These slight disappointments are sent to prepare For what may hereafter befall;For seasons of real disappointment and care,Which commonly happen to all.

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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.

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunder-storm is to the air.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.

Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.

He heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.

The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

Suspense is worst than disappointment.

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.

Mean spirits under disappointment, like small beer in a thunderstorm always turn sour.

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there.

The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfilment of that hope never entirely removes.

Disappointment or misfortune don’t last long among us, the poor; we can’t live if we brood on them the whole time.

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy — the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.

Be calm and strong and patient. Meet failure and disappointment with courage. Rise superior to the trials of life, and never give in to hopelessness or despair. In danger, in adversity, cling to your principles and ideals. Aequanimitas!

Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride.

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.

If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment that would be the perfect state.

I’m English, and as such I crave disappointment. I actively seek it out.

Women suffer more from disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.