79 Disappointment Quotes to Inspire You to Move Ahead

Disappointment is an inevitable aspect of life, often stemming from unmet goals or expectations, leading to sadness and dissatisfaction.

Dealing with disappointments is a common struggle, whether they arise from personal relationships, career setbacks, or unfulfilled life aspirations.

Although difficult, overcoming disappointments is essential for personal happiness and fulfillment.


This article presents an array of disappointment quotes aimed at facilitating the process of overcoming disappointment and promoting positivity.

These quotes encapsulate and resonate with the feelings of disappointment, providing understanding and reflection.

They are a powerful tool for transformation, offering solace and a reminder that tough times are temporary.

Therefore, these disappointment quotes not only provide comfort but also empower readers to move forward with hope and resilience.

Best Disappointment Quotes

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ~ Martin Luther King.

Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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


Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. ~ David Rushida.


When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. ~ Ryan Reynolds.

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.

It is through disappointment that I must learn to never accept defeat, but to always come up with a brand new plan and find a solution. ~ Eleesha.

You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture. ~ Gillian Tans.


Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. ~ Eric Hoffer.

Nothing in life has happened to you. It’s happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. ~ Joel Osteen.

See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation. ~ Jean Cocteau.

But you know that disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were. ~ Brad Warner.


Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration. ~ Martin Freeman.

Disappointments are just God’s way of saying I’ve got something better – Be Patient.. Live Life.. Have Faith.. ~ Lanette Sem.

Famous Disappointment Quotes

In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges. ~ Eleesha.

I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach. ~ Upton Sinclair.


Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. ~ Friedrich Schiller.

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. ~ Joyce Meyer.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. ~ Paulo Coelho.

But there were worse things than disappointment, and I’d lived through several of them already. ~ R.J. Anderson.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr..


Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. ~ W.B. Yeats.

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. ~ Thomas S. London.

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.

I embraced a cloud, but when I soared it rained. ~ Frank O’Hara.

I give and give, even when I get nothing back – and that sets me up for disappointment. ~ Angie Stone.


Disappointment is simply a dream that doesn’t want to become a reality. ~ Richard Wilkins.

Use disappointments as material for patience. ~ Unknown.

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Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment. ~ Ryan Holiday.

The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality. ~ Conan O’Brien.


Every disappointment gives you an opportunity to make another appointment. ~ B. A. Fajimi.

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ~ Haruki Murakami.

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. ~ Samuel Johnson.

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

She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. ~ Markus Zusak.

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. ~ Charlotte Brontë.


Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. ~ Evan Esar.

Disappointment is nothing but an eye-opening learning process for your future endeavors. ~ Edmond Mbiaka.

Suspense is worse than disappointment. ~ Robert Burns.

One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments. ~ Silvia Hartmann.

Disappointments are a result of failed expectations. To have less disappointments, either expect less from other people or demand more from yourself. ~ Kevin Ngo.

Top Disappointment Quotes

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


Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. ~ Sir Boyle Roche.

Our role as leaders is to turn away from our disappointment and abandonment, and give ourselves to those with whom we still have influence. ~ Costa Mitchell.

Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm. ~ Murray Gell-Mann.

Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment. ~ John Barrow.

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.

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.


People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment. ~ Isaac Asimov.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Life is not always a celebration; so be ready to courageously face disappointments when they come, and be sure to grow stronger and wiser from them. ~ Edmond Mbiaka.

God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

Longed for him. Got him. S*it. ~ Margaret Atwood.

You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself. ~ Abigail Biddinger.

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. ~ Kurt Vonnegut.


We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. ~ Kristin Armstrong.

Inspiring Disappointment Quotes

Don’t let disappointment be the measure of your relationship with a person. Let trust be the measure. ~ Nicole Williams.

A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defense of some little peculiar vexation. ~ Jane Austen.

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. ~ Les Brown.

Hope isn’t destiny. Left passive its nothing more than disappointment deferred. ~ Bill Willingham.


Life is a long preparation for something that never happens. ~ W.B. Yeats.

Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love. ~ Scott Turow.

To courageously straighten up again after our heads have been bowed by defeat, disappointment and suffering is a supreme test of character. ~ Wilferd Peterson.

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.


Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side. ~ Richelle E. Goodrich.

Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru.

Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers. ~ Gustave Flaubert.

If you think one day you will get it all done, and then you can relax, you are bound to be disappointed. ~ Christina Winsey-Rudd.

Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. ~ Oscar Wilde.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake.


High expectations lead to higher disappointments. ~ Unknown.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~ Alexander Pope.

The price of excellence is discipline; the cost of mediocrity is disappointment. ~ William Arthur Ward.

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams. ~ Unknown.

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom. ~ P.G. Wodehouse.


One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

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