“Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.”
– Lily Tomlin
“He that falls by himself never cries.”
– Turkish proverb
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
– William Arthur Ward quote
I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
-Kurt Cobain quote
“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”
– Shirley Hufstedler quote
Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.
-Grace Jones quote
“When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.”
– Samuel Johnson quote
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
-Francois Fenelon quote
“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
– Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese thinker and social philosopher)
I think there’s an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we’re complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.
-Sherilyn Fenn quote
“Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo quote
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
-Samuel Johnson quote
“When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you’ll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers.”
– Joseph Sommerville quote
The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
-Lord Jeffrey quote
Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.
– Og Mandino
“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.”
– Oscar Wilde quote
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
– Dale Carnegie
“The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.”
– Lord Jeffrey quote
“The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.”
– Randall Jarrell quote
There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.
“The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.”
– Samuel Johnson
“If all complaints had to be accompanied by the submission of a delicious sandwich then fewer people would voice them while more would be willing to listen.”
– Michael Wakcher quote
“The very fact that your a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.”
– James Allen
“Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It’s great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I’m not complaining,… Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven’t done what they wanted with their lives.”
“Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.”
– Antoine de Rivarol quote
“We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.”
– Logan Pearsall Smith quote
“Complain to one who can help you.”
– Yugoslavian proverb
“Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”
– Dale Carnegie
“He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.”
– Benjamin Franklin
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