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78 Greatest Quotes About Expectations


If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. Abraham Maslow
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations. Bill Watterson
No expectations. Ask nothing, expect nothing and accept everything, and life is very well. Anthony Hopkins
She will outstrip all praise and make it halt behind her. William Shakespeare
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect. Jane Austen
Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it? Charles Dickens
I do worry about the expectation to look a certain way. Emma Watson
I never go into a situation with any type of expectations. Kevin Gates
The more you do for others without expectation of return, the more you'll get back from the most unexpected sources. Brian Tracy
Our lives are shaped not as much by our experiences as by our expectations. George Bernard Shaw
We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves. Brian Tracy
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. Gautama Buddha
Put your expectations on God, not on people. Joyce Meyer
I wasn't disappointed. My expectations had been met. John Green
Expectations are resentments waiting to happen. Macklemore
Expectations are just disappointments waiting to happen. Demi Lovato
If you want to change your life in the fastest way possible, trade your expectations of others for appreciation. Tony Robbins
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. Jodi Picoult
You can NEVER rise higher than your expectations of yourself. Expect the BEST! Brian Tracy
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule. Charles Dickens
Wisdom means understanding without any doubt that circumstances do not rise to meet our expectations. Events happen as they may. People behave as they will. Epictetus
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
WANT shows up in conversation - EXPECTATION shows up in behavior. Les Brown
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. Stephen Hawking
If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. Samuel Johnson
Everyone wanted me to feed them that story—darkness to light, weakness to strength, broken to whole. I wanted it, too. John Green
The secret to happiness is having low expectations. Warren Buffett
Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to. Simone de Beauvoir
It was one of those pictures that children are supposed to like but don't. Full of endearing little animals doing endearing things, you know? Douglas Adams
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. Quentin Tarantino
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. Brian Tracy
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations. Earl Nightingale
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Ralph Marston
I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. Napoleon Bonaparte
If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you’ll keep resentment far away. Confucius
I shall doggedly work, wait and expect the minimum. Sylvia Plath
Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best. Joseph Murphy
If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed. Terrell Owens
In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. Hayao Miyazaki
I do know one thing about me: I don't measure myself by others' expectations or let others define my worth. Sonia Sotomayor
If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad. Benedict Cumberbatch
You can't expect everyone to have the same dedication as you. Jeff Kinney
Exceed your customer's expectations. If you do, they'll come back over and over. Give them what they want - and a little more. Sam Walton
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Edward de Bono
You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect. John Steinbeck
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated. Sylvester Stallone
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. Alexander Pope
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward. Ramakrishna