90 Unhappy Quotes To Stop Feeling Sad & Miserable

Some unhappiness and suffering are inevitable in life. Read the best collection of unhappy quotes, unhappy sayings, captions, and statuses for days when you feel miserable and really sad.

Unhappiness may be caused by grief, heartbreak, misery, or a deep sense of emptiness. The feeling of being constantly unhappy can consume you from within and you can also slip into depression.

Life is hard and full of challenges. The suffering, sorrow, and pain be it physical or emotional can be frustrating.

It can make you feel hopeless and lose interest in life. These deep and insightful unhappiness quotes will help you express your emotions and feelings.

Also Read: Feeling Sad Quotes

Loneliness, heartbreak, the death of a loved one, or a financial crisis can make you anxious and sad. You start feeling all alone when no one understands you. You just want to give up on life due to your bitter experiences.

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

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

Also, read our relatable unhappy marriage quotes and miserable people quotes to cry out the pain.

Unhappy Quotes When You Feel Miserable

  1. “It hurts to leave a light on for nobody.” ― Graham Foust

  2. “Seeking happiness is what’s making you unhappy.” ― Maxime Lagacé

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

  4. “Smile. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ― Unknown                                                                                                           

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    Unhappiness Sayings

  5. “I try to keep everyone happy, but sometimes that means not being happy myself.” ― Unknown

  6. “There’s nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad.” ― Janet Jackson

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

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

  9. “Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” ― Unknown

  10. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” ― Nicholas Sparks

  11. “But now the joy is gone and the sadness is back, the sadness feels like something deserved, the price of some not-quite-forgotten betrayal.” ― Stephen King, Dreamcatcher

Famous Quotes About Unhappiness

If you constantly feel the need to cry and feel alone in all the battles of life, then talk to someone who understands you. With time the feeling of sadness will fade away, so don’t drown in the dark ocean and feel worthless.

Also Read: Pain Sad Quotes

Life is very beautiful and though it challenges us at times, we all have the power to cope up and stand tall after all the struggles.

  1. “Emotionally, physically, and mentally tired.” ― Unknown                                                                           

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    being unhappy quotes

  2. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” ― Khalil Gibran

  3. “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” ― Jim Rohn

    Unhappy Quotes
    Unhappy Quotes

  4. “How to be unhappy: Pin all your hopes on the things you can’t control.” ― Jack Butcher

  5. “You keep a lot to yourself because it’s difficult to find people who understand.” ― Unknown

  6. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” ― George Eliot

  7. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.” ― Eckhart Tolle                                   

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    unhappy people quotes

  8. “Expectations kill happiness. Ideologies kill happiness. Your thoughts kill happiness.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  9. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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

  11. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” ― C. S. Lewis

  12. “Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind.” ― Eckhart Tolle

  13. “There’s no point in being unhappy about things you can’t change, and no point being unhappy about things you can.” ― Dan Harris

  14. “You never realize how lonely you are until it’s the end of the day and you got a bunch of things to talk about and no one to talk to.” ― Unknown

  15. “Sometimes, the best way to be happy is to learn to let go of things you tried hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you.” ― Faraaz Kazi

  16. “If someone makes you miserable more than they make you happy, it doesn’t matter how much you love them, you need to let them go.” ― Unknown

  17. “In life you got to be true to yourself, if you are unhappy or not satisfied in your life, somewhere in life you are not being true to yourself.” ― Unknown

  18. “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ― Albert Camus

  19. “I tried so hard to get better to get over this, to forget it all, and move on and I thought I was getting to the point where I could say “wow I’m feeling a lot better” but right now I couldn’t feel any more.” ― S.B

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

Unhappy People Quotes For Sad Days

  1. “Unhappy people are dangerous.” ― Rebecca West

  2. “I feel like I’m slowly dying inside.” ― Unknown                              

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    unhappy quotes images

  3. “If you are unhappy, you are too high up in your mind.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  4. “The most unhappy people are those who care only about themselves.” ― Paulo Coelho       

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    quotes about being unhappy

  5. “If you look to circumstances for happiness, you will never find peace.” ― James Pierce   

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    unhappy in life quotes

  6. “A happy man has no past, while an unhappy man has nothing else.” ― Richard Flanagan            

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    unhappiness quotes

  7. “When you are unhappy, discover what you are clinging to and let it go.” ― Jan Chozen Bays

  8. “People who are not happy with themselves, cannot possibly be happy with you.” ― Unknown       

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    sad unhappy quotes

  9. “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” ― Buddha

  10. “Happy people create their own inner worlds, whereas sad people blame their surroundings.” ― Unknown

  11. “Have you noticed it’s always unhappy people who attack the things happy people believe in?” ― Jeff Guinn

  12. “Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” ― Naval Ravikant

  13. “If you make others happy, you’ll be happy. If you make others unhappy, you’ll be miserable.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

  14. “The unhappy person is never present to themself because they always live in the past or the future.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

  15. “But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.” ― Soren Kierkegaard

  16. “Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he may be master of the whole world.” ― Epicurus

  17. “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.” ― Lemony Snicket

  18. “The capacity to be either happy or unhappy is determined by the manner in which you react to whatever happens.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

  19. “Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves.” ― Carl Sagan

  20. “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

  21. “The next milestone won’t make you happy. The next purchase won’t make you feel better. The next zero won’t make your life better. If you don’t appreciate what you have, you’ll never be happy.” ― Shane Parrish

Quotes About Being Unhappy In Life

  1. “I’m slowly giving up.” ― Unknown                                                                                                       

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    not happy at all quotes

  2. “The sadness will last forever.”―Vincent Van Gogh       

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    not happy quotes

  3. “I am a deeply unhappy person.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                   
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    quotes about unhappy people

  4. “I’m Not Living, I’m Surviving.” ― Natasha Preston

  5. “My silence is just another word for my pain.” ― Unknown                                                                                               

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    quotes for unhappy people

  6. “I need a break, No, I’m not sick, I’m just sad.” ― Unknown

  7. “Constantly chasing happiness is the best way to stay unhappy.” ― Unknown

  8. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

  9. “Sadness is when the reality is contrary to what you expected.” ― Unknown

  10. “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.” ― Marilyn Monroe

  11. “Do not ever put your happiness into someone else’s hands.” ― Christopher Barzak

  12. “Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. “I’ve seen darkness but always kept one thing in my heart: hope.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  14. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends ad family.” ― Unknown

  15. “Misery is what happiness rests upon. Happiness is what misery lurks beneath.” ― Lao Tzu

  16. “A great way to be unsuccessful is to care deeply about everybody’s opinion about you.” ― Zuby

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

  18. “The moment is beautiful, yes. But attachment to that beauty removes one from it.” ― James Pierce

  19. “I am not feeling anything, I am completely empty right now. It is making me depressed.” ― Unknown

  20. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.” ― Michael J. Fox

  21. “Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.” ― Unknown

  22. “We need to be unhappy sometimes, so that we can really appreciated how good it feels when we are happy.” ― Unknown

  23. “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

Not Happy At All Quotes About Life

So even if these short unhapp quotes make you cry, know they’re also helping you to put out your emotions and reset and feel better to be happy again. So don’t feel sad and snap out of your sad thoughts.

  1. “Not happy. Not sad. Just empty.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                         
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    sad unhappy pictures

  2. “The desire to feel better makes you feel worse.” ― James Pierce

  3. “Your unlimited desires are clouding your peace.” ― Naval Ravikant

  4. “Chasing happiness is guaranteed to make to you unhappy.” ― Ed Latimore

  5. “I want to sleep until I feel happy because I am feeling unhappy.” ― Unknown

  6. “One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

  7. “People care so much about being happy that they can’t be.” ― Maxime Lagacé

  8. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” ― Henry Rollins

  9. “People are not looking for happiness, people are looking for an escape from misery.” ― Brian Norgard

  10. “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” ― John Greenleaf Whittier

  11. “Over thinking corrupts the mind, destroys happiness, and creates problems that never even existed in the first place.” ― Unknown

  12. “Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unhappy Marriage Quotes For Broken Relationships

These sad words are by famous writers, authors, celebrities’ who have expressed their sad feelings in words.

A lot of us will relate to these quotes as we might have gone through such a sad and low phase in life which has completely shattered us.

Don’t forget to check our post on sad break-up quotes and forever alone quotes that you can resonate with.

  1. “An unmarried woman is way better than an unhappy married woman.” ― Jessica Pickard

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

  3. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. “When you’re in an unhappy and toxic relationship, have the courage to end it, move on and be free.” ― Unknown

  5. “If someone constantly makes you unhappy, then you must build up the courage to let that person go.” ― Unknown

  6. “Progress of a marriage: There was a time when you couldn’t make me happy. Now the time has come when you can make me unhappy.” ― Irving Layton

  7. “If you constantly have to tell someone the same exact thing about how you feel and they don’t change it, understand they don’t respect you.” ― Unknown

  8. “If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account.” ― Auliq Ice

  9. “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.” ― Anaïs Nin

  10. “There are enough things in life to be unhappy about… I don’t want to spend another day being unhappy because of you. It’s probably the one thing where someone or something else could possibly take your place. I say let it.” ― Ranata Suzuki

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Though sorrow and grief are saddening and heartbreaking, there is also hope. Hope that you will overcome the sorrow and things will be better again.

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