Quotes: expectation

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  • Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    Diana Spencer Princess of Wales
    British princess 1961-1997
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    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.
  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
  • Alan Dundes
    Alan Dundes
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    Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.
  • Jack Kinder
    Jack Kinder
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    High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    American author
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    Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Life is largely a matter of expectation.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    The are of will-making chiefly consists in baffling the importunity of expectation.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
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    Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
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