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Expectation Quotes


These are some of the best 'Expectation' quotations and sayings.

'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear; heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

By expectation every day beguiled; dupe of tomorrow even from a child.

Everything comes if a man will only wait.

Expectations are the engines of our perceptions.

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

I have known him (Micawber) come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, "in case anything turned up," which was his favorite expression.

In our pursuit of the things of this world, we usually prevent enjoyment by expectation; we anticipate our happiness, and eat out the heart and sweetness of worldly pleasures by delightful forethoughts of them; so that when we come to possess them, they do not answer the expectation, nor satisfy the desires which were raised about them, and they vanish into nothing.

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

Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.

Our ancestors have travelled the iron age; the golden is before us.

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish, discovers the folly of the chase.

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

We usually get what we anticipate.