Complaints and complaining
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Best Quotes about Complaints and complaining
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.
What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
Custine, Marquis De
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
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.
Temple, Sir William
Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.
To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.
He that falls by himself never cries.
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.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling.
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.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The sun was shining in my eyes, and I could barely see to do the necessary task that was allotted me. Resentment of the vivid glow I started to complain. When all at once upon the air I heard the blind man's cane.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Shaw, Henry Wheeler
One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and still their silverware.
Seton, Julia Moss
Rich folks always talk hard times.
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain.
Cook, Robert A.
I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet.
What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.
He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
Schiller, Johann Friedrich Von
I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
I find it unusual that it is more socially acceptable to complain about what you have than it is to ask for what you want.
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.
It is the growling man who lives a dog's life.
I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.
Howe, Edgar Watson
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.
The world is sad enough without your woe.
Marden, Orison Swett
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
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.
Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.
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