80 Sad But True Quotes That Will Make You Think Deep!

Looking for really sad quotes that are true? We have rounded up the best collection of sad but true quotes, sayings, messages, texts, and captions (with images, pictures) about love, life, and friendship that will hit your hard.

Life is not a fairytales and we all have our share of happiness and sadness. A lot of things happen in life that are really sad or unfair, but that is the hard truth of life.

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Reality of life is not always as per our dreams or wishes. So at times we have to come to terms with the hard hitting truth of life that can be sad.

These deep sad but true quotes will make you think about the reality of life. A lot of these sayings will be relatable to you.

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Don’t forget to check out our collection of sad friendship quotes and feeling down quotes that you can relate to.

Sad But True Quotes That Will Make You Cry

  1. “Sadness is also a kind of defense.” – Ivo Andric

  2. “My heart’s a mess. It’s in chaos. But still, I smile.” – Unknown

  3. “You did nothing wrong by asking to be treated right.” – Unknown

  4. “We may not be together anymore but at least you are happy.”– Unknown

  5. “The portion of life that makes you sad, is supposed to change you.” – Unknown                                             
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    quotes that are sad but true

  6. “They wanna see you do good, but never better than them. Remember that.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                         
    sad but true quotes
    sad but true quotes

  7. “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

  8. “You can’t keep dancing with the devil and ask why you’re still in hell.” – Kynna Claire

  9. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky                                                                                                                                                     
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    quotes sad but true

  10. “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.” – Albert Einstein

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

  12. “We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.” – Ally Condie

  13. “The pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger.”— Philippos Syrigos                                                                                                                   
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    sad true quotes

  14. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins                                                                                                                                     
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    saddest but true quotes

  15. “No one will see your struggles, no one will feel your pain and sorrow but all of them will see your mistakes and never forget it.”

  16. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Thema Davis

  17. “Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flashed through my mind but I just smiled and said I used to.” – Wiz Khalifa

  18. “She wanted to cause him pain for taking a place in her heart she wouldn’t have given him if she’d known the truth.” – Kristin Cashore

  19. “Sad but true: individual intelligence probably peaked in the Upper Paleolithic, and we have been self-domesticated creatures ever since.” – Kim Stanley

  20. “It is sad but true that sometimes we need the tragedy to help us to see how human we are and how we are more alike than we are different.” – Maya Angelou

  21. “Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart.” – Sandi Lynn

  22. “Dear Ex, I hope you are doing good, I hope you are enjoying your life fully, I hope you are happy with someone else more than me, I hope you don’t leave him or her in the midway of the growing love like you did to me. I hope you never feel the pain I felt. I hope you never become someone else’s ex.”

  23. “It’s sad but true that if you focus your attention on housework and meal preparation and diapers, raising children does start to look like drudgery pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you see yourself as nothing less than your child’s nurturer, role model, teacher, spiritual guide, and mentor, your days take on a very different cast.” – Joyce Maynard

  24. “She’s single because her ex never valued communication and her feelings were neglected. trust became an issue because she was lied to and disrespected. Getting jealous became a habit because another girl was receiving his attention, time, effort, and care. She’s not single because something is wrong with her. She’s single because she loved and cared too much for a boy who didn’t love her and couldn’t commit.”

Deep Quotes That Are Sad But True

These emotional sadness quotes are a mix of sad quotes about love, life, success, friendship, grief and other aspects of life to which you might relate to.

Some of these inspirational sad quotes will give you the hope to be positive and move on.

  1. “Go where you feel most alive.” – Unknown

  2. “Sorry doesn’t have a meaning anymore.” – Unknown

  3. “And I waited.” – A Three Word Short Story.” – Unknown

  4. “Nobody cares unless you are pretty or dead.” – Unknown

  5. “Life teaches the hardest lessons to the softest hearts.” – Unknown

  6. “We never lose friends. We simply learn who the real ones are…” – Unknown                                                   
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    sad but true quotes that hit hard

  7. “Remember, when it starts hurting, life is trying to teach you something.” – Unknown

  8. “Waking up in the morning so tired because you’ve been up all night crying.” – Unknown

  9. “The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the loneliest.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                         
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    reality sad but true quotes

  10. “Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.” – Unknown

  11. “When you’re happy you enjoy the music. When you’re sad you understand the lyrics.” – Frank Ocean

  12. “Sometimes all you can do is lie in bed, and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart.” – William C. Hannan

  13. “Everyone shows more love and care in the beginning of any relationship but no one maintains it till the last.”

  14. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t. – Jennifer Green                                                                                                                                 
    sad but true quotes about love
    sad but true quotes about love

  15. “It’s just that I’m not sure I fit in here. There’s no one I can really talk to.” – Belle (Beauty and the Beast, Disney)

  16. “Sometimes I just wish you were here so I could tell you how much I need you and how hard every day has been without you.”

  17. “I don’t like depending on people because people leave all the time. Because at the end of the day all you have is yourself and that has to be enough.”

  18. “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams

  19. “Sometimes two people will regard each other over a gulf too wide to ever be bridged, and know immediately what could have happened, and that it never will.” – Roger Ebert

  20. “We fight for the people, who treat us like shit. We love the ones, who don’t deserve it. We cry for people, who don’t think twice about us. We try so hard for ones, who always let us down. There’s only so much, you can do. For once, let people show you they care.”

Saddest But True Quotes About Life

  1. “Stop choosing what isn’t choosing you.”

  2. “You will never understand until it happens to you.”

  3. “Tears are words the heart can’t express.” – Gerard Way

  4. “Sad memories are bad, but good memories are the worst.”

  5. “You forgave someone who wasn’t even sorry. That’s strength.”

  6. “No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one. Remember that.” – Unknown                                           
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    sad but true quotes images

  7. “Isn’t it sad when you get hurt so much, you can finally say “I’m used to it.””

  8. “I hate it when your mind is telling you to stop loving someone, but your heart can’t let go.”

  9. “Stop imagining fake scenarios and hurting your own feelings. You deserve better than that.”

  10. “You keep a lot to yourself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                       
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    sad but true quotes about friends

  11. “My best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them.” – Philippos Syrigos

  12. “People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.” –Johnny Depp
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    Sad true quotes deep

  13. “I try to make people feel loved and wanted because I know what it’s like to not feel loved and wanted.”

  14. “The sad truth is so many people are in love and not together and so many people are together and not in love.”

  15. “I’m the friend who’s always there to listen to someone’s problems, but I’m also the person who no ones there for.”

  16. “The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and are being loved when they are fake” – Bob Marley

  17. “My secret is… I don’t have a real friend. I have plenty of friends but no one who would drop everything and be there for me if I needed it.”

  18. “I refuse to cry in front of people. And when I do cry alone, it’s for the stupidest reasons, because the real reasons have been bottled up for too long.”

  19. “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.” – John Green

  20. “Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.” – Mesa Selimovic

Quotes Sad But True About Love

  1. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Kahlil Gibran

  2. “I’m tired of fighting. For once, I want to be fought for.” – Dick Tate

  3. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” –Rumi

  4. “The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” – Bob Marley

  5. “Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad.” – Iona Mink

  6. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

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

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

  9. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou

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

  11. “You are not alone. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” – Priyanshu Singh

  12. “When she is happy, she can’t stop talking, when she is sad, she doesn’t say a word.” – Ann Brashares

  13. “Behind every sweet smile, there is a bitter sadness that no one can ever see and feel.” – Tupac Shakur

  14. “How did I go from that little five-year-old, always happy and always laughing to…this?” – Chester Minnit

  15. “Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.” – Jerry B. Jenkins

  16. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

  17. “The wrong person will never give you what you want, but they’ll make sure they get what they want from you.” – Sonya Parker

  18. “When a girl cries, it’s not usually over one thing. It’s built up anger and emotions that she’s been holding in for too long.” – Joe King

  19. “Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying, is exactly the one making you cry?” – Anita Room

  20. “It’s sad, something coming to an end. It cracks you open, in a way—cracks you open to feeling. When you try to avoid the pain, it creates greater pain.” – Jennifer Aniston

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