112+ Best Complaining Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Complaining Quotes

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

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

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When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness. – Eckhart Tolle

Stay away from ‘still’ people. Still broke, still complaining, still hating, and still nowhere. – Anonymous

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

Untold suffering seldom is. – Franklin P. Jones

Complaining never makes anything better. – Anonymous

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

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

Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. – Lou Holtz

Go 24 hours without complaining. (Not even once). Then watch how your life starts changing. – Anonymous

Someone else is happy with less than what you have. – Anonymous

Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. – Og Mandino

Sweat silently. Let’s have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy. – Martin H. Fischer

You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache. – Bernard M. Baruch

Happiness comes a lot easier when you stop complaining about your problems and you start being grateful for all the problems you don’t have. – Anonymous

I think that the insane desire one has sometimes to bang and kick grumblers and peevish persons is a Divine instinct. – Robert Hugh Benson

Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better. – Anonymous

Be thankful and stop complaining. – Anonymous

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

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. – Zig Ziglar

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

The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control. – Anonymous

Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. – Og Mandino

One’s life must seem extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at! – W.S. Gilbert

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. – Shirley Chisholm

Stop complaining about how your life isn’t what you want and start making your life the way you want it to be. – Anonymous

I think some people enjoy complaining almost as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it. – Anonymous

Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain, the more unhappy we get. – Dennis Prager

Don’t complain; just work harder. – Randy Pausch

I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. – Jane Wagner

Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little and are thankful for the little things in life. – Anonymous

Complaining does not work as a strategy. – Anonymous

Complaining is an insult to God. – Monica Johnson

The worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing. – Anonymous

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most do. – Dale Carnegie

Never complain and never explain. – Benjamin Disraeli

In our society, the sound of men complaining is like nails on a chalkboard. – Warren Farrell

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. – Joseph Addison

The world becomes a better place when people get busy doing what they love instead of complaining about what they hate. – Anonymous

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sail. – William A. Ward

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

Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations, cultivate the gift of taciturnity, and consume your own smoke with an extra draft of hard work, so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints. – William Osler

Complaining is a complete waste of one’s energy. Those who complain the most accomplish the least. – Anonymous

Complaining is finding faults. Wisdom is finding solutions. – Ajahn Brahm

Life becomes more challenging if all you do is complain. – Anonymous

Excuses are only for those people who are unwilling to find the solution, who find greater solace in the loudness of their complaints rather than in the action they are taking to implement the actions that carry them steadily forward to their achievement. – Bryon Pulsifer

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

If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose. – J.A. Konrath

Train hard instead of complaining and making excuses. – Anonymous

Stressing and complaining will change nothing. Take action, make a change, and never look back. – Anonymous

In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine. – Author Unknown

Now, 10 years later, the person who talked and complained is still talking and complaining and still remains in the same position. The person who took the initiative and found solutions has been promoted several times. – Catherine Pulsifer

Don’t complain. Just work harder. – Randy Pausch

Be happy with what you have while working for what you want. – Helen Keller

As you breathe right now, another takes his last. So stop complaining and learn to live with what you have. – Anonymous

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. – Unkown

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

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

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. – Francois Fenelon

If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. – Anonymous

Enough complaining! Take action to reduce the things in life that cause you irritation and grief. – Anonymous

I have the choice to be angry at God for what I don’t have, or be thankful for what I do have. – Nick Vujicic

You could at least complain, I say. I adore complaining. It calms the nerves. – Franny Billingsley

It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice. – James Whitcomb Riley

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

If you aren’t willing to work for it. Don’t complain about not having it. – Fearless Motivation

I think there’s an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we’re complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen. – Sherilyn Fenn

Complaining is truly my strongest weakness. – Evinda Lepins

Sweat silently. Let’s have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy. – Martin H. Fischer

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

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. – Oscar Wilde

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

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

That’s typically what writers do; we just sit around complaining most of the time. And the better things are going, the more they complain. – Markus Zusak

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

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

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. – Phil Lout

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

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

People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please. – Will Rogers

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

To make a criticism is a bit like complaining about the shape of the Pyramids. – Author Unknown

The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain. – Ronald Firbank

The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced. – Unkown

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

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

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

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

I hate to complain… No one is without difficulties, whether in high or low life, and every person knows best where their own shoe pinches. – Abigail Adams

We can choose to complain about the world or not. When we go to the quiet place in our hearts where our Spirit lives and we train ourselves to listen to that Voice, our mistakes and disgruntles become less and less. – Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith

The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot. – James Allen

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache. – Bernard Baruch

Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain. – Robert A. Cook

Don’t complain about the snow on your neighbor’s roof when your own doorstep is unclean. – Confucius

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

I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. – Jane Wagner

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

While you are complaining about the little problems in your life, somebody is actually fighting for theirs. – Jon Morrow

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. – James 5:9

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. – Philippians 2:14-16

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you’ve growled all day long. – Unkown

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

One’s life must seem extremely flat with nothing whatever to grumble at! – W.S. Gilbert

If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose. – J.A. Konrath

People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please. – Will Rogers

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