Unhappiness Quotes

Most popular unhappiness quotes

Pleasure chews and grinds us.
We do not believe in having happiness imposed upon us.
Memory is so much better at unhappiness than happiness.

happiness memory

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted.

history illusion

Man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy. It's only that.
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
Some people pursue unhappiness because happiness is too mild a sensation.


How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
All artists today are expected to cultivate a little fashionable unhappiness.


For the unhappy man death is the commutation of a sentence of life imprisonment.
When a man has lost all happiness,
he's not alive.  Call him a breathing corpse.
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

communication speak your mind

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness—the sense that that is where we really belong.
This is what I think now: that the natural state of the sentient adult is a qualified unhappiness.
Since unhappiness excites interest, many, in order to render themselves interesting, feign unhappiness.
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.


I have discovered that all man's unhappiness derives from only one source—not being able to sit quietly in a room.
If you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants; and, secondly, how much more unhappy he might be than he really is.
History is the sole consolation left to the people, for it shows them that their ancestors were as unhappy as they are, or even more so.


Submission to unhappiness is the unpardonable sin against the spirit just as submission to poverty is the unpardonable sin against the body.


I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.

childhood talent

It is well for us that man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
And now let me ask you, my friend, whether you do not think, that many of our disappointments and much of our unhappiness arise from our forming false notions of things and persons.

disappointment happiness

The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence.
Your unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwellin' on himself and start paying attention to the universe.  Unhappiness is the ultimate form o' self-indulgence.