Winning, being disappointed, then winning again, it’s all part of normal life. What’s important is not to allow disappointment to make you forget how strong, blessed, and grateful you are.

here are 50 quotes on disappointment to help you focus on the positive, and how to turn it into a better life experience.

Being disappointed quotes

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

2. “The strongest people I know have a past filled with chaos, heartbreak, and disappointment.” – r.h Sin

3. “Don’t let little things take up too much room in your heart, or you will spend your whole life being upset.” – Karen Salmansohn


4. “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

5. “Forget yesterday and last month and last year, with their gloomy diary of failures and disappointments. All that is in the past.” – Og Mandino

6. “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” – Anonymous


7. “One minute of sincere gratitude can wash away a lifetime’s disappointments.” – Silvia Hartmann

8. “Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

9. “If you put in little effort and expect big returns, you will be deeply disappointed. You don’t get apples by planting lemon seeds.” – Catherine Pulsifer


Disappointed quotes

10. “It is better to know and be disappointed than to not know and always wonder.” – Oscar Wilde

11. “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

12. “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


13. “You can’t dwell on disappointment. You’ve got to take the positives and keep looking ahead.” – AJ Tracey

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

15. “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

16. “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” – Anonymous

17. “Disappointments are not meant to destroy you; they are meant to strengthen you.” – Anonymous


18. “Disappointments are like speed bumps, keep your eyes on the road and your heart on the destination.” – Anonymous

19. “To courageously straighten up again after our heads have been bowed by defeat, disappointment, and suffering is a supreme test of character.” – Wilfred Peterson

20. “Greet disappointment with cheerfulness. There is nothing like a spring in your step to dispel the ugly gloom.” – Anonymous

21. “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


22. “Disappointment is an ominous cloud of self-doubt and fear which must be broken through at all costs.” – Anonymous

23. “Starting a business and building a product is not for the faint of heart. You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture.” – Gillian Tans

24. “You can either suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn


25. “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

26. “Destroying the seeds of disappointment requires you to unexpect the expected.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

27. “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

28. “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


29. “See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.” – Jean Cocteau

30. “Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make.” – Charles Stanley

31. “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” – John Wooden


Disappointed quotes

32. “You cannot be disappointed by something that doesn’t exist.” – Anonymous

33. “As you work towards your goals, disappointments may slow you down, but they don’t have to keep you down.” – Catherine Pulsifer

34. “Only a fool expects results by complaining about unwanted situations. Talk about what you want and act accordingly.” – Anonymous

35. “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


36. “Use disappointments as material for patience.” – Anonymous

37. “A true friend will listen to your disappointments, say, I told you so, and help you back up.” – Anonymous

38. “When you meet failure, remember that your ideas aren’t wrong. Sometimes you’ve just got the wrong audience.” – Anonymous


39. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

40. “There’s only so many times you can allow someone to let you down before you will no longer tolerate being disappointed. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts.” – Brigitte Nicole

41. “Sometimes you gotta stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned. But how they were meant to be.” – Anonymous

42. “Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression, and then by renewed enthusiasm.” – Murray Gell Mann


43. “Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.” – Sir Boyle Roche

44. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” – Mark Twain

45. “Only the fear of disappointment will keep one from following through their goals.” – Anonymous

46. “Disappointment is a quicksand of unreality which does not sink in until you have been sucked in.” – Anonymous

47. “Life is all about setbacks. A life lived without disappointment is a life lived in a cocoon. People have recovered from far worse setbacks.” – Tony Clark


48. “When hardship occurs, it is easy to focus on hurt feelings attributed to the individuals you thought would show up that don’t, but I encourage you to instead embrace all the individuals that come out of the woodwork and surprise you.” – Steph Gold

49. “Take responsibility for your own happiness. Do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed.” – Rodolfo Costa

50. “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

By Chaymaa

It's Chaymaa, a pharmacist and writer. I write about life and motivation. I love to inspire people and get inspired. My best quote is, "What defines us is how well we rise after falling." So, let's never give up!

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