Dismay Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dismay quotes, dismay sayings, and dismay proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. Epictetus
There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot. L. Sprague de Camp
Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach
Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. Lawrence G. Lovasik
Disappoint anyone... hell, disappoint everyone — but don't ever disappoint yourself. Treat Williams
When people disappoint you, it's just as much your responsibility to be aware of it and what you don't want. Angel Olsen
You may have to disappoint some people in order to be true to yourself. That's OK. Their disappointment has nothing to do with you. Shira Tamir
Our disappointment sits between us. Charles Bukowski
Hurts and disappointments can hold gifts. Eleanor Brown
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. Joyce Meyer
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. Bayle Roche
Disappointment is often the salt of life. Theodore Parker
How disappointment tracks the steps of hope. Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Disappointment tears the bearable film of life. Elizabeth Bowen
Disappointment results from the removal of illusion. Chogyam Trungpa
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming. Robin S. Sharma
Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is a choice. Charles Stanley
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Martin Luther King Jr.
Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration. Martin Freeman
In the midst of the disappointment, we find faith as an anchor! Lailah Gifty Akita
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. Friedrich Schiller
Disappointment is simply a dream that doesnt want to become a reality. Richard Wilkins
Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with - don't go to that level. Tim Gunn
If you can survive disappointment, nothing can beat you. Louis C. K.
A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool. Michael Bergin
We express disappointment in everything except ourselves. Mason Cooley
The greatest disappointment is when you let yourself down. Jenny Holzer
Life has too many disappointments to make room for negativity. Daniel Willey
Disappointment has quite a penchant for taking one by a surprise. Pawan Mishra
Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality. John C. Maxwell
Disappointment proves that expectations were mistaken. Mason Cooley
Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future. Blanka Vlasic
You can only kill disappointment with a new try. Kim Stanley Robinson
Disappointment can drive us, or it can defeat us. Anthony Robbins
Disappointment requires adequate planning. Richard Bandler
I will try to disappoint you better than anyone else has. Stephen Dunn
When the darkness of dismay comes, endure until it is over, because out of it will come that following of Jesus which is an unspeakable joy. Oswald Chambers
Not wanting to disappoint is what pushed me to be successful. Jerry Rice
It fills me with dismay sometimes when you look at the scripts that do come to you that are primarily focused on violence. There are so many other things to play around with. Richard C. Armitage