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There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. (Jane Austen)

One's best success comes after one's greatest disappointments. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Nobody sane wants to disappoint himself intentionally. (Toba Beta)

year, n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments. (Ambrose Bierce)

predilection, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion. (Ambrose Bierce)

We lose our fresh minds because experience teaches that most of those 'infinite' possibilities we think we see at first are dead ends for our minds and talents at that time. The secret is to understand that our minds and talents change over time. (David Blanchard)

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)

Be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you're really setting yourself up for disappointment. (Michael Bolton)

Sometimes blessings are veiled in disappointment. (Pat Broderick)

You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself. (Mel Brooks)

No man, with a man's heart in him gets far on his way without some bitter, soul-searching disappointment. Happy is he who is brave enough to push on to another stage of the journey. (John Mason Brown)

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

In all cases of heart-ache, the application of another man's disappointment draws out the pain and allays the irritation. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Suspense is worse than disappointment. (Robert Burns)

Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we're holding back. (Pema Chodron)

You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment. (Phil Collins)

I am sometimes disappointed, but I love my life... and I must believe that the disappointments contribute something to what I love. (Jan Denise)

Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book. (Anita Desai)

The disappointment of manhood succeeds the delusion of youth. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. (Evan Esar)

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

Well considered abandonment is a trusted teacher. (Robert Genn)

All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. (Ira Glass)

Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity. (Vincent van Gogh)

I just don't want to get there and find out it stinks. (William Goldman)

Most things disappoint till you look deeper. (Henry Graham Greene)

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

Disappointments should be cremated, not embalmed. (Henry S. Haskins)

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. (Eric Hoffer)

-on Dickens' Great Expectations...
Like many successful people he made good use of disappointments - responding to them with energy, with near-frenzied activity, rather than needing to recover from them. (John Irving)

The coach has turned into a pumpkin and the mice have all run away. (Lady Bird Johnson)

I give my paintings a week on my 'viewing mantle.' Sometimes they need a touch; sometimes they need nothing. It's a good way to avoid remorse. (Michael Chesley Johnson)

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)

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)

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

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

How disappointment tracks the steps of hope. (Letitia Landon)

It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

When you're a very ambitious person, the things that are disappointing are when other people around you aren't as enthusiastic. (Reba McEntire)

Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed. (Laurence Overmire)

Disappointment is often the salt of life. (Theodore Parker)

Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. (Bayle Roche)

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

What we have, what we wish we had - ambitions fulfilled, ambitions disappointed, investments won, investments lost, elections won, elections lost - these things may occupy our attention, but they do not define us. (Mitt Romney)

We met, we loved, we parted; there was no casualty except what might have been. (Larry E. Santucci)

Disappointments are to the soul what the thunderstorm is to the air. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

I have a feeling that when my ship comes in I'll be at the airport. (Charles Schulz)

There's a way that the force of disappointment can be alchemized into something that will paradoxically renew you. (Martin Scorsese)

Muddy Waters fathered 'The Blues' music. Muddy colours merely foster the blues. (Ian Semple)

Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it. (Eliza Tabor)

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

- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court...
One cannot have everything the way he would like it. A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment, anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even. (Mark Twain)

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Don't be disappointed in your painting; as you develop in painting and life, the challenge will be met. (Van Waldron)

One cannot continually disappoint a Continent. (James Abbott McNeill Whistler)