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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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After entering the 99,354-seater Nou Camp with high hopes, the Celtic fans trudged disappointedly away from the 99,154-seater Nou Camp.
He is a "Redeemer of the human mind," a term Emerson pointedly chose over "soul" or "spirit." We get closer to his meaning when Emerson disappointedly lamented that "we feel that a man gifted like [Goethe] should not leave the world as he found it" (CW 10:119).
Eager to get upgraded I disappointedly discovered the makers of my phone's new model had no plans to sweeten its operating system before releasing it in October or possibly November-rumors of a delayed release began filtering in.
WORCESTER - As the Army baseball team celebrated its sweep of Holy Cross by hoisting its Patriot League championship trophy on Sunday at Fitton Field, Crusaders coach Greg DiCenzo looked on disappointedly.
They disappointedly come across a range of objects being used for various tasks before the no-bot robot excitedly discovers his errant rear end.
Disappointedly, after the NASUWT team from the UK visited Bahrain and held high-profile meetings, they made some absurd political statements, which could be seen as a violation of their role in any community.
But when the others talk disappointedly about standing around by a bus in the cold for hours for nothing, I am glad I took the chance to see the city instead.
She didn't remain hugging disappointedly for very long.
With no foreseeable opportunity to don our suits, I disappointedly signaled to the team to abandon the bloodstained suits.
Only real sports car enthusiasts will have any time for this car in preference to a host of more civilised yet disappointedly sanitised alternatives.
In some cases, disappointedly the number even exceeds.
Add Facebook's fiasco with its IPO, which many expected to become history's biggest, and the year turns to one of, well, living disappointedly. Facebook expected its IPO to detonate a mushroom cloud but instead it turned out to be a dud, with investors questioning the social networking business fundamentals, especially as the social media leader had been stingy with market numbers.
"This year I think," he added, staring disappointedly at a gnome guzzling from a jug, "will not be so good.
There is the predictable inclusion of political names, but disappointedly our suggestions of the 'Redcarbunkle' or 'The Dunnie' failed to make the list.
Statistics show that over half of us will try to lose weight for the big summer holiday this year but somehow the motivation flags and we end up disappointedly packing the same supersize shorts as last year.