Quotation Explorer - 'Disappointment'

When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. - Oswald Chambers
Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment. - Chögyam Trungpa
The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. - Peter McWilliams
We must expect finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King, jr.
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
When we confuse the needs with the desires; all the struggles we take lead to failure and disappointment. - M.F. Moonzajer
Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart. - Nick Offerman
If you ever expect life to be fair, you are in for a shocking disappointment. Life is what it is. Fair is something we made up. - Michael Treanor
Bedtime is fraught with fear and disappointment. When it is just me alone with my restless body and mind, I feel like the whole world is asleep and gone. It's very lonely. I am tired of being tired and talking about how tired I am. - Amy Poehler
When people give you disappointment, don't worry; they are only showing you this- appointment. Just look and see. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Your greatest disappointment will often lead you to your greatest appointment. - Chris Burkmenn
Sometimes, inflexibility creates a callus, scarring over all the bitterness and disappointment improperly, and there is no honest way to break that silence or that infinite distance, not even in death, not even in memory. - Víctor del Árbol
OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it. - Ambrose Bierce
At one point in my life I was a disappointment. I have popped pills, drugs, cheated, lied, and killed. But, at this moment in my life, I am very successful because not one of those things describes my character. - Stacy Snapp-Killian aka StacyK
Since graduating from HMS my greatest satisfaction has unequivocally been my family. My main disappointment is that I have wasted too much time in personal pursuits and been less of an influence for good than I might have been. - Norris B. Finlayson
Sometimes we are so caught up in the disappointment of plans gone astray that we fail to recognize the potentially new options that might now exist. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
I don't know what the exact shape of my life will take--and what the days to come will bring--except i know that i am happy and my heart is still. I know that I have fallen in love with the word surrender and know that I can no longer live in disappointment - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Human efforts to avoid or overcome death are always doomed to disappointment. - J.K. Rowling
Disappointment came to me,and booted me,and bruised and hurt me,but that's how people grow up. - Morrissey
Fiction, however, sometimes ensures disappointment with reality - Miguel Syjuco
Disappointment is a blessing. If you were never disappointed, you'd never know what was important to you. - Kamand Kojouri
Today's temporary disappointment means tomorrows permanent appointment. - Auliq-Ice
When expectation becomes your believe the the depth of being heart is pretty more than just a disappointment.. :( - Jayesh Varma
I am not so sure I should like the facts of life, but I have got over the bitter disappointment I felt when I first heard about them,... - Dodie Smith
Always give but never expect. Giving is happiness; disappointment is sadness. - Debasish Mridha
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
No man with a man's heart in him, gets far on his way without some bitter, soul searching disappointment. Happy he who is brave enough to push on another stage of the journey, and rest where there are living springs of water, and three score and ten palms.
PRESENT, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope. - Ambrose Bierce
If you’re giving to get, all you’ll receive is disappointment. But if you’re giving to give, all you’ll receive is joy. - Toni Sorenson
Despair and disappointment are the parent of countless inspired, inspiring, triumphant creations - Rasheed Ogunlaru
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them. - Anaïs Nin
Disappointment gives you Fear.Credence gives you Strength. - Mohith Agadi
He wanted to be so many people all at the same time. He feared to be a nobody.Only years later did he realize that all he knew was what he didn't want to be - a disappointment. - Sanhita Baruah
Unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment, while simple unbiased attention and detachment to outcome often lead to pleasant surprises. - Gary Hopkins
Don’t think about happiness. If it doesn’t come, there’s no disappointment; if it does come, it’s a surprise. - Bolesław Prus
Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive. - Jean-Louis Gassee
Everyone has their first date and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you're in a relationship, and it's all about hiding your disappointment. And then, once you're married, it's about hiding your sins. - Joss Whedon
Disappointment resides in expectation. Showing a little regard creates consideration, which results in understanding. Steps to a peace of mind. - Tyconis D. Allison Ty
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. - Kurt Vonnegut
What are riches - grandeur - health itself, to the luxury of a pure conscience, the health of the soul; - and what the sufferings of poverty, disappointment, despair - to the anguish of an afflicted one! - Ann Radcliffe
Disappointment focuses on ‘what is not,’ and completely misses the far greater reality of ‘what now is. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Failure is not an disappointment. It's just an appointment for success. - Ahamed Nafaz Raja.S.N
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. - Kurt Vonnegut
Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. - Evan Esar
when you expect something from your self and your own self disappoints you.... this is what i call a real disappointment . The worst disappointments comes from in-within. - Sameh Elsayed
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. - Benjamin Britten
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
In the midst of the disappointment, we find faith as an anchor! - Lailah Gifty Akita
I sat down on the sofa, surrounded by years of coffee rings and sandwich stains. If the police ever did a DNA test on this sofa, it would be ninety per cent disappointment. - Danny Wallace
...Refusing to feel desire is the only thing more painful than failing to get what you want, and that learning not to yearn, far from preventing disappointment, ultimately guarantees it. - Martha N. Beck
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King Jr.
... which would enable him to prolong for the time being, and to renew for one day more the disappointment, the torturing deception that must always come to him with the vain presence of this woman, whom he might approach, yet never dared embrace. - Marcel Proust
Mistakes and disappointment make the sweet things in life that much sweeter.
If you have read 6,000 books in your lifetime, or even 600, it's probably because at some level you find 'reality' a bit of a disappointment - Joe Queenan, One for the Books
Trust can lead to disappointment. - Willi Way
Unfaithfulness of team members is a difficult test that may bring disappointment to a leader. - Sunday Adelaja
One would think after all the disappointment life offers us unfortunate few we would give up the trifles connected with hope, feeling, belief and optimism in our fellow souls. - Daleen Van Tonder
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