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Quotes And Sayings About Expectation

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I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
~By Edith Evans ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Life is largely a matter of expectation.
~By Horace ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.
~By Ryunosuke Satoro ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
~By Amy Tan ~


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


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


I think that sometimes when they see me in a movie they expect me to be something nasty. I mean, I play a lot of villains and you show up and they think maybe... That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes.
~By Christopher Walken ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The fewer expectations you have, the better.
~By Laurie Anderson ~


Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
~By Paul Rand ~


I do my best not to have any expectations when I go into a movie because it's not fair.
~By Joel Siegel ~


She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public.
~By Morris Dees ~


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


In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


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


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


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


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 ~


I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
~By Cathy Freeman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
~By Brad Henry ~


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 ~


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


When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.
~By Anne Lamott ~


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 ~


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


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


I think the media makes it tough to play in New York. There are so many papers and TV channels covering the Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.
~By John Starks ~


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


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


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


Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
~By William Congreve ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


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 ~


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


So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
~By Gavin DeGraw ~


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 ~


I don't think that I want to meet any of the icons. I don't think that anybody can quite live up to your expectations.
~By Jane Horrocks ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible.
~By Robert Fripp ~


An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.
~By Samuel Alexander ~


The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses.
~By Robert Luskin ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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 ~


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 ~


Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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


The first and most optimistic response was complete rational expectations econometrics. A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function. Maximize it.
~By Thomas J. Sargent ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe.
~By Lester B. Pearson ~


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


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


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


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 ~

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