Disappointment Quotes

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One of the greatest achievements of our life is to deal with disappointment positively. No one wants to be disappointed but this is life things might not go according to us. We will have to face many difficulties and disappointments. No one is immune to the situations that cause problems and disappointments.
It’s very difficult to master the skill of dealing with disappointment but once you learn the skill you will be unstoppable and life will become easy and wonderful.
Here are some disappointment quotes to help you stay positive and growing from it.

Inspirational Disappointment quotes.

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

Eliza Tabor

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

Alexander Pope

“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, Brida

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

Henry David Thoreau

“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

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


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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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, The Nature of Jade

“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

“One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on.”

Alain de Botton

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

Jim Rohn

“Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.”

Ambrose Bierce

“If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.”

Cate Blanchett

“I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment – we are all defined by something we can’t change.”

Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.”

Peter McWilliams

“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

“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.”



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

Viramma Racine

More Inspirational Disappointment Quotes

“Disappointments are just God’s way of saying I’ve got something better. Be Patient. Live Life. Have Faith.”

Lanette Sem

“At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.”

George Packer

“Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.”

Ann Patchett

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

Henry Ward Beecher

“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

“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

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

B. A. Fajimi

“Use disappointments as material for patience.”



“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment.”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

“The feelings of guilt takes away self-confidence, reduces self-esteem welcomes fear, confusion, disappointment, depression etc.”

Sunday Adelaja

“We wind up disappointed with our life and end up depressed because we have wasted it”

Sunday Adelaja

“The devil will do everything to get you disappointed in God”

Sunday Adelaja

“Trying to change someone to suit your desires is a setup for disappointment.”

Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

“Disappointment focuses on ‘what is not,’ and completely misses the far greater reality of ‘what now is.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In many instances, the failures of my greatest schemes ultimately lead to the fulfillment of my greatest successes. Therefore, God will allow our most cherished dreams to perish so that we might turn and seek out His most cherished plans.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Despair and disappointment are the parent of countless inspired, inspiring, triumphant creations”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

“We are born with the innate capacity to express empathy. Experiencing our own cuts and bruises, encountering our own difficulties and disappointments, expands our cognitive world and rouses the universal desire to understand and comfort other people in pain.”

Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.”

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Disappointment is a blessing. If you were never disappointed, you’d never know what was important to you.”

Kamand Kojouri


“Life will never meet all of our expectations. We must nonetheless accept all disappointments without becoming bitter and cynical. We must always remain mindful of the opportunity to extend kindness and work to improve our character.”

Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Disappointment was never a thing you looked for, but it had a wonderful way of clearing the mind.”

Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

“Human being may fail you, but God will never forsake thee.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Disappointment, fear, grief, unlove, dullness and guilt are the worst feelings. Learn from them so that you move on. Then replace them with more satisfying and promising joy, love gratitude, pride, confidence, direction.”

Diana Jaber

“Disappointment is another brother for endurance.”

Uche Daniel Oluwaseun

“Don’t let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another—if we seek it.”

Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

“Disappointment and failure are not signs that God has forsaken you or stopped loving you. The devil wants you to believe God no longer loves you, but it isn’t true. God’s love for us never fails.”

Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

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

Friedrich Schiller

“In life your expectations and disappointments are directly linked. So too is your heartfulness and your contentedness”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Pain can mask itself as a righteous companion; silently forming a barrier between you & all that is good for you. Identify Pain. Now thank Pain for showing you that all of your senses & emotions are working as you send him on his way. Traveling with pain can slow you down & limit the distance you travel.”

Sanjo Jendayi

“Develop the wings of loyalty and you will fly above the dooms of disappointments. Disloyalty has one whistle; when it’s blown, opportunities take to their heels!”

Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“Don’t ever shelter the feeling of discouragement in your mind, because it only comes to distract one from one’s true abilities in life.”

Edmond Mbiaka

“If you make more appointments with quality people, you will have less disappointments with non-quality people.”

Robert J. Braathe

“Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.”

Laurence Overmire

“When you’re traveling you need to take care of yourself to get by, you have to keep an eye on yourself and your place in the world. It means concentrating on yourself, thinking about yourself and looking after yourself. So when you travel all you really encounter is yourself, as if that were the whole point of it. When you’re at home you simply are, you don’t have to struggle with anything or achieve anything. You don’t have to worry about the railways connections, and timetables, you don’t need to experience any thrills or disappointments. You can put yourself to one side – and that’s when you see the most.”

Olga Tokarczuk

“I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache – it’s a given. What’s not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.”

Rashida Jones

“Disappointment doesn’t stem from expectations. It stems from unrealistic or unreasonable expectations.”

Sue Fitzmaurice

“Don’t let the disappointments of today kill tomorrow’s blessings, destroy the negative flashes of pessimism, and focus on the mirror of optimism.”

Michael Bassey Johnson

“Disappointment means that things haven’t worked out the way you wanted! And now what to do? Very simple: Stand up and walk! Cut the tragedy because our limited time must always be used for the forward movements!”

Mehmet Murat ildan

“If you try to hold people to your standard of conduct you will go mad with disappointment and grief.”

Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“I have always lived in the present, accepted the misfortunes, made peace with the disappointments, delighted in its little blessings, found happiness in whatever the present moment has offered and sat in the shade of sadness to let the dark moments pass by.”

Balroop Singh

Which of the above-listed disappointment quotes rings a bell?

We have collected this list of disappointment quotes for you in order to get easy with disappointments and renewing your hope.


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