These disappointment quotes remind me a little of quotes about failure…in the way that failure and disappointment sometimes ends up helping us in some way. Read on:
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 to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. -Eliza Tabor
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. -Thomas Hardy
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -Jim Rohn
People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us. -Walt Disney
Disappointments are to the soul what the thunder-storm is to the air. -Friedrich von Schiller
Disappointment is often the salt of life. -Theodore Parker
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. -Sir Boyle Roche
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Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride. -Mike Howerton
Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater. -Edward G. Bulwer
The pleasure of expecting enjoyment is often greater than that of obtaining it, and the completion of almost every wish is found a disappointment. -Samuel Johnson
Rigid beliefs make disappointments seem unbearable, whereas realistic beliefs help us to accept disappointment and go on from there. -Eileen Kennedy
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be. -Fred G. Gosman
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
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. -Beverly Sills
Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. -Henry Ward Beecher
Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment. -Ambrose Bierce
The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment. -Publilius Syrus (85BC-43BC)
In the light of eternity we shall see that what we desired would have been fatal to us, and that what we would have avoided was essential to our well-being. -Fenelon
We mount to heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes. -A.B. Alcott
It is sometimes of God’s mercy that men in the eager pursuit of worldly aggrandizement are baffled; for they are very like a train going down an inclined plane–putting on the brake is not pleasant, but it keeps the car on the track and from ruin. -H.W. Beecher
Have you ever had a disappointment that ended up helping you in the long-run? Any of these quotes jump out at you? Please share your thoughts below.