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Expectation Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Expectation are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Disappointment Envy Greed

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

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

I am the master of my emotions -
I transform fear to love, anger to compassion,
pain to comfort, scarcity to abundance,
expectation to gratitude, and jealousy to generosity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Question every assumption and expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion blooms where there is no expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Belief transcends ritual, structure and societal expectation.
It is an enlivening, intensely personal
core to our being. Our way of being.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Expectation (demand) is always a cause of suffering.
Rather than "expecting" to be repaid
when we "loan" something to someone,
consider the "loans" we make to be forward payments
for the "loans" we received from
our ancestors, nurturers and others.
Request that any "loan" that we make be repaid FORWARD,
when the recipient is able,
and then completely forget about the "loan."
It is no longer our business if, when, or how
the "loan" is repaid - or is not repaid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering

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

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

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

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.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
- Shana Alexander

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

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

Life is largely a matter of expectation.
- Horace

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

Let us CHOOSE to bless ALL those around us,
not with an EXPECTATION that they should be more evolved,
but with UNDERSTANDING, and with our INTENTION
for a magnificent future for all humans.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But then, if the war continues after that,
I have no expectation of success.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

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

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

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

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.
- Princess Diana

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

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.
- Norton Juster

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

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

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.
- William Scott

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.
- Chen Shui-bian

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.
- Roger Bannister

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

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.
- Robert South

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

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

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

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

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

Crim has baggage: expectation, history,
responsibility.
- Pat Mastelotto

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.
- Ramakrishna

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

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

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

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.
- Arthur Golden

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.
- Samuel Alexander

The difference between me and American-born actors
is that I came here with the expectation of not being treated fairly.
- Joan Chen

A desert is a place without expectation.
- Nadine Gordimer

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

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great,
and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden

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

Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines
us to act as if certain things were true,
and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
- Dean Inge

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.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

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.
- Donna Tartt

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

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

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

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.
- Lyn Nofziger

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.
- Lorin Maazel

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.
- David Knopfler


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