Disappointment Quotes

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  • “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  • “Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” – W.B. Yeats
  • “How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • “A pier is a disappointed bridge.” – Julian Barnes
  • Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen
  • “Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.” – David Rudisha
  • Disappointment is never a defeat. – Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Most things disappoint till you look deeper. – Graham Greene
  • Do not dwell on your loss. Look forward with bright new hopes. – Lailah Gifty Akita
  • To allow hope into the heart is open oneself to bitter disappointment. – Juliet Marillier
  • Find a way to learn something from every disappointment. – Laurie Nadel
  • “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ― Lance Armstrong
  • “Understanding is the key to getting over disappointment.”
  • “Disappointment is a tiny sign that leads you to an evil path.”
  • “Some of my “best friends” never say a word to me.” – Emily Smallmon
  • “As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.” – Carl Jung
  • Don’t ever let a bad day make you feel like you’ll have a bad life. – Unknown
  • Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.
  • Expectation is the only seed of disappointment. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • It was disappointment more than frustration. – Derian Hatcher
  • Sometimes the biggest disappointment leads you to the right place. – Carey Graeber
  • One always expects something else. – Erich Maria Remarque
  • Trying to design the perfect plan is the perfect recipe for disappointment. – Patrick Lencioni
  • Disappointment is an unwanted – but invited – guest. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. – Evan Esar
  • How disappointing, when people succumb to what is expected of them. – Lauren Groff
  • Suspense is worse than disappointment. – Robert Burns
  • “Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.” – Sir Bayle Roche
  • “Convince people that you need them, and watch what they do.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman
  • Every disappointment gives you the opportunity to make another appointment. – Unknown
  • “Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.” – George Foreman
  • Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction. – Suzy Kassem
  • She is always sad. Or disappointed, or shocked, or Unaware. Not becoming of a Senator.
  • When you don’t get a role or when a relationship ends, with every disappointment… this is worth remembering.
  • There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker
  • Living in your dreams meant bitter disappointment when you woke up. – Ilona Andrews
  • Sometimes disappointing other people is the only way you can be yourself. – Nitya Prakash
  • Disappointment had to be postponed, hope kept alive as long as possible. – Graham Greene
  • “When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged.” — Carol Burnett
  • “You cannot be disappointed by something that doesn’t exist.”
  • “Things are as they are, we suffer because we imagined different.”
  • “Disappointment gives you Fear. Credence gives you Strength.”― Mohith Agadi
  • “Like a mortal wound, getting over a disappointment will only make you stronger.”
  • “Children will always be a disappointment for parents who are never satisfied even with themselves.”
  • “One suffers from disappointment, which is to say like every pain, it may be cured.”
  • “Disappointment is a quicksand of unreality which does not sink in until you have been sucked in.”
  • “Regret is a bedmate of disappointment and is a lethal combination.”
  • “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” – William Blake
  • One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments. – Silvia Hartmann
  • Disappointments are a result of failed expectations. To have fewer disappointments, either expect less from other people or demand more from yourself. – Kevin Ngo
  • Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet and I thought it was big. – Sarah Jessica Parker
  • A disappointment is merely an assignment for your next appointment. – Kayambila Mpulamasaka
  • Disappointment is simply a dream that doesn’t want to become a reality. – Richard Wilkins
  • Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. – Charles Stanely
  • There are things some people can never understand. There’s no point to telling them. Chetan Bhagat
  • Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. – Les Brown
  • Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed. – Tobias Beckett
  • We can awaken in people feelings like: love, hate, despair…those depend on them; but pity and disappointment, only depend on ourselves. – Jasmin Alexander
  • “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  • “Save the excuses. It’s not about ‘having time’ it’s about making time. If it matters, you will make time.”
  • “Only the fear of disappointment will keep one from following through their goals.”
  • “We can be disappointed with the world but it does us no good as the world will revolve despite us not moving.”
  • Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side. – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Disappointment has quite a penchant for taking one by surprise.” – Pawan Mishra
  • You will end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you.
  • Disappointment is nothing but an eye -opening learning process for your future endeavors.
  • God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. – Conan O’Brien
  • Destroying the seeds of disappointment requires you to unexpect the expected. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. – Kristin Armstrong
  • “Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.”
  • “Beware of wallowing in disappointment for it is in this state that depression creeps from behind.”
  • I guess that’s what disappointment is — a sense of loss for something you never had. – Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade
  • But you know that disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were. – Brad Warner
  • Never depend on other people to make you happy because you’ll end up being disappointed as expectations always hurt. – Unknown
  • I really don’t hate you. I’m just disappointed that you wound up turning into everything you said that you would never be.
  • Don’t bother explaining – I’ve heard all the excuses and the trouble is most of them are true. – John Brunner
  • If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. – Henry David Thoreau
  • If you think one day you will get it all done, and then you can relax, you are bound to be disappointed. – Christina Winsey-Rudd
  • We are often less grieved at disappointments than at ourselves for having said much concerning the certainty of our expectations. – Norman Macdonald
  • Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives. – William Throsby Bridges
  • You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture. – Gillan Tans
  • Whenever I experienced some disappointment in my life, it was always laughter that came to my rescue. – Marty Rubin
  • What kills us isn’t one big thing but thousands of tiny obligations we can’t turn down for fear of disappointing others. – Alain de Botton
  • “Getting disappointed is like becoming broke. You invested so much in something and end up with nothing for your troubles.”
  • “Disappointment has no place in a heart full of gratitude.”
  • “Sometimes, when something you dreamed of doesn’t happen, a sigh of relief is in order rather than disappointment.”
  • Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue. – Samuel Johnson
  • “Don’t care for the expectations of others on yourself for their disappointment will unfairly weigh on you.”
  • Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away. – Kristin Armstrong
  • The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be. – Fred G. Gosman
  • Sometimes, just when I think I know people, they disappoint me in ways I never thought they could. – Unknown
  • “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure or a bad person to at least ten people. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  • Hope isn’t destiny. Left passive its nothing more than disappointment deferred. – Bill Willingham
  • Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. – Eliza Tabor
  • “Each pain makes you stronger, each betrayal more intelligent, every disappointment more skillful and each experience wiser.”
  • “Do not make a person wait for a decision. To wait forever is a more cruel fate than to be disappointed.”
  • “Disappointment is a disease that starts with malaise in one’s heart and spreads to those around them.”
  • “Disappointment is an ominous cloud of self-doubt and fear which must be broken through at all costs.”
  • “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed
  • Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them. – Unknown
  • The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. – Thomas S. Monson
  • You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself. – Abigail Biddinger
  • “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”― David Richo
  • “When presenting yourself to the world, always show confidence. People are more excited with the prospect of something curious than be turned off by a forecasted disappointment.”
  • “Once cannot feel true disappointment until the very end, and even then, it is only another beginning.”
  • If you put in little effort and expect big returns, you will be deeply disappointed. You don’t get apples by planting lemon seeds. – Catherine Pulsifer
  • A burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment. – Marsha Sinetar
  • The degree of suffering we experience is determined by our relationship to pain and sickness and disappointment and loss. – Kathleen Dowling Singh
  • Life is all about setbacks. A life lived without disappointment is a life lived in a cocoon. People have recovered from far worse setbacks. – Tony Clark
  • “If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the one person who you thought would never hurt you.”― Gugu Mofokeng
  • “Sometimes we love our children too much that we try protect them from all the hurts in the world, including disappointment. This is often a disappointment in itself.”
  • determines my happiness or disappointments. – Stephan Zweig, Chess Story
  • People and events don’t disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that
  • So much of our disappointment in relationships is not because we have an unrealistic view of others, but because we have a distorted view of ourselves. – PaulTripp
  • “There is no rush to acquire success. Do not be disappointed that you have not yet reached your potential.”
  • “Despair and disappointment are the parents of countless inspired, inspiring, triumphant creations”― Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “No matter how much in love you are, in the end, you are disappointed by either a flamed out affair or until death does you part.”
  • “Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.” – Anne Lamott
  • Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. – Eric Hoffer
  • I don’t think there’s any disappointment in my career because everything that maybe didn’t go my way was a learning experience. – Ali Krieger
  • I’ve never been someone that’s had a five-year plan or a three-year plan. That just seems to lead to a lot of disappointment and doesn’t give you the chance to be flexible. – Eric Bana
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