Quotes and Sayings about Unhappiness



"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
(Related: Life, Mother, Daughter, Conflict, Empathy, Quarrels, Unhappiness)

"Fame had brought me so much unhappiness."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Fame, Unhappiness)

"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Cause, states, Terrorism, Unhappiness, United, Will)

"Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Difference, Expectations, Unhappiness)

"There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow."
- Dorothea Brande
(Related: Self, Unhappiness, Will)

"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"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
(Related: Greatness, Cunning, Infinite, Man, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Order, Pain, Unhappiness)

"Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Humor, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Fact, Unhappiness)

"If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it."
- Democritus
(Related: Injustice, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Habit, Listening, Unhappiness, Walking)

"The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Unhappiness, World)

"There is something in the pang of change More than the heart can bear, Unhappiness remembering happiness."
- Euripedes
(Related: Change, Happiness, Heart, Unhappiness)

"The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Women, American, Faces, Unhappiness)

"He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Loyalty, Sense, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: End, Unhappiness, Years)

"Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."
- Don Herold
(Related: Killing, Unhappiness, Want)

"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
(Related: Heart, Unhappiness)

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Events, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Fear, Shadows, Unhappiness, World)

"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
(Related: People, Unhappiness)

"Caring for children is a dance between setting appropriate limits as caretakers and avoiding unnecessary power struggles that result in unhappiness."
- Charlotte Davis Kasl
(Related: Power, Dance, Caring, Children, Limits, Result, Unhappiness)

"You can have a lot of unhappiness by not having money, but the reverse is no guarantee of happiness."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Happiness, Money, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Blame, Guilt, Husbands, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: People, Popularity, Unhappiness, Writing)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Business, Life, Rest, Unhappiness)

"Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Unhappiness)

"To be happy is only to have freed one's soul from the unrest of unhappiness."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Soul, Unhappiness)

"A great emigration necessarily implies unhappiness of some kind or other in the country that is deserted."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Country, Deserted, Unhappiness)

"Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Happiness, Unhappiness)

"Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Marriage, Music, HusbContent, Friends, Laughter, Unhappiness)

"We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Purpose, Cause, Help, Suffering, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Cause, Evil, Fact, Perfection, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Misery, Suffering, Unhappiness, World)

"Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Happiness, Purpose, Unhappiness)

"There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Men, Benevolence, Cause, Charity, Harm, Unhappiness)

"My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Audiences, Therapy, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Peace, Father, Wife, Friend, Language, Losing, Man, Name, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Happiness, People, Paradise, Today, Unhappiness, World, Years)

"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Patience, Spirits, Unhappiness)

"The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Fool, Man, Misfortune, Unhappiness)

"There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Courage, Man, Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Pleasure, Unhappiness)

"Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness."
- Georges Simenon
(Related: Profession, Unhappiness, Vocation, Writing)

"What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?"
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Joy, Unhappiness, Years)

"All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Happiness, Love, Quality, Unhappiness)

"Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Crime, Sensibility, Unhappiness)

"Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness."
- James Thurber
(Related: Confusion, Thinking, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Illness, Poverty, Unhappiness, Years)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Time, People, Causes, Now, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: Circumstance, May, Misery, Unhappiness)

"Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Marriage, Growth, First, Personal growth, Unhappiness)