Expectation Quotes

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.

Kingman Brewster, Jr.

In any soul mate relationship, you will need to let go of the illusion that there is a perfect person waiting for you who will fulfill your every expectation and give your personality everything it desires once you are together. Do not expect your ideal soul mate to be someone who is always loving and easy to get along with, who agrees with everything you say or do, and who brings you a life of ease and comfort.

Sanaya Roman

Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

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

William Hazlitt

Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.

Charles Dickens

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.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.

Ellis Peters

Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties, And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

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

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.

Marcus Bach

The expectation of an unpleasantness is more terrible than the thing itself.

Marie Bashkirtseff

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.

Andre Breton

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation

Kingman Brewster

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

Jack Nicklaus

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.

Henry David Thoreau

Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation

Charlotte Bronte

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

Elbert Hubbard

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow

Orison Swett Marden

“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

Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.

James L. Buckley

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.

Shana Alexander

Life is largely a matter of expectation.

Horace

An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.

Samuel Alexander

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
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