51 quotes about Complaints and Complaining
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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.
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Those who do not complain are never pitied.
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It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
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Intelligence is nothing without delight.
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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
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Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain.
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It is the growling man who lives a dog's life.
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What annoyances are more painful than those of which we cannot complain?
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Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
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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.
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Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
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There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.
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Never complain. Never explain.
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Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
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I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.
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Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
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The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
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What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment.
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I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.
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The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
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To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy.
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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.
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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.
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The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
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Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
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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.
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The world is sad enough without your woe.
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When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
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Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
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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.
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One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
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I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet.
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He that falls by himself never cries.
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One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.
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When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it.
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He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
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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.
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The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
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Rich folks always talk hard times.
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We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.
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Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
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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.
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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.
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Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
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The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
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Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.
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Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
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I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.
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It is rare indeed that there is not ample occasion for grumbling.
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I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
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