The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and “mangled mind” leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to — act as if it were impossible to fail.

Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.

Forget your enemies. It’s your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.

History balances the frustration of ‘how far we have to go’ with the satisfaction of ‘how far we have come.’ It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.

My philosophy of life is that the meek shall inherit nothing but debasement, frustration, and ignoble deaths.

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

As common sense and initaitive becomes less common in Australia, I tend to advise people frustrated by feeling surrounded by ineptness and mediocrity that they should instead try thinking of it as “I am a genius amongst zombies,” when I tell people this they look really very suddenly relieved.

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

People need trouble — a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don’t mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance.

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

I became an entrepreneur by mistake. Ever since then I’ve gone into business, not to make money, but because I think I can do it better than it’s been done elsewhere. And, quite often, just out of personal frustration about the way it’s been done by other people.

Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt, fear and frustration.

People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt you’ll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.

He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things ought himself to be a true poem.