Quotes About Complaining

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Maya Angelou
“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Alan Paton
“I have always found that actively loving
saves one from a morbid preoccupation
with the shortcomings of society.”
Alan Paton

Lou Holtz
“Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”
Lou Holtz

Paulo Coelho
“Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Jane Wagner
“I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.”
Jane Wagner, Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, The

Randy Pausch
“Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Criss Jami
“Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Randy Pausch
“Don’t complain; just work harder.”
Randy Pausch

Eckhart Tolle
“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

J.A. Konrath
“If you can quit, quit. If you can't quit, stop complaining - this is what you chose.”
J.A. Konrath

Randy Pausch
“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out... Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Sigmund Freud
“Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to taking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.”
Sigmund Freud

Jean Ferris
“I know it's important to do more than just complain when there's something you don't like. You need to try to do something about it, or you're nothing but a whiner.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold

Lisa Kleypas
“A good conversation always involves a certain amount of complaining. I like to bond over mutual hatreds and petty grievances.”
Lisa Kleypas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

John Green
“pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!”
John Green, Paper Towns

George Sand
“God abandons only those who abandon themselves, and whoever has the courage to shut up his sorrow within his own heart is stronger to fight against it than he who complains.”
George Sand, La Petite Fadette

Tamora Pierce
“She's all over us like maggots on garbage, just because I interfered with one pickpocket yesterday.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Francis de Sales
“The truly patient man neither complains of his hard lot nor desires to be pitied by others. He speaks of his sufferings in a natural, true, and sincere way, without murmuring, complaining, or exaggerating them.”
Francis de Sales

Tullian Tchividjian
“Legalism breeds a sense of entitlement that turns us into complainers.”
Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Wendell Berry
“He never complained. He seemed to have no instinct for the making much of oneself that complaining requires.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

Evinda Lepins
“Complaining is truly my strongest weakness.”
Evinda Lepins

Dale Carnegie
“The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener— a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison out of his system.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Wayne W. Dyer
“Acceptance means no complaining, and happiness means no complaining about the things over which you can do nothing.”
Wayne W. Dyer, Your Erroneous Zones

Amit Kalantri
“Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Criss Jami
“When you aren't satisfied with what has already been done, make something better. That is the greatest responsibility and the true freedom of creativity. The freedom is in that it doesn't need to complain.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Israelmore Ayivor
“Someone may have all the technical knowledge, scientific intellect and business know-how but when he/she decides to choose laziness, excuses, procrastination, complaining and other bad attitudes, his/her relevance is meaningless.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Israelmore Ayivor
“Complains are like the clouds that produce no rain no matter how thick they gather. Never depend on your complaint thinking they are stair cases. Drop that thing.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Israelmore Ayivor
“It's not bad to cough. But cover your mouth when coughing. It's not bad to complain. But cover your mouth when complaining, else you'll spread infections of complains on us!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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