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Stop Whining and Man Up: Get Inspired With These Snappy Quotes About Complaining

Whenever I’m dealing with a problem or when I’m just going through a bad day, my first instinct is usually to complain. The idea of venting to a friend or a colleague surely seems like a great remedy for stress. However, as these quotes about complaining will show you, whining is both irritating and useless — there are better things you could do with your time.

Did you know that complaining is actually bad for your health? In addition, it will leave you even more frustrated and less motivated to solve your problems.

Therefore, staying positive and taking control of your life is a better move than complaining endlessly. With that in mind, here are some quotes about complaining to help you snap out of it.

33 Quotes About Complaining to Show You It Won’t Get You Anywhere

Quotes About Complaining to Help You Realize How Toxic It Is

#1. “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

#2. “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

#3. “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

#4. “Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.” — Eckhart Tolle

#5. “It is the idle man, not the great worker, who is always complaining that he has no time or opportunity.” — Orison Swett Marden

#6. “Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.” — Benjamin Franklin

#7. “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

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

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

#10. “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

Quotes About Complaining to Boost Your Motivation

#11. “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

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

#13. “The world becomes a better place when people get busy doing what they love instead of complaining about what they hate.” — Anonymous

#14. “Complaining is finding faults. Wisdom is finding solutions.” — Ajahn Brahm

#15. “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

#16. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” — Shirley Chisholm

#17. “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

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

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

#20. “Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.” — German Proverb

#21. “While you are complaining about the little problems in your life, somebody is actually fighting theirs.” — Jon Morrow

#22. “Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” — Helen Keller

Quotes to Remind You That No One Likes Complainers

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

#24. “In our society, the sound of men complaining is like nails on a chalkboard.” — Warren Farrell

#25. “Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.” — Francois Fenelon

#26. “A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.” — Oscar Wilde

#27. “The very fact that you are a complainer shows that you deserve your lot.” — James Allen

#28. “I will not be as those who spend the day complaining of a headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

#30. “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most do.” — Dale Carnegie

#31. “I have a great distaste for people who always find something to complain about because life is too short. If they took that same energy they use for complaining and finding fault, and instead put it toward something constructive, they could rebuild the world.” — Sandy Kaplan

#32. “If you hang around a bunch of negative people who only whinge about everything, your hate will grow, and you will probably never create.” — Dan Norris

#33. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward


It’s natural that you sometimes have the urge to complain — we all do. Yet, complaining will not solve your issues, and neither will anyone else. It is completely up to you.

So, let these quotes about complaining inspire you to take your life into your own hands and believe in yourself. It’s time to take action and quit complaining!

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