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When you think of the huge uninterrupted success of a book like Don Quixote, you're bound to realize that if humankind have not yet finished being revenged, by sheer laughter, for being let down in their greatest hope, it is because that hope was cherished so long and lay so deep!

Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer

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

Author: Max Frisch (1911-1991)

Profession: Swiss Playwright, Novelist

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

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

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

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

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

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