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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.
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disappointed at (someone or something)

To become 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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It was my turn to applaud as he came out of the woods and held up two fingers, rather disappointedly in my direction to say that he had taken two strokes from the trees.