Complaining Quotes

Oh, stay, sweet warbling wood lark, stay, Nor quit for me the trembling spray, A hapless lover courts thy lay, Thy soothing, fond complaining. - Robert Burns

 

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future. - Antoine de Rivarol

 

When any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavouring to hide it you drive it away. - Samuel Johnson

 

Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain. - Andre Gide

 

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

 

Instead of complaining that God had hidden Himself, you will give Him thanks for not having revealed so much of Himself; and you will also give Him thanks for not having revealed Himself to haughty sages, un-worthy to know so holy a God. - Blaise Pascal

 

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. - Shirley Chisholm

 

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. - Confucius

 

Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. - Confucius

 

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. - Edmund Burke

 

Those who do not complain are never pitied. - Jane Austen

 

If I were to say, ''God, why me?'' about the bad things, then I should have said, ''God, why me?'' about the good things that happened in my life. - Arthur Ashe

 

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

 

I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. - Benjamin Franklin

 

Never complain. Never explain. - Henry Ford

 

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. - Francois FéNelon

 

What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain? - Marquis De Custine

 

There is one topic peremptorily forbidden to all well-bred, to all rational mortals, namely, their distempers. If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache, or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not pollute the morning. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain. - Robert A Cook

 

What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment. - Horace

 

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. - Lou Holtz

 

When any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavoring to hide it you drive it away. - Johnson

 

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. - Johnson

 

To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy. - Johnson

 

I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known. - Edgar Watson Howe

 

Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. - Mark Twain

 

The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity. - Samuel Johnson

 

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. - Henry Wheeler Shaw

 

Rich folks always talk hard times. - Lillian Smith

 

We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force. - Laurence Sterne

 

Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives. - Jonathan Swift

 

When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it. - Ernest Renan

 

I think a compliment ought to always precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception. - Mark Twain

 

One chops the wood, the other does the grunting. - Yiddish Proverb

 

Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve! - unknown

 

The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced. - unknown

 

Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it. - unknown

 

It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling. - John Wagstaff

 

Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves. - Sir William Temple

 

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him. - Samuel Johnson

 

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for. - John Milton

 

He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

 

The world is sad enough without your woe. - Orison Swett Marden

 

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him. - Chinese Proverb

 

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet. - Jewish Proverb

 

He that falls by himself never cries. - Turkish Proverb

 
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