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.
  • Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any information that I share with a company? My Google searches? The emails I send? Do I have a reasonable expectation of privacy in anything but maybe a letter I hand deliver to my wife?
  • 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.
  • Bryan Singer
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    I know it's hard to blame the time, but there's a bit of an expectation for a summer movie. I think that 'Superman Returns' was a bit nostalgic and romantic, and I don't think that was what people were expecting, especially in the summer.
  • 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.
  • Atom Egoyan
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    I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you're trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.
  • 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.
  • Bill Buford
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    Since 1890, the Tour d'Argent's basic recipe hasn't changed. If you find yourself at the restaurant tomorrow, you will eat duck in the confidence that it was what someone ate a hundred years ago. You will eat it in the expectation that someone else will be served it a hundred years from now.
  • 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.
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