Disappointment Quotes

These slight disappointments are sent to prepare For what may hereafter befall;For seasons of real disappointment and care,Which commonly happen to all.

Jane Taylor

Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.

Eliza Tabor

Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.

Marguerite de Valois

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut

Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.

Stephen R Covey

Golf is a lot of walking, broken up by disappointment and bad arithmetic.


The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work.

Kingsley Amis

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Les Brown

Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunderstorm always turn sour.

John Randolph

Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride.

Mike Howerton

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

Thomas Hardy

Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?

Tryon Edwards

It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation

Samuel Johnson

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

Disappointment or misfortune don't last long among us, the poor; we can't live if we brood on them the whole time.

Viramma Racine
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