Tuesday, 13 June 2017


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

A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes. - Mark Twain

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

Consciously or unconsciously, you always get what you expect. - Robert Anthony

Do a little more every day than you are expected to do, and soon you will be expected to do more. - Evan Esar

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected. - Norton Juster

Expectations are blossoms; few only mature in fruit. - Emperor Ye-Wang

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed. - Lionel Shriver

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. - Brandon Sanderson

From lean meat do not expect fat broth. - Turkish Proverb

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. - Robert Jordon

If you expect to have it all, you will have nothing. Learn to be happy with nothing - and you will have it all! - Ernie J. Zelinski

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 a little place is hid a great treasure, and in a small hope a boundless expectation. - J. Bodenham

In expectation there is happiness. - Shi-Ka-Shiu

Nothing in this world is so fatal to the development of the intellectual powers of the young, as what are commonly called expectations. - Arster

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality. - Brian Tracy

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

The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations. - Eli Khamarov

The crane, hoping to eat dried fish when the sea dried up, wasted away in expectancy. - Indian Proverb

There is abundant reason to believe that optimism – big, little, and in between – is useful to a person because positive expectations can be self-fulfilling. - Christopher Peterson

There is only one kind of shock worse than the totally unexpected: the expected for which one has refused to prepare. - Mary Renault

To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. - Oscar Wilde

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

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