110 Disappointment Quotes to Help You to Bounce Back

Life can be hard and disappointing, but it is also beautiful. Disappointment quotes remind us to keep going in the face of failure. Disappointment is a part of life, and it can be difficult to go through.

It’s natural for us to feel frustrated and angry after experiencing an emotional setback.

The good news is that disappointment leads to personal growth. With the right perspective and actions, you will find that you actually had a lot of success in the disappointments you’ve experienced before.

And with each new experience, you get better and better at dealing with feelings of sadness, frustration, or anger. Achieving balance between successes and setbacks is what will help you become a more successful person.

Here are some quotes about disappointment to motivate you to do better next time:

Disappointment Quotes

Inspiring Disappointment Quotes

The strongest people have a past filled with chaos, heartbreak, and disappointment.

High expectations lead to higher disappointments.

When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. – Ryan Reynolds

Disappointment is simply a dream that doesn’t want to become a reality. – Richard Wilkins

One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher

Every disappointment gives you the opportunity to make another appointment. – Unknown


After being disappointed so many times, you start to lose hope in everything. – Unknown

Having great expectations can lead to greater disappointment.

Never depend on other people to make you happy because you’ll end up being disappointed as expectations always hurt. – Unknown

Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction. – Suzy Kassem

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

Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them. – Unknown

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

Don’t ever let a bad day make you feel like you’ll have a bad life. – Unknown

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.

We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope. – MLK Jr

Sometimes, just when I think I know people, they disappoint me in ways I never thought they could. – Unknown

You will end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you.

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

Sad Disappointed Quotes

Sad Disappointed Quotes

I really don’t hate you. I’m just disappointed that you wound up turning into everything you said that you would never be.

Sorry for being your disappointment I didn’t know you cared so much.

She is always sad. Or disappointed, or shocked, or Unaware. Not becoming of a Senator.

If you’re born sad it’s not your fault, but if you die with disappointment it’s your fault.

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

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The more loyal you are to everyone, the more you will be disappointed with how people are selfish.

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.

Disappointment is nothing but an eye -opening learning process for your future endeavors.

I’m sad, hurt, angry, mad, disappointed. But you know what? I will put on a happy face and move on. It will hurt but I will survive.

Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive. – Jean Louis Gassee

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Sad Disappointment Quotes

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

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

God makes life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts.

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

Disappointments are a result of failed expectations. To have fewer disappointments, either expect less from other people or demand more from yourself. – Kevin Ngo

Relationship Disappointment Quotes For Him and Her

Relationship Disappointment Quotes

Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the person you thought would never hurt you.

Once You Feel You Are Avoided By Someone, Never Disturb Them Again.

When you don’t get a role or when a relationship ends, with every disappointment… this is worth remembering.

Love comes to those who still hope after disappointment, who still believe after betrayal, and who still love after they’ve been hurt.

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The degree of suffering we experience is determined by our relationship to pain and sickness and disappointment and loss. – Kathleen Dowling Singh

Nothing is perfect in love. If you expect it to be, better be ready for disappointment.

If God allowed your relationship to end, then he has something bigger planned. Don’t focus on disappointment, focus on God.

The best way to avoid disappointment is to not expect anything from anyone.

Relationship Disappointment Quotes

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. – PaulTripp

Some may say never to get your hopes up.

Stop allowing others to make you disappointed in a relationship.

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Don’t bother explaining – I’ve heard all the excuses and the trouble is most of them are true. – John Brunner

And if you couldn’t heal yourself in a relationship, you always have your friends.

Don’t let disappointment be the measure of your relationship with a person. Let trust be the measure. – Nicole Williams

Friendship Disappointment Quotes

People can disappoint you or they can surprise you.

Lovers have a right to betray your friends don’t.

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappointed you. – Anne Lamott

Friendship Disappointment Quotes

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen

Admittedly, I have never experienced a great love or extraordinary friendship, but that is because I never met a man or woman worthy of it.

Friends are readily disappointed by the size of my closet and I thought it was big. –  Sarah Jessica Parker

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Friendship Disappointment Quotes

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.

Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger. – David Rushida

God makes the life fertile by disappointments, as he makes the ground fertile by frosts. – Henry Ward Beecher

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

You have to learn to not let little disappointments get you down and to stay focused on the big picture. – Gillan Tans

We’ve all experienced change for a moment, only to feel let down and disappointed in the end. – Tony Robbins

I think childhood is, generally speaking, a preparation for disappointment. – Seamus Heaney

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

When you have no expectations, you’ll never have disappointments. – Unknown

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

Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment. – Ryan Holiday

I think that the only reason why people hold onto memories so tight, for so long is because memories are the only things that don’t change, even when people do.

Disappointment is not the end. A dream, a goal, a friendship may have died, but that’s going to give birth to the new thing God wants to do. God has to shut a door before He can open a new door.

Everyone has their first date and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you’re in a relationship, and it’s all about hiding your disappointment. And then, once you’re married, it’s about hiding your sins. – Joss Whedon

Disappointment Quotes In Life

A disappointment is merely an assignment for your next appointment. – Kayambila Mpulamasaka

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

Expectation is the only seed of disappointment. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Whenever I experienced some disappointment in my life, it was always laughter that came to my rescue. – Marty Rubin

Sometimes disappointing other people is the only way you can be yourself. – Nitya Prakash

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

It is the fear to cause disappointments that leads to it. Such is the irony of life.

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. – Thomas S. Monson

The importance we give our disappointment is what turns it into a tragedy. – Nitya Prakash

Disappointment had to be postponed, hope kept alive as long as possible. – Graham Greene

Friends who tell you that you cannot are a disappointment and should be kept away from as they are not friends, but doubts in human form.

Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. – Charles Stanely

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

When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged. – Carol Burnett

Do not dwell on your loss. Look forward with bright new hopes. – Lailah Gifty Akita

We simultaneously feel relieved and disappointed when someone sees through our facade and sets us straight.

You say you are disappointed with life. But maybe it is life that’ is disappointed with you. – Marty Rubin

You just cannot have the same thing twice without being disappointed. – Vann Chow

The best way to deal with disappointment is to acknowledge and work through the feelings it induces. – Noaman Kaysingwala

You can’t please everyone, but you can’t not please everyone either.

Disappointment has quite a penchant for taking one by surprise. – Pawan Mishra

It is a gift when someone shares your disappointment. Often, the mere listening of one’s woes is enough to dispel it.

You can’t really disappoint yourself. You can do stupid stuff that can lead you to bad consequences, but knowing that you are who you are can ease the pain.

Expect Disappointment Quotes

It’s easy not to be disappointed when you’re always wading in the shallow end of feelings. – Maurene Goo

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

Choosing a path to follow and getting lost is a common occurrence for people. Do not be disappointed with your human frailty.

If your purpose is just discovery, never commit. This is a path that would lead to disappointment.

A cynic is someone who’s had his dreams shattered by the realities of disappointment.

When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. – Joyce Meyer

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

Hope is tomorrow’s veneer over today’s disappointment. – Evan Esar

We are often less grieved at disappointments than at ourselves for having said much concerning the certainty of our expectations.

I guess that’s what disappointment is – a sense of loss for something you never had. – Deb Caletti

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

Men marry because they are tired, women, because they are curious: both are disappointed. – Norman Macdonald

Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away. – Kristin Armstrong

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

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

Evil lurks where disappointment lodges. – George Foreman

Maturity’ really means: being very unsurprised by, and calm around, pain and disappointment. – Alain de Botton

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

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

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. – Friedrich Schiller

A pier is a disappointed bridge.

Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. – Benjamin Franklin

Forget yesterday and last month and last year, with their gloomy diary of failures and disappointments. All that is in the past.

He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom. – P.G. Woodhouse

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going. – Peter McWilliams

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. – Alexander Pope

The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be. – Fred G. Gosman

Music is 10% exhilaration and 90% utter disappointment. – John Barrow

Most things disappoint till you look deeper. – Graham Greene

Workplace Disappointment Quotes

Every disappointment gives you opportunity to make another appointment. – B. A. Fajimi

One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on. – Alain de Botton

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

It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries. – Plautus

As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.

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

How disappointment tracks the steps of hope. – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Disappointment has quite a penchant for taking one by surprise. – Pawan Mishra

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

Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration. – Martin Freeman

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

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

People and events don’t disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that determines my happiness or disappointments. – Stephan Zweig, Chess Story

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

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.

You can hate life and be done with it, but it is an underlying fear of disappointment that causes you to do so. Look for the light in your soul to free you from this prison.

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

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

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

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


In conclusion, it is important to not dwell on disappointments in life. Instead, focus on what you have accomplished and all of the good things that are happening in your life. Going forward, one can overcome disappointment by being more open -minded and looking for new opportunities.

It is important to remember that disappointment is a part of life. There are often lessons in the situation, new understanding, and opportunities for growth. Transform your disappointment into optimism again by looking at the silver lining of the situation, learn from it, and move on.

I am Priyanshu the founder of Quotesjin. I am an Engineer by profession but Blogger by passion. I have been doing blogging and affiliate marketing since 2018, and established a few digital online businesses. I am passionate about sharing motivation thoughts and stories to my readers.

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