Expectation quotes
High expectations are the key to everything.

- Walton, Sam
I always remember that I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now, unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.

- Keyes Jr., Ken
When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.

- Morgan, John Pierpont
Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.

- Walker, Alice
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.

- FeNelon, Francois
The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.

- Hazlitt, William
Part of the ability to keep writing over the years comes down to living with the expectation of disappointment. It's the exact opposite of capitalism. In capitalism you want your business to succeed, and to the degree it does your energy increases, and you go out and buy an even bigger business. In writing it's almost the exact opposite. You just want to keep the store going. You're not going to do as well this year as last year probably, but nonetheless let's keep the store going. What ruins most writers of talent is that they don't get enough experience, so their novels tend to develop a certain paranoid perfection.

- Norman Mailer
RESPITE, n. A suspension of hostilities against a sentenced assassin, to enable the Executive to determine whether the murder may not have been done by the prosecuting attorney. Any break in the continuity of a disagreeable expectation. Altgeld upon his incandescend bed Lay, an attendant demon at his head. "O cruel cook, pray grant me some relief -- Some respite from the roast, however brief." "Remember how on earth I pardoned all Your friends in Illinois when held in thrall." "Unhappy soul! for that alone you squirm O'er fire unquenched, a never-dying worm. "Yet, for I pity your uneasy state, Your doom I'll mollify and pains abate. "Naught, for a season, shall your comfort mar, Not even the memory of who you are." Throughout eternal space dread silence fell; Heaven trembled as Compassion entered Hell. "As long, sweet demon, let my respite be As, governing down here, I'd respite thee." "As long, poor soul, as any of the pack You thrust from jail consumed in getting back." A genial chill affected Altgeld's hide While they were turning him on t'other side. Joel Spate Woop

- Ambrose Bierce
Christianity alone deprives old age of its bitterness, making it the gate of heaven. Our bodies will fade and grow weak and shapeless, just when we shall not want them, being ready and in close expectation of that resurrection of the flesh which is the great promise of Christianity (no miserable fancies about "pure souls" escaped from matter, but)--of bodies, our bodies, beloved, beautiful, ministers to us in all our joys, sufferers with us in all our sorrows--yea, our very own selves raised up again to live and love in a manner inconceivable from its perfection.

- MS. 1842.
Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

- Steve Jobs
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

- Marden, Orison Swett
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.

- Galbraith, John Kenneth
You begin by always expecting good things to happen

- Hopkins, Tom
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

- Amos Bronson Alcott
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.

- Anthony, Dr. Robert
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

- Nightingale, Earl
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

- Voltaire
Ive decided that the key to happiness is low expectations.

- Laura Moncur
We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.

- Tracy, Brian
I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.

- Slaney, Mary Decker

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