Disappointment Quotes

Such is the nature of novelty that where anything pleases it becomes doubly agreeable if new; but if it displeases, it is doubly displeasing on that very account.

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: “It might have been!”

Never burn your fingers to snuff another’s candle.

From a fallen tree, make kindling.

“There is only one sure means in life,” Deasy said, “of ensuring that you are not ground into paste by disappointment, futility, and disillusionment. And that is always to ensure, to the utmost of your ability, that you are doing it solely for the money.”

It’s not what you are but what you don’t become that hurts.

Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall be gloriously surprised.

“Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed” was the ninth beatitude.

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth.

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