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


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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
Prayer http://www.walden.org/Institute/thoreau/writings/poetry/Great%20God.htm, st. 1 (1842)

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

—  Patricia Conde Spanish actress 1979
Patricia Conde's Fotolog http://www.fotolog.com/ohadri/21499931#, quoted from a magazine Ayer tuve un sueño (22 April 2010)

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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
Context: My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome. Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it. Letter to George William Fairfax (25 June 1786), published in The Writings Of George Washington (1835) by Jared Sparks, p. 175

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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.“

—  Mahela Jayawardene Former Sri Lankan cricketer 1977
Thilanga Sumathipala on Mahela being a coaching consultant for England, quoted on The Guardian, "Kumar Sangakkara: England made smart move on mentor Mahela Jayawardene" http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/13/kumar-sangakkara-england-mahela-jayawardene-world-twenty20-sri-lanka, March 13, 2016.

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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.“

—  Colley Cibber British poet laureate 1671 - 1757
Love's Last Shift, Act IV (1696). Compare: "Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd", William Congreve, The Mourning Bride (1697), Act III, scene viii (often paraphrased: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned").

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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
He wrote in his letter addressed to Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India when the Bharat Ratna title was conferred on him, as quoted in

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