"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."
- Malcolm X
"An ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadness to serve God with."
- Thomas Fuller
"Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy."
- E.H. Chaplin
"I'm glad the President finally found an economic development program. I'm just sad that it's only in Baghdad."
- John Kerry
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."
- Helen Keller
"Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears."
- Marcus Aurelius
"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."
- Jean de La Fontaine
"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."
- Cynthia Nelms
"He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise."
"Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad."
- Christina Georgina Rossetti
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."
- W.M. Lewis
"The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous."
- Shana Alexander
"My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad."
- Olive Schreiner