Expectation Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Expectation

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan and the international community.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


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 ~


Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser.
~By Roy H. Williams ~


Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
~By Shannon Miller ~


We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
~By Voltaire ~


What you say about this world I do not quite agree with; I think it a very good world, and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations, and not to trust too much to others.
~By William John Wills ~


Reputation is fine but you have to keep justifying it. In a sense, it makes it harder because people's expectations of you are higher. So, you have to fulfill those expectations. Or, try to exceed those expectations. But, it becomes more difficult as time goes on.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


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 ~


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


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 must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


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 ~


You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper.
~By Arthur Golden ~


It's when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
~By Mike Huckabee ~


Long after Salinger sent me away, I continued to believe his standards and expectations were the best ones.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
~By Michael Jordan ~


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 ~


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


I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
~By Barry Bonds ~


Though, since the first record, I've dramatically changed my expectations for our records.
~By Daniel Johns ~


I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
~By Vladimir Kramnik ~


Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


I'm excited, happy, nervous, anxious, all those feelings about playing for the Jets again. If I didn't have high expectations, I wouldn't come back here.
~By Vinny Testaverde ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


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 ~


Expectation is the root of all heartache.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
~By Stevie Wonder ~


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 ~


You're under pressure when you produce facts. You're working with facts in journalism, but you're under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.
~By Denis Johnson ~


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 ~


Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
~By Bob Beauprez ~


And indeed if you think you're a genius at something, what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


I think I infuse the music with a new passion. Part of this is because I have fallen in love: I am in love with the New York Philharmonic. The chemistry has just been right. Beyond expectation.
~By Lorin Maazel ~


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 ~


People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.
~By Candice Bergen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Based on history the expectations are simply the highest, it kind of could become a burden for you or it could be something that you are really proud of, you know so I take the second one.
~By Jurgen Klinsmann ~


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 ~


Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


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 ~


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 ~


If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations.
~By Nora Roberts ~


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 ~


And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
~By Kathy Acker ~


It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
~By Pamela Anderson ~


My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.
~By Steve Case ~


I think the President himself is a remarkably intelligent, decent, ethical man. I think he did very well, but I think the job builds up over expectations which all candidates contribute to including this President that simply cannot be fulfilled.
~By Lloyd Cutler ~


To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


There's an expectation these days that novels - like any other consumer product - should be made on a production line, with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years.
~By Donna Tartt ~


Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
~By Denis Waitley ~


Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
~By Lindsey Buckingham ~


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


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 ~


High expectations are the key to everything.
~By Sam Walton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Mom was the one who taught me unconditional love. With Dad, I'd always felt there was something to live up to - expectations. But in the last year, we had a wonderful relationship.
~By Greg Louganis ~


So, yeah, I can say I always set my expectations so high that I had a lot to live up to.
~By Johnny Bench ~


In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
~By Robert South ~


It's great being blonde - with such low expectations it's easy to impress.
~By Pamela Anderson ~


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


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


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


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


A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.
~By Alan Dundes ~


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 ~


My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.
~By James Brown ~


Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.
~By Robert Fripp ~


Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
~By Shana Alexander ~


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


We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
~By Steven Gerrard ~


I do believe we have to understand why reality turned out to be different than expectations and estimates. But you have more public service - certainly many of you - than I have ever had, and you recognize that this is not unusual.
~By David Kay ~


When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
~By Bill Bradley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


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


Where is the expectation of privacy in the commission of a crime?
~By Linda Tripp ~


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


They flooded liquidity in the marketplace but the mortgage rate is based much more on expectations of inflation. So if the average investor believes that there is inflation coming, they'll move that rate up.
~By Franklin Raines ~

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