Frustration Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old frustration quotes, frustration sayings, and frustration proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.     

Tumerica

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.     

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Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

Tom Robbins

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

No matter how discouraged we get, God has not asked us to do the impossible.     

George Grace

I have had just about all I can take of myself.

S. N. Behrman

You throw the sand against the wind; And the wind blows it back again.

William Blake

When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.     

H. Jackson Brown

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

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion . . . . I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.     

Kurt Vonnegut

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.     

Anthony Robbins

Frustration is the wet nurse of violence.

David Abrahansen

Buddha's doctrine: Man suffers because of his craving to possess and keep forever things which are essentially impermanent... this frustration of the desire to possess is the immediate cause of suffering.     

Alan Watts

It's a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.     

Steve Maraboli

All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.     

Tony Robbins

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

Is there no way out of the mind.

Sylvia Plath

At one point he decided enough was enough.

Steven Wright

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.     

D. H. Lawrence

Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.     

E. M. Cioran

It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.

Eric Hoffer

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

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it.     

William Faulkner

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is to -- act as if it were impossible to fail.     

Dorothea Brande

Frustration is an indication of lack of faith and trust in the Lord.     

Psalm 119:165

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

Motivation without mobilization means only frustration     

Nido Qubein

Expectation is the mother of all frustration     

Antonio Banderas

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success     

Bo Bennett