Expectation Quotes

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

We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.

Samuel Johnson

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.

Eric Hoffer

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.

Seneca

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.

William Congreve

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

Francois FÈNelon
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