disappointment

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on bitterness, disappointment, existence, laughter, maturity, and remedies

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on disappointment, discipline, pain, regret, and suffering

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by James E. Faust on beginning, disappointment, failure, god, grace, life, love, sorrow, and weakness

In the many trials of life, when we feel abandoned and when sorrow, sin, disappointment, failure, and weakness make us less than we should ever be, there can come the healing salve of the unreserved love in the grace of God. It is a love that lifts and blesses. It is a love that sustains a new beginning on a higher level and thereby continues "from grace to grace."

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1976, p. 59., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on disappointment, foolishness, personality, personality, and silence

Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler,  and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on disappointment and quiet

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on awareness, difficulty, disappointment, failure, guests, heart, home, life, needs, peace, people, power, serenity, seriousness, sorrow, soul, spirituality, and starting

One watches people starting out in life quite adequately, handling life with active vigor, as they run, one after another, into experiences where something deeper than vigor is needed. Serious failure, for example. Some night in his lifetime everyone comes home to find a new guest there-disappointment. What he had set his heart on has gone. . . . If one is to come through difficult experiences unembittered, unspoiled, still a real person, one needs deep resources. . . . Not alone in such experiences as sorrow and failure does this need arise but in man's search for the indispensable spiritual requirements of a satisfying life - inner peace, for example, some serenity in the soul to come home to at night and to out from in the morning. Who does not need that? But no one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it. Peace is a margin of power around our daily need. Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up. Peace is an awareness of reserves from beyond ourselves, so that our power is not so much in us as through us.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Frederick Frye Rockwell on books, certainty, disappointment, imagination, rules, seasons, trouble, uncertainty, weather, and work

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these, rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.

Frederick Frye Rockwell

Source: Around the Year in the Garden, 1917

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A Quote by Col. John S. Roosma on ability, body, challenge, cheerfulness, control, disappointment, discipline, enemies, life, simplicity, soldiers, and temper

One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word " guts "-the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have " guts " in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trained-the training is hard, mental as well as physical. But once ingrained, you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier, and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian.

Col. John S. Roosma

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A Quote by Boyd K. Packer on anxiety, challenge, day, depression, disappointment, failure, good, life, purpose, struggle, and suffering

It was meant to be that life would be a challenge. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal. Teach our members that if they have a good, miserable day once in a while, or several in a row, to stand steady and face them. Things will straighten out. There is great purpose in our struggle in life.

Boyd K. Packer (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1978, p.93., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on disappointment and promises

Vote for the man who promises least. He'll be the least disappointing.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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