44 Quotes About Whiners and Complainers

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Whining should not be considered just a weakness. Having a way to connect with others and become a strong leader in the community is best accomplished by being empowered. These quotes about whiners and complainers help to pinpoint the stigma surrounding this negativity.

“A good conversation always involves a certain amount of complaining. I like to bond over mutual hatreds and petty grievances.”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

“Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.”

“Complainers detest each other.”

“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”

“Complaining is truly my strongest weakness.”

“Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get.”

“Complains are like the clouds that produce no rain no matter how thick they gather. Never depend on your complaint thinking they are stair cases. Drop that thing.”

“Don’t complain; just work harder.”

“Don’t be a complainer; make things better, let it go, or take action to make it better.”

“Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.”

“God abandons only those who abandon themselves, and whoever has the courage to shut up his sorrow within his own heart is stronger to fight against it than he who complains.”

“Haven’t you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you’re in the way, that you’re bothering the person next to you.”

“He never complained. He seemed to have no instinct for the making much of oneself that complaining requires.”

“Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.”

“I am basically a complainer and all the grounds for complaint have been swept out from under me.”

“I have always found that actively loving saves one from a morbid preoccupation with the shortcomings of society.”

“I know it’s important to do more than just complain when there’s something you don’t like. You need to try to do something about it, or you’re nothing but a whiner.”

“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”

“If we look back in history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find a few that have not in their turns been persecutors and complainers of persecution.”

“If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose.”

“If you complain to someone, you assume that it’s someone who really cares about you.”

“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out…”

“If you’re a sniveler, a whiner, a complainer, you will never be happy. We all have that side. Get a little stoical and just take the pain.”

“It’s hard to put into words. Gorillas are not complainers. We’re dreamers, poets, philosophers, nap takers.”

“Legalism breeds a sense of entitlement that turns us into complainers.”

“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”

“Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”

“Of one thing I am sure. Complaining is self-perpetuating and counterproductive.”

“Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.”

“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather.”

“She’s all over us like maggots on garbage, just because I interfered with one pickpocket yesterday.”

“Someone may have all the technical knowledge, scientific intellect and business know-how but when he/she decides to choose laziness, excuses, procrastination, complaining and other bad attitudes, his/her relevance is meaningless.”

“The fun-seekers, I noted, were spontaneous and flexible. They approached each day and each situation with a willingness to ride whatever wave came along, just for the experience of it.”

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

“The truly patient man neither complains of his hard lot nor desires to be pitied by others. He speaks of his sufferings in a natural, true, and sincere way, without murmuring, complaining, or exaggerating them.”

“The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.”

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”

“What’s the use of complaining about something you have no intentions of changing it?”

“When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.”

“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”

“When you aren’t satisfied with what has already been done, make something better. That is the greatest responsibility and the true freedom of creativity.”

“You can be a complainer. Or you can be an achiever. But you can’t be both.”

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”

There are many ways to go about coping with complainers and dealing with someone that will not stop whining.