Complaint quotes and sayings

People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Soren Kierkegaard

I can conceive of no other place; where could I go to lodge a complaint?
Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Patience cures many an old complaint.
Irish Proverb

We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
Bishop Berkeley

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

Don’t tell your complaint to one who has no pity.
Irish Proverb

We are tired out in making complaints and getting no redress.
Joseph Brant

Never complain. Never explain.
Henry Ford

This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
Henry David Thoreau

The Indian knew how to live without wants, to suffer without complaint, and to die singing.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The complaint of the present times is the general complaint of all times.
Anonymous

My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Bible

When any fit of gloominess, or perversion of mind, lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints.
Samuel Johnson

Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
Mason Cooley

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
Randall Jarrell

The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.
Ronald Firbank

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Denis Diderot

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

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

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol

Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.
Francesco Guicciardini

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw

When handling a customers complaint, remember: If you can’t fix it, don’t drop it.
Anonymous

No complaint … is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
Adam Smith

There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.
Rita Dove

I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.
Joe Walsh

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
Proverb

Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship.
Samuel Johnson

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac

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

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

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
Lord Jeffrey

The most fatal disease of friendship is gradual decay, or dislike hourly increased by causes too slender for complaint, and too numerous for removal.
Samuel Johnson

Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not.
George Granville

Tears and complaints – the means which I have called water power – can be an extremely useful weapon for disturbing cooperation and reducing other to a condition of slavery.
Alfred Adler

Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint.
Abraham Lincoln

The cruelest thing anyone can do to Portnoy’s Complaint is to read it twice.
Irving Howe

Most part of a lover’s life is full of agony, anxiety, fear and grief, complaints, sighs, suspicions, and cares, full of silence and irksome solitariness
Robert Burton