53 Frustration Quotes to Deal with Life Positively

Frustration characterized by feelings of anger, distress, or disappointment is an inherent aspect of life’s challenges and setbacks.

Interestingly, frustration is also an integral part of achieving success, especially when passionate endeavors meet initial failures.

This feeling can be a powerful motivator, pushing you towards your goals.

Achieving success demands hard work and overcoming obstacles and although it’s tough, the rewarding feeling of accomplishment makes it worthwhile.


It’s common to experience frustration when things deviate from plans. However, it’s crucial not to let frustration deter you.

You have to view these situations as challenges and remain patient and resilient in your pursuit of your objectives.

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The following quotes about frustration are aimed to provide insight and inspiration in dealing with frustration positively.

You can share these quotes to inspire friends, family and loved ones to approach their frustrations in a productive and positive way.

Frustration Quotes


The expectation is the mother of all frustration. ~ Antonio Banderas.


Frustration is the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. ~ Jason Mraz.


The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them. ~ Criss Jami.


Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level. ~ Tim Gunn.


Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you’ll find solutions instead of arguments. ~ Unknown.


Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea. ~ Marley Dias.

I was very sensitive, so when sensitivity has no place to go, it’s often turned into anger or frustration. ~ Sam Levinson.


You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds. ~ Steve Maraboli.

Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed. ~ Joyce Meyer.

When a woman is frustrated, and it’s your wife, you as the husband get that frustration. ~ Magic Johnson.

For me, being upset is different than being frustrated. Frustration, it’s a little more deep inside. Being upset, you can get over it the next day. ~ Raphael Assuncao.


In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~ Lee Iacocca.

The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes. ~ E. Stanley Jones.


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

Best Frustration Quotes

Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea. ~ Marley Dias.


It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail. ~ Lech Walesa.

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. ~ Eric Hoffer.

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ~ Ralph Marston.


Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be. ~ Unknown.

I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically. ~ Beyonce Knowles.

Meaningful Frustration Quotes

People need trouble – a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. ~ William Faulkner.


The people sometimes who are closest to us are the ones who bear the brunt of our frustration. ~ Lynn Nottage.

Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg.


Frustration is the nagging feeling that tells us we are not listening or following our intuition. ~ J.R. Incer.

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. ~ Elizabeth Drew.

All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration. ~ Tony Robbins.


Dreams that are planned are called frustration. ~ Bill Duke.

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


To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them. ~ Hugh Prather.

Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair. ~ Mark Goulston.

Profound Frustration Quotes

Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal. ~ Anthony Robbins.


Stress is the reason for crime and all other kinds of frustration. To relieve it will eliminate everything else. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Needing to have things perfect is the surest way to immobilize yourself with frustration. ~ Wayne Dyer.

It is okay of airing out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution of getting rid of it. If you can’t have the solution much as well accept it. ~ Ann Marie Aguilar.

Top Frustration Quotes

When a successful man goes to pieces, his frustration engulfs the entire surroundings. ~ Dimple Kapadia.


Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery, and frustration. Be yourself. It’ll be good to know who’s down with that. ~ Unknown.

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame them, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. ~ Casey Stengel.

If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent. ~ Ralph Marston.

The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. ~ Charles Bronson.


To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles. ~ T.F. Hodge.

I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to. ~ David Gilmour.


Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart. ~ Emanuel Cleaver.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~ Kurt Vonnegut.

Emotional Frustration Quotes

It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal. ~ Steve Maraboli.


Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. ~ Bo Bennett.

Producing good stuff can be quite tough, and it involves a lot of frustration, but I always like things to be jolly and happy, and I forget that’s actually not the point at the end of the day. ~ Ewan McGregor.


There is a sense of frustration because we are losing games that we know we are capable of winning. ~ Kyle Lowry.

No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with, a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome. ~ Carol Graham.

Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. ~ Leon Trotsky.

Frustration is the first step toward improvement. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward. ~ John Bingham.

So these were the 53 quotes about Frustration.

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