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These Sad Quotes About Life are Painful…and True

Life is hard, and painful, but you are not alone…

All throughout our lives, we will experience pain, sadness, and loss. Not everything will have a happy ending, and not every time life will be easy.

There will be tears and heartbreak somewhere along the way. You’ll never who will come into your life and who will leave.

For the challenging times of our lives that leave you feeling sad, lost, or confused, here’s a collection of sad quotes about life that will truly resonate with you.

Heartbreaking and Sad Quotes About Life

I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you.

I know that I should not regret the love that I freely gave away. But I’m only human, and I can’t help but feel so hurt that all my love was only wasted by people who don’t deserve it in the place.

I wish that there was some way we can get back all the emotions, time, and energy that we have spent on the wrong people so that we can spend them on the people who are more deserving.


It’s hard to let go of the memories because they are beautiful reminders of our story that we didn’t expect to end.

It’s not the end of the relationship that will hurt you. It’s the flashes of memories that will pop in your head at any moment.

You are powerless to stop them. No matter how hard you try to stop yourself from thinking about it, all you can do is remember everything.


One of the most difficult tasks in life is removing someone from your heart.

It’s easier said than done, especially when you still have strong feelings for them. But it’s something that you should do as soon as possible. It’s for your own good.


It takes a real man to realize that one woman is enough.

It’s human nature to never be satisfied with one when you can have more than one. But a real man recognizes when he has a good woman, and he will not want for another.


I don’t miss you. I miss the person I thought you were.

I cry for the person that I used to love and not the person that shut me out and walked away.

I miss the person I fell in love with and not the person you ended up becoming.


Don’t miss out on something potentially great just because it could also be difficult.

If it scares you so much, then it’s probably worth a shot.

Don’t let a great opportunity slip past you just because you’re scared to try or just because you think you will not be able to handle it.


Even if you’re the best woman in the world, you will never be good enough for a man who is not ready.

Your relationship is still bound to fail because you cannot carry both of your weights by yourself. You cannot be the only one working to keep the relationship alive. You cannot be the only one who loves.


Make yourself a priority. It’s not selfishness but a necessity.

Stop treating yourself like the least important person. When you know your value, other people will, too, and they will start treating you right and loving you in a way that you deserve.


Sometimes you need to burn the bridge down so that you will not keep crossing it.

It takes real guts to cross the bridge and never look back. It may scare you to burn bridges, but you have to if you want to preserve your sanity and your pride.


And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.

I tried the dating scene and thought it was fun. Although it never really bothered me if I had a date or not.

I tried relationships, even marriage, but I never really felt like it’s something that I can keep going for a long time. I guess I will just be happier when I’m on my own.

Sentimental and Sad Quotes About Life

I no longer have the energy for unimportant friendships, unnecessary interactions, or forced conversations.

I’m at that point in my life where I no longer care about impressing people or building a reputation. I just want happiness, stability, peace, and calm.


I hope they ask about me and I hope you tell them that you messed up.

I hope that this time around you will be more honest about us and tell them how you destroyed us.


Relationships are worth fighting for, but you can’t be the only one fighting.

It’s heartbreaking, not to mention exhausting, to realize that you are the only one who’s finding ways to save the relationship.

It hurts to know that you’re the only one losing sleep over it, the one who’s crying silent tears, and the one praying for a miracle.


Sometimes you wake up and it’s just done. You just walk away and move on. No ugly or emotional exchange of words and no proper goodbye. Just no more.

When you’ve been holding on for too long and hurting for so long, sometimes you will get your breakthrough just like that.

You will just wake up one day with the decision to let go and move on.


Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask why you keep letting them.

Why do you have the same kind of toxic relationships, and why do you get attracted to the same kind of men? Why do you allow yourself to be treated like the way they treat you?


I am learning to walk away from people and things that are not meant for me.

It’s harder than I thought because my first instinct is to fight for it. But I now recognize when it’s not meant for me, and I simply walk away and move on.


I just need a break from life.

Sometimes I just want to shut everything off and enjoy several hours of silence where it will just be me and my thoughts. Sometimes I just need to get away and get lost.


Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your thoughts and emotions.

What they think don’t matter. The most important voice that you should be listening to is your own.


Don’t let him have the satisfaction of knowing you’ll always be there waiting.

He had his chance to be with someone incredible like you, but he wasted it. Don’t make the same mistake of giving him another shot when he clearly does not value your love.


Sometimes I like to cry. Not because I’m sad but because I don’t know what to do anymore.

Have you ever felt so lost, desperate, afraid, and confused that there’s nothing left to do but cry it all out? Crying is a good idea because it’s very therapeutic.

You will realize that once you’ve had a good cry, you feel lighter and you can think more clearly.


I may feel bad about the way we ended, but I don’t regret loving you.

I know that I will only be hurting myself thinking about how we parted ways, but it gives me happiness to think about loving you and being loved by you once in this lifetime.


The worst battle is between what you know and what you feel.

Sometimes you already know the truth that you have been trying to deny, but what you feel keeps you from walking away.


If you could read my mind, you’d be in tears.

There’s so much pain and sadness it’s impossible for you not to shed a tear or two.


He slept while I cried silently.

It hurts because he’s not even aware that you’re hurting so much you just have to cry it out. Also because he can still sleep so soundly when clearly there is a problem that may not be resolved.


Leave him alone. That’s what he wants.

Even though he didn’t say these exact words, you know that this is what he’s been trying to tell you for months by the way he treats you, talks to you, or acts around you.

You’re not blind, and you’re not dense. You know when you’re not needed. The only thing that you will need to figure out is whether you will still come back once you leave.

I see beauty in everything but me.

It’s hard to feel beautiful after everything I’ve been through. But I appreciate all the beauty that surrounds me. I know that one day I will be okay again and emerge stronger and more beautiful than ever.

Emotional and Sad Quotes About Life

Sometimes it’s easier to show that you don’t give a damn than to tell the truth that it’s hurting you.

It’s easier to pretend and to lie than to admit how much it hurts.

I wish I could ignore you like you ignore me.

Why is it so easy for you? How could we turn from lovers to strangers? Don’t you even miss me at all? Don’t you even wonder how I’m doing right now? It’s like you completely wiped me off from your memory.

Nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.

The person who can make me feel incredible joy is the same person who can give me the biggest heartbreak.

The hardest things to let go of are the things that you never really had.

You weren’t even mine to begin with, so how can I even say that I lost you?

But it certainly feels like a lost a big part of me, even if you were never really mine to begin with.

It hurts, but it’s okay. I’m used to it.

For all the hurt that I have gone through the past few months, I know that there’s nothing left that I cannot handle.

Yes, I smile, but it doesn’t mean that I’m fine.

Behind these happy smiles is a person who’s hurting but chooses to be brave and strong.

My life is just all about being alone and not being lonely.

I don’t mind being alone, but I can’t bear being lonely. These days, it’s also a struggle to find things that will make me happy.

Happiness, I realized, is something that cannot be forced.

Sometimes I shut down and don’t talk to anyone for days. It’s nothing personal.

This is just how I recharge and refuel. I feel like a completely different person after. Sometimes this is what your soul needs.

I’m not as strong as everyone thinks I am.

I cry in the shower. I cry in the car. I cry myself to sleep. I don’t know what to do most of the time, so I just wing it. If that’s strength, then okay.

You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.

You’re only human and you also have a breaking point. There’s nothing wrong with being weak once in a while and allowing your tears to fall. You need it.

Painful experiences yield valuable lessons we never thought we needed.

You may not understand why sad and painful events happen in your life, but you will find the lesson of the experience someday.

I’ll never regret my time spent with you.

I loved you. You were a big and important part of my life. I shared a life with you and gave a piece of myself to you that I will never get back. I regret all the actions that I did not take and all the chances that I missed. But I will never regret loving you and being with you.

I want to live, not just survive.

I don’t want to live my life like I’m on auto pilot. I want to be filled with inspiration, happiness, and excitement all over again.

Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while.

It’s true what they say that you don’t realize the value of something or someone until it’s no longer yours. Maybe you just need to get lost for a while so that someone will come to find you.

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