Disappointment Sayings and Quotes

Disappointment is a fact of life, especially when we aim high. The trick is to not let disappointments discourage you from moving forward. Take life’s setbacks in stride with the list of wise and insightful quotes on disappointment below.

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

Eliza Tabor

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

One's best success comes after their greatest disappointments.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.     

Friedrich Schiller

Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence. It cannot be compared to anything else: it is so sharp, precise, obvious, and direct. If we can open, then we suddenly begin to see that our expectations are irrelevant compared with the reality of the situations we are facing.     

Chogyam Trungpa

What do you do when disappointment comes? When it weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better things.     

Joyce Meyer

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

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

God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Let's face it: None of us are ever going to get to the place in life where we have no more disappointments. We can't expect to be sheltered from every little thing. Disappointment is a fact of life--one that must be dealt with.     

Joyce Meyer

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

Eric Hoffer

Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them.     

Edmond Mbiaka

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Disappointments are a result of failed expectations. To have less disappointments, either expect less from other people or demand more from yourself.     

Kevin Ngo

Disappointment is nothing but an eye-opening learning process for your future endeavors.      

Edmond Mbiaka

See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan's deflation is another's inflation.     

Jean Cocteau

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

In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.     


Disappointments are just God's way of saying I've got something better Be Patient.. Live Life.. Have Faith..     

Lanette Sem

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

Les Brown

Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.     

Peter McWilliams

Don't let today's disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow's dreams.     


Use disappointments as material for patience.     


Every disappointment gives you opportunity to make another appointment.      

B. A. Fajimi

It is through disappointment that I must learn to never accept defeat, but to always come up with a brand new plan and find a solution.     


High expectations lead to higher disappointments.