Disappointment comes at us from all angles. I was really looking forward to taking the kids on holiday this year. Their first holiday away. They hate Christmas because it normally means that they are disappointed, not because of presents but because of people that waltz in and out of their lives. But this year it was going to be different, we were going to go away and have a quiet family Christmas, but at the last-minute I now have to work
Disappointments come in all shapes and sizes but learning how to grow and adapt in the face of disappointment enables us to grow into strong and healthy human beings
“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” ― Les Brown
“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
“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” – Eliza Tabor
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” ― Jim Rohn
“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.” ― Deb Caletti
“Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.” ― Eric Hoffer
“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ― Unknown
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” – Henry David Thoreau
“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” ― Thomas S. Monson
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont 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
“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
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
“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
“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once.
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. ” ― Markus Zusak
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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.” ― Cate Blanchett
“Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.” ― Murray Gell-Mann
“If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.” ― Tonya Hurley
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope
“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
“Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.” ― Ambrose Bierce
I hope you enjoyed these disappointment quotes. What disappointments have you overcome in your lives?