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Complaints And Complaining Quotes

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

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

Author: Jewish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Jewish Origin

He that falls by himself never cries.

Author: Turkish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Turkish Origin

One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.

Author: Yiddish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Yiddish Origin

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

Author: Ernest Renan (1823-1892)

Profession: French Writer, Critic, Scholar

He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

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 ;brighten possibilities.

Author: Julia Moss Seton


The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.

Author: Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885)

Profession: American Humorist

Rich folks always talk hard times.

Author: Lillian Smith (1897-1966)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

Profession: British Author

Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

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.

Author: Sir William Temple (1628-1699)

Profession: British Diplomat, Essayist

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.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

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

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

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

Author: Source Unknown