C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


It’s a great comfort to some people to groan over their imaginary ills.


Grumblers deserve to be operated upon surgically; their trouble is usually chronic.

Douglas Jerrold.

Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.


Those who complain most are most to be complained of.

Matthew Henry.

I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, it is all barren.


Every one must see daily instances of people who complain from a mere habit of complaining.


The very large, very respectable, and very knowing class of misanthropes who rejoice in the name of grumblers,—persons who are so sure that the world is going to ruin, that they resent every attempt to comfort them as an insult to their sagacity, and accordingly seek their chief consolation in being inconsolable, their chief pleasure in being displeased.


When a man is full of the Holy Ghost, he is the very last man to be complaining of other people.

D. L. Moody.

From mad dogs and grumbling professors may we all be delivered; and may we never take the complaint from either of them!


There is an unfortunate disposition in a man to attend much more to the faults of his companions which offend him, than to their perfections which please him.


No talent, no self-denial, no brains, no, character, is required to set up in the grumbling business; but those who are moved by a genuine desire to do good have little time for murmuring or complaint.

Robert West.