150 Frustration Quotes To Help You Deal With Stress

Looking for quotes about being frustrated? We have rounded up the best collection of frustration quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, WhatsApp status message, (with images and pictures) to deal with all the stress you are going through.

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Frustration is the feeling of irritability or anger because of the inability to achieve what you want. Frustration is an emotional response to stress. Stress at work, at home, in relationships, often lead to feeling of irritability and constant frustration can lead to many illness like depression.

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Frustration is an inevitable part of success in life. When you work on your dreams and passion there are a lot of struggles and failure which one has to face. With failures come resentment and frustration. But you need to keep yourself positive and overcome your frustration to hustle and be successful.

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We all get frustrated from time to time; let these frustration quotes encourage and inspire you.

We have divided the post in the following sections;

  • Frustration Quotes
  • Relationship Frustration Quotes
  • Frustrated Life Quotes

Frustration Quotes

  1. “Expectation feeds frustration.”

    Frustration Quotes
    Frustration Quotes

  2. “Tears are often a sign of frustration.”

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    Frustration Quotes Pictures

  3. “Frustration always comes before the achievement.”


  4. “Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” – Antonio Banderas


  5. “Controlling your time helps overcome frustration…” – Bill Newman


  6. “The feeling of frustration forces some to seek inspiration.” – Sara Wellington

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    words of encouragement for frustration

  7. “A sense of humor is God’s antidote for anger and frustration.” – Rick Warren

    Anger And Frustration Quotes
    Anger And Frustration Quotes

  8. “Anger is nothing more than an outward expression of hurt fear and frustration.”

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    Frustration Quotes Images

  9. “Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress.” – Og Mandino


  10. “Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you’ll find solutions instead of arguments.”


  11. “If there’s a job that pays you both money and frustration, find another with only the first one.”


  12. “A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.” – Chuck Noll


  13. “People need trouble – a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.” – William Faulkner


  14. “All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.” – Tony Robbins


  15. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie


  16. “Nothing frustrates team members more than leaders who can’t make up their minds.” – John Maxwell


  17. “Stress also stops you from focusing on the good things in life, they only remind you that you are upset.”


  18. “Needing to have things perfect is the surest way to immobilize yourself with frustration.” – Wayne Dyer


  19. “Frustration is the fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea.” – Marley Dias


  20. “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” – Bo Bennett


  21. “Frustration is the nagging feeling that tells us we are not listening or following our intuition.” – J.R. Incer


  22. “When a successful man goes to pieces, his frustration engulfs the entire surroundings.” – Dimple Kapadia


  23. “When a woman is frustrated, and it’s your wife, you as the husband get that frustration.” – Magic Johnson


  24. “No one goes into standup to make money. The frustration and rejection are just too much.” – Jim Gaffigan


  25. “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” – T.F. Hodge


  26. “Did you ever notice how difficult it is to argue with someone who is not obsessed with being right?” – Wayne Dyer


  27. “There is a sense of frustration because we are losing games that we know we are capable of winning.” – Kyle Lowry


  28. “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.” – Lech Walesa


  29. “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli


  30. “I was very sensitive, so when sensitivity has no place to go, it’s often turned into anger or frustration.” – Sam Levinson


  31. “All frustrations are self-induced. The outside world can invite us to become upset, but we ultimately accept the invitation.”

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    quotes about being frustrated

  32. “Trying to please everyone is a recipe for stress, misery, and frustration. Be yourself. It’ll be good to know who’s down with that.”


  33. “The whole injury experience was so frustrating. I knew if I could get back I would never take running for granted.” – Cicero


  34. “Frustration is a sign I am acting independently. The more you try your own way, the tighter the doors will stay closed.” – Joyce Meyer


  35. “Stress is the reason for crime and all other kinds of frustration. To relieve it will eliminate everything else.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


  36. “You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.” – Steve Maraboli


  37. “Be patient when you are frustrated. Be silent when you are angry. Be brave when you are confronted with challenges.” – Dr. T.P. Chia


  38. “Exam time:- Day: frustration, headache, irritation. Night: your love with you, holding you close, a gentle kiss on the forehead and silence…”


  39. “I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.” – David Gilmour


  40. “Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something, then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


  41. “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” – Sumner Redstone


  42. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca


  43. “To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.” – Hugh Prather


  44. “It’s better to cry than be angry, because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanse the heart.” – Pope John Paul 11


  45. “Expectation feeds frustration. It is an unhealthy attachment to people, things, and outcomes as wish we could control; but don’t.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli


  46. “When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is!”


  47. “The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I’ve ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.” – Robert Lopez


  48. “Do not be afraid to express your goal to the other person because failure to communicate can be a major cause of frustration.” – Jim Berry, Negotiating Skills


  49. “Frustration is commonly the difference between what you would like to be and what you are willing to sacrifice to become what you would like to be.”


  50. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” – Kurt Vonnegut


  51. “Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.” – Tim Gunn


  52. “I would’ve expected (frustration), but people understand what working with technology is all about. And I think people are helping each other out.” – Pat James


  53. “For me, being upset is different than being frustrated. Frustration, it’s a little more deep inside. Being upset, you can get over it the next day.” – Raphael Assuncao


  54. “Controlling your time helps overcome frustration and brings life into balance and order, giving you the feeling of control and poise.” – Bill Newman, Soaring with Eagles


  55. “One of the greatest sources of insecurity and frustration is our tendency to try and change things that we don’t have any control of.” – Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity


  56. “Frustration is the first step toward improvement. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward.” – John Bingham


  57. “No matter what type of anger or frustration we have to struggle with,… a clear picture of how our faith in God is the answer to anything we need to overcome.” – Carol Graham


  58. “No matter how much you fail and how disappointed you become, there is always something to work toward. Your frustration is what will push you further to achieve your goal.”


  59. “You have control over you and that is the only person you can change. When you realize this you will save yourself a lot of frustration.” – Catherine Pulsifer, Change Yourself


  60. “Frustration is an inevitable part of success. When you are passionate about something and you fail for the first time, there’s nothing more motivating than the feeling of frustration you get.”


  61. “If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.” – Ralph Marston


  62. “Deal with frustration: 1. Isolate the problem. 2. Reflect on why you are getting so upset. 3. Breathe deeply and tell yourself, “this will ultimately work out.” Now look at the situation in a new way.”


  63. “A wise woman once told me, “when it is sent by God, it comes with conformation. But when it isn’t sent by God, it will come with hesitation, frustration, and confusion”. I felt that deep in my soul.”


  64. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Anthony Robbins


  65. “It is okay of airing out your frustration, just don’t dwell on them. Find out the cause and find a solution of getting rid of it. If you can’t have the solution much as well accept it.” – Ann Marie Aguilar


  66. “Producing good stuff can be quite tough, and it involves a lot of frustration, but I always like things to be jolly and happy, and I forget that’s actually not the point at the end of the day.” – Ewan McGregor


  67. “The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and ”mangled mind” leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.” – Elizabeth Drew


  68. “If you are in a customer service role, your smile makes people a lot more amenable to work with you and you will certainly find a lot fewer people who will take their frustration out on you.” – Byron Pulsifer


  69. “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” – Ralph Marston


  70. “Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths and remembering that you can do anything once you’ve practiced two hundred times. Seriously.” – Andrea Buchanan


  71. “The more positive emotions you feel, the happier you are. On the other hand, the more you indulge in negative emotions like anger and frustration, the unhappier you are.” – Maximilian Weigand, The Happy Life


  72. “You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person’. It makes you human.” – Lori Deschene


  73. “Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.” – Eric Hoffer


  74. “Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goal.” – Anthony Robbins


  75. “The fear really hits you. That’s what you feel first. And then it’s the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself.” – Charles Bronson


  76. “Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.” – Mark Goulston


  77. “Thoughts that are powered by fear will cause feelings of anxiety, anger or frustration, which will manifest into your life and create negative or bad experiences.” – Joe Hinchliffe, Average Joe’s Secrets to Personal Development


  78. “The word “frustration” is defined as the unfortunate tendency of lessening one’s destiny. Rise up and take all frustrations away! Stop squeezing your dreams into a small size… You were not created to settle for less!” – Israelmore Ayivor


  79. “Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming.” – Michael Stuhlbarg


  80. “During the day, you can go from task to task, to meet each colleague and each person no matter how frustrating without losing your temper, or showing frustration by being arrogant or ignorant. After all, it is only one day.” – Byron Pulsifer


  81. “Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.” – Leon Trotsky


  82. “Our ability to tolerate frustration can be especially low when we are under time pressure or have too many things to do, a significant feature of many modern workplaces.” – Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger


  83. “Change is gradual, trying to change too many things at once is what leads to frustration and failure – instead, pick any one particular trait or characteristic that you would like to change and start working specifically on that.” – Michael Andrews, Mindset


  84. “The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.” – E. Stanley Jones


  85. “Of course everyone has those moments of frustration now and then, when you say, ‘I wish I could play well already – or just stop.’ But it’s too much trouble to stop just for a moment of frustration. It is when you keep going that you make the most progress.” – Hilary Hahn


  86. “After years of frustration, I finally left my corporate job and focused on the websites. With focus and perseverance, I was able to learn and apply many different theories – some worked, others were disastrous, but I never gave up.” – Catherine Pulsifer, How I Made My Millions


  87. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame them, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.” – Casey Stengel


  88. “Customer service skills help you keep your happy customers happy, help prevent customers from becoming unhappy and taking out their frustrations on you, and help you deal effectively and quickly with customers who are upset and unhappy.” – Robert Bacal, Perfect Phrases for Customer Service


  89. “Sometimes, you have to get to a point of total frustration before you’ll be ready to make a big change. Don’t wait for what anyone else should do but hasn’t yet and likely won’t. Instead, look for what you can do to change the situation for the better… Even if it means walking away entirely.” – Doe Zantamata


  90. “On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.” – Barack Obama


  91. “Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.” – Gerald Chertavian


  92. “… a huge aspect of the significant life is to stop pretending that somehow this separation of our personal and professional lives is not only possible, but desirable. This, of course, is not true, and continuing our attempts to keep the two distinctly separate often leads to discouragement and frustration.” – Pete Smith, Dare to Matter


  93. “But I remember thinking that learning how to endure your disappointment and frustration is part of the job of a creative person. If you want to be an artist of any sort, it seemed to me, then handling your frustration is a fundamental aspect of the work – perhaps the single most fundamental aspect of the work.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


  94. “One of my biggest frustrations was watching people not succeeding. As a leader I had a passion to see people grow and develop. I constantly was looking for ways to help people. The other frustration was listening to people complain about not getting ahead yet they didn’t take any steps to help themselves and their career.” – Catherine Pulsifer, Wings for Work


  95. “One source of frustration in the workplace is the frequent mismatch between what people must do and what people can do. When what they must do exceeds their capabilities, the result is anxiety. When what they must do falls short of their capabilities, the result is boredom. But when the match is just right, the results can be glorious. This is the essence of flow.” – Daniel H. Pink


  96. “You know that when confronted by a particular challenge or obstacle that is far more effective to look for a solution and not to be stuck in the problem. Problems can easily mire you in a complaint cycle where nothing is accomplished except frustration but searching for solutions gives you hope rather than wishing for a way around or through the problem.” – Byron Pulsifer, Beyond Yesterday


  97. “While all the other kids were out playing in the summer evenings, I had to be in bed at six-thirty. They did that to discipline me, but for me it was the wrong way to bring up a child. It gave me a feeling of frustration and of reaching-out-and-trying-to-please. I found the quickest and easiest way to do that was to make people laugh. I suppose you could say it led to my wanting to be an actress.” – Lucille Ball


  98. “In fact, what do you know that can be done without a bit of struggle? Could it be acquiring an education, or learning a new skill, or developing a successful business, or an accomplished painter, musician, or athlete? Well, the answer is obvious; none of these were acquired without work, effort, struggle, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, giving up free time, or long hours of frustration until a skill was developed.” – Byron Pulsifer, Flying With Struggle


  99. “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer


  100. “So just what is so fascinating about blame avoidance?… One is that having become alerted to blame avoidance as a phenomenon, you start to see it everywhere… blame avoidance is capable of being discussed at all levels, from abstruse philosophical analysis of the nature of responsibility to everyday conversations on the bus or in the bar that swap battle stories about the frustrations of dealing with big organizations whose systems and structures seem to be carefully designed to make ordinary human communication with them as difficult as possible.” – Christopher Hood, The Blame Game

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Relationship Frustration Quotes

  1. “Feeling frustrated and disappointed.”

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    disappointment frustration quotes

  2. “Tired of getting my hopes up just to be disappointed again.”


  3. “You are not weak because you feel sad, lonely, or frustrated.”


  4. “I feel like I’m waiting for something that isn’t going to happen.”


  5. “Keep going… Difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations.”


  6. “You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in their actions.”


  7. “Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.” – Emanuel Cleaver


  8. “There’s so much frustration.” – Melanie Doane, The Space Between Us


  9. “The worst feeling is feeling unwanted by the person you want the most.”


  10. “It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.” – Phil McGraw


  11. “There’s a lot of confusion. There’s a lot of frustration and anger.” – James Roberts


  12. “If you care about the relationship, cool down before you speak. Because when you blurt, you hurt.”


  13. “Nothing is more frustrating than being disappointed by the person you thought would never hurt you.”


  14. “Don’t take your frustration out on your partner. They should be the one person you can go to and feel at peace.”


  15. “The people sometimes who are closest to us are the ones who bear the brunt of our frustration.” – Lynn Nottage


  16. “When you are frustrated with me because of the things I cannot do, just imagine how frustrated I must be because I’m not able.”


  17. “Frustration is out of expectation; expectation is our projection. All kinds of love frustrate unless love is based in meditation.” – Rajneesh


  18. “Every girl has her unique type of guy, love, story, frustration and heartache. But one thing in common: the way they cry over the wrong guy.”


  19. “True love is the frustration, the confusion, the blank state of mind one gets into when they know that they can’t be with their loved one.”


  20. “Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.”


  21. “Apologizing does not always mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.”


  22. “I understand the family’s frustration, but we’re working on this expeditiously… We’re not going to sacrifice accuracy and thoroughness for speed.” – John Connelly


  23. “Frustrations, work pressure, family issues, emotional wreck! Big words, big problems! A really small solution! A cup of her favorite coffee could momentarily relieve them all!”


  24. “How many times have we attempted the impossible and tried to change other people. Often this ends up being an exercise of frustration as attempting to change others truly is a waste of time!” – Catherine Pulsifer, Change Yourself


  25. “The fact of the matter is that anger is unleashed emotions. It is emotions that you cannot handle and thus, the only way forward is to let out all of those feelings of frustration…it’s possible to handle all of your emotions in a positive way, instead of letting anger get the better of you.” – A.C. Drexel, Anger Management

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Frustrated Life Quotes

  1. “The frustration level is very high.”

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    Frustration Quotes About Life

  2. “Frustration smells like air freshener at office.”


  3. “The feeling when you just want to get out and run.”

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    frustrated life status

  4. “I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”


  5. “Bursting out into tears because you can’t take it anymore.”


  6. “Sometimes I get to the point of frustration, that I just become silent.”

    Feeling Frustrated Quotes
    Feeling Frustrated Quotes

  7. “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.” – Hayley Williams


  8. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling


  9. “She’s standing on the line between giving up and seeing how much more she can take.”


  10. “It is a pity that most of the frustrated are those who dreamed great dreams once, and, lost!” – Johnson. V


  11. “When you are beat down, frustrated, discouraged and feel like you have nowhere to go, you can still turn to God.”


  12. “It’s so frustrating to know how terrible, how fake a person actually is, yet everyone loves them because they put on a good show.”


  13. “I have depression, but I prefer to say ‘I battle’ depression. Instead of ‘I suffer’ with it. Because depression hits but I hit back. Battle on.”


  14. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein


  15. “Learn how to turn frustration into fascination. You will learn more being fascinated by life than you will by being frustrated by it.” – Jim Rohn


  16. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho


  17. “We all face similar setbacks and problems in life. How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration.” – Folorunsho Mejabi, Enthusiasm


  18. “This is one of the most frustrating things about having an anxiety disorder; knowing as you’re freaking out that there’s no reason to be freaked out, but lacking the ability to shut the emotion down.”


  19. “I feel like you get more bees with honey. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get frustrated in my life. My way of dealing with frustration is to shut down and to think and speak logically.” – Beyonce Knowles


  20. “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” – Samuel Ullman


  21. “Frustration: In my life, everything is nice, but every now and then people need some spice!! When I get frustrated they are always interested. Just leave me alone for God’s sake. I don’t need any sympathy, which is really fake.”


  22. “We can make ourselves sick, when we try to predict, And, we always end up in frustration, Our minds are so set, that we tend to forget, That it’s God, choosing our destination.” – Jim Thistle, There Is Never A Time, That’s Not Now, Poems About Life


  23. “It is within your hands to be frustrated in life or not. Just your expectations should become smaller, smaller, smaller, and in the same proportion the frustration will become smaller. A day will come when there will be no expectation; then you will never come across any frustration.” – Rajneesh


  24. “Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance.” – Catherine Pulsifer


  25. “When there is no understanding to the problem, when your reasoning falls short and in your mind; there is turmoil and unrest and such frustration that no answer to your puzzling you find . . . think of quiet pools and rivers in the bright sun, skies of blue and trees and flowers in the spring, in the garden of the inner heart resplendent, there’s a peace of mind that answers everything!” – John McLeod, Encouraging Poems

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