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Quotations The Best Quotes About Complaints And Complaining  

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A list of the best complaints and complaining quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous complaints and complaining quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic complaints and complaining quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational complaints and complaining quotes from that same writer.

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26 4
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

20 3
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Confucius

11 1
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

6 0
What do sad complaints avail if the offense is not cut down by punishment. Horace

13 3
I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet.

14 4
Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.

14 4
The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.

7 1
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. Confucius

5 0
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. Benjamin Franklin

10 5
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. François Fénelon

6 2
I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known. Edgar Watson Howe

5 2
To hear complaints is tiresome to the miserable and the happy. Samuel Johnson

9 7
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

5 3
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!

3 2
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.

3 2
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him. Samuel Johnson

3 2
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

2 1
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

2 1
Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives. Jonathan Swift

2 1
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

2 1
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.

2 2
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. Edmund Burke

2 2
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Lou Holtz

2 2
Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain

2 2
The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity. Samuel Johnson

2 2
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease. Josh Billings

1 1
Never complain. Never explain. Henry Ford

1 1
The world is sad enough without your woe. Orison Swett Marden

1 2
He that falls by himself never cries.

1 2
I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1 2
One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.

0 1
He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

0 1
We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force. Laurence Sterne

2 4
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

1 3
When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it. Ernest Renan

1 3
Those who do not complain are never pitied. Jane Austen