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. Eleesha
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. unknown
Use disappointments as material for patience. unknown
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. Eleesha
High expectations lead to higher disappointments. unknown
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope
Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. Haruki Murakami
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Paulo Coelho
Longed for him. Got him. Shit. Margaret Atwood
There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand. Sarah Dessen
It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had. Deb Caletti
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. Marilyn Monroe
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. Marilyn Monroe
She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. Markus Zusak
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. W.B. Yeats
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom. P.G. Wodehouse
Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers. Gustave Flaubert
I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. Charlotte Brontë
Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. Thomas Moore
But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already. R.J. Anderson
I embraced a cloud, but when I soared it rained. Frank O'Hara
People who don't expect justice don't have to suffer disappointment. Isaac Asimov
You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself. Abigail Biddinger
Hope isn't destiny. Left passive its nothing more than disappointment deferred. Bill Willingham
Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment. Rasheed Ogunlaru
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. Sir Boyle Roche
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn
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
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. Kurt Vonnegut
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. Joyce Meyer
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. Thomas Hardy
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
Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. Oscar Wilde
Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment. Ryan Holiday
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. Conan O’Brien
Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. Evan Esar
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Benjamin Franklin
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. Thomas S. Monson
There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums. Michael J. Fox
Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. Murray Gell-Mann
Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together. Marilyn Monroe
To courageously straighten up again after our heads have been bowed by defeat, disappointment and suffering is a supreme test of character. Wilferd Peterson
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong
A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defense of some little peculiar vexation. Jane Austen
The price of excellence is discipline; the cost of mediocrity is disappointment. William Arthur Ward
Our role as leaders is to turn away from our disappointment and abandonment, and give ourselves to those with whom we still have influence. Costa Mitchell
Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. Joel Osteen
God is the only source of hope that'll never disappoint. When we place our faith in him, he provides joy, peace, and hope that overflows. Rick Warren
There is space within sisterhood for likeness and differences, for the subtle differences that challenge and delight; there is space for disappointment - and surprise. Christine Downing
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. Benjamin Britten
My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail. Sara Blakely
If you don’t encounter setbacks in your career, if you don’t have doubts and disappointments , let me tell you, you’re not dreaming big enough. Michael Bloomberg
Reality is the name we give to our disappointments. Mason Cooley
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed. Samuel Johnson
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed. Thomas Fuller
If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King Jr.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing. Bernard M. Baruch
I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed. Julia Glass
It is not defeat that destroys you,it is being demoralized by defeat that destroy you. Imran Khan
Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment. Chogyam Trungpa
The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. Benjamin Disraeli
One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments. Silvia Hartmann
Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. Daid Rudisha
Blessed is he who expects no gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed. W.C. Bennett
One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on. Alain De Botton
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment. Ambrose Bierce
The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment. Publilius Syrus
Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunder- storm, always turn sour. Randolph