70 Disappointment Quotes and Sayings

According to the dictionary, disappointment is an emotion felt when an expectation is not met.

As we grow up, we all experience this in one form or another. Grades that are not good enough, the promotion that did not come, the let downs of love are all examples of these everyday disappointments that knock us out of orbit.

However, we must rise above them in order to regain our equilibrium. Here are some quotes about disappointment that will soothe and inspire.

Promises are broken every day, and you should be forgiving, especially to yourself.

The more you wallow in disappointment, the farther you are from getting back on the road to success.

When someone disappoints you, there is nothing that can be done but to accept it.

When you have no expectations, you’ll never have disappointments.


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It is the fate of all women to feel disappointment from her man.

Beware of wallowing in disappointment for it is in this state that depression creeps from behind.

Do not make a person wait for a decision, to wait forever is a more cruel fate than to be disappointed.

Disappointment is preferable to being kept in suspense for it is the start of healing.

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You cannot be disappointed by something that doesn’t exist.

Understanding is the key to getting over disappointment.

There is no rush to acquire success. Do not be disappointed that you have not yet reached your potential.

One suffers from disappointment, which is to say like every pain, it may be cured.

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Once cannot feel true disappointment until the very end, and even then, it is only another beginning.

Disappointment has no place in a heart full of gratitude.

Disappointment is a disease that starts with malaise in one’s heart and spreads to those around them.

Getting disappointed is like becoming broke. You invested so much in something and end up with nothing for your troubles.

It is how you handle your disappointments that define you as a person. If you get up after the fall or just lay there in defeat.

Regret is a bedmate of disappointment and is a lethal combination.

Like a mortal wound, getting over a disappointment will only make you stronger.

Everything you do in life takes you higher, that is why a disappointment of having less than the best hurts like a fall.

Sometimes, when something you dreamed of doesn’t happen, a sigh of relief is in order rather than disappointment.

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Children will always be a disappointment for parents who are never satisfied even with themselves.

Disappointment is a tiny sign that leads you to an evil path.

Only the fear of disappointment will keep one from following through their goals.

Disappointment is an ominous cloud of self-doubt and fear which must be broken through at all costs.

Don’t care for the expectations of others on yourself for their disappointment will unfairly weigh on you.

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When presenting yourself to the world, always show confidence. People are more excited with the prospect of something curious than be turned off by a forecasted disappointment.

Disappointment is a quicksand of unreality which does not sink in until you have been sucked in.

No matter how much in love you are, in the end, you are disappointed by either a flamed out affair or until death does you part.

We can be disappointed with the world but it does us no good as the world will revolve despite us not moving.


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Governments are a disappointment to the revolutionaries.

When you work so hard and get back so little is a soul crushing disappointment that must be shelved in order to make life go on.

Parents ought to teach children how to deal with disappointment and stress. I think the world would be better off full of dysfunctional happy people than those who become disruptive.

Sometimes we love our children too much that we try protect them from all the hurts in the word, including disappointment. This is often a disappointment in itself.

Every day is a struggle in which we do not buckle under the crumbling disappointments that life has given us.

We do not understand it when we first feel disappointment but in time it will become an unwanted companion that walks with us through life.

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When hope suddenly dies it leaves a scar and a throbbing pain of disappointment.

Try your best and reach for the stars. But do not try to reach without stretching or you would be disappointed.

If a man does not read, he prepares himself for a life full of shocking realities and disappointments.

We hope for today but suffer disappointment on the morrow.

If you expect the unexpected all the time, nothing will disappoint you.

Disappointment is a terrible feeling where your insides are twisted up so bad that no medicine but time can heal it.

Disappointment and love are partners for one cannot falling in love without the eventual feeling of disappointment.

How do you deal with disappointment? How do you deal with a monster that holds a hammer and is smashing your glass heart to pieces?

Disappointment often signals transition toward change or a stagnation into nothingness.

A perfect life is to have expectations without the disappointment.

I it possible to forget the past which has disappointed you so much that your heart had broken into a million pieces? I do not think so.

Disappointments are everyday cuts that must be taken cared of or else death will come from profuse bleeding of the soul.

Life is full of pain and pleasure and between the two, disappointment and ecstasy.

A true friend will listen to your disappointments, say, I told you so, and help you back up.

It is our fate in life to be disappointed. The human mind is so vast and full of imagination that real life will never live up to its expectations.

You must, for the sake of your sanity, transcend disappointment.

Disappointment is a festering infected disease that takes out the joy from your soul and the smile from your heart.

Disappointment is a beautiful sadness, a fitting end to a tragic tale of expectations.

We run with the desire to fulfill that which is written in our destinies with the spikes and warnings of disappointment and regret lurking beneath.

Disappointment is a troll that follows you around the house, cluttering things you have put in order, moving the things you need around, and generally disrupting life. Best way to get rid of this pest is to face it head on and tell it to go away before it multiplies.

At the end of a love affair or a job, test how deep your disappointment is and be merry. For if it is deep, it means you have invested in it fully, and if it is shallow, you can easily move on.

Hope and expectations are different names for the first part of the path to disappointment.

Never stop building toward your dreams. Should there be any disappointments along the way, use them for a sturdier foundation.

Marriages that end in disappointment happens when each other’s expectations are not put on the table.

Children are often disappointed with their lot in life and suffer the injustice at living when they did not ask to be born.

When suffering a blow of disappointment, take time to heal one’s wounds. One can go on, surely, but without the strength necessary to succeed.

To grow up is a disappointment, to make the best of it is maturity.

Laughter is a cure to the bitter disappointments in life. When you are sad, look for laughter to ease the pain.

Beauty can cause disappointment for if there is no substance beneath, the image becomes nothing but an empty picture.

Greet disappointment with cheerfulness. There is nothing like a spring in your step to dispel the ugly gloom.

Do not be disappointed with one mistake. They are lessons to be learned and something of which to grow from.

Do not believe others when they say they love you. If you do not see the actions with your own eyes, you shall experience disappointment.

Friends who tell you that you cannot are a disappointment and should be kept away from as they are not friends, but doubts in human form.

Doubt in your work could lead to disappointment. Be confident despite it all.

If your purpose is just discovery, never commit. This is a path that would lead to disappointment.

A cynic is someone who’s had his dreams shattered by the realities of disappointment.

You can’t really disappoint yourself. You can do stupid stuff that can lead you to bad consequences, but knowing that you are who you are can ease the pain.

Choosing a path to follow and getting lost is a common occurrence for people. Do not be disappointed with your human frailty

It is the fear to cause disappointments that leads to it. Such is the irony of life.

You can hate life and be done with it, but it is an underlying fear of disappointment that causes you to do so. Look for the light in your soul to free you from this prison.

We simultaneously feel relieved and disappointed when someone sees through our facade and sets us straight.

We are our own sculptors. We chisel away to create our life’s work but sit down in disappointment when a part I not properly done. Remember it is a work in progress, there is still much to do.

It is a gift when someone shares your disappointment. Often, the mere listening of one’s woes is enough to dispel it.

You set yourself up for disappointment when you go in imagining the world to be at your feet.

The feeling of entitlement often causes us to feel disappointed with our future. But why shouldn’t we when we were promised a better earth?

Find someone who does not want to disappoint you. Be with someone who cares enough to text you back no matter what, because if you stay with the first guy, you’ll just end up bitter and with someone you don’t deserve.

Having too much creates an echo of disappointment being surrounded by beautiful things that are meaningless.