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blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed

Having high expectations often leads to disappointment when the desired result does not occur, so keeping expectations low will save one from being disappointed. I promised myself I wouldn't get my hopes up, so when I found out that my first-choice school had rejected me, I was actually OK with it. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

disappoint (someone or oneself) with (something)

To do something that upsets or disheartens someone or oneself. I know that I disappointed my parents with my low grades this semester.
See also: disappoint

disappointed at (someone or something)

Disheartened or upset by someone or something. I know that my parents are very disappointed at my report card this semester.
See also: disappointed

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Prov. If you do not expect good things to happen, you will not be disappointed when they fail to happen. Ellen: This is going to be the best vacation we've ever had; we're going to have fun every minute of every day. Fred: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jill: Do you think you'll win the contest? Jane: I like to keep in mind that blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

disappointed at someone or something

 and disappointed in someone or something
becoming sad because of someone or something. I am really disappointed at what you did. I am very disappointed in you. That was a terrible thing to do. They were disappointed in the outcome.
See also: disappointed
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"We're obviously very disappointed with the defeat again," said Jones.
But Solskjaer has admitted that while some of the players were disappointed not to be involved they can push their way back into contention by impressing in training.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was 'grossly disappointed' at the government's wasted medical funds due to ghost medical claims.
Rice said: "I understand the supporters must be really disappointed because I'm disappointed, everyone at the club is disappointed because I set out a target of winning this group and now it's going to be more difficult to do so but we can still win.
The break-in meant disappointed children had to miss their school disco.
President Donald Trump said Friday he would be "very disappointed" if North Korea resumed the testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, but insisted his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un remains good.
Summary: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] Nov 22 (ANI): Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has disappointed the people, despite having a great mandate.
Victoria, ranked one step above Lairds in the Hallmark Security League pyramid, scored four second-half goals to leave boss Phil Burton disappointed with his side despite a magnificent march to the competition's first round proper.
St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs insists the players and coaching staff are just as disappointed as the fans with recent results.
Qualcomm is "disappointed" with the decision by EU antitrust regulators to continue an investigation into a case where it has been accused of charging below cost prices to impede Icera, a British phone software maker, Reuters reports.
"In the second half they were on the back foot but we couldn't get the goal and we're disappointed with that.
IANS New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that he was disappointed with the Union Budget and the BJP-led central government has continued its"step-motherly treatment"to the city state.
I feel disappointed for the players and the supporters.
BRIGHTON..2 BOURNEMOUTH..2 CHRIS HUGHTON admitted throwing away a win left Brighton "hugely disappointed".
Keates was disappointed with the goal his side shipped, the Dragons giving away possession in the Coasters' half and being undone by a long ball forward, with Rowe slotting home after Jack Muldoon held off a challenge from Olly Marx.