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15 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Deal With Disappointment

quotes to help you deal with disappointment
Written by Aveline

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” 

— Alexander Pope

 

“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., P. S. I Love You

 

“In the midst of my disappointment I am never defeated. Only given the opportunity to rise again willing to take on new challenges.”

— Eleesha

 

“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, Brida

 

“Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.”

— Eliza Tabor

 

“There are some who say that you should forgive everyone, even the people who
have disappointed you immeasurably. There are others who say you should not forgive anyone, and should stomp off in a huff no matter how many times they apologize. 
Of these two philosophies, the second one is of course much more fun, but it can also grow exhausting to stomp off in a huff every time someone has disappointed you, as everyone disappoints everyone eventually, and one can’t stomp off in a huff every minute of the day.” 

— Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

 

“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

 

”See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.”

— Jean Cocteau

 

“Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.” 

— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

“Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.” 

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

 

“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

 

”We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

 

”You don’t have to do everything by the time you’re 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It’s what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear.”

— Candace Bushnell

 

“We are our own sculptors. We chisel away to create our life’s work but sit down in disappointment when a part is not properly done. Remember, it is a work in progress, there is still much to do.”

— unknown

 

“One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”

— Henry Ward Beecher

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