Expectations Quotes : 65 Expectations Quotes On Success In Life

These Expectations quotes will inspire you. In the case of uncertainty, the expectation is an event that is considered the most likely to happen. An expectation, which is a belief that is centered on the future, may or may not be realistic.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable and encouraging expectations quotes, expectations sayings, and expectations proverbs.

Inspirational Expectations Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “We tend to get what we expect.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  3. “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
  4. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” ~ Charles Kettering

  5. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
  6. “Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” ~ Antonio Banderas
  7. “There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” ~ Jodi Picoult , Realistic expectations quotes
  8. “All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment, but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.” ~ Francois Fenelon
  9. “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.” ~ Sylvia Plath

  10. “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  11. “Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.” ~ Paulo Coelho , Expectations quotes in love
  12. “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
  13. “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” ~ Earl Nightingale
  14. “I’ve always got such high expectations for myself. I’m aware of them, but I can’t relax them.” ~ Mary Decker

  15. “If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  16. “We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.” ~ Ivan Illich
  17. “Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  18. “Most things don’t work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff.” ~ Judi Dench
  19. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” ~ Michael Jordan
  20. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa

  21. “Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.” ~ Max Lucado
  22. “I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.” ~ Dalai Lama
  23. “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” ~ Alice Walker
  24. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  25. “Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  26. “It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.” ~ Mike Huckabee
  27. “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ~ Charles Dickens
  28. “Don’t believe in miracles – depend on them.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  29. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.” ~ Michael J. Fox
  30. “Loving, hating, having expectations: all these are attachments. Attachment prevents the growth of one’s true being.” ~ Laozi

  31. “The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” ~ Confucius
  32. “You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.” ~ Stevie Wonder
  33. “A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” ~ Patricia Neal
  34. “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” ~ Brian Tracy, Positive expectations quotes
  35. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” ~ Charles Dickens

  36. “Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.” ~ Edward de Bono
  37. “Life is largely a matter of expectation.” ~ Horace
  38. “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  39. “Give away your love, freely and without expectation. Give it away, and soon your life will be filled with love, and you will have set others on the path of love and peace.” ~ John Robbins
  40. “Life… It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.” ~ Richard DeVos

  41. “But elimination will only happen if all countries – nuclear and non-nuclear states – genuinely work towards this result. Nuclear states must abolish their arsenals, as was indicated by the unanimous opinion of the International Court of Justice, the highest international tribunal. The five nuclear states seem to expect others to refrain from obtaining bombs while at the same time maintaining their own caches of deadly weapons.” ~ C. G. Weeramantry
  42. “I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.” ~ David Guterson
  43. “There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.” ~ Erich Fromm
  44. “Buy what’s deliverable, not what could be.” ~ Michael Bloomberg

  45. “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” ~ Charles Dickens
  46. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~ Wendy Wasserstein
  47. “If intelligence were a television set, it would be an early black-and-white model with poor reception, so that much of the picture was gray and the figures on the screen were snowy and indistinct. You could fiddle with the knobs all you wanted, but unless you were careful, what you would see often depended more on what you expected or hoped to see than on what was really there.” ~ Madeleine Albright
  48. “Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.” ~ Alan Dundes

  49. “Just know that your expectations are only thoughts in your head, and keep on doing what you do.” ~ Brad Warner
  50. “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
  51. “Our life is full of brokenness – broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God’s faithful presence in our lives.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  52. “We don’t want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.” ~ Lauryn Hill

  53. “Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  54. “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, Relationship expectations quotes
  55. “If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life – that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment – that would be the perfect state.” ~ Cate Blanchett
  56. “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.” ~ Fanny Burney
  57. “I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone’s expectations.” ~ Bill Watterson

  58. “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
  59. “The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.” ~ Marya Mannes
  60. “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
  61. “And I’m working at trying to find a kind of language where I won’t be so easily modulated by expectation.” ~ Kathy Acker

  62. “Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service will abide by its well-known, although unofficial, motto – a commitment to deliver.” ~ John M. McHugh
  63. “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” ~ Voltaire
  64. “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
  65. “I have great expectations for the future because the past was highly overrated.” ~ Sylvester Stallone

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