Expectation Quotes and Sayings

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.
Sylvia Plath

So often when seen from behind, a female body is so desirable until she turns back.

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian

To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces— desire, belief, and expectation.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.
Douglas Adams

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.

Less expectation, less hurt.

Submitted by: Cris Joy Uyanguren

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

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