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They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

Eric Hoffer

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?

George Bernard Shaw

"It's nothing," returned Mrs Chick. "It's merely change of weather. We must expect change."

Charles Dickens

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

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

Mark Twain†

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

Henry A. Wallace

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Adam Smith

Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have

Edward Everett Hale

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover - but will sooner or later find a tyrant

Lord Byron

Jewish people have been victims of anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, and in Europe they were the target of the Holocaust, the ultimate abomination. Yet, we cannot expect Palestinians to accept this as a reason why the wrongs done to them

Kofi Annan

We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Life in a box is better than no life at all ... I expect.

Tom Stoppard

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.

John Sculley

Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.

Dalai Lama

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

Margaret Mitchell

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