the
quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
- Baruch Spinoza

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage
did I start on the path of personal growth.
- Judith Wright

To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Just try to be happy.
Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
- Sam Levenson

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
- Don Herold

Happiness is mental harmony; unhappiness is mental inharmony.
- James Allen

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
- Logan P. Smith

A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness
of some kind or other in the country that is deserted.
- Thomas Malthus

There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than,
where naturally expecting charity and benevolence,
they receive harm and vexation.
- Francois Rabelais

Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends,
I was content to have chosen music and laughter as
a substitute for a husband.
- Elsa Maxwell

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
- Georges Simenon

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business,
the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees
no end to the dark tunnel.
The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.
- Graham Greene

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or
our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet
the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
- Eric Hoffer

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
- William Shenstone

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a
man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to
any unhappiness suffered by my husbands.
They were as much to blame as I was.
- Hedy Lamarr

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much
insensibility creates crime.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife.
But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him? Here every language is
silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

As this world was not intended to be a state of any
great satisfaction or high enjoyment,
so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
- Joseph Butler

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity,
if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy,
don't you think?
- Philip Larkin

My routines come out of total unhappiness.
My audiences are my group therapy.
- Joan Rivers

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -
the sense that is where we really belong.
- Graham Greene

You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money,
but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness.
- Philip Kaufman

Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.
- Brigitte Bardot

We create our own unhappiness.
The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we
are the ones who cause it.
- Willie Nelson

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of
bewilderment and things left unsaid.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world,
I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by,
how much misery I have been spared.
- Dennis Prager

The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest
unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
- Franz Schubert

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
- Marcel Proust

The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between
our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
- Don Marquis

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief
maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear,
Unhappiness remembering happiness.
- Euripedes

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness -
otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
- Leslie Caron

Unhappiness is something we are never taught about;
we are taught to expect happiness,
but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive.
- Doug Coupland

I often think you bring unhappiness on yourself,
because if you don't like yourself very much,
you allow yourself to be influenced by people who reinforce that.
- Lynn Johnston

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead
to confusion and unhappiness.
- James Thurber

As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life,
as long as the United States is perceived to somehow
be the cause of this unhappiness,
there will be terrorism.
- Cofer Black

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,
I grant you that.
Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
- Samuel Beckett

I do not say think as I think, but think in my way.
Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre
of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy.
- Thomas Huxley

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that
will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
- Dorothea Brande

When a mother quarrels with a daughter,
she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict,
and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her.
Throughout her life a mother retains this special need
to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
- Terri Apter

Much unhappiness comes from walking alone.
When there are several, it's somewhat different.
I must get into the habit of listening to others,
for what the others say concerns me,
too.
- Alfred Doblin

She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before
her upon the arm of his chair,
for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him,
and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet
that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
- Georgette Heyer

And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources,
material resources, contributes to unhappiness,
but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon,
scientifically verifiable.
That means people and whole societies can now be measured
over time and compared accurately with one another.
Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified.
- Polly Toynbee

If there were in the world today any large number of
people who desired their own happiness more than they
desired the unhappiness of others,
we could have a paradise in a few years.
- Bertrand Russell

Although images of perfection in people's personal
lives can cause unhappiness,
images of perfect societies - utopian images -
can cause monstrous evil.
In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to
societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
- Dennis Prager

The strongest predictor of unhappiness is anyone who
has had a mental illness in the last 10 years.
It is an even stronger predictor of unhappiness than poverty -
which also ranks highly.
- Polly Toynbee

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
- Publilius Syrus

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer


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