33 Quotes About Disappointment


Not being able to meet our goals can crush the hope and confidence we have in ourself. These quotes about disappointment remind us that everything is not possible and sometimes failure finds its way into our lives.

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.”

“Every disappointment gives you opportunity to make another appointment. ”

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

“High expectations lead to higher disappointments.”

“If I am to meet with a disappointment, the sooner I know it, the more of life I shall have to wear it off.”

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

“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.”

“It’s amazing how quickly your mood can change, how deep your heart can sink, and how much one person can affect you.”

“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.”

“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.”

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”

“See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.”

“Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.”

“Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.”

“Sometimes you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.”

“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.”

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

“Things are as they are, we suffer because we imagined different.”

“Use disappointments as material for patience.”

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

“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.”

“You will end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you.”

Sharing your story of loss or disappointment will remind us that not everything is as bad as it seems. Meanwhile, we may also find moments of comfort and commonalities with others that have experienced similar feelings.

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