43 Overcoming Disappointment Quotes and Sayings

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Disappointment is a part of everyday life. Learning how to deal with it is an important part of pushing forward and cutting your losses. Here are some amazing disappointment quotes and sayings that capture the feelings associated with this inevitable reality for many.

“A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.”

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

“Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power – a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.”

“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.”

“Casting can be heartbreaking. Dealing with the disappointment is the hardest part.”

“Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It’s how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment… all of that is expressed in culture.”

“Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed.”

“Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.”

“God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. ”

“I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become.”

“I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.”

“I’d like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse. Susie Orbach”

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

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”

“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.”

“Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.”

“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.”

“Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.”

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”

“Nothing to me is unexpected. No disappointment is unexpected – whether it’s movies or people or relationships. I’m always ready for the punch directly between the eyes. So I get hurt, but I never get hurt. Happens all the time.”

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

“Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal.”

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

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.”

“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.”

“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 are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.”

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

“There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.”

“There is no such thing as disappointment for those who continue to cherish the selflessness of which is born the noblest inner self. There is no such thing as failure for those who invest in the potentialities of the Ideal of the Soul.”

“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.”

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

“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 are an actor, rejection and disappointment are an occupational hazard.”

“When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.”

“While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.”

“You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.”

Not everything will be a win. Setting realistic expectations in life will bring you more successes as opposed to disappointments.

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