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145 Sad Love Quotes On Pain, Love and Friendship

Norbert Juma
Published on June 16, 2020 6:00 AM EST
145 Sad Love Quotes On Pain, Love and Friendship

Breakups are tough, and hopefully, these sad love quotes can help you to remember the happier times. Allow these sad quotes to inspire you to see a light at the end of the tunnel and push you past the heartache.

Sadness is a natural part of life that’s usually associated with certain experiences of loss or pain.

145 Sad Love Quotes On Pain, Love and Friendship

There are many things that could make us sad, such as the loss of a loved one, conflict, failure, helplessness and disappointment. These loneliness quotes speak to a time of prolonged sadness; the period where we feel we are on our own when it comes to battling life’s challenges.

What are some of the saddest quotes about life and love?

But despite all the pain associated with it, sadness has some benefits as well.

It serves to remind us of what gives our life meaning and what matters to us.

Besides, sadness can motivate you to put in the effort to reach a happier place.

Experts have also discovered that sadness helps one to think in a more detailed and attentive way.

Although it has some benefits, frequently feeling sad can impact your quality of life.

You can avoid this by taking proactive measures such as focusing on improving your well-being, taking actions to be happier, and sharing your feelings with a trusted one.

To help you through the hard times, here is our collection of uplifting, wise, and comforting sad quotes, sad sayings, and sad proverbs, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

If you’re suffering from a broken heart, don’t hesitate to read our compilation of comforting heart break quotes that will make you feel better.

Sad Love Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

1. “Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others.” – Stephen R. Covey

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2. Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together. – Unknown

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3. It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. – Miguel de Unamuno

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4. “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” ― Faraaz Kazi

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5. If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. – Thomas Otway

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6. “It’s amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces.” – Ella Harper

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7. There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It’s caused by the absence of you. – Ashleigh Brilliant

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8. When you think your first falling in love, just then you realize your falling out of love. – David Grayson

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9. “You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

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10. “Since I can’t be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again.” – Susan Polis Schutz

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Sad love quotes to lighten your sorrows

11. I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: there was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life. – Plato 

12. “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurt you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the.. BURN!” ― Syed Arshad

13. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi

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14. “You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a belljar; starved for love.” ― Ayushee Ghoshal

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15. “People love each other for many reasons, not all of them good […]. They love each other because it’s easy. Or because they’re used to it. Or because they’ve given up. Or because they’re scared.” ― Nathan Hill

16. “He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” ― Shannon A. Thompson

17. Love lies in those unsent drafts in your mailbox. Sometimes you wonder whether things would have been different if you’d clicked ‘Send’. – Faraaz Kazi

18. Part of me aches at the thought of her being so close yet so untouchable. – Nicholas Sparks

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19. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” – Anais Nin

20. “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” ― Samuel Butler

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21. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.” – Jim Rohn

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22. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

23. “There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.” ― Tennessee Williams

24. “You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman

25. You meet everyone twice in this life, when they come and when they go.— C.C Aurel

26. Just let me keep the last piece of my heart before you tear it all apart.— Lykke Li

27. Sadness flies away on the wings of time. – Jean de La Fontaine

28. Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. – Mario Teguh

29. It’s sad to know I’m done. But looking back, I’ve got a lot of great memories. – Bonnie Blair

30. Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! – Dita Von Teese

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Sad quotes about love and life

31. Nothing is worse than when someone who’s supposed to love you just leaves.— Ava Dellaira

32. Tears come from the heart and not from the brain. – Leonardo da Vinci

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33. I wish I could give you my pain just for one moment so you can understand how much you hurt me.— Mohsen El-guindy

34. A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.  –Queen Victoria

35. It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.— Graham Foust

36. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.”― Tabitha Suzuma

37. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.”― David Levithan

38. It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

39. Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. – Paramahansa Yogananda

40. Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever. – Mattie Stepanek

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41. “Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”― W.S. Merwin

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42. “He taught me how to love, but not how to stop.” ― Anonymous

43. “How could an Angel break my heart? Why didn’t he catch my falling star? I wish I didn’t wish so hard. Maybe I wished our love apart.” ― Tony Braxton

44. You ruin your love because you don’t think you deserve anything good.— Warsan Shire

45. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. – Carl Jung

46. First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great. – Alyssa Milano

47. You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens. – Kirsten Dunst

48. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky

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49. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. – Jonathan Safran Foer

50. It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. – George Eliot

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Sad quotes to get you through the tough times

51. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. – Bob Marley

52. For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

53. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran

54. Sadness is also a kind of defence. – Ivo Andric

55. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. – Alexander Graham Bell

56. “Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths.”― Nehali Lalwani

57. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

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58. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

59. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris

60. “Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

Sad love quotes to inspire and teach

61. “Percy let me go, she croaked. You can’t pull me up. Never” ― Rick Riordan

62. “Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?” ― Faraaz Kazi

63. “And in the end, I said you would love me. We’re in the end and there’s only one of us here.” ― Dominic Riccitello

64. “I’ll love you even when I can’t”
“I’ll love you even when I shouldn’t” ― Colleen Hoover

65. “Me wondering why they don’t say nothing about a kiss being salty as a tear.” ― Lindsay Hunter

66. “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.” – Anonymous

67. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”- Jim Rohn

68. “There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.” – La Rochefoucauld

69. “Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned…” – William Butler Yeats

70. “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown

Sad love quotes to cheer you up

71. “The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve done everything you can to show someone you love them, and yet they still choose someone else over you.” – Bernajoy Vaal

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72. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” – E.A. Bucchianeri

73. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don’t.” – Stephen King

74. “The worst feeling is not being lonely. It’s when someone makes you feel special, then suddenly leaves you and you have to pretend you don’t mind at all.” – Nishan Panwar

75. “Hearts are breakable. Even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.” – Cassandra Clare

76. “You are supposed to dry my tears, not cause them….” – Unknown

77. “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” – James Dashner

78. “Missing someone special to you bring tears to your eyes, but remembering all the good times you had brings a smile to your face.” – Nishan Panwar

79. “I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” – Gayle Forman

80. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year. I’ll wear your name on my heart till I die. Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” – Coco J. Ginger

81. “Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”– Mark Haddon

82. “The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.” – Charlaine Harris

83. “It still hurts that you’re doing completely okay, without me.” – Unknown

84. “Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”– Joshua Wisenbaker

85. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” – Unknown

Sad love quotes about heartbreak

86. “One day you’re going to remember me and how much I loved you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Aubrey Drake Graham

87. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Richard Puz

88. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Parra

89. “Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.” – Aman Jassal

90. “The heart was made to be broken.” – Oscar Wilde

91. “A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so that you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.” – J.S.B. Morse

92. “The clouds wept when my heart sang a song of sorrow.” – Sonya Watson

93. “Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.” – Christina Westover

94. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale

95. “The way to my heart was shattered when you left me, but I was glad because your memories were invulnerable, locked inside my heart.” – Anmol Rawat

96. “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale

97. “I understand that if you have never suffered a broken heart, then you have never really known what it is to truly be alive.” – Patti Roberts

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98. “I’d rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanently empty heart forever.” – H.C. Paye

99. “I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.” – Sara Evans

100. “The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant

Sad love quotes for the broken hearted

101. “You know, I’ll be loving you still. The nights are lonely, the days are so sad and I just keep thinking about the love that we had. And I’m missing you and nobody knows it but me.” – Shayne Ward

102. “Losing someone hurts but if you truly love them you should let them go, one day you’ll be reunited.” – Unknown

103. “Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living worthwhile.” – Mia Asher

104. “It’s the love that goes through the hardest trials and survives that’s worth having.” – Katie Ashley

105. “Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean I don’t love you.” –Cecily von Ziegesar

106. “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” – Margaret Mitchell

107. “The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.” – Uniek Swain

108. “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Samuel Butler

109. “Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.” – Eileen Mayhew

110. “A sad thing in life is that sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.” – Anonymous

111. “Life goes on… with or without you.” – Faraaz Kazi

112. “To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson

113. “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson

114. “Love is ironic. Only when you hurt someone, they realise they truly love you. We shall always fall in love with the people who break our hearts.” – Anonymous

115. “The worst feeling is to be ignored once, then twice, then again and again by someone you consider precious.” – Betsy Kenton

Sad love quotes to enlighten

116. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

117. “To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” – Mary Oliver

118. “He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

119. “The hottest love has the coldest end.” – Socrates

120. “I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” – Humphrey Bogart

121. “Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake

122. “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” – Toni Morrison

123. “Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will come after you.” – Lisa Page Brooks

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124. “I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” – Faraaz Kazi

125. “When people can walk away from you: Let them walk.” –
T. D. Jakes

Sad love quotes to express your sad feelings

126. “The hardest thing is to hurt yourself for the sake of others’ happiness.” – Unknown

127. “This is what it felt like to have a broken heart. It felt less like a cracking down the middle and more like she had swallowed it whole and it sat bruised and bleeding in the pit of her stomach.”― Wendy Wunder

128. “I did the searching and remembering, She did the disappearing and the forgetting.” – Unknown

129. “She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but too late to go back, she had left him stranded there–like an astronaut wandering about on the moon. Alone.”― Katherine Paterson

130. “I will wait till the day I can forget YOU or the day you realize you can’t forget Me.” – Unknown

131. “Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain.”― Diana Peterfreund

132. “Goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good or bad will bring tears and words can never replace feelings.” – Unknown

133. “Love can sometimes be magic..but magic can sometimes ..just be an illusion.” – Javan

134. “It’s hard when someone special ignores you, but it’s even harder to pretend that you don’t care.” – Unknown

135. “I’m so in love with you but I’m getting used to the fact that I’ll never be good enough for you.” – Unknown

More sad love quotes and sayings

136. “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine

137. “There is nothing in the world so wonderful as to love and be loved; there is nothing so devastating as love lost.” – Unknown

138. “My love lies bleeding.” – Thomas Campbell

139. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton

140. “Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” – John Dryden

141. “Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never met.”- Unknown

142. “When speaking of lost love, time may heal all wounds, but there will always be scars.” – Unknown

143. “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.” – Jane Austen

144. “People who have lost relationships often wonder why they can’t just let it be “water under the bridge.” It is water under the bridge – the trouble is we do not live on the bridge but in the river of life with its many twists and turns.” – Santiz Grant Fairley

145. “You flew off with the wings of my heart and left me flightless.” –
Terri Guillemets

Which are your favorite sad love quotes

Feelings of sadness are inevitable in life. No matter your status, you’re bound to experience sadness at some point in your life.

It could be as a result of death, break-ups, failure, conflict, or any other undesirable event.

Luckily, there are things you can do to overcome sadness.

Hopefully, these sad quotes have helped lift your spirits and given you ideas on how to cope with sadness.

Did you enjoy these sad love quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section below.

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    abir

    October 26, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    touch my heart

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      Olatunbosun ayomiposi

      June 22, 2020 at 2:09 PM

      Honestly😪

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    Andy Boamah

    October 15, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Wow this is awesome, inspiring quotes there

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    Betty Caleb

    June 10, 2019 at 2:06 AM

    Nice quotes

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    shivangi sharma

    April 20, 2019 at 4:14 AM

    amazing content.
    thank you for sharing

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    Bryan Dian

    February 27, 2019 at 3:21 AM

    You have posted really good Quotes. I appreciate you. Thanks

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    Shayari

    February 20, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    wao very nice quotes

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    shivangi sharma

    January 4, 2019 at 4:56 AM

    it hurts to read these words but they are beautiful.
    thank you for sharing

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    Miril Ondeche

    December 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM

    Am So Greatfull With The Qoutes And Hope They’ll Change My Life Forever!!

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    Moazzam Ali

    October 16, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    thank you for sharing nice collection of sad quotes.

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    Nikhil

    August 29, 2018 at 2:50 AM

    great article.

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