150 Sad Disappointment Quotes About Love And Life

Sad and feeling disappointed? We have rounded up a collection of the best collection of disappointment quotes, sayings, captions, and status messages, (Images, Pictures, and wallpapers) to download free and share on Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.

You can surely relate to these sad quotes when you are feeling low in life. These inspirational quotes will make you feel better, and show you the brighter side of life, and help you bounce back.

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Disappointment, betrayal can break you or make you! Getting disappointed by your loved ones or from someone at work is very depressing and heart breaking.

We are disappointed when your expectations are hurt. It may be by a friend, family, or your love relationship. When you feel cheated, lied to, betrayed, or taken for granted, feeling disappointing is very natural.

We have categorized these disappointed quotes in these sections;

If you could relate to these disappointing words if you are heartbroken then also check out sad depressing love quotes and sad quotes which will help you cope with the sadness.

Top 10 Disappointment Quotes

  1. Frustration is a relative of disappointment.” — Unknown
  2. “Use disappointments as material for patience.” — Unknown
  3. “Disappointments will always make you stronger.” — Unknown
  4. “High expectations lead to higher disappointments.” — Unknown
  5. “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” — William Shakespeare

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    Disappointed Quotes
  6. “I hate when you’re so excited for something but then it ends up not happening.” — Unknown

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    heartbroken disappointed quotes
  7. “Most things disappoint till you look deeper.” — Graham Greene
  8. “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” — Unknown
  9. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  10. “When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.” — Ryan Reynolds

    Quotes on Disappointment
    Quotes on Disappointment
  11. “The strongest people have a past filled with chaos, heartbreak, and disappointment.” — r.h. Sin

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    expect disappointment and you’ll never be disappointed
  12. “It’s sad when you realize you aren’t as important to someone as you thought you were.” — Unknown

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    Sad Disappointment Quotes
  13. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.” — Unknown

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    Disappointment Quote
  14. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” — Alexander Pope
  15. “The importance we give our disappointment is what turns it into a tragedy.” — Nitya Prakash

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    quotes about people disappointing you
  16. “It is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.” — Oscar Wilde

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    quotes on expectations and disappointments
  17. “A disappointment is merely an assignment for your next appointment.” — Kayambila Mpulamasaka
  18. “See your disappointments as good fortune. One plan’s deflation is another’s inflation.” — Jean Cocteau
  19. “Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
  20. “Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.” — Unknown
  21. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” — Jim Rohn
  22. “Disappointment is a quicksand of unreality which does not sink in until you have been sucked in.” — Unknown
  23. “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.” — Unknown
  24. “We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Disappointment Quotes Images
  25. “Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” — Les Brown
  26. “If you expect disappointment, then you can never really be disappointed.” — Michelle “MJ” Jones-Watson
  27. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” — Henry David Thoreau
  28. “Getting disappointed is like becoming broke. You invested so much in something and end up with nothing for your troubles.” — Unknown

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    disappointment letting down quotes
  29. “Trying to design the perfect plan is the perfect recipe for disappointment.” — Patrick Lencioni
  30. “The more loyal you are to everyone, the more you will be disappointed with how people are selfish.” — Unknown
  31. “No matter how old you are, how many disappointments you have had, you are never too old to dream.” — Unknown
  32. “Disappointment is a terrible feeling where your insides are twisted up so bad that no medicine but time can heal it.” — Unknown
  33. “Disappointments are usually very hard to handle but one must learn to figure out how to come out better and stronger.” — Unknown
  34. “Everything in the world could be disappointing but it could also be great. It all depends on which angle you are looking at it.” — Unknown
  35. “Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.” — Eric Hoffer
  36. “When you work so hard and get back so little is a soul crushing disappointment that must be shelved in order to make life go on.” — Unknown
  37. “Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” — Eliza Tabor
  38. Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.” — Joyce Meyer
  39. “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
  40. “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
  41. “While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.” — Bryant H. McGill
  42. “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
  43. “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
  44. “Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.” — Charles Stanley

Disappointed Captions & Status Messages

  1. Disappointed.

    Disappointment Captions
    Disappointment Captions
  2. Note to self: Stop Expecting.

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    life disappointment quotes
  3. Disappointed but not surprised.

    Disappointment Quotes for Her
    Disappointment Quotes for Her
  4. Less expecting. More accepting.

    Disappointment Quotes for Him
    Disappointment Quotes for Him
  5. No expectations, No disappointments.

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    disappointed quotes for ungrateful person
  6. What doesn’t kill you disappoints me.
  7. I’m sick of getting my hopes up for nothing.

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    upset disappointed quotes
  8. Expectation is the mother of disappointment.
  9. Silly me, expecting too much from people again.

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    quotes about disappointment
  10. Too many high hopes, too many disappointments.

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    quotes about being disappointed
  11. People can disappoint you or they can surprise you.

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    disappointment lies quotes
  12. Things are as they are, we suffer because we imagined different.
  13. People show their true colors, unintentionally. Pay attention.

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    deep quotes about disappointment
  14. Stop allowing others to make you disappointed in a relationship.
  15. You cannot be disappointed by something that doesn’t exist.

Best Family Disappointment Quotes

When you are betrayed, cheated, or lied to by your family members then it’s heartbreaking. When you look back at all the memories and time spent, you feel hurt, sad, and cheated. The pain is unbearable and most difficult to put into words.

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But you should use the experience to strengthen you in life. Dealing with disappointment, and sadness isn’t easy, still, you should overcome it and move forward in life.

  1. “Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” — Lilo & Stitch
  2. “Expecting too much can lead to so much disappointment.” — Unknown
  3. “A perfect life is to have expectations without the disappointment.” — Unknown
  4. “Sorry for being your disappointment I didn’t know you cared so much.” — Unknown
  5. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” — Jim Rohn
  6. “I can’t say it’s not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise.” — LaToya Jackson
  7. “Sometimes, just when I think I know people, they disappoint me in ways I never thought they could.” — Unknown
  8. “Children will always be a disappointment for parents who are never satisfied even with themselves.” — Unknown
  9. “Disappointment is a disease that starts with malaise in one’s heart and spreads to those around them.” — Unknown
  10. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” — Iyanla Vanzant
  11. “Never depend on other people to make you happy because you’ll end up being disappointed as expectations always hurt.” — Unknown
  12. “Expectations led to disappointments; in this family, expecting more than disappointment was the first mistake.” — Callie Hunter
  13. “No matter how much in love you are, in the end, you are disappointed by either a flamed out affair or until death does you part.” — Unknown
  14. “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.” — Unknown
  15. “I’m never shocked when people let me down nowadays. I just hate the fact that I put myself in a position to be let down in the first place.” — Unknown
  16. “Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.” — Roger Gould
  17. “Sometimes you try and ignore the obvious and shield yourself from the blunt truth that some people are truly clueless to how much they hurt you.” — Unknown
  18. “We do not understand it when we first feel disappointment but in time, it will become an unwanted companion that walks with us through life.” — Unknown
  19. “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
  20. “Sometimes we love our children too much that we try protect them from all the hurts in the world, including disappointment. This is often a disappointment in itself.” — Unknown
  21. “Parents ought to teach children how to deal with disappointment and stress. I think the world would be better off full of dysfunctional happy people than those who become disruptive.” — Unknown
  22. “For a while, I thought the great disappointment of my life was that I don’t have a family of my own. Then it dawned on me: That’s not what I think; that’s what married people think.” — Lewis Black
  23. “When life disappoints – when it batters and bruises us; when we batter and bruise ourselves – God places us in the shadow of his hand to quiet, succor, and strengthen us.” — Judith Couchman, The Shadow of His Hand
  24. “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

Deep Hurt Disappointed Quotes

These quotes can help us to navigate the ups and downs of life, and find meaning and purpose in the face of disappointment.

  1. “Suspense is worse than disappointment.” — Robert Burns
  2. “Assuming is the root of all disappointments.” — Rogienel Reyes
  3. “Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.” — Unknown
  4. “Disappointment is a beautiful sadness, a fitting end to a tragic tale of expectation.” — Unknown
  5. “When someone disappoints you, there is nothing that can be done but to accept it.” — Unknown
  6. “Have you ever been so disappointed that you don’t believe anyone anymore?” — Unknown

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    workplace disappointment quotes
  7. “Nothing is perfect in love. If you expect it to be, better be ready for disappointment.” — Anonymous

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    family disappointed quotes
  8. “Regret is a bedmate of disappointment and is a lethal combination.” — Unknown
  9. “Stop asking why they keep doing it and start asking why you keep allowing it!” — Unknown
  10. “After being disappointed so many times, you start to lose hope in everything.” — Unknown

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    Disappointed Quotes Pictures
  11. “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” — Jane Austen
  12. “Disappointments are usually a result of actions not reaping the expected returns.” — Unknown
  13. “I don’t hate you, I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be.” — Unknown

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    disappointed in people quotes
  14. “Life is full of pain and pleasure and between the two, disappointment and ecstasy.” — Unknown
  15. “When hope suddenly dies it leaves a scar and a throbbing pain of disappointment.” — Unknown
  16. “The strongest people I know have a past filled with chaos, heartbreak, and disappointment.” — r.h. Sin
  17. “Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself from expecting too much from them.” — Unknown

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    self disappointment quotes
  18. “Never let the disappointments of today overshadow the dreams and plans you have for tomorrow.” — Unknown
  19. “One of the worst feelings in the world is having to doubt something you thought was unquestionable.” — Unknown
  20. “Save the excuses. It’s not about ‘having time’ it’s about making time. If it matters, you will make time.” — Unknown
  21. “No one ever gets tired of loving, they just get tired of waiting, assuming, hearing lies, saying sorry and hurting.” — Unknown
  22. “Disappointments are everyday cuts that must be taken cared of or else death will come from profuse bleeding of the soul.” — Unknown
  23. “I really do not hate you but my disappointment is that you changed and became everything you had promised you would never be.” — Unknown
  24. “Sometimes you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.” — Unknown
  25. “Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.” — Ann Patchett
  26. “When you are disappointed by things you had high hopes for, you will feel hurt, you want to quit but that is life and challenges can always be overcome.” — Unknown
  27. “Whenever you face betrayal, take the disappointment away from your heart instantly. This way, you will not have to carry a heavy grudge that ruins the quality of life.” — Unknown
  28. “Everybody has fallen down or been disappointed in love. Where you truly shine is when you get back up. Use it as a learning experience and believe in all of the possibilities.” — Sherry Argov
  29. “As I was fighting for you, I realized I was fighting to be lied to; fighting to be taken for granted; fighting to be disappointed; and fighting to be hurt again…so I started fighting to let go.” — Unknown
  30. “It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.” — Deb Caletti, the Nature of Jade

Inspiring Disappointment Quotes About Life

  1. “Hope, but never expect. Look forward, but never wait.” — Unknown
  2. “Disappointment has no place in a heart full of gratitude.” — Unknown

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    overcoming disappointment quotes
  3. “Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.” — Sir Bayle Roche

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    feeling disappointed quotes
  4. “Understanding is the key to getting over disappointment.” — Unknown
  5. “Things are as they are, we suffer because we imagined different.” — Unknown
  6. “You must, for the sake of your sanity, transcend disappointment.” — Unknown
  7. “To grow up is a disappointment, to make the best of it is maturity.” — Unknown
  8. “If you expect the unexpected all the time, nothing will disappoint you.” — Unknown
  9. “Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.” — David Rudisha
  10. “Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.” — Friedrich Schiller
  11. “One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” — Henry Ward Beecher
  12. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills
  13. “It is the fear to cause disappointments that leads to it. Such is the irony of life.” — Unknown
  14. “Like a mortal wound, getting over a disappointment will only make you stronger.” — Unknown
  15. “Only the fear of disappointment will keep one from following through their goals.” — Unknown
  16. “One suffers from disappointment, which is to say like every pain, it may be cured.” — Unknown
  17. “Disappointments are not meant to destroy you; they are meant to strengthen you.” — Unknown
  18. “If you’re born sad it’s not your fault, but if you die with disappointment it’s your fault.” — Unknown
  19. “Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.” — Richelle E. Goodrich
  20. “Hope and expectations are different names for the first part of the path to disappointment.” — Unknown
  21. “In that moment of disappointment, pause and remember that GOD has a better plan for you.” — Maria Koszler
  22. “Beware of wallowing in disappointment for it is in this state that depression creeps from behind.” — Unknown
  23. “Once cannot feel true disappointment until the very end, and even then, it is only another beginning.” — Unknown
  24. “Disappointments are just God’s way to saying ‘I’ve got something better’. Be patient, live life, have faith.” — Unknown
  25. “Don’t care for the expectations of others on yourself for their disappointment will unfairly weigh on you.” — Unknown
  26. “Laughter is a cure to the bitter disappointments in life. When you are sad, look for laughter to ease the pain.” — Unknown
  27. “We can be disappointed with the world but it does us no good as the world will revolve despite us not moving.” — Unknown
  28. “Everything you do in life takes you higher. That is why a disappointment of having less than the best hurts like a fall.” — Unknown
  29. “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
  30. “As you work towards your goals, disappointments may slow you down, but they don’t have to keep you down.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  31. “Each pain makes you stronger, each betrayal more intelligent, every disappointment more skillful and each experience wiser.” — Unknown
  32. “Disappointment to a noble soul is what cold water is to burning metal; it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.” — Eliza Tabor
  33. “Never stop building toward your dreams. Should there be any disappointments along the way, use them for a sturdier foundation.” — Unknown
  34. “How do you deal with disappointment? How do you deal with a monster that holds a hammer and is smashing your glass heart to pieces?” — Unknown
  35. “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
  36. “It is our fate in life to be disappointed. The human mind is so vast and full of imagination that real life will never live up to its expectations.” — Unknown
  37. “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
  38. “Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.” — Peter McWilliams
  39. “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


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Disappointment is a universal human experience that can be both emotionally and psychologically challenging.

It occurs when our expectations, hopes, or aspirations are not met, and we are left feeling let down or frustrated.

Disappointment can arise in many different areas of our lives, from our personal relationships to our careers, and can have a profound impact on our overall well-being.

Despite its negative connotations, disappointment can also be a powerful source of motivation and personal growth.

Through disappointment, we can learn important lessons about ourselves and the world around us, and develop resilience and strength in the face of adversity.

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