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.
  • 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.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
    Norman Vincent Peale
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    If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
  • Frederick W. Robertson
    Frederick W. Robertson
    English divine 1816-1853
    Frederick W. Robertson
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    Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
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    My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.

    Source: The New York Times (12 December 2004)

  • Ralph Charell
    Ralph Charell
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    Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl Nightingale
    American radio speaker and author 1921-1989
    Earl Nightingale
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    Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
    Denis Waitley
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    Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
  • People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
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