Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration... and expectation.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation
The expectation of an unpleasantness is more terrible than the thing itself.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.
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.
We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
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.
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.
The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.
Love is always bestowed as a gift --
freely, willingly, and without expectation....
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.