37 Quotes About Overcoming Sadness


There are many areas of depression and anxiety that can take over our life. These quotes about overcoming sadness will offer you the encouragement to rise above the challenges of life.

“Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.”

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.”

“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.”

“Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness.”

“Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“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.”

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

“First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.”

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

“Grief never ends… but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… it is the price of love.”

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

“In my deepest parts of sadness, I’m always making a joke or being sarcastic.”

“It’s going to get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better. You just have to make it through.”

“I’ve cried, and you’d think I’d be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.”

“I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.”

“Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

“My entire life can be described in one sentence: it didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok.”

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

“Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.”

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.”

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”

“Sadness is also a kind of defense.”

“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.”

“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.”

“Sometimes life doesn’t give you something you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more.”

“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”

“The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.”

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

“To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up. You’re so close to breaking. But there’s strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting.”

“Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.”

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

“Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.”

“Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you.”

“You either get bitter, or you get better. You either take what’s been dealt to you and allow it to make you better, or you allow it to tear you down.”

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