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60 Sad Love Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

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Our latest collection of sad love quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

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

There are many things that could make us sad, such as the loss of a loved one, conflict, failure, helplessness and disappointment.

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 are some sad quotes that will help uplift your spirits.


Sad Love Quotes to Lift Your Spirits


1.) “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


2.) There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you. – Steve Maraboli


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


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


sad love quotes on being close but untouchable


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


sad love quotes about feelings


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


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


Sad quotes that might just change your outlook towards love and life


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


sad love quotes about joy


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


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


sad love quotes about tears


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


sad love quotes about the future


Sad love quotes to help fix a broken heart


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


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


sad love quotes about friends


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


Other sad love quotes


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


sad love quotes when its over


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


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 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 in the comment section below.



  1. Nikhil

    August 29, 2018 at 2:50 am

    great article.

  2. Moazzam Ali

    October 16, 2018 at 10:40 am

    thank you for sharing nice collection of sad quotes.

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