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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.
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Keates was disappointed by the lack of chances created, but had sympathy for the front two of Boden and Chris Holroyd.
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In an interview with Economic Times, Jim O'Neill said, 'When I compare my excitements about Modi and what it could mean for the country, I was a little disappointed.
I am disappointed not to feature, especially in games like the Everton match where you feel that you can definitely affect the game, when your team needs a goal.
Lancaster's frustration at the performance of referee Steve Walsh was still clear but it was the reaction of his own team which disappointed him the most.
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As a former councillor, I am not just disappointed that the city has been left without a Lord Mayor, I am not just disappointed that the traditionally impartial roles of council chair and vice-chair will be filled by Labour stooges, and I am not just disappointed that the new chairman of the council will be paid so much for doing so little.
He was disappointed to be left out of the final but I was disappointed myself having to tell him.
We are disappointed in that facet of the game but it is what we have to deal with.
I am just bitterly disappointed that the team I had so much faith in did not repay that faith.
Chris Booth, a 34-year-old photographer from Darlington, said: "I feel extremely disappointed.
During Friday prayers, the senior Shiite cleric said that "while we weren't surprised by the Western complicity with [Israel], we are more disappointed by the tepid response by Arab states
A four-day matrimonial fair saw people from all over the city thronging the venue to buy gold but the high prices left the people disappointed.
The 27-year-old made a great start as he attempted to make amends but was thrown from his bike at Redgate corner and despite rejoining the field finished a distant 17th to leave more than 88,000 fans disappointed.
Kear was left bitterly disappointed after an abject capitulation saw his men surrender a 13-0 half-time advantage by conceding four tries in 13 minutes after the restart to effectively hand Huddersfield the points.