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Complaints And Complaining Quotes

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.

Author: Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)

Profession: African-American Tennis Player

Those who do not complain are never pitied.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Intelligence is nothing without delight.

Author: Paul Claudel


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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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

Author: Robert A. Cook


It is the growling man who lives a dog's life.

Author: Coleman Cox


What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?

Author: Marquis De Custine (1790-1857)

Profession: French Traveler, Author

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.

Author: Jim Ferree


Never complain. Never explain.

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.

Author: Benny Hill (1925-1992)

Profession: British Comedian