Disappointment Quotes

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King Jr

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!

Sir William Osler

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

Eliza Tabor

Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.

Sir Boyle Roche

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunder-storm is to the air.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Disappointment is often the salt of life.

Theodore Parker

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

Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there.

Eileen Kennedy-moore

The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.

Fred G. Gosman

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

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.

Samuel Johnson

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

Thomas Hardy

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

Eric Hoffer

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Martin Luther King Jr

Suspense is worst than disappointment.

Robert Burns

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

Beverly Sills

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Jane Austen

Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.

Laurence Overmire

Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

Ambrose Bierce

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment

Samuel Johnson

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

I'm English, and as such I crave disappointment. I actively seek it out.

Bill Bailey

He heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

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Updated On : March 13, 2013
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