Quotes of Chagrin

“ One man's transparency is another's humiliation. ”

- Gerry Adams

“ It is one thing to say with the prophet Amos, "Let justice roll down like mighty waters," and quite another to work out the irrigation system. Clearly there is more certainty in the recognition of wrongs than there is in the prescription for their cure. ”

- William Sloane Coffin

“ Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. ”

- Evan Esar

“ Failure is a disappointment but not defeat. ”

- Jeanne Robertson

“ To write is a humiliation. ”

- Edward Dahlberg

“ If a man's from Texas, he'll tell you. If he's not, why embarrass him by asking? ”

- John Gunther

“ Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ All have disappointments, all have times when it isn't worthwhile. ”

- John H. Johnson

“ With publicity comes humiliation. ”

- Tama Janowitz

“ Haiti is full of disappointments. ”

- Mike DeWine

“ If anyone would have said, 'You'll be 20-3,' I'd have been extremely happy. But we have had disappointments. I guess you're always greedy, trying to get more. ”

- Bruce Weber

“ No, I don't have any problems leaving disappointments behind. I've had lots of good days at golf and a few disappointments, so you never know what's around the corner. ”

- Lee Westwood

“ My films are about embarrassment. ”

- Alan Bennett

“ These humiliations are the essence of the game. ”

- Alistair Cooke

“ The man who appeals to the best side of his fellows is rarely disappointed. ”

- Unknown

“ The man who appeals to the best side of his fellows is rarely disappointed. ”

- Unknown

“ Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. ”

- Alexander Pope

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

- Henry David Thoreau

“ How disappointment tracks the steps of hope. ”

- Letitia Landon

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

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy — the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life. ”

- Max Frisch
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