Beware of getting what you want. It’s bound to disappoint you.
—Jodi Picoult in Sing You Home
Disappointment is part of life. Just like change.
—Sarah Dessen in The Moon and More
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
If you look at history, even recent history, you see that there is indeed progress. … Over time, the cycle is clearly, generally upwards. And it doesn't happen by laws of nature. And it doesn't happen by social laws. … It happens as a result of hard work by dedicated people who are willing to look at problems honestly, to look at them without illusions, and to go to work chipping away at them, with no guarantee of success — in fact, with a need for a rather high tolerance for failure along the way, and plenty of disappointments.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
How disappointing when people succumb to what is expected of them.
—Lauren Groff in Arcadia