A collection of inspirational disappointment quotes to give you hope and courage to bounce back and move forward.
Disappointments are unfortunately an inevitable part of life. We are all prone to failing, making mistakes, and end up being disappointed.
It’s just a part of life that we have to face and go through at some point.
But the thing that we must remember every time we are faced with disappointments is we may not able to magically make it go away but we can control how we react to it and what we will do about it.
Will we let disappointments rule our lives and stop us from living and going after what we want? Or will we simply learn from it, use it as a stepping stone and turn it into something positive?
Here’s a collection of inspiring quotes about disappointments to show and inspire you how to handle them.
80+ Disappointment Quotes and Encouraging Quotes about Disappointment
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
— Henry David Thoreau
Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
— Charles Stanley
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.
When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
— Ryan Reynolds
Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.
— Eliza Tabor
You can’t dwell on disappointment. You’ve got to take the positives and keep looking ahead.
— AJ Tracey
If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.
— Toba Beta
Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.
— David Rudisha
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
— Alexander Pope
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
Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.
— Patricia McCormic
Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment.
— Ryan Holiday
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
Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.
— George Foreman
You really didn’t see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn’t it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.
— Maggie Stiefvater
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
— Jim Rohn
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t 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
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.
— Conan O’Brien
One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on.
— Alain de Botton
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
— Kristin Armstrong
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. Monson
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our critics make us strong!
Our fears make us bold!
Our haters make us wise!
Our foes make us active!
Our obstacles make us passionate!
Our losses make us wealthy!
Our disappointments make us appointed!
Our unseen treasures give us a
Whatever is designed against us will work for us!
— Israelmore Ayivor
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
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
— Eric Hoffer
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Disappointment Quotes and Sayings
See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.
— Jean Cocteau
It is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.
— Oscar Wilde
Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.
— Suzy Kassem
Every disappointment gives you the opportunity to make another appointment.
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 is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.
— Kristin Armstrong
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
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.
— Sir Bayle Roche
Disappointment is simply a dream that doesn’t want to become a reality.
— Richard Wilkins
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
What do you do when disappointment comes? When it weighs on you like a rock, you can either let it press you down until you become discouraged, even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better things.
— Joyce Meyer
Disappointments are a result of failed expectations. To have fewer disappointments, either expect less from other people or demand more from yourself.
— Kevin Ngo
You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture.
— Gillan Tans
Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.
— Richelle E. Goodrich
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.
— Friedrich Schiller
A disappointment is merely an assignment for your next appointment.
— Kayambila Mpulamasaka
One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
— Les Brown
Life will throw many obstacles onto our life path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. Dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference between them turning into worse states or being overcome.
— Jonny Oates
One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments.
— Silvia Hartmann
Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.
So much of our disappointment in relationships is not because we have an unrealistic view of others, but because we have a distorted view of ourselves.
— Paul Tripp
God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence. It cannot be compared to anything else: it is so sharp, precise, obvious, and direct. If we can open, then we suddenly begin to see that our expectations are irrelevant compared with the reality of the situations we are facing.
— Chogyam Trungpa
A burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
— Marsha Sinetar
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
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
— Beverly Sills
Inspirational Disappointment Quotes and Quotes about Disappointments
Disappointments are just God’s way of saying I’ve got something better Be Patient.. Live Life.. Have Faith..
— Lanette Sem
Disappointment is often the salt of life.
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
— Benjamin Franklin
Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.
— Murray Gell-Mann
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
The same disappointments in life will chasten and refine one man’s spirit, embitter another’s.
— William Matthews
The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.
— Peter McWilliams
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
— Kurt Vonnegut
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.
Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together.
— Marilyn Monroe
In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.
You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself.
— Abigail Biddinger
The importance we give our disappointment is what turns it into a tragedy.
— Nitya Prakash
Suspense is worse than disappointment.
— Robert Burns
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 an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.
— Martin Freeman
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
— Jane Austen
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
— Charlotte Brontë
Let’s face it: None of us are ever going to get to the place in life where we have no more disappointments. We can’t expect to be sheltered from every little thing. Disappointment is a fact of life one that must be dealt with.
— Joyce Meyer
Forget yesterday and last month and last year, with their gloomy diary of failures and disappointments. All that is in the past.
— Og Mandino
I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.
— Tim O’Brien
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
Disappointment is nothing but an eye-opening learning process for your future endeavors.
— Edmond Mbiaka
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
— William Blake
There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.
— Sarah Dessen
Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
The degree of suffering we experience is determined by our relationship to pain and sickness and disappointment and loss.
— Kathleen Dowling Singh