Expectation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Expectation

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The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.
~By Jack Levine ~


We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
~By Ivan Illich ~


A desert is a place without expectation.
~By Nadine Gordimer ~


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


I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.
~By Brian Tracy ~


Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!
~By Mary Douglas ~


I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new.
~By Bill Kreutzmann ~


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.
~By Fritz Perls ~


Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
~By Marilu Henner ~


Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'
~By Peter Drucker ~


The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it.
~By Chris Cannon ~


Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
~By Michael Landon ~


That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
~By Amos Bronson Alcott ~


We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
~By Lisa Guerrero ~


It seems we always exceed even our own expectations-after a lot of hard work, though!
~By Roberta Williams ~


With a genre like film noir, everyone has these assumptions and expectations. And once all of those things are in place, that's when you can really start to twist it about and mess around with it.
~By Larry Wachowski ~


I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance.
~By Ken Burns ~


I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.
~By Sylvester Stallone ~


Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects.
~By Ed Smith ~


At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences.
~By Lawrence Kohlberg ~


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.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


Lucas attended a conference on rational expectations at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1973. The day after the conference, I received a call from Pittsburgh.
~By Thomas J. Sargent ~


Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough.
~By Mary Pierce ~


Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
~By Edward de Bono ~


Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
~By Ralph Marston ~


The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.
~By Olivia Goldsmith ~


Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
~By John McHugh ~


Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
~By Princess Diana ~


I don't have high expectations anymore. Maybe they've just been beaten out of me.
~By Elisabeth Shue ~


Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
~By Greg Anderson ~


I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.
~By Ron Davies ~


There was expectations that the fights there, the operation there might be extended for several months, even for several years. But within a few weeks it ended, because obviously the Taliban wasn't a real force.
~By Bulent Ecevit ~


Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No. 1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations. I felt a lot of pressure with that.
~By Sarah Chalke ~


To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


We tend to live up to our expectations.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


We don't want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.
~By Lauryn Hill ~


I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
~By Al Gore ~


At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
~By Amar Bose ~


The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
~By Lyn Nofziger ~


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~By Ralph Marston ~


Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
~By Earl Nightingale ~


The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


I try not to have high expectations of people because it just sets you up for disappointment, but it's great to work with actors who are that talented and accomplished.
~By Famke Janssen ~


Kids will reach whatever expectation you set for them.
~By James Sullivan ~


I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.
~By Mary Decker Slaney ~


To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
~By Ramakrishna ~


We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
~By Orrin Hatch ~


I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation into a solo world with no boundaries, no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
~By Tommy Shaw ~


Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
~By Richard Ernst ~


Everything this series is being built up to be - I think it's going to live up to those expectations.
~By Matthew Hayden ~


I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
~By Ben Stiller ~


Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years.
~By John Mica ~


I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
~By Bruce Lee ~


Nothing seems to come up to your expectations. But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


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.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
~By Max Lucado ~


Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.
~By Richard M. DeVos ~


All clients' needs and expectations are vastly different.
~By Bruce Bennett ~


To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.
~By Anthony Hitt ~


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.
~By Frances Burney ~


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


We do, and there is a law in the United States - the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United States from deporting an individual to a country where there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture - physical, mental or otherwise.
~By Jonathan Shapiro ~


We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes mismatches between old expectations and current realities.
~By Anne C. Weisberg ~


When you make a film like this, you must have the highest expectations of your audience. Having worked in situations where we have the lowest expectations of our audience.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
~By Jonathan Dimbleby ~


Our top priority is our troops, who are making the extraordinary effort to fulfill the mission they have been given. Democrats will work with this Administration to better define that mission and a realistic expectation of success in Iraq.
~By Jim Clyburn ~


A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
~By Patricia Neal ~


The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn't fit with expectation - I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same.
~By David Knopfler ~


To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
~By Joan Didion ~


When you do a writing job for a studio, one of the things you want to do is satisfy the expectations of your employer. That's a little bit different than when you sit down and write something to satisfy yourself, because then you're the employer.
~By Joel Coen ~


People should be allowed to document evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Where is the expectation of privacy if someone is conspiring to commit crime?
~By Linda Tripp ~


I can establish the expectation of retributive justice. Have we done that? No.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It's always fun to defy expectations.
~By Martin Short ~


I don't have expectations. Expectations in your life just lead to giant disappointments.
~By Michael Landon ~


Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.
~By Pat Mastelotto ~


Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
~By Roger Bannister ~


It's now expected of me that I will defy expectation, so I really generally seem to be free to write what I want.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


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.
~By Cate Blanchett ~


I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


I think it will be helpful to people because I know the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol, and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on, and I was able to get free of that.
~By Kim Novak ~


It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.
~By Danny Boyle ~


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


But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you.
~By Robert Sternberg ~


Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


The only other thing which I think is important is: Don't write a book or start a book with the expectation of communicating a message in a very important way.
~By Norton Juster ~


The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
~By Marya Mannes ~


I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force.
~By James D'arcy ~


If you're not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don't have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
~By Hale Irwin ~


The biggest problems with movies are expectations.
~By Frank Oz ~


The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
~By George Boole ~


I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not. I am only concerned with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion.
~By William Scott ~


I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
~By David Guterson ~


This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.
~By Steven Squyres ~


There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.
~By Kingman Brewster, Jr. ~

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