Expectation Quotes and Sayings


Do not enter where too much is anticipated. It is the misfortune of the over-celebrated that they cannot measure up to excessive expectations. The actual can never attain the imagined: for to think perfection is easy, but to embody it is most difficult. The imagination weds the wish, and together they always conjure up more than reality can furnish. For however great may be a person’s virtues, the will never measure up to what was imagined. When people see themselves cheated in their extravagant anticipations, they turn more quickly to disparagement than to praise. Hope is a great falsifier of the truth; the the intelligence put her right by seeing to it that the fruit is superior to its appetite. You will make a better exit when the actual transcends the imagined, and is more than was expected.
Baltasar Gracian


Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Alexander Pope


Rejection doesn’t hurt, expectation does. Lying doesn’t kill, denial does. Forgetting doesn’t heal, forgiveness does.


Never get too attached to anyone, it will lead to expectations and expectations always lead to disappointments…Anticipate everything and expect nothing.

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Less expectation, less hurt.

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Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them.

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Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed.

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Submitted by: rozay sethi

Cut your expectations short lest you wallow in disappointments. But take time to differentiate b/w dreams n expectations or drown in sorrowful displeasure.

Submitted by: Lake kiel

Imagination is your expectation.

Submitted by: RayshellSubejano

I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.

Submitted by: Dimitri

Expectations may sometimes lead you to disappointments, but the anger of getting disappointment may sometimes lead you to what you expected.

Submitted by: JAIMIN

If you can’t change your fate, change your expectations from fate.

Submitted by: Munish Goel

All unhappiness is due to wrong expectations. (Buddhist)

Submitted by: "Ann Strickland-Clark

No expectations, no disappointments.

Submitted by: mustang 68

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
Paulo Coelho


When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
– Donald Miller


The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action.
– A. Godin


I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had.
– Jim McDonald


High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
– Charles F. Kettering


Expectations Don’t magically Change Reality… Expectations Do Something Even More Powerful They Change The Way you Deal With Reality !!


What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
Chuck Palahniuk


Peace begins When expectation ends.
– Sri Chinmoy


It’s no use going the extra mile if people don’t expect it. You will never get extra credit for it. Just invest it on something else.
– Sartika Kurniali


A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams.
Dejan Stojanovic


I can’t imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
– Dame Edith Evans

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