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Top 10 Best Sad Love Quotes

Updated on June 8, 2016

We wouldn't be needing these best sad quotes if love were all about happiness. However, sadness and despair come with it. You are bound to be hurt and cry, especially if the love that you thought was real turns out to be a lie. But never blame love, which is never wrong. If it's true, it springs from happiness and takes away sadness. Finding it is a very big challenge and you might find some fakes in the process. Nevertheless, it is worth all your sacrifices as it can become the sole meaning of your existence. Your life will totally change for the better after finding true love.

For those out there who are experiencing the painful part of it, here are the ten sad quotes that can serve as inspiration and make you realize that hardships are part of what everyone needs to surpass in order to achieve optimum happiness and contentment. Have a good read everyone and enjoy these heart-melting quotes!

“We always thought we'd look back on our tears and laugh, but we never thought we'd look back on our laughter and cry.”

Sad memories are the hardest to forget. The pain will linger through the years. Though it fades away in time, remembering the tears shed after losing the one you love the most is inescapable. But, as many would agree, avoiding pain is futile. The best thing that we can do is to face it head-on. We should never forget that one can’t truly appreciate happiness if one never experiences sadness. After embracing the pain and surviving it, you’ll end up stronger and ready for any challenge that life may bring. Don’t be afraid to cry since it’s never a sign of weakness but a reminder of your humanity and honesty. Have enough courage to shed your tears and stand up after a heavy fall. Blaming love will lead you nowhere. Learn from the experience and never stop hoping to meet that one true love that can entirely change your life.

“It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”

Cherish every moment with your love since you’ll never know when it ceases. While loving, we tend to forget about every possibility other than a happy ending. Sadly, only a few couples are lucky enough to live happily ever after like in fairy tales. Most couples decide to go separate ways. Forgetting someone who left countless memories is a very big challenge. Love notes turned sad notes are certainly hard to erase in your heart and memory. In fact, totally getting that person off your mind and heart is impossible. Years may pass yet images of your experiences and happy moments might still flash back every now and then. This is normal and is not something to be ashamed of. It only means your love was true and that it should have been worth keeping.

“It's funny how a person can break your heart, and you can still love them with all the little pieces.”

Love is measured not by how much laughter you shared together but the tears and challenges you surpassed. Your partner may break your heart at times but never let the experience hinder you from loving him. Some call it martyrdom while others think it’s foolish. As I see it, it’s a type of love that only those with pure heart can offer. There’s no better love other than one that is selfless enough to think less about the pain and focus on how he can make his partner happy and contented. Though hard, we should aim to achieve this since it’s guaranteed to last for a lifetime and be remembered for eternity.

“True love will never fade unless it was a lie.”

The definition of true love is still vague to many. This is probably why broken hearts are everywhere. They were the ones who got caught up by the emotion just to find themselves loving the wrong person. A feeling that fades was never true. Time is the biggest challenge so consider yourself lucky if your relationship managed to last for years. It’s something a lot of people are dreaming about, so cherish it. Don’t be overconfident and leave it carelessly unattended. Love requires not only time but mutual effort to bloom, so work hard. Nurture it well and it will certainly bear amazing and worthwhile fruits in the future.

“Nothing hurts more than realizing he meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to him.”

We can’t force anyone to return our feelings. This is the sad part of love that can’t be denied. A one-sided one is painful and something no one wants to experience. This experience could make you flood your social media with sad tweets. Surely you have seen a lot of your friends taking their story online.

There’s no cure for this pain other than realizing that your feelings for the person who can’t love you back are pointless. Don’t avoid the pain but face it. By doing so, you’ll learn and slowly realize that you deserve something better. Don’t be dismayed just because your heart failed to receive a reply. We should always remember that love entails a lot of risks and challenges and being rejected is just another part of it. In the end, true love is only for those who are honest and fearless in expressing their feelings.

“Breaking up is like having the worst nightmare after having the best dream.”

Both hearts will crumble during a breakup. This is true even if the decision came from both parties. You have spent years together which resulted to countless good memories, so knowing that everything is bound to end can be the most devastating event of your life. Are you ready to live without her? Is the reason for your breakup worthy of all the tears and sufferings?

Before deciding to take different paths, think more than twice and consider your feelings. True love is something you will only find once in your lifetime so never let it go. What if the problem which led to your breakup is just another challenge you both could face bravely together? Never give up on love especially if you honestly believe it’s true. Fight for it and always be hopeful that true love will emerge victorious despite how grievous the situation may be.

“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.”

Love, even if it’s untrue, does not simply burst away like a bubble. Its death will involve agonizing days and a bucket full of tears. The memories will haunt you for years and you’ll constantly be regretful about almost everything. This is the reality every lover should be ready for when accepting or proposing love. You should be responsible enough to be certain about your feelings before taking your relationship one step further. Guard your heart from those who simply want to play with it. Never commit on a relationship rooted from greed or lust. It must be honest, pure, and selfless. It may be hard to find an ideal love nowadays, but it’s certainly worth the time and effort you’ll invest in searching for one that can last for a lifetime.

“Sometimes you don't realize how much you care for someone until they stop caring for you.”

There’s no turning back in love. Though you might decide to reconcile, the scars left by the break up will remain. Regrets come last so be careful in making rash decisions. Always stay calm despite how tense the situation is. Never let go of someone who you can’t live without. Have enough courage to acknowledge your own faults and promise that you’ll do your best to keep it from happening again. Saying “sorry” and “please” won’t degrade a man’s pride but make it sturdier instead. Delivering these sweet words to one you love only signifies that you care so much and you will do everything just for her to give you another chance.

“You never know what you have until it's gone.”

Love, once broken, can’t be totally fixed. This is why you should treasure it as much as possible and keep it away from things that can destroy it, such as selfishness, anger, and lust. Distance yourself from temptations and always think of the love you share with your special someone as something worth keeping and protecting. Never let your guard down since all sorts of temptations are everywhere. If you are careless, you’ll lose it all in an instant and unbearable regrets will follow. All of us should always remember that love is not just about finding the right person but also doing your best to keep him or her by your side for a lifetime.

“Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in a drought - useless and disappointing.”

They say true love is only for those who are willing to wait but what if there’s none coming? Some even cross seas searching for love and we can’t blame them. Everyone aspires towards true love as it is the best treasure anyone can hold in this world. Don’t limit the possibilities just because someone didn't return your feelings. Your sad experiences should not doom you to a sad life. Explore the world and keep your heart safe from disappointments and sufferings. Who knows, the true one you have been searching for is just right beside you, waiting to be noticed.

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    • Yanglish profile image


      2 years ago

      Wonderful creature on the 7 quote :)

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      ROHIT KKR 

      3 years ago

      i like you sandeep

    • BessieBooks profile image


      4 years ago

      Great hub, thanks! Loved reading those quotes.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice list of Sad love quotes!

      There is a saying that the poet is at his best, when Sad. All the quotes are very expressive. Thanks for sharing this well done hub!

      Nice pictures and voted up!

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      4 years ago from United States

      Love hurts. I could relate to this the most": “We always thought we'd look back on our tears and laugh, but we never thought we'd look back on our laughter and cry.” Good memories turn into heartbreak, and I wish these happy memories never happen at all. But oh,well, that's life.

    • dailytop10 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Davao City

      You're welcome poppy. Cool name by the way. Almost thought it was puppy...haha..have a great day!

    • poppyr profile image


      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Good article. It's amazing how life exeriences can inspire such beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

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      Amie Butchko 

      5 years ago from Warwick, NY

      What a sad and relatable hub! Great topic and great quotes. You can actually feel the heartbreak in them as I am sure, for all, they recall moments of each of our pasts and lost loves and pains. Love hurts... until you find true love.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Bob Seger

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      "I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then." Looking up the source.

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      5 years ago

      nice my favourite list = 02 you cnt get it back

    • AvineshP profile image

      Avinesh Prahladi 

      5 years ago from Chandigarh

      The list surely has some great love quotes. I personally liked #9.

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      5 years ago

      Holy cow man, that broke my heart. That feels.

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      Jordan Sprogis 

      5 years ago

      This is a good list. My favorite is “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.” Very true.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      The first one is so poignant--looking back at laughter with tears. :-( Nice list of sad quotes. Voted up among many others!


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