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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #45 --- Complaining

Updated on March 18, 2011

Quotations on Complaining

Don’t be a grumbler, even if you get paid for it.

—D.A. Brown, Salt Lake Herald, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 1, 1908.

It's not a complaint to belong to the Grumble Family. This is the family that nobody likes to meet. They live, it is said, on Complaining Street, in the City of Never-Are-Satisfied by the River of Discontent.

—V. Farrell Thomas, Daily Utah Chronicle, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 24, 1956.

Many people complain that they don't get all they deserve in life. Really, they should be congratulated.

—Burris A. Jenkins, Kansas City Post, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 28, 1920.

People who complain most that life isn't worth living act as if they're trying to prove it.

—Lee R. Call, Star Valley Independent, Afton, Wyo., Feb. 27, 1969.

The most disagreeable person is the complainer.

—Frank Crane, The Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 2, 1920.

It could be that persons who complain that they are misunderstood prefer remaining a little hazy.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 17, 1945.

People who complain they never had a chance would be afraid to take a chance if they had the opportunity.

—Roy E. Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, June 9, 1955.

A good many people who complain of life's heavy burdens are just weary of carrying around a heavy liver.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Dec. 8, 1927.

Too many people go through life standing at the complaint counter.

—M.W. Larmour, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, Nov. 1, 1960.

Those who make the worst of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.

—Clifton N. Memmott, Uintah Basin Standard, Roosevelt, Utah, July 25, 1957.

The only thing we get out of complaints is more discouragement.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., June 9, 1930.

People who talk about themselves usually complain about the world.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., May 31, 1933.

No life is so hard that complaining will not make it harder.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Jan. 30, 1935.

People who are always complaining are usually doing so with the least reason.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., June 19, 1936.

Those who complain most about anything are usually those least willing to assume responsibility.

—Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Aug. 25, 1936.

There is a big difference between complaining about what you have, and trying to attain what you desire.

—Gloria Young, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, June 13, 1935.

An inch of progress is worth a mile of complaint.

—H.B. Dean, Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., June 17, 1955.

People who complain that the days are too short generally find time to tell others what they don't know.

Athens Messenger, Athens, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1909.

Constant complaining about not getting ahead may mean that there is a wishbone where the backbone ought to be.

Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1944.

Some people complain about things going wrong even when they are coming their way.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, May 7, 1904.

Men who complain about how much work they have to do would feel better if they got some of it done.

River Press, Fort Benton, Mont., March 16, 1932.

People who do nothing to improve their own conditions have little right to complain if nobody else does it for them.

River Press, Fort Benton, Mont., Sept. 26, 1934.

Some people riding on a magic carpet would complain about the pattern.

Sunshine Magazine, Litchfield, Ill., January 1976.

We have a lot to complain about only because we complain a lot.

Utah Farmer, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 10, 1936.

All grumbling is self-advertising.

Utah Farmer, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 10, 1938.

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