Dismay Sayings and Quotes

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


What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.     

Epictetus

There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.      

L. Sprague de Camp

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.     

Richard Bach

Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures.     

Lawrence G. Lovasik

Disappoint anyone... hell, disappoint everyone — but don't ever disappoint yourself.      

Treat Williams

When people disappoint you, it's just as much your responsibility to be aware of it and what you don't want.     

Angel Olsen

You may have to disappoint some people in order to be true to yourself. That's OK. Their disappointment has nothing to do with you.     

Shira Tamir

Our disappointment sits between us.     

Charles Bukowski

Hurts and disappointments can hold gifts.     

Eleanor Brown

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.     

Joyce Meyer

Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.     

Bayle Roche

Disappointment is often the salt of life.     

Theodore Parker

How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.     

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Disappointment tears the bearable film of life.     

Elizabeth Bowen

Disappointment results from the removal of illusion.     

Chogyam Trungpa

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.     

Robin S. Sharma

Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is a choice.     

Charles Stanley

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.     

Martin Freeman

In the midst of the disappointment, we find faith as an anchor!     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.     

Friedrich Schiller

Disappointment is simply a dream that doesnt want to become a reality.     

Richard Wilkins

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

If you can survive disappointment, nothing can beat you.     

Louis C. K.

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.     

Michael Bergin

We express disappointment in everything except ourselves.     

Mason Cooley

The greatest disappointment is when you let yourself down.     

Jenny Holzer

Life has too many disappointments to make room for negativity.     

Daniel Willey

Disappointment has quite a penchant for taking one by a surprise.     

Pawan Mishra

Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality.     

John C. Maxwell