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Best 80 Complaining Quotes

Complaining Quotes

This post contains some of the best complaining quotes.

Complaining Quotes

1. “A complaint can actually ‘seed’ itself into the thoughts of others.” — Meilena Hauslendale

2. “A complaint is usually not kept to oneself; instead, it is told to another person or to groups of people, which therefore can lead to other complainers.” — Meilena Hauslendale

3. “And whenever I’d complain or was upset about something in my own life, my mother had the same advice: “Darling, just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.” — Arianna Huffington

4. “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain — and most fools do. But it takes character and self—control to be understanding and forgiving.” — Dale Carnegie

5. “As you breathe right now, another takes his last. So stop complaining and learn to live with what you have.” Unknown

6. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” Helen Keller

7. “Be strict with yourself but least reproachful of others, and complaint is kept afar.” — Confucius

8. “Be thankful and stop complaining.” Unknown

9. “Complaining — we all do it, but do we really need to?” — Catherine Pulsifer

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10. “Complaining does not work as a strategy.” Unknown

11. “Complaining is a complete waste of one’s energy. Those who complain the most accomplish the least.” Unknown

12. “Complaining is finding faults. Wisdom is finding solutions.” Ajahn Brahm

13. “Complaining is the most effective way not to get anything done.” — Unknown

14. “Complaining never makes anything better.” Unknown

15. “Criticizing, complaining, and blaming; These are the three horsemen of failure.” — David DeNotaris

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

17. “Don’t complain because you don’t have. Enjoy what you’ve got.” — H. Stanley Judd

18. “Don’t complain. Just work harder.” Randy Pausch

19. “During the day, your concerns, trials, and tribulations can be born without complaining or involving everyone else in your own persona. After all, it is only for a day.” — Byron Pulsifer

20. “Enough complaining! Take action to reduce the things in life that cause you irritation and grief.” Unknown

21. “Even though many of us, myself included, often complain that we can’t do anything about this — based on the nature of life today, technology, or our responsibilities, families, and jobs — most of us have more of a say over our schedules than we admit.” — Mike Robbins

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22. “Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn something negative into a positive.” — Robert Brault

23. “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.” — Byron Pulsifer

24. “Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie — not perfect, but who’s complaining?” — Robert Brault

25. “Few take time to complain to the organization that dissatisfied them. Some keep it to themselves and let the occurrence eat away at them, increasing their stress; and fewer of them complain effectively.” — Charles M. Dobbs

26. “Go hours without complaining. (Not even once). Then watch how your life starts changing.” Unknown

27. “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.” Unknown

28. “Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little and are thankful for the little things in life.” Unknown

29. “I had no shoes and complained until I met a man who had no feet.” — Indian Proverb

30. “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

31. “I read somewhere that if you pray for rain, don’t complain about the mud!” — Hyacinth Mottley

32. “I think some people enjoy complaining almost as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it.” Unknown

33. “I was born into a family of complainers.” — Ronnie Martin

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

35. “If you complain, expect to be complained about.” — Unknown

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

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

38. “If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes.” Unknown

39. “If your complaint is valid, then you are owed something, and the company should thank you for bringing it to their attention so that they can improve service for all customers.” — Helen Dewdney

40. “In a larger sense, if done correctly, complaining helps an organization improve itself.” — Charles M. Dobbs

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

42. “It is a rare person who, when his cup frequently runs over, can thank God instead of complaining about the limited size of his mug!” — Bob Russell

43. “Life becomes more challenging if all you do is complain.” Unknown

44. “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.” — Jim Rohn

45. “Negativity and complaining are like a virus. It only takes a little bit of exposure before you are completely overtaken.” — Jessica Jones

46. “Never complain and never explain.” Benjamin Disraeli

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47. “Never ever apologize for complaining!” — Helen Dewdney

48. “No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any.” — Thomas Jefferson

49. “Now, ten years later, the person who talked and complained is still talking and complaining and still remains in the same position.” — Catherine Pulsifer

50. “One day it occurred to me that the most successful people I knew never complained or even spoke about how busy they were.” — Rory Vaden

51. “People avoid complainers. They seek out problem—solvers.” — Joseph Sommerville, PhD

52. “People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” — Stephen Hawking

53. “So, before you complain about your coworkers giving you the blues, look at yourself.” — Kala Stevenson

54. “Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.” — Fred Propp Jr.

55. “Someone else is happy with less than what you have.” Unknown

56. “Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.” Unknown

57. “Stay away from ‘still’ people. Still broke, still complaining, still hating, and still nowhere.” Unknown

58. “Stop complaining about how your life isn’t what you want and start making your life the way you want it to be.” Unknown

59. “Stressing and complaining will change nothing. Take action, make a change, and never look back.” Unknown

60. “The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.” Unknown

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

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62. “The world already has enough complainers. Let’s spread light by practicing gratitude.” — Bridget A. Thomas

63. “The world becomes a better place when people get busy doing what they love instead of complaining about what they hate.” Unknown

64. “The world is full of people who complain, who look for the negative in life, and who are constantly pulling each other down.” — Jessica Jones

65. “The worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing.” Unknown

66. “There tends to be a lot of time wasted complaining in offices — time that could instead be devoted to productivity.” — Marlene Chism

67. “Train hard instead of complaining and making excuses.” Unknown

68. “We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.” — William Arthur Ward

69. “We can use customer complaints to improve our service.” — Jon Gordon

70. “We who complain so often are the same ones that have more than can only be imagined by millions of others.” — Catherine Pulsifer

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71. “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.” — Unknown

72. “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

73. “When someone around you complains about his or her life, his or her job, or about the things you do, pay attention even to the smallest detail. If changing something small about you will improve your relationship, and it will make them feel better, then you can say that you just became a better person” — Lucas Bailly

74. “When there was nothing to talk about, and we were trying to avoid confrontation, complaining kept us from being too transparent and vulnerable..” — Ronnie Martin

75. “When was the last time you ever heard a man complaining about the toilet seat being left down so he had to raise it to use the bathroom?” — Annie Keys

76. “When we make mistakes in our lives, we have two options. We can choose to recover from the situation and make amends to the persons we have harmed, or we can simply complain and force blame onto other people for our own actions and choices.” — Meilena Hauslendale

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

78. “When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you’ll become known as a problem—solver rather than a complainer.” — Joseph Sommerville, PhD

79. “You can complain about the direction of your life all you want, but until you sit in the driver’s seat and begin to drive yourself, you aren’t going to get where you want to go!” — Les Brown

80. “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

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