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Quotes of the Day for 5 April 2004 – Disappointment

I had a couple of requests for quotes on disappointment. One of them came in quite a while ago, I was disappointed in myself when I found that I had ignored it. With a more recent request in hand, it seems time to respond - Monday tends to be disappointing anyway.

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The quotes:

We tend not to choose the unknown, which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.
     - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906 - 2001

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
     - Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862

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

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying.
     - Merry Browne

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
     - Thomas Hardy, 1840 - 1928

I didn't come to Washington to be loved and I haven't been disappointed.
     - Philip L. Gramm

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