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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Confucius
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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. Anthony J. D'Angelo
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Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. François Fénelon
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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. Samuel Johnson
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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. Samuel Johnson
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Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. Confucius
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The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
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The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity. Samuel Johnson
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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. Samuel Johnson
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He that falls by himself never cries.
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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. John Milton
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One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.
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new! To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy. Samuel Johnson
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I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known. Edgar Watson Howe
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What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment. Horace
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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. Edmund Burke
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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. Mark Twain
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Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.
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When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it. Ernest Renan
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He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. Josh Billings
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Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives. Jonathan Swift
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We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force. Laurence Sterne
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Those who do not complain are never pitied. Jane Austen
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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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One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
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Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
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The world is sad enough without your woe. Orison Swett Marden
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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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Never complain. Never explain. Henry Ford
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Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. Benjamin Franklin
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Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain
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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. William Temple
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The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz
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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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