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

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

Submitted by: Munish Goel

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

No expectations mean there is no risk of disappointment.
– Jude Morgan

Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed.

Submitted by: rozay sethi
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Expectations gives us more pain, so don’t expect anything from anyone.

Submitted by: Dhavan Irani

Peace begins When expectation ends.
– Sri Chinmoy

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
Brian Tracy

You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.
– Jeff Kinney

Don’t expect things to happen. It’s better to be surprised than to be disappointed.

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

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You get what you expect and you deserve what you tolerate.
– Mark Graban

Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed.
– Samuel P. Huntington

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

To expect nothing is to gain everything.

Submitted by: Nikki B

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