Let there be no reservation; give yourselves up fully and wholly to Him whose you are and whom you wish to serve in this work; and then there can be no disappointment.
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. – In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in Disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? – Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?blair hugh
How melancholy a thing is success. Whilst failure inspirits a man, attainment reads the sad prosy lesson that all our glories "Are shadows, not substantial things." Truly said the sayer, "Disappointment is the salt of life" a salutary bitter which strengthens the mind for fresh exertion, and gives a double value to the prize.sir richard francis burton
The Disappointment of Manhood succeeds to the delusion of Youth; let us hope that the heritage of Old Age is not Despair.benjamin disraeli
There's something depressing about a young couple helplessly in love. Their state is so perfect, it must be doomed. They project such qualities on their lover that only Disappointment can follow.Roger Eber
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of Disappointment.Charles Lamb
"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night," he had said. "You must not try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of Disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses."Sherwood Anderson
To my Disappointment I now realized that to know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.Quentin Crisp
The absence of a golden rule for mattress flipping is a Disappointment, but it does not pertend the demise of civilization. We can adapt; we can learn to live with it.brian hayes
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable expectations and eventual Disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around the room with royal-blue chickens.fran lebowitz
He heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a Disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.max beerbohm
I've found him to be a Disappointment. Wonderful speech in Egypt, and good intentions aside, foreign policy needs to be firmly grounded in reality, and understanding of a sort of chaos theory...[that is to say] it needs to be part good intention, part political intelligence, and part political savvy and knowledge of international interests and national burdens. President Obama has been extremely short-sighted in this sense, and if he fails, it will be a tragic blow for peaceniks and multilateralists the world over, and a manna from heaven for the Republican party.munir butt
A Messiah who actually arrives is no good to anybody. A hope fulfilled is already half a Disappointment.michael chabon
For 40 years, I didn't miss a single deadline, but since July, I have missed every one. I also, to my intense Disappointment, missed the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Having just written my first review since June ( The Queen ), I think an update is in order.roger ebert
When we seek a textbook case for the proper operation of science, the correction of certain error offers far more promise than the establishment of probable truth. Confirmed hunches, of course, are more upbeat than discredited hypotheses. Since the worst traditions of “popular” writing falsely equate instruction with sweetness and light, our promotional literature abounds with insipid tales in the heroic mode, although tough stories of Disappointment and loss give deeper insight into a methodology that the celebrated philosopher Karl Popper once labeled as “conjecture and refutation.”stephen jay gould
At the end of what is called the "sexual life" the only love which has lasted is the love which has everything, every Disappointment, every failure and every betrayal, which has accepted even the sad fact that in the end there is no desire so deep as the simple desire for companionship.graham greene
There is only one inborn erroneous notion ... that we exist in order to be happy ... So long as we persist in this inborn error ... the world seems to us full of contradictions. For at every step, in great things and small, we are bound to experience that the world and life are certainly not arranged for the purpose of maintaining a happy existence ... hence the countenances of almost all elderly persons wear the expression of ... Disappointment.Arthur Schopenhauer
If two men who were friends in their youth meet again when they are old, after being separated for a life-time, the chief feeling they will have at the sight of each other will be one of complete Disappointment at life as a whole; because their thoughts will be carried back to that earlier time when life seemed so fair as it lay spread out before them in the rosy light of dawn, promised so much and then performed so little.Arthur Schopenhauer
The study of mathematics is apt to commence in Disappointment... We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet's father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.Alfred North Whitehead
Part of the rationalist ethos is binding yourself emotionally to an absolutely lawful reductionistic universe a universe containing no ontologically basic mental things such as souls or magic and pouring all your hope and all your care into that merely real universe and its possibilities, without Disappointment.eliezer yudkowsky
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. – In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in Disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? – Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
When we seek a textbook case for the proper operation of science, the correction of certain error offers far more promise than the establishment of probable truth. Confirmed hunches, of course, are more upbeat than discredited hypotheses. Since the worst traditions of “popular” writing falsely equate instruction with sweetness and light, our promotional literature abounds with insipid tales in the heroic mode, although tough stories of Disappointment and loss give deeper insight into a methodology that the celebrated philosopher Karl Popper once labeled as “conjecture and refutation.”
Writers are greatly respected. The intelligent public is wonderfully patient with them, continues to read them, and endures Disappointment after Disappointment, waiting to hear from art what it does not hear from theology, philosophy, social theory, and what it cannot hear from pure science. Out of the struggle at the center has come an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
Women suffer more from Disappointment than men, because they have more of faith and are naturally more credulous.
"An extraordinary Disappointment."
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of Disappointment.
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