Best Chagrin Quotes On Success In Life

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Famous Chagrin Quotes

  1. “Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  2. “I decided during my teens that I wasn’t going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!” ~ Cy Coleman
  3. “Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can’t figure out why.” ~ George Thorogood
  4. “Physical pain is easily forgotten, but a moral chagrin lasts indefinitely.” ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal

  5. “I wondered to myself why no one else had seen him standing so far away, before he was suddenly, impossibly saving my life. With chagrin, I realized the probable cause – no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was. No one else watched him the way I did. How pitiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  6. “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most sweeping civil rights legislation of its day, and included women’s rights as part of its reforms. Ironically, the section on women’s rights was added by a senator from Virginia who opposed the whole thing and was said to be sure that if he stuck something about womens’ rights into it, it would never pass. The bill passed anyway, though, much to the chagrin of a certain wiener from Virginia.” ~ Adam Selzer
  7. “Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. It is then that he recognizes that he is empty, insufficient, dependent, ineffectual. From the depths of his soul now comes at once boredom, gloom, sorrow, chagrin, resentment and despair.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  8. “Heaven deprives me of a wife who never caused me any other grief than that of her death.” ~ Louis XIV

  9. “Children of the middle years do not do their learning unaffected by attendant feelings of interest, boredom, success, failure, chagrin, joy, humiliation, pleasure, distress and delight. They are whole children responding in a total way, and what they feel is a constant factor that can be constructive or destructive in any learning situation.” ~ Dorothy H Cohen
  10. “Men and women aren’t really dogs: they only look like it and behave like it. Somewhere inside there is a great chagrin and a gnawing discontent.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  11. “It must be a source of great chagrin to those in charge to think of so many people being able to stick a stamp on a letter and drop it in a mail box without any trouble or suffering at all. They are probably working on a system this very minute, trying to devise some way in which the public can be made to fill out a blank, stand in line, consult some underling who will refer him to a superior, and then be made to black up with burned cork before they can mail a letter.” ~ Robert Benchley
  12. “I know very well what Goethe meant when he said that he never had a chagrin but he made a poem out of it. I have altogether too much patience of this kind.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  13. “There is nothing so insupportable to man as to be in entire repose, without passion, occupation, amusement, or application. Then it is that he feels his own nothingness, isolation, insignificance, dependent nature, powerless, emptiness. Immediately there issue from his soul ennui, sadness, chagrin, vexation, despair.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  14. “I have always, or for the most part, identified myself as a biracial person. Much to the chagrin of a lot of African-American people that I meet, because it’s almost like there’s a betrayal, an intrinsic betrayal: “Don’t do that, brotha, we need you. We need you here, in this fold.”” ~ Keegan-Michael Key
  15. “As he was pummeled into one tight spot after another, emerging each time breathless and in amazed chagrin, Bryan flushed, with spots of anger in his cheeks. His whole body sagged. Before our very eyes, he became a beaten man.” ~ E. Haldeman-Julius
  16. “Everybody knows I return all of my phone calls. I pick up my cell phone myself, much to the chagrin of my staff.” ~ Joe Lhota

  17. “As the reflections of our pride upon our defects are bitter, disheartening, and vexatious, so the return of the soul towards God is peaceful and sustained by confidence. You will find by experience how much more your progress will be aided by this simple, peaceful turning towards God, than by all your chagrin and spite at the faults that exist in you.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  18. “Differences in political opinions are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary; but it is exceedingly to be regretted that subjects cannot be discussed with temper on the one hand, or decisions submitted to without having the motives, which led to them, improperly implicated on the other; and this regret borders on chagrin when we find that men of abilities, zealous patriots, having the same general objects in view, and the same upright intentions to prosecute them, will not exercise more charity in deciding on the opinions and actions of one another.” ~ George Washington
  19. “What has happened in the last generation is that Tijuana has become a new Third World capital – much to the chagrin of Mexico City, which is more and more aware of how little it controls Tijuana politically and culturally. In addition to whorehouses and discos, Tijuana now has Korean factories and Japanese industrialists and Central American refugees, and a new Mexican bourgeoisie that takes its lessons from cable television.” ~ Richard Rodriguez
  20. “The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness.” ~ Rod Parsley

  21. “Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  22. “As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life — delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay — I hold this question as a guiding light: ‘What do I really need right now to be happy?’ What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  23. “GNOSTICS, n. A sect of philosophers who tried to engineer a fusion between the early Christians and the Platonists. The former would not go into the caucus and the combination failed, greatly to the chagrin of the fusion managers.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  24. “God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters, pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as Creator.” ~ Elie Faure

  25. “I look back on some of my early reviews of others, and realize to my chagrin that I’ve been as guilty as anybody else on that front.” ~ Thomas L. Dumm
  26. “The press in America has never been stronger and never been freer and never been more vibrant, sometimes to my chagrin, and a lot of times to my delight.” ~ George W. Bush
  27. “The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the entire surface of the globe. It must nestle everywhere, settle everywhere, establish connections everywhere. The bourgeoisie has, through its exploitation of the world market, given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. To the great chagrin of reactionaries, it has drawn from under the feet of industry the national ground on which it stood.” ~ Karl Marx
  28. “I’m a chronic ad-libber. So whoever hires me, often to their chagrin, should know that I will be talking a bunch of smack.” ~ Jay Baruchel

  29. “Much to my chagrin, I think that cinema has gone the wrong way in America because in many ways, I pioneered the use of video which eventually became digital video. Everyone can do it; it’s Pop Art time: “Everything is art, why should you take it so seriously, after all it’s kind of like a clambake.” I don’t buy that.” ~ Rob Nilsson
  30. “The Kingdom of Hereford was unique in the Ununited Kingdoms for having driving tests based on maturity, not age, much to the chagrin of a lot of males, some of whom were still failing to make the grade at thirty-two.” ~ Jasper Fforde
  31. “…most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief and attached themselves to someone of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us, and we know not where to begin to set them right.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “There are some chagrins of the heart which a friend ought to try to console without betraying a knowledge of their existence, as there are physical maladies which a physician ought to seek to heal without letting the sufferer know that he has discovered their extent.” ~ Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

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