Expectations Quotes

Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.

Ralph Charell

I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.

Dalai Lama

The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.

Eli Khamarov

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.

Fritz Perls

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations

Elliott Larson

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.

Samuel Johnson

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.

Leo Buscaglia

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.


When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have

Stephen Hawking

People expect a certain reaction from a business, and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.

Richard Thalheimer

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.

John Akers

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

Edward de Bono

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.


The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.

Andre Godin

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