65 Best Disappointment Quotes On Success In Life

These disappointment quotes will inspire you. Disappointment, sadness, or displeasure is caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disappointment quotes, disappointment sayings, and disappointment proverbs.

Inspirational Disappointment Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” ~ Joel Osteen
  3. “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
  4. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills

  5. “Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is a choice.” ~ Charles Stanley
  6. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” ~ Jim Rohn

  9. “The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  10. “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
  11. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” ~ Les Brown

  13. “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  14. “It’s your own expectations that hurt you. Not the world you live in. Whatever happens in the world is real. What you think should happen is unreal. So people are hurt by their expectations. You know, you’re not disappointed by the world, you are disappointed by your own projections.” ~ Jacque Fresco
  15. “Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love.” ~ Scott Turow
  16. “Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment.” ~ Evan Esar

  17. “Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  18. “To tell of disappointment and misery, to thicken the darkness of futurity, and perplex the labyrinth of uncertainty, has been always a delicious employment of the poets” ~ Samuel Johnson , Disappointment quotes on misery
  19. “The main emotion of the adult American who has had all the advantages of wealth, education, and culture is disappointment.” ~ John Cheever
  20. “A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.” ~ Douglas Adams

  21. “I don’t feel a lack of hope. It’s just disappointment that after all these years we’re still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.” ~ Geezer Butler
  22. “Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers, that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.” ~ David Ogden Stiers
  23. “I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it’s great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.” ~ Famke Janssen
  24. “Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.” ~ Charles Lamb

  25. “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” ~ John Wooden
  26. “They may turn out to be a great disappointment, or perhaps they may be full of enchanting surprises.” ~ Mary Wesley
  27. “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other when we don’t judge or categorize someone else when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down, or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other” ~ Marvin J. Ashton , Disappointment quotes charity
  28. “Disappointment is often the salt of life.” ~ Theodore Parker

  29. “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.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  30. “Opportunity: A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  31. “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
  32. “Young alienation, disappointment, and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.” ~ Judd Nelson

  33. “Suspense is worst than disappointment.” ~ Robert Burns
  34. “See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.” ~ Jean Cocteau
  35. “Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.” ~ Bruno Bettelheim , Love disappointment quotes
  36. “Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.” ~ Boyle Roche

  37. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  38. “Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.” ~ Pema Chodron
  39. “To me it seems to be important to believe people to be good even if they tend to be bad, because your own joy and happiness in life is increased that way, and the pleasures of the belief outweigh the occasional disappointments. To be a cynic about people works just the other way around and makes you incapable about enjoying the good things.” ~ Isaac Asimov
  40. “If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.” ~ Tonya Hurley

  41. “Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.” ~ Pema Chodron
  42. “Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  43. “Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.” ~ William Throsby Bridges
  44. “Suspense is worse than disappointment.” ~ Robert Burns

  45. “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
  46. “Mrs. Lynde says, ‘Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  47. “Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.” ~ Joseph Barbera
  48. “God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  49. “You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it’s finished, is a bit of a disappointment…Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours.” ~ Phil Collins
  50. “Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  51. “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” ~ Ansel Adams
  52. “A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool.” ~ Michael Bergin

  53. “Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  54. “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
  55. “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
  56. “How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.” ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon

  57. “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
  58. “The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.” ~ Jack Levine
  59. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t angry some days. But I really have worked hard to put a lot of the anger and disappointment in the past.” ~ Monica Lewinsky
  60. “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.” ~ Murray Gell-Mann

  61. “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
  62. “The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  63. “First love is first love, first marriage is first marriage, disappointment is disappointment.” ~ Maximilian Schell
  64. “Most of us women like men, you know; it’s just that we find them a constant disappointment.” ~ Clare Short
  65. “A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment, anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even.” ~ Mark Twain

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