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29 Expectation Quotes

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

Charles F. Kettering Quotes

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Anger always comes from frustrated expectations

Elliott Larson Quotes

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

Eli Khamarov Quotes

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Serene I told my hands and wait, Nor care for wind or tide nor sea; I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me.

John Burroughs Quotes , Source: Waiting

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He was fash and full of faith that "something would turn up."

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Tancred (bk. III, ch. VI)

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Many a time and oft Have you climbed up to walls and battlements, To tow'rs and windows, yea, to chimney tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Marullus at I, i)

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Promising is the very air o' th' time; it opens the eyes of expectation. Performance is ever duller for his act; and, but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the deed of saying is quite out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable; performance is a kind of will or testament which argues a great sickness in his judgment that makes it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Painter at V, i)

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"Yet doth he live!" exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Lara (canto I, st. 3)

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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.

Fritz Perls Quotes

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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.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. XI)

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What else remains for me? Youth, hope and love; To build a new life on a ruined life.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Masque of Pandora--In the Garden (pt. VIII)

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

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: in a letter to Gay

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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 Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Helena at II, i)

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Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.

A. A. Milne Quotes

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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 Quotes

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I am giddy; expectation whirls me round. Th' imaginary relish is so sweet That it enchants my sense.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Troilus at III, ii)

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He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Messenger at I, i)

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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 Quotes

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Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius Quotes

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I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. [Motto of Vraibleusia.]

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Popanilla (ch. VII)

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Everything comes if a man will only wait.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Tancred (bk. IV, ch. VIII)

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Since yesterday I have been in Alcala. Erelong the time will come, sweet Preciosa, When that dull distance shall no more divide us; And I no more shall scale thy wall by night To steal a kiss from thee, as I do now.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 3)

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

Sir John Suckling Quotes , Source: Against Fruition

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