Expectation quotes

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.

- Poe, Edgar Allan

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.

- Vauvenargues, Marquis De

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

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

- FeNelon, Francois

Limited expectations yield only limited results.

- Susan Laurson Willig

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

- Lee, Bruce

Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.

- William Shakespeare

In order to win, you must expect to win.

- Bach, Richard

The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.

- Breton, Andre

We inhereit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.

- Edward Sellner

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.

- Diana Spencer

By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.

- Niccolini, Giovanni

When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.

- Morgan, John Pierpont

We tend to live up to our expectations.

- Nightingale, Earl

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

- Bono, Edward De

In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.

- Galbraith, John Kenneth

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.

- Jack Nicklaus

For [a product] to surprise me, it must be satisfying expectations I didn't know I had. No focus group is going to discover those. Only a great designer can.

- Paul Graham

I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.

- Washington, George

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

- Neal, Patricia

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