An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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!


Georges Bernanos (1888-1948, 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.


Max Frisch (1911-1991, Swiss playwright, novelist)


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


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, 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.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


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


Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968, American Civil Rights leader, Nobel Prize winner, 1964)


The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


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


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