Expectation Quotes and Sayings
No expectations, no disappointments.
I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.
– Julia Glass
If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.
– Tonya Hurley
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
– Donald Miller
Never get too attached to anyone, it will lead to expectations and expectations always lead to disappointments…Anticipate everything and expect nothing.
You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.
– Jeff Kinney
Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
– J.K. Rowling
A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Peace begins When expectation ends.
– Sri Chinmoy
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.
Expectations may sometimes lead you to disappointments, but the anger of getting disappointment may sometimes lead you to what you expected.
Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.
– Brandon Sanderson
If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.
– Roberto Bolaño
That was the thing about the world: it wasn’t that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn’t expect.
– Lev Grossman
Many things have been written and will be written for dream. Dreams are nothing but our unclear expectations.
– Santosh Kalwar
Don’t blame people for disappointing you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them.
A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I can’t imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
– Dame Edith Evans
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
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.
– Bill Watterson
All unhappiness is due to wrong expectations. (Buddhist)
Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected.
– Norton Juster
There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
– Jodi Picoult
I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had.
– Jim McDonald
Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
– Paulo Coelho