„If there are but few who interest thee, why shouldst thou be disappointed if but few find thee interesting?“

Fonte: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 127

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With thee; but, sir, so what I plead is just.
Why do sinners’ ways prosper? and why must
Disappointment all I endeavour end?“

—  Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889

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„Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf
Than that I may not disappoint myself,
That in my action I may soar as high
As I can now discern with this clear eye.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.“

—  George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008

Variante: Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.

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

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

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„Who doesn't have big hopes can't be disappointed.“

—  Patricia Conde Spanish actress 1979

Quien no alberga grandes esperanzas no puede resultar decepcionado.
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„Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

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„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?“

—  Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894

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„I’m very disappointed that a national captain, within a few months of retirement, has been retained by another team at a World Cup. I had a lot of respect and gratitude for Mahela’s knowledge but now he’s adviser to a competing team of ours.“

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—  Hugh Blair British philosopher 1718 - 1800

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„If you feel that by giving this title, I will praise your government, you will be disappointed. I am a fact finding man.“

—  Mokshagundam Visveshvaraya Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore 1860 - 1962

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„We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.“

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