Quotes: expectations

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  • Candice Bergen
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    People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.
  • Beau Willimon
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    Real leaders have to live a paradoxical life, where they must break the rules in order to maintain them. If your expectations are high, you're setting yourself up for disillusionment. The land of governance is paved with gray streets, not black or white ones.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
  • Ben Horowitz
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    The hardest thing about starting a company and running a company is, there's just so many expectations on you, and there are so many people who have things that they want you to do. It's a lot like life about that.
  • The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.
    Source: We moeten allemaal feminist zijn (2014)
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
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    The time comes when each one of us has to give up as illusions the expectations which, in his youth, he pinned upon his fellow-men, and when he may learn how much difficulty and pain has been added to his life by their ill-will.
  • Brendon Urie
    Brendon Urie
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    There's always a bit of nerves that come with expectations and new situations.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
    Joan Didion
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    To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 108
  • Edward de Bono
    Edward de Bono
    Maltese physician, psychologist, philosopher, author and inventor 1933-
    Edward de Bono
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    Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
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    We all have an equal interest in stability and security throughout Europe. The years the OSCE has existed, and particularly this year, have given rise to great expectations and at the same time to powerful disappointments.
  • Ben Carson
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    We need to find ways to elevate the expectations, particularly of those individuals who may start off on a lower socioeconomic rung, who might be seen as disadvantaged. But, you know, the reason I say be seen as disadvantaged, it's because life is so short, and there's so much that can change.
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl Nightingale
    American radio speaker and author 1921-1989
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    We tend to live up to our expectations.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
    Barbara Ehrenreich
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    Well I do think there are people who are habitually negative and depressed and take the opposite approach because they imagine the worst, and their minds become dominated by that. They let their own emotions and expectations transform their perceptions of the world.
  • Atom Egoyan
    Atom Egoyan
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    When you make a film like this, you must have the highest expectations of your audience. Having worked in situations where we have the lowest expectations of our audience.
  • Bill Bradley
    Bill Bradley
    American former professional basketball player and politician 1943-
    Bill Bradley
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    When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.