Unhappiness Quotes

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Edward De Bono

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. Abraham Maslow

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy

Writing is not a profession, but a vocation of unhappiness. Georges Simenon

Man’s unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite. Thomas Carlyle

Much unhappiness comes from walking alone. When there are several, it’s somewhat different. Alfred Doblin

The supposed unhappiness of the rich is always a cheerful topic of conversation. Mason Cooley

There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation. Francois Rabelais

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer

The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does; just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing. Marcus Aurelius

The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them. Anton Chekhov

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. Bertrand Russell

The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest. Gustave Flaubert

We become moral when we are unhappy. Marcel Proust