Expectations Quotes And Sayings


Expectations Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of expectations quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
– William Shakespeare 

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.”
– Leo Buscaglia 

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”
– Ralph Marston 

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
– Princess Diana 

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.”
– Eric Hoffer 

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.”
– Henry David Thoreau 

“Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.”
– Elbert Hubbard 

“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.”
– Voltaire 

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”
– Orison Swett Marden 

“We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.”
– Samuel Johnson 

“Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.”
– Orison Swett Marden 

“Life is largely a matter of expectation.”
– Horace 

“The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.”
– Lyn Nofziger 

“I try to forget about the expectation that’s out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I’m not trying to please them. I’ve spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.”
– Chuck Palahniuk 

“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.”
– Antonio Banderas 

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
– Charles Kettering 

“In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.”
– John Kenneth Galbraith 

“We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.”
– Brian Tracy 

“If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.”
– Cate Blanchett 

“To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.”
– Ramakrishna 

“Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.”
– William Congreve 

“A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.”
– Frances Burney 

“One has children in the expectation of dying before them. In fact, you want to make damn sure you die before them, just as you plant a tree or build a house knowing, hoping that it will outlive you. That’s how the human species has done as well as it has.”
– Christopher Hitchens 

Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn’t win.”
– William Shatner 

“While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It’s “not a movement – movements are more sure of themselves. It’s a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.
– Jerry Saltz 

“When Britain and the U.S. invaded Iraq, it was with the reasonable expectation that it was going to increase the threat of terror, as it has.”
– Noam Chomsky 

“I was so lucky because what I did in ‘Thor’ was I built the character from the ground up – the foundations of his spirit, really. He was someone who was born with an expectation that he would one day be a king, born with an entitlement.”
– Tom Hiddleston 

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.”
– Charlotte Bronte 

“All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.”
– Francois Fenelon

“When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.”
– Anne Lamott 

“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.”
– Ivan Illich 

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.”
– Amos Bronson Alcott 

“The cultural expectation should be if there’s infidelity, the marriage is more important than fidelity.”
– Dan Savage 

“The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.”
– Marya Mannes 

“I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way.”
– Emma Watson 

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