Complaining Quotes and Sayings

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward

Submitted by: tly on December 17, 2010

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
George Carlin

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.
Jim Rohn

Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Samuel Johnson

We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
Thomas Fuller

Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.

As you breathe right now, another person takes their last. So stop complaining, and learn to live your life with what you have.


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

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.
Criss Jami

I guess I need a hobby. Currently my primary hobby is complaining.
– Jay Duplass

There’s no personal growth to be had by focusing on what others did wrong.
Alan Robert Neal

You are either complaining or appreciating, so if you think you’re doing neither, it’s the former.
Alan Robert Neal

Have a good weekend complaining about how short the weekend is.

Stop complaining on Facebook! Worse things have happened to better people, so shut up.


A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Oscar Wilde

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

Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.
Joyce Meyer

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Stephen Hawking

If someone always spends your time complaining about others, you can rest assured they’re spending someone else’s time complaining about you.
Alan Robert Neal

Excuses and complaints are signs of a dreamless life
– Bangambiki Habyarimana

Acceptance means no complaining, and happiness means no complaining about the things over which you can do nothing.

Complaining is like vomiting. You might feel better after you get it out, but you make everybody around you sick.

Rich folks always talk hard times.
– Lillian Smith

It is the growling man who lives a dog’s life.
– Coleman Cox


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

People who never achieve happiness are the ones who complain whenever they’re awake, and whenever they’re asleep, they are thinking about what to complain about tomorrow.

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbour’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean.

What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
– Jean de la Bruyere

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