45 Quotes About Complaining


Complaining is not the best way to find a solution to your problem. These quotes about complaining highlight the challenges that many people have in finding clarity in their predicaments.

“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.”

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.”

“Complaining is an insult to God.”

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

“Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.”

“Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.”

“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.”

“Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.”

“Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.”

“Excuses are only for those people who are unwilling to find the solution, who find greater solace in the loudness of their complaints rather than in the action they are taking to implement the actions that carry them steadily forward to their achievement.”

“Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.”

“I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.”

“I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.”

“I hate to complain… No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches.”

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

“I think a compliment ought to always precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception.”

“I think there’s an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we’re complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.”

“I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

“If you have the time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.”

“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.”

“In our society, the sound of men complaining is like nails on a chalkboard.”

“Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.”

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”

“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

“Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.”

“One’s life must seem extremely flat with nothing whatever to grumble at!”

“People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please.”

“Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.”

“Sweat silently. Let’s have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy.”

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

“The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.”

“The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.”

“The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.”

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

“Untold suffering seldom is.”

“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.”

“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 any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavoring to hide it you drive it away.”

“When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you’ve growled all day long.”

“While you are complaining about the little problems in your life, somebody is actually fighting for theirs.”

“You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache.”

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

There is a time and place for complaining where you can voice your feelings of dissatisfaction.

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