37 Quotes About Disappointments

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Whether you find yourself disappointed in your career choices or life, these quotes about disappointments offer a new perspective to their root causes.

“A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool.”

“All that weak people learn from disappointment, is less confidence in future enterprise.”

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

“Disappointment is often the salt of life.”

“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.”

“Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop. Make yourself the best that you can make out of what you are. The very best.”

“Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.”

“How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.”

“I don’t feel a lack of hope. It’s just disappointment that after all these years we’re still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.”

“I think one of the aspects of photography that remains for me is I find the process still frustrating. The counter to that is that it’s still very exciting. If you didn’t have the frustration, you wouldn’t have the excitement.”

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.”

“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.”

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”

“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.”

“Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love.”

“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.”

“Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.”

“Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.”

“Opportunity: A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.”

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet.”

“Suspense is worse than disappointment.”

“The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.”

“The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.”

“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.”

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

“There’s a reason we are drawn to the light. A reason why we fear darkness. It’s important to be terrified and unnerved about certain things. That way we will choose another path. The path that leads us to truth and love.”

“Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.”

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

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

“When people get married because they think it’s a long-time love affair, they’ll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.”

“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.”

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

There are many tips and ways to deal with the disappointment we are faced with in our life.