Expectations Quotes (28) Spiritual Sayings

===> Expectation Quotes. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom

Summary: Definition of Expectations. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. That which is expected or looked for. The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event. The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.




“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”
~ Brian Tracy


“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
~ Bruce Lee


In order to win, you must expect to win.
~ Richard Bach


The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~ Walter Bagehot


Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach


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


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


Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
~ Eileen Caddy


Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
~ William Congreve


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~ Nelson Henderson


Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
~ Ernest Holmes


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


You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them
~ Michael Jordan


Frankly, I'm more worried about the violence we do to ourselves and our children by allowing the media to create an expectation of instant gratification.
~ Hugh Mackay


Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.
~ Margaret Mitchell


Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectation that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them.
~ Sara Paddison


I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.
~ Frederick Perls


Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen


Expectation is the root of all heartache.
~ William Shakespeare


It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
~ John Steinbeck


We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
~ Henry David Thoreau


Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
~ Brian Tracy


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


Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But, who can look at a single seed and count the trees and apples?
~ Dottie Walters


High expectations are the key to everything.
~ Sam Walton


Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
~ Wendy Wasserstein


Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
~ Dennis Wholey


Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
~ Oprah Winfrey


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


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 loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
~ Charles Dickens


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


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


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


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


Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.
~ Bill Gates


Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
~ Samuel Johnson


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


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


We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
~ Orison Swett Marden


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.
~ Orison Swett Marden


Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
~ Margaret Chase Smith


Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it's always a big plus no matter what happens.
~ Ville Valo


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.
~ George Boole


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


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


It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself.
~ Ralph Ellison


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.
~ John Starks


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.
~ Lisa Guerrero


We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom.
~ Shigeru Yoshida


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


I felt trapped and fabricated in the fifties living up to other people's expectations.
~ Rosemary Clooney


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


No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people's expectations - I only do what I find natural.
~ Ian Hamilton Finlay


The good thing is that women have such high expectations of men that it inspires us to live up to them. That's what I learned about male-female relationships.
~ Neil Strauss


We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.
~ Sophie Swetchine


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


So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met?
~ Bill Watterson


Promising is the very air o' the time; it opens the eyes of expectation.
~ William Shakespeare


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


When we let go of wanting something else to happen in this moment, we are taking a profound step toward being able to encounter what is here now. If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don't really know where we are standing—a knowing that comes directly from the cultivation of mindfulness—we may only go in circles, for all our efforts and expectations. So, in meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn


Basically you create your experience through your beliefs about yourself and the nature of reality. Another way to understand this is to realize that you create your experiences through your expectations.
~ Seth Godin


Just know that your expectations are only thoughts in your head, and keep on doing what you do.
~ Brad Warner


I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.
~ Frederick Salomon Perls


Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.
~ William Shakespeare


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


The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations.
~ Deepak Chopra


Expectation makes a blessing dear. Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it was.
~ John Suckling


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.
~ Hale Irwin


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 F. Akers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility.
~ Lee Patrick Mastelotto


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~ Jane Horrocks


To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward...
~ Ramakrishna


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


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


We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny.
~ Martin Heidegger


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


Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
~ Miguel de Cervantes


Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.
~ Bill Gates


Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
~ Samuel Johnson


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


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


We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
~ Orison Swett Marden


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.
~ Orison Swett Marden


Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
~ Margaret Chase Smith


Well, for us, it's always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it's always a big plus no matter what happens.
~ Ville Valo


It goes a long way back, some twenty years. All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naive. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself. But first I had to discover that I am an invisible man!
~ Ralph Ellison


A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.
~ Douglas Adams


no expectations, no disappointments!
~ Eric Jerome Dickey


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


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


A desert is a place without expectation.
~ Nadine Gordimer


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


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


Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
~ Peter Drucker


All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
~ 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.
~ Seamus Heaney


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.
~ William Ralph Inge


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


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


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


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!
~ Mary Douglas


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


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


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.
~ Jack Levine


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


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


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


Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
~ Shana Alexander


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.
~ Vinny Testaverde


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
~ Mary Pierce


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
~ Tommy Shaw


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


The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.
~ Michael J. Fox


Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
~ Paulo Coelho


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


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.
~ Ralph Marston


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


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.
~ Frederick Salomon Perls


So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
~ Charles Dickens


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.
~ Famke Janssen


I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.
~ Ralph Fiennes


Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,' it never will be.
~ Pepper Schwartz


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


If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.
~ Sylvia Plath


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


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


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


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


We tend to live up to our expectations.
Earl Nightingale


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