Expectation Quotes and Sayings

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

No expectations, no disappointments.

Submitted by: mustang 68 on April 18, 2008

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

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

Submitted by: JAIMIN on February 1, 2011

Imagination is your expectation.

Submitted by: RayshellSubejano on December 9, 2012

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 on January 18, 2013

Less expectation, less hurt.

Submitted by: Cris Joy Uyanguren on September 13, 2013

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

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 on November 30, 2011

I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.
– Julia Glass

All unhappiness is due to wrong expectations. (Buddhist)

Submitted by: "Ann Strickland-Clark on April 19, 2009

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

If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.
– Tonya Hurley

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

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

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