Quotes: expectations

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  • Greg Anderson
    Greg Anderson
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    Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
    Bruce Lee
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    I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
  • Sam Walton
    Sam Walton
    American businessman, founder Wal-Mart Stores 1918-1992
    Sam Walton
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    High expectations are the key to everything.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    American businessman, co-founder of Amway Corp. 1926-
    Richard M. DeVos
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    Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.
  • Patricia Neal
    Patricia Neal
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    A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.
  • Bruce Oldfield
    Bruce Oldfield
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    Don't be limited by the expectations of others. You can always be better and do more.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
    Baltasar Gracian
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    Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
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    Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
  • Bo Bice
    Bo Bice
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    Everybody out there watches the show and has expectations of wanting to be an 'Idol', but we're going to teach them how much hard work goes into it.
  • Ken Keyes Jr
    Ken Keyes Jr
    American personal growth author and lecturer, 1921-1995
    Ken Keyes Jr
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    I always remember that I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now, unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations.
  • Beck
    Beck
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    I think it's interesting being American, the expectations for an American guy, and the image that has to be projected. 'Oh, I can't wear pink,' that kind of stuff. There's none of that in Europe.
    Source: Black Book magazine, Fall 2002
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