Quotes About Disappointment

  1. Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. -Bayle Roche
  2. A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool. -Michael Bergin
  3. 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. ~Anita Desai
  4. Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do. ~Judd Nelson
  5. Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. -Murray Gell-Mann
  6. Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. -Evan Esar
  7. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride. -Mike Howerton
  9. 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. -Samuel Johnson
  10. Toddlers who don’t learn gradually about disappointment lose their resilience through lack of practice in give-and-take with other people’s needs. They can become self-centered, demanding, and difficult to like or to be with. -Alicia F. Lieberman
  11. 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. ~Joseph Campbell
  12. The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. ~Thomas Hardy
  13. Men’s best successes come after their disappointments. -Henry Ward Beecher
  14. Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. -Les Brown
  15. If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. -Henry David Thoreau
  16. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -Jim Rohn
  17. 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
  18. People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us. -Walt Disney
  19. Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater. -Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. -Beverly Sills
  21. What keeps me going is a constant sense of disappointment with what I’ve already done. ~Robert Wyatt
  22. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
  23. Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. -Eliza Tabor
  24. Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. -Henry Ward Beecher
  25. The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be. -Fred G. Gosman
  26. We must now brace ourselves for disquisitions on peer pressure, adolescent anomie, and rage. -Charles Krauthammer
  27. The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. ~Thomas S. Monson
  28. They may turn out to be a great disappointment, or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises. ~Mary Wesley
  29. 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. ~Bryant H. McGill
  30. …I failed just as much as I succeed. ~From “Jerry Maguire”
  31. Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
  32. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
  33. Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
  34. If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.
  35. Success builds character, failure reveals it.
  36. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
  37. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
  38. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
  39. Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
  40. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby
  41. The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. ~William Strong
  42. If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.
  43. Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
  44. Failure is an event, never a person. ~William D. Brown
  45. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas Edison
  46. 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.
  47. There is no failure except in no longer trying. ~Elbert Hubbard
  48. Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
  49. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich
  50. The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.
  51. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  52. Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie
  53. The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Unknown
  54. Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Unknown
  55. When the world says, “Give up,”
    Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
  56. Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings
  57. The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. ~Henry Ward Beecher
  58. Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

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