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1. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.”

Tags : Expectations Experience Grief Mourning Others Personal Experience Reality Suffering
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

2. “It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.”

Tags : Catholicism Christianity Church Expectations God Happiness Lovers Marriage Philosophy Relationship With God Relationships Religion Spirituality Unhappy Marriage
Source : Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

3. “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”

Tags : Expectations People Perfection Relationships
Author : Donald Miller
Source : A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

4. “The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.”

Tags : Achieve Apocalyptic Beautiful Beauty Control Crush Crushed Depressed Depressing Expect Expectations Goal Happiness Hard Work Ordinariness Ordinary Ordinary Looks Ordinary People Pretty People Unhappiness Unhappy Zombie Zombies
Source : Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution

5. “If you're going to say what you want to say, you're going to hear what you don't want to hear.”

Tags : Expectations Feedback Opinions Outspokenness Responses
Source : The Insufferable Gaucho

6. “Our efforts and actions produce results. These results come unlabeled. WE label them as success or failure based on OUR expectations. Don't forget that these labels are interchangeable if we allow ourselves to be free from an unhealthy attachment to our expectations.”

Tags : Efforts Expectations Labels Success

7. “Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.”

Tags : Attitude Educational Expectation Expectations Life Personality Positive Teaching Wisdom
Author : Brian Tracy
Source : Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

8. “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Expectations False Belief Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Illusions Misconceptions Misogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : Shirley

9. “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Clichés Deceit Delusion Discrimination Double Standards Expectations Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Perception Prejudice Self Deception Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : John Gower
Source : Confessio Amantis

10. “You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.”

Tags : Expectations Powerful Silence
Author : Alison McGhee
Source : All Rivers Flow To The Sea

11. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

Tags : Beatitudes Disappointment Expectations Hope

12. “I feel strangely free at such times. To behave properly is to be always courteous, always clever, and subtle and elegant. But now, when I am so alone, I do not have to be any of these things. For this moment, I am wholly myself, unshaped by the needs of others, by their dreams or expectations or sensibilities. But I am also lonely. With no one to shape me, who stands here, watching the moon, or the stars, or the clouds?”

Tags : Expectations Life Lonely Others Truth
Author : Kij Johnson
Source : The Fox Woman

13. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

Tags : Expectations Individuality Peer Pressure Wisdom
Author : Bruce Lee

14. “Hope is the assurance of positive expectations.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

15. “Happiness is good management of expectations and good management means making order and assembling the contingent elements of the "do's'" and the "don'ts", the "maybe yes'" and the "maybe not's". When we really want to live in agreement with ourselves and find peace with the surrounding world, good management is liberating. ( " Expectations " )”

Tags : Agreement Contingent Do S And Don Ts Expectations Happiness Liberating Live Management Maybe Not Order Peace Surrounding World

16. “Teach your children this from a very early age: "Everybody in this world is different, you're going to meet people who don't look like you, think like you, or even feel like you. This world is filled with so many different colours and shapes, so many different thoughts and feelings. You should never expect anyone else to be the same as you and you should never expect yourself to be the same as anybody else. But everyone can have so much fun learning about each other and celebrating one another" and when you are all able to do this, the world will begin to change for the better.”

Tags : Acceptance Change The World Culturalism Differences Between People Expect Difference Expectations Guidance Guidance Quotes Inspirational Attitude Multiculturalism No One Is The Same Parenting Parenting Quotes Peace On Earth Wisdom Quotes Wise Thoughts World Peace
Author : C. JoyBell C.

17. “Dont believe what people say until they action what they are saying. Its different what people say than what they do.”

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18. “Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.”

Tags : Conforming Daughters Expectations Fathers Ideals Perception
Source : The Woman Destroyed

19. “Your god, sir, is the World. In my eyes, you, too, if not an infidel, are an idolater. I conceive that you ignorantly worship: in all things you appear to me too superstitious. Sir, your god, your great Bel, your fish-tailed Dagon, rises before me as a demon. You, and such as you, have raised him to a throne, put on him a crown, given him a sceptre. Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best -- making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius and fetters the dead to the living. In his realm there is hatred -- secret hatred: there is disgust -- unspoken disgust: there is treachery -- family treachery: there is vice -- deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions, children grow unloving between parents who have never loved: infants are nursed on deception from their very birth: they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies ... All that surrounds him hastens to decay: all declines and degenerates under his sceptre. Your god is a masked Death.”

Tags : Captivity Contempt Death Decay Demons Discord Disgust Disharmony Disparity Domestic Life False Belief Families Family Relationships Force Hatred Idolatry Lovelessness Marriage Matrimony Scorn Social Norms Unfreedom Unhappiness Worldliness
Source : Shirley

20. “Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset and/or expects you to say YES all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say NO without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.”

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21. “When you grow up as a girl, it is like there are faint chalk lines traced approximately three inches around your entire body at all times, drawn by society and often religion and family and particularly other women, who somehow feel invested in how you behave, as if your actions reflect directly on all womanhood.”

Tags : Expectations Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes Misogynist Misogyny Psychopath Psychopathy Religion Society Sociopath Sociopathy Women
Author : M.E. Thomas
Source : Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

22. “Yes, sex is troublesome and beautiful. And only when we drop our expectations, and know that we'll have moments of great sex and moments when our sexuality confounds, pains, or infuriates us, will we be liberated to enjoy it in a way that's true to ourselves.”

Tags : Expectations Liberation Sex Sexuality Truth
Source : Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

23. “After 25 the only thing you’ll be precocious at is death.”

Tags : Aging Expectations Frustration Humor Perspective Self Help Women S Issues
Source : My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming

24. “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?""Are you a young lady?""I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.”

Tags : Empowerment Expectations Gender Honesty Independence Influence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Propriety Respect Self Determination Self Respect Uprightness Women
Source : Shirley

25. “She sang, as requested. There was much about love in the ballad: faithful love that refused to abandon its object; love that disaster could not shake; love that, in calamity, waxed fonder, in poverty clung closer. The words were set to a fine old air -- in themselves they were simple and sweet: perhaps, when read, they wanted force; when well sung, they wanted nothing. Shirley sang them well: she breathed into the feeling, softness, she poured round the passion, force: her voice was fine that evening; its expression dramatic: she impressed all, and charmed one.On leaving the instrument, she went to the fire, and sat down on a seat -- semi-stool, semi-cushion: the ladies were round her -- none of them spoke. The Misses Sympson and the Misses Nunnely looked upon her, as quiet poultry might look on an egret, an ibis, or any other strange fowl. What made her sing so? They never sang so. Was it proper to sing with such expression, with such originality -- so unlike a school girl? Decidedly not: it was strange, it was unusual. What was strange must be wrong; what was unusual must be improper. Shirley was judged.”

Tags : Devotion Empathy Expectations Expression Faithfulness Feeling Fidelity Gender Gift Hypocrisy Jealousy Judgment Love Morality Passion Preconceptions Prejudice Propriety Rejection Singing Social Norms Talent Understanding Women
Source : Shirley

26. “Be willing to give, but only when you aren't expecting anything in return.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

27. “He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”

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Author : Robert Jordan
Source : New Spring

28. “Inlife I have came across people with bad personality transcoder. It doesnt matter what you say. They will change that into bad words. They always playing themselves as victims and always want to make the other person bad or feel guilty. You would be saying something. Then they would change it other way around to something hurtful and bad.”

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29. “Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.”

Tags : Anxiety Belief Systems Blindsighted Bravery Direction Diversity Expectations Fears Growing Knowing What You Want Listening Open Minded Life Perspective Perspectives On Life Road Blocks Rules Self Imposed Pain Staying Positive Taking Control Walls

30. “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]”

Tags : Appreciation Carpe Diem Expectations Gratitude Life Misfortunes Spirit Strength Unbreakable Spirit

31. “Today is another day! Yesterday is gone but not its memories. There were so many things we expected yesterday which did not happen and what we least expected happened instead. Some are still expecting something. Expectation is a pillar of life. We all do have our expectations for today. Though we may or we may not be able to tell with certainty how our expectations would materialize. We ought to take life easy. Well, it may not be so easy to take it easy but, take it easy! Stay focused and entrust your trust in God. After all what you least expects can happen; serendipity can visit you and stay with you forever at a twinkle of an eye. The coin of life can however turn within a moment of time and your expectations can become a big had I know and a night mare; the vicissitudes of life can rob you at any moment of time. No one knows what the next second really holds. What matters in life is to do what matter; plant the seed of life God has entrusted in your hands and dare to ensure its abundant fruitfulness. The very problem in life is living to neglect the very reasons why you are living because of the problems you may face in living why you must live. When you trade why you must live for why you must not live, you are ruled by what you know but you do not know how it is ruling you. Once we have life, let us live for life all about living and living life is life!”

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32. “Do you know that pain of leaving when you look back expecting to see a face waving goodbye at you but all you see is a dark abandoned corner?There won't be any reason to return then.All you can do is look ahead and not to stumble and fall on the pit ahead waiting for you.”

Tags : Alone Corner Expectations Fall Goodbye Journey Life Lonely Look Back Move On Pit Stumble

33. “Expectations are the shackles that will not permit something to be what it actually is.”

Tags : Disappoint Disappointment Disappointments Excessive Expectations Limit Limitations Permission Permit Shackles Underrate Underrated Unrealistic

34. “Dont miss the opportunity of becoming something Inlife. Sometimes all you have to do is to show up.”

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35. “Excellence is the Result of Caring more than others think is Wise, Risking more than others think is Safe, Dreaming more than others think is Practical, and Expecting more than others think is Possible.”

Tags : Acheivement Caring Dreaming Excellence Expectations Expecting Risking
Author : Ronnie Oldham

36. “People crave for more respect than love, because they expect love only from few people but they want respect from everyone.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

37. “If only you would realize some day, how much have you hurt me,If only your heart ever, craves for me or my presence…If only you feel that love again someday for me,If only you are affected someday by my absence…Only you can end all my suffering and this unbearable pain,If only you would know what you could never procure…If only you go through the memories of past once again,Since the day you left my heart has bled, no one has its cure…If only you would bring that love, those showers and that rain…If only you would come back and see what damage you create,I’ve been waiting for your return since forever more…If only you would see the woman that you have made,You said we cannot sail through, how were you so sure?If only you can feel the old things that can never fade,You may have moved on, but a piece of my heart is still with you…I know how I’ve come so far alone; I know how I’m able to wade,People say that I’m insane and you won’t ever come back again…Maybe you would have never made your separate way,Maybe you would have stayed with me and proved everyone wrong…If only you would know the pain of dying every day,If only you would feel the burden of smiling and being strong…”

Tags : Breakup Breakups Destiny Expectations Fate Forget Forgive Hurt Kill Life Love Love Hurts Love Story Lovers Memory Pain Philosophy Poem Poetry Remember Satisfaction Wanting Yearning
Author : Mehek Bassi
Source : Chained: Can you escape fate?

38. “You're not who he expected you to be; that doesn't mean you aren't somebody. Nor are you perfect. Stop using every mistake you make as an excuse to fail completely.”

Tags : Everybody Excuse Expect Expectations Fail Failure Hard Intervene Intervention Lesson Mistake Perfect Talk
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : The Mad Ship

39. “This was our last night. We only had one curtain call, Bree. And I thought they were going to give us a standing ovation, but no-o-o-. Do you know why half the audience stood up?""To get a head start on the traffic," Bree said."To get a head start on the traffic," Antonia agreed in indignation. "I mean, here we are, dancing and singing our little guts out, and all those folks want to do is get to bed early. I ask you, whatever happened to common courtesy? Whatever happened to decent manners? Doesn't anyone care about craft anymore? And on top of that, it's not even nice.”

Tags : Complaining Disappointment Expectations Humor Performance Play Politeness Rudeness Sisters Theatre
Author : Mary Stanton
Source : Defending Angels

40. “A world full of "certainties"All the plans, all the vanities.Where black covers the whiteSuited in "confidence"- the constant fight.A million roads I dream to takeOne destination, knowing not I turn where.A green veil covers for two years, some two decades.But the "plan" awaits, new roads to make.I pant, I struggle, I do my best While they say,"You are, dear, but so inadequate".”

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41. “Naive people tend to generalize people as—-good, bad, kind, or evil based on their actions. However, even the smartest person in the world is not the wisest or the most spiritual, in all matters. We are all flawed. Maybe, you didn’t know a few of these things about Einstein, but it puts the notion of perfection to rest. Perfection doesn’t exist in anyone. Nor, does a person’s mistakes make them less valuable to the world. 1. He divorced the mother of his children, which caused Mileva, his wife, to have a break down and be hospitalized.2.He was a ladies man and was known to have had several affairs; infidelity was listed as a reason for his divorce.3.He married his cousin.4.He had an estranged relationship with his son.5. He had his first child out of wedlock.6. He urged the FDR to build the Atom bomb, which killed thousands of people.7. He was Jewish, yet he made many arguments for the possibility of God. Yet, hypocritically he did not believe in the Jewish God or Christianity. He stated, “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.”

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42. “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself.”

Tags : Acceptance Commitment Expectations Love Motivational Respect Standard
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

43. “life is full of wonders, but you ca't have rainbows without rain, lightning and thunder”

Tags : Dreams Expectations Goals Inspirational Life Love Rainbows Relationship Strive Struggles Thrive Time Wishes Wonders
Author : O. S. Hickman

44. “If God gives you a seed, He expects you to plant it;if He plants it for you, He expects you to water it; if He waters it for you, He expects you to prune it; if He prunes and keeps it for you, He expects you to harvest it; if He harvest it for you, He expects you to store it; if He stores it for you,He expects you to keep it safe from getting rotten and if He keeps it from getting rotten for you, He expects you to account for the seed.Yes!Life is all about purposefully fulfilling a purpose. We are expected to be doing something at each moment in our life or we live without purposefully living.”

Tags : Accountability Expectations God Life Living Living Life To The Fullest Living Your Best Life Love Nurturing Purpose Ponder Pruning Purposefully Rotten Life Seed Seeds For Success Seeds Of Change Seeds Of Greatness Tenacity Wandering Water Wonder Wonderer
Source : The Untapped Wonderer in You: Dare to Do the Undone

45. “I hope I don't write TOO many books! When I look at authors who have written too many books, I wonder to myself "When did they live?" I certainly want to write BECAUSE I live! I know I don't want to write in order to live! My writing is an overflow of the wine glass of my life, not a basin in which I wash out my ideals and expectations.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

46. “If ever it's necessary to ride the bandwagon, it's done with one leg swinging out and eyes scoping the fields.”

Tags : Adventure Bandwagon Being Different Different Discovery Expectations Exploration Freedom Originality Rebel Society Thought
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

47. “You will get what you want, but you have to expect it with your open heart.”

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48. “People relate giving to reciprocity. They expect things to be expressed in a way they can understand, which is usually their own.”

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Source : Better to be able to love than to be loveable

49. “The chaos we see in nature are the limitations of our perceptions, when we view the world with the eyes of nature, all we shall see are perfection.”

Tags : Action Chaos Delusion Expectations Experiences Foresight Insight Human Nature Illusion Imagination Lessons Limitations Love Metaphysics Orderliness Orderliness Of Life Our World Perfection Purpose Reality Rush Rushing Time

50. “I don't expect congratulations for successful beginning, what I want is the applaud at successful ending.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

51. “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”

Tags : Expectations
Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : The Bell Jar

52. “Don't expect others to hand success to you. Create it - with heart, energy and enterprise - and you'll make it come true”

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53. “Poor Sasha. Poor girls. The world fattens them on the promise of live. How badly they need it, and how little most of them will ever get. The treacled pop songs, the dresses described in the catalogs with words like 'sunset' and 'Paris.' Then the dreams are taken away with such violent force; the hand wrenching the buttons of the jeans, nobody looking at the man shouting at his girlfriend on the bus”

Tags : Expectations Feminism Girls Sexism Social Commentary
Author : Emma Cline
Source : The Girls

54. “Quería eso, pero esperaba más. Sufre uno por aquello que espera, más que por lo que quiere. Aceptamos que los deseos puedan ser imposibles, pero jamás las expectativas, que son como las deudas del destino.”

Tags : Deseos Destino Destiny Expectations Expectativas Wishes
Source : Puedo Explicarlo Todo

55. “[J]ust the sight of this book, even though it was of no authority, made me wonder how it happened that so many different men – and learned men among them – have been and are so inclined to express both in speaking and in their treatises and writings so many wicked insults about women and their behaviour. Not only one or two ... but, more generally, from the treatises of all philosophers and poets and from all the orators – it would take too long to mention their names – it seems that they all speak from one and the same mouth. Thinking deeply about these matters, I began to examine my character and conduct as a natural woman and, similarly, I considered other women whose company I frequently kept, princesses, great ladies, women of the middle and lower classes, who had graciously told me of their most private and intimate thoughts, hoping that I could judge impartially and in good conscience whether the testimony of so many notable men could be true. To the best of my knowledge, no matter how long I confronted or dissected the problem, I could not see or realise how their claims could be true when compared to the natural behaviour and character of women.”

Tags : Behaviour Books Character Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Expectations Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Impartiality Inequality Insults Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Reality Check Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

56. “Living is a constant process of debunking our romantic notions of how our personal life will unfold. Reality oftentimes fails to meet a person’s glamorous expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Idealism Reality Check Reality Of Life Reality Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

57. “Start with a cry, end with a smile.”

Tags : Affliction Comfort Courage Expectations Fortitude Guts Happiness Hard Work Hardship Hope Joy Now Perseverance Smile Strength Tears
Source : Master of Maxims

58. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be andhe will become as he can and should be.”

Tags : Encouragement Expectations Proactivity Self Development
Source : The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

59. “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)”

Tags : Abundance Expectations Letting Go Past Today Yesterday
Source : Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

60. “As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If we sit with an increasing stillness of the body, and attune our mind to the sky or to the ocean or to the myriad stars at night, or any other indicators of vastness, the mind gradually stills and the heart is filled with quiet joy. Also recalling our own experiences in which we acted generously or with compassion for the simple delight of it without expectation of any gain can give us more confidence in the existence of a deeper goodness from which we may deviate. (39)”

Tags : Attachment Compassion Confidence Expectations Generosity Goodness Joy Meditation Non Attachment Quiet Spirituality Stillness
Author : Ravi Ravindra
Source : The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

61. “The secret self knows the anguish of our attachments and assures us that letting go of what we think we must have to be happy is the same as letting go of our unhappiness.”

Tags : Attachment Expectations
Author : Guy Finley

62. “If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask... with nothing beneath it?”

Tags : Expectations Image Self Image
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Nineteen Minutes

63. “I understand it was Derian who spoiled everything. He purposefully tainted your view of me and forced you to go along with him. I know none of what happened was your idea or your desire, Eena.”She didn’t get up, but spoke from her curled position. Her voice was weak, still heavy with despair. “Derian didn’t force me to do anything.”“But if he hadn’t influenced you, we would be enjoying a pleasant dinner again, telling stories and laughing. I’m sure that would be the case. You would be happy……and so would I.”Eena chuckled without amusement.“You have to admit we shared some very enjoyable evenings, didn’t we? There’s really no reason we can’t put this whole mess behind us and start from where we left off.” He sounded genuinely serious.“You forget,” she reminded him, “I heard your conversation with the Ghengats. This isn’t about Derian, it’s about you.”“Alright,” he admitted with an acquiescent sigh, “so I’m not everything you’d hoped for. But really, what man can ever live up to any woman’s terribly high expectations?”This got her attention. She almost stood up to face him, but decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Leaning forward, she retorted, “Expecting a man to respect you, to be honest with you, and, oh yes, to not be a shameless murderer—I don’t think those are overly high expectations!”He shrugged, casually excusing his faults. “Nobody’s perfect.”“What do you want?” she finally asked, exasperated.He squatted to her level and stated his desire. “I want you.”Eena thought the expression on his face—the look in his weary blue eyes—appeared strangely sincere. But there was one thing she had learned from all this: never trust a master of deceit.”

Tags : Boyfriend Deceit Desire Eena Expectations Love Lust Perfection Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

64. “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.”

Tags : Difficulty Expectations World
Author : Lev Grossman
Source : The Magician King

65. “Would you like to know your future?If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”

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Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

66. “A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.”

Tags : Expectations Gift Love Openness Wonderful

67. “I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Humor

68. “Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.”

Tags : Cutting Disappointment Expectations Hope Life Strategy
Source : Cut

69. “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Tags : Expectations Life People Philosophy
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

70. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Tags : Anger Expectations Poison
Author : Anonymous

71. “Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”

Tags : Dreams Expectations Hopes
Source : The Way of Kings

72. “You can't expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.”

Tags : Expectations
Author : Jeff Kinney
Source : Diary of a Wimpy Kid

73. “I mean, like most guys, you carry around this girl in your head, who is exactly who you want her to be. The person you think you will love the most. And every girl you are with gets measured against this girl in your head.”

Tags : Expectations Men
Author : Rachel Cohn
Source : Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

74. “You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.”

Tags : Enemy Expectations
Author : Lisa Kleypas
Source : Love in the Afternoon

75. “What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. ”

Tags : Expectations Fear
Author : Sharon Creech
Source : Walk Two Moons

76. “I have often noticed that we are inclined to endow our friends with the stability of type that literary characters acquire in the reader's mind. [...] Whatever evolution this or that popular character has gone through between the book covers, his fate is fixed in our minds, and, similarly, we expect our friends to follow this or that logical and conventional pattern we have fixed for them. Thus X will never compose the immortal music that would clash with the second-rate symphonies he has accustomed us to. Y will never commit murder. Under no circumstances can Z ever betray us. We have it all arranged in our minds, and the less often we see a particular person, the more satisfying it is to check how obediently he conforms to our notion of him every time we hear of him. Any deviation in the fates we have ordained would strike us as not only anomalous but unethical. We could prefer not to have known at all our neighbor, the retired hot-dog stand operator, if it turns out he has just produced the greatest book of poetry his age has seen.”

Tags : Expectations Friendship
Source : Lolita

77. “If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed.”

Tags : Disappointment Expectations Ghostgirl
Author : Tonya Hurley
Source : Homecoming

78. “To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect”

Tags : Expect Expectations Hope Love Wish
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Sense and Sensibility

79. “I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.”

Tags : Expectations
Author : Julia Glass
Source : I See You Everywhere

80. “Damned Beaver/Jeremy is the War, he is every assertion the fucking War has ever made--that we are meant for work and government, for austerity: and these shall take priority over love, dreams, the spirit, the senses and the other second-class trivia that are found among the idle and mindless hours of the day....Damn them, they are wrong. They are insane.”

Tags : Expectations Government Rebellion Status Quo War
Source : Gravity's Rainbow

81. “Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations.”

Tags : Breakup Breakups Conform Conformist Conformists Death Divorce Divorcee Divorcees Divorces Engagement Engagement Ring Engagement Rings Engagements Expectation Expectations Icu Intensive Care Unit Life Support Love Marriages Marry Nonconformity Opinion Opinions Proposals Propose Relationships Wedding Weddings

82. “Her family was counting on her—to be responsible, to get good grades, to follow the rules, to be the good example. And more important, she expected those things of herself.”

Tags : Expectations Responsibilities
Source : Diamonds are Forever

83. “A person judge themselves according to their way of thinking and conscious.”

Tags : Behaviour Burden Business Dj Kyos Encouragement Inspiration Knowledge Life Loyal Means Morals Organisation Precious Quantity Respect Secrets Teachings Trueth Trust Trustworthiness Valuel Be Wisdom Work

84. “Then I guess if its quality . Then you don't have to rush it. Good things take time. For them to be good is not the artistic way they were made but is the time that was spent on them. That makes them good, valuable and precious.”

Tags : Advice Dissappointed Dj Dj Kyos Djkyos Encouragement Ethics Expectations Help Inspiration Intelligence Kyos Magupe Leadership Morals Philosopher Precious Quality Rush Teachings Thoughts Words

85. “Then I guesse if its quality . Then you dont have to rush it. Good things take time. For them to be good is not the artistic way they were made but is the time that was spent on them. That makes them good, valueble and precious.”

Tags : Advice Behaviour Business Dissappointed Dj Djkyos Effort Encouragemtn Ethics Good Help Kyos Magupe Leadership Life Motivation Philosopher Philosophy Precious Quality Quantity Quotes Rush Teachings Time Valuel Be

86. “Elijah is inexplicably moved by the broken columns and fragmented floors. He cannot help but find a meaning and a message in their poverty of stature. This is what remains, he thinks. It seems a valuable lesson on a day when card catalogs are dying, communications are deleted, and buildings crumble under the weight of society’s expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Ruins Society
Source : Are We There Yet?

87. “Many things have been written and will be written for dream. Dreams are nothing but our unclear expectations.”

Tags : Dream Expectations Things Written

88. “It's the giving that makes one stronger, but sometimes the taking can make one weaker, if even vulnerable or blinding.”

Tags : Blind Buy Friends Debt Deception Decieve Expectations Fool Gifts Give Help Impress Manipulate Material Money Obligated Owe Ownership Strong Sugarcoat Take Use

89. “Your success does not depend on who you are but what you are and the strength of your expectations.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha M D Expectations Inspirational Philosophy Quotes Strength Strength Of Your Expectations Success What You Are

90. “Peace beginsWhen expectation ends.”

Tags : Expectation Expectations Peace
Author : Sri Chinmoy
Source : Perfection and Transcendence

91. “I climb mountains, while you keep sinking in sand.”

Tags : Done Expectations Failing Letting It Go Singles Trying
Author : Jenna Karel

92. “I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard, "Can you?" "Never mind," Fflewddur said, "We aren't really expected to.”

Tags : Eilonwy Expectations Girls Men Men And Women Sense Taran
Source : The Book of Three

93. “An imaginary friend once asked me why Americans can't stand Russia. The answer was cold, deadly, silent, and, well expected. It’s because in Soviet Russia nothing happens anymore, because it doesn’t exist anymore. And Americans are all about happenings. If there isn’t one – they don’t go where it isn’t, because there isn’t anything to happen to them there.”

Tags : America Answer Answers Cold Deadly Death Expectation Expectations Expected Friend Happening Happenings Imaginary Imagination Imagined Kgb Nothing Nsa Question Questions Russia Silence Silent Soviet Russia Soviet Union Ussr
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

94. “Press conference [on the movie Carrington] yielded the usual crop of daftness. I've been asked if I related personally to Carrington's tortured relationship with sex and replied that no, not really, I'd had a very pleasant time since I was fifteen. This elicited very disapproving copy from the Brits ... No wonder people think we don't have sex in England.”

Tags : Actors Dora Carrington Expectations Identification Inhibitions Morality Movies Prejudice Prudishness Sexuality
Author : Emma Thompson
Source : The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

95. “It is almost impossible for contemporaries to judge the true value of discoveries, or to give the proper position to the men of their own time who make these discoveries. The Surgeon-General of the Public Health Service expected the greatest results to flow from his commission of medical officers, but the conclusions of the Board turned out to be all wrong, while he did not notice the report from his own subordinate, Dr. H. R. Carter, which turned out to be pure gold and was one of the great steps in establishing the true method of the transmission of Yellow Fever.”

Tags : Assumptions Bias Disease Control Error Expectations Judging Medical Progress Public Health Scientific Discovery Scientific Progress Yellow Fever Yellow Fever Eradication
Source : Sanitation in Panama

96. “It is much easier to evaluate perfect rather than partial results.”

Tags : Action Expectations Expectations Quotes Leadership Malaria Eradication Progress Public Health
Source : Anopheles Gambiae in Brazil, 1930 to 1940

97. “Mrs. Lynde says, 'Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.”

Tags : Beatitudes Disappointment Expectations Misattributed

98. “Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment.”

Tags : Acceptance Appreciation Bliss Disappointment Disappointment Quotes Expectations Expectations Illusions Gratefulness Quotes Gratitude Gratitude Quotes Happiness Happiness Quotes Joy Joyful Living Mindfulness Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness Quotes Motivational Quotes Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Self Actualization Self Realisation Wisdom

99. “Wake up to a brand new day and realize why you woke up to meet the day! Live to the end of another day and understand why you lived in the day!”

Tags : A Brand New Day A New Day Is Here Do Something In The Day Expectations Good Morning Live In The Moment Live Life Well Reasons To Live The End Of Another Day

100. “A man generally lives up to what is expected of him.”

Tags : Expect Expectations Expected Life Life To The Fullest Living Life To The Fullest Man Standards

101. “Cathy, don't look so defeated. She was only trying to put us downagain.Maybe nothing did work out right for her, but that doesn't mean we aredoomed. Let's go forth tomorrow with no great expectations of findingperfection. Then, expecting only a small share of happiness, we won'tbe disappointed."If a little hill of happiness would satisfy Chris, good for him. Butafter all these years of striving, hoping, dreaming, longing-I wanted amountain high! A hill wasn't enough. From this day forward, I vowedto myself, I was in control of my life. Not fate, notGod, not even Chris was ever again going to tell me what to do, ordominate me in any way. From this day forward, I was my own person, totake what I would, when I would, and I would answer only to myself. I'dbeen kept prisoner, held captive by greed. I'd been betrayed,deceived, tied to, used, poisoned ... but all that was over now.”

Tags : Betrayed Captive Decieved Defeat Defeated Doom Doomed Dreaming Expectations Fate Great Expectations Greed Happiness Perfection Poisened Put Downs Striving Towmorrow Used Vow Vows Wanting Years Years Of Struggle
Author : V.C. Andrews
Source : Flowers in the Attic

102. “Cathy, don't look so defeated. She was only trying to put us downagain.Maybe nothing did work out right for her, but that doesn't mean we aredoomed. Let's go forth tomorrow with no great expectations of findingperfection. Then, expecting only a small share of happiness, we won'tbe disappointed.”

Tags : Defeated Disapointment Doom Doomed Expectations Facial Expressions Happiness Perfection Put Down Put Downs Putting People Down Small Small Share Towmorrow Work Out
Author : V.C. Andrews
Source : Flowers in the Attic

103. “To expect to be kissed having bad breath is the secret of a fool.”

Tags : Bad Breath Breath Dejan Stojanovic Expect Expectations Fool Fools Kiss Kissed Literature Literature Quotes Poetry Poetry Quotes Quotes Quotes To Live By Secret Thoughts Wisdom

104. “I tend to avoid people who always have something to say … and those who expect me to always have something to say.”

Tags : Avoid Expect Expectations Listen Listening Meditation Recluse Silence Solitude Speak Speaking Talk Talking Tendency

105. “Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.”

Tags : Expectations Free Will Freedom Lack Of Vision Limitations Peer Pressure
Author : V.S. Naipaul

106. “In life, you often get what you expect.”

Tags : Expectations Intentional Living Life Plan Personal Development
Author : Michael Hyatt
Source : Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

107. “Few people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning.”

Tags : Books Expectations Open Mindedness Preconceptions Reading
Source : The Second Common Reader

108. “One of the reasons the team on NCIS works so well-is that they live by their leader's rules-which are not a secret .What are your rules/standards? Do the people in your life know what they are? Do you hold grudges/resentments when they don't measure up? Do you pretend that everything is fine-when it's not-and close up a little every day?And most importantly-When was the last time YOU reviewed/upgraded your standards/expectations rules-and took a look at the impact around you/checked in?(Hint-most people live from rules/standards/expectations created from reactions/perceptions formed around the age of six)Might be time for a review/upgrade........”

Tags : Expectations Grudges Leadersip Ncis Gibbs Resentments Rules Teamwork Upgrading
Author : Dave Rudbarg

109. “We're wired to expect the world to be brighter and more meaningful and more obviously interesting than it actually is. And when we realize that it isn't, we start looking around for the real world.”

Tags : Expectations Meaning Reality World
Author : Lev Grossman

110. “As long as high schools strive to list the number of Ivy League schools their graduates attend and teachers pile on work without being trained to identify stress-related symptoms, I fear for our children’s health. I am not mollified by the alums of my daughter’s school who return to tell everyone that the rigor of high school prepared them for college, making their first year easier than they’d anticipated.If they make it that far.”

Tags : College Creativity Demands Depression Education Expectations Health Pressure Reform Sad Truth School Schooling Society Standardized Testing Stress Suicide Testing Universities University Work

111. “After all, what was adult life but one moment of weakness piled on top of another? Most people just fell in line like obedient little children, doing exactly what society expected of them at any given moment, all the while pretending that they’d actually made some sort of choice.”

Tags : Expectations Pretense
Author : Tom Perrotta
Source : Little Children

112. “Some people each left their spouse or lover because he or she was no longer the primary source of their happiness; some, because their spouse or lover was, at that time, the primary source of their unhappiness.”

Tags : Breakup Breakups Dead Death Divorcee Engagement Ring Engagement Rings Engagements Exes Expectations Happy Husband Husbands Love Proposal Proposals Relationships Source Sources Spouses Unhappy Wedding Wife Wives

113. “I wasn't disappointed. My expectations had been met.”

Tags : Dissapointment Expectations
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

114. “Shoo. Away with you. It's my fault for expecting the extraordinary from the ordinary.”

Tags : Bitterness Breakup Breakups Expectations Expecting Insult Insulting

115. “Never expect a yield of milk from a bull.”

Tags : Cheaters Cheating Dilemma Expectations Fake Friends Illusions Lie Trust

116. “Do not have expectations. We humans are created imperfect, which means that we have flaws”

Tags : Expectations Flaws Flaws And Weaknesses Human Humans Imperfect Imperfections
Source : Back to Basics

117. “My expectations for the future? A beautiful past.”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorisms Beautiful Expect Expectations Expecting Future Future Inspirational Future Plans Future Prediction Past Project Projection Quote Quotes Time Time Passing Time Quotes
Source : The New Land

118. “Don’t you understand? You are Elder. When you take my role as Eldest, you must dedicate your whole life to this one idea: you are the caretaker of every single person on the ship. They are your responsibility. You can never show weakness in front of them: you are their strength. You can never let them see you in despair: you are their hope. You must always be everything to everyone on board.”

Tags : Across The Universe Care Decisions Elder Eldest Expectations Hope Strength Weakness
Author : Beth Revis
Source : Across the Universe

119. “I hated waiting. If I had one particular complaint, it was that my life seemed composed entirely of expectation. I expected — an arrival, an explanation, an apology. There had never been one, a fact I could have accepted, were it not true that, just when I had got used to the limits and dimensions of one moment, I was expelled into the next and made to wonder again if any shapes hid in its shadows.”

Tags : Expectations Shadow Waiting
Source : Housekeeping

120. “When we pick up the newspaper at breakfast, we expect - we even demand - that it brings us momentous events since the night before...We expect our two-week vacations to be romantic, exotic, cheap, and effortless..We expect anything and everything. We expect the contradictory and the impossible. We expect compact cars which are spacious; luxurious cars which are economical. We expect to be rich and charitable, powerful and merciful, active and reflective, kind and competitive. We expect to be inspired by mediocre appeals for excellence, to be made literate by illiterate appeals for literacy...to go to 'a church of our choice' and yet feel its guiding power over us, to revere God and to be God. Never have people been more the masters of their environment. Yet never has a people felt more deceived and disappointed. For never has a people expected so much more than the world could offer.”

Tags : Angst Expectations Modernity

121. “Freedom is to stand naked at the moment, having no expectations, nothing to lose or to gain. The empty then is fulfilled, just to be emptied again at the next moment. The Absolute Freedom is, to become every path, at any given moment.”

Tags : Absolute Freedom Expectations Freedom Moment Naked Path

122. “A youth is susceptible to the influence of idealist notions. As a person ages, they notice a gap between their expectations and reality and they grow more pessimistic about the world and their ability to live up to the lofty notions that inspired a younger self.”

Tags : Aging Disappointment Expectations Idealism Maturation Pessimism Pessimism Quotes Self Discovery Self Doubt Youthfulness
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

123. “After that, a strange thing happened: Amy couldn't stop her expectations from rising. She imagined herself transformed and beautiful, like Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, with her homemade dress and mysterious lace boots. She pictured her hair in an upsweep of loose curls. In the fantasy, her prom face looked like the one she only wore asleep, loose and relaxed. She imagined a photographer asking her to smile and, for the first time in her life, being able to do it.”

Tags : Disabilities Dream Expectations Fantasy High School Hope Molly Ringwald Movie Reference Pretty In Pink Prom Reality Teen Young Adult
Source : Say What You Will

124. “Hope is an enthusiastic assurance.”

Tags : Assurance Assurance Of Salvation Despair Hope Desperation Dont Give Up Encouragement And Attitude Encouragement Quotes Enthusiasm And Attitude Enthusiastic Quotes Expectations Fantasy Romance Book Quotes Fantasy Young Adult Hope And Healing Hopeful And Encouraging Hopeful Quotes Inspirational Quotes Mindfulness Practice Mindset Motivational Quotes Never Give Up Quotes Positive Mindset Positive Outlook Positive Thinking Quotes Success Quotes
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

125. “One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations.”

Tags : Anticipation Auspices Broken Promises Confidence Contemplation Curiosity Destiny Eager Expectations False Hope Intentions Lookout Pain Perspective Prediction Presumption Prospect Receiver Reckoning Roses Shower Thorns Waiting Words

126. “The past is never a mistake if you have learnt from it. I have learnt never to trust someone so much that it hurts your expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Mistakes Mistakes Quotes Past Trust
Source : It Started With a Friend Request

127. “Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”

Tags : Expectations Gladness Inspirational Surprise
Source : The Idler; Poems

128. “Standards are not established by your proclamations they are established by your routines.”

Tags : Attitude Business Culture Business Leader Culture Examples Expectations Leadership Setting Standards Standards Success Team Building Team Culture Team Management Tolerance Workplace Attitudes Workplace Culture
Author : T Jay Taylor

129. “Do good and be a good person because that’s just what the Lord expects. There just ain’t nothing special about being and doing good. It’s what the Lord expects…”

Tags : Being Good Doing Good Expectations Faith God Good Person Goodness Heaven Lord
Source : These Colors Don't Run

130. “Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”

Tags : Courage Cruelty Expectations Humanity Killing Progress Science
Author : Rachel Carson

131. “Eccentricity may be diverting, Mama, but it is out of place in a wife: certainly in my wife!”

Tags : Eccentricity Expectations Wife
Source : Sylvester

132. “On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.”

Tags : Expectations Programming Ux

133. “What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.”

Tags : Expectations Insecurities Self
Author : Emma Watson

134. “It’s almost like the better I do, the more my feeling of inadequacy actually increases, because I’m just going, ‘Any moment, someone’s going to find out I’m a total fraud, and that I don’t deserve any of what I’ve achieved.’ I can’t possibly live up to what everyone thinks I am and what everyone’s expectations of me are.”

Tags : Confidence Expectations Insecurities
Author : Emma Watson

135. “Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Happiness Life Unhappiness

136. “What makes the earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it ought to feel like Heaven.”

Tags : Expectations Hell Hell On Earth
Source : Damned

137. “Blaming others is an act of refusing to take responsibility. When a person can’t accept the fact or the reality, they blamed another person or the situation instead of taking accountability.”

Tags : Accountability Blaming Others Business Entrepreneurship Expectations Life Check Lifestlye Millionaire Millionaire Focus Millionaire Mindset People Productivity Reality Relationships Success

138. “Positive expectations create a positive life.”

Tags : Be Positive Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha Md Expectations Inspirational Philosophy Positive Expectations Positive Life Quotes

139. “You can't give love when you haven't experienced love.”

Tags : Expectations Experience Love Love Quotes Relationships
Author : Kemi Sogunle

140. “Life will be perfect if your expectations and responses to events are humble and perfect.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha Md Expectations Inspirational Quotes Life Will Be Perfect Philosophy Quotes Responses

141. “Expectation and fact are two different things that people usually cannot differentiate.”

Tags : Expectations Facts Opinions
Author : Lionel Suggs

142. “She was heavier than he expected - women always are.”

Tags : Expectations Humour Weight Women
Source : Kingdoms of Elfin

143. “..if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was ahurricane.”

Tags : Expectations Hurricane Life Love Qoute Rain Reality She Woman
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

144. “We don’t like death. We’d rather produce seeds another way. But death to ourselves, our agendas, our expectations, our hopes is necessary to find deep joy that comes when we fully relinquish ourselves to the gospel.”

Tags : Agenda Death Encouragement Expectations Give Up God Gospel Hope Inspirational Joy Let Go Produce Religion Relinquish
Source : Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus

145. “The worst prisons were not constructed of warped steel and stone. They were carved out of expectations and lies, judgment and corruption.”

Tags : Corruption Expectations Imprisoned Mind Imprisonment Judgment Lies Life Philosophy Of Life Prison Trapped Inside
Source : If I Resist

146. “You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself.”

Tags : Abigail Biddinger Disappointment Expectations Itineraries Plans Spontaneity

147. “Every time they saw him, they recognized him and knew him and expected things of him. And every time he came up blank. It was like watching someone digging where they knew they'd buried something precious, digging and digging and realizing that whatever it was--was gone. But they kept digging just the same, because the idea of losing it was so terrible and because maybe.Maybe.He was that lost treasure. He was that maybe. And he hated it. That was the secret he was trying to keep from them, the one he was always fearing he would betray.”

Tags : Digging Expectations Lost Treasure Simon Lewis
Source : Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy

148. “What I mean is that those thoughts, they're human. And just because you turn out differently than everyone's imagined you would doesn't mean that you've failed in some way. A kid who gets teased in one school might move to a different one, and be the most popular girl there, just because no one has any other expectations of her. Or a person who goes to med school because his entire family is full of doctors might find out that what he really wants to be is an artist instead.”

Tags : Expectations Human Life Thoughts
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

149. “Change rarely happens in doses large enough to choke you. Everyday you swallow a little more and expect a little less.”

Tags : Change Expectations Life Realizations
Author : Diane Meier
Source : The Season of Second Chances

150. “Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed.”

Tags : Dangerous Expectations
Source : We Need to Talk About Kevin

151. “A woman made of parts is a dangerous thing," Grandma says. "You never know when she'll throw away a piece you may need...”

Tags : Dangerous People Expectations Identity Women
Source : The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

152. “Open your mind to the infinite possibilities that exist for you. Born through your dreams, crystallised into form by your desires, given impetus by your expectations, then made real through your beliefs.”

Tags : Belief Beliefs Born Desires Dreams Exist Expectations Mind
Source : Keys to The Laws of Creation

153. “Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.”

Tags : Being Content Expectations Finding Finding Peace Finding Your Path In Life Happiness Joy For Life Letting Go Of Expectations Letting Go Of Stuff Living Life To The Full Positive Thinking Self Acceptance

154. “No one has the right to demand that your body be something other than what it is.”

Tags : Body Body Modification Body Shame Cosmetics Expectations Judgment Opinion Relationships Shame Societal Expectations Surgery Trans Transgender

155. “Meanwhile she's coldly interrogating me with her eyes. She's definitely in charge of this house and this moment. This must be Chloe.She escorts me to a table full of people and presents me. She introduces them briefly. This one's from Morocco, that one from Italy, he's Persian--I'm not exactly sure what that means--this one's from "the UK." They're all in their twenties, poised and dismissive. They don't know or care who I'm supposed to be at home or where I went to school. They're measuring something else I can't see and don't understand.They nod and turn back to each other. They seem to be waiting for a cue from Chloe to release them from having to feign interest. She introduces herself at substantially more length. Her father is Chinese and her mother is Swiss; she grew up in Hong Kong and "in Europe."I grew up in Michigan and in Michigan. But she didn't ask.”

Tags : Expectations Internationalism Me Michigan Presentation Worldly
Author : Kenneth Cain
Source : Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone

156. “That was the problem with love. It never happened on your terms, it happened on theirs.”

Tags : Conditional Love Definition Of Love Expectations Interpretation Of Love Love Problems Relationship 101 Standards Terms

157. “What is conditional love? Conditional love is an oxymoron. Conditional love is an imposter of love. Conditional love is something other than love, because you cannot conditionalize the un-conditional.”

Tags : Conditional Love Expectations Love Spiritual Quotes
Source : Look into the stillness

158. “Naturally, everyone is expected to enter the future only once, but by the transport medium of dreams, great people enjoy the future twice! They pay a visit into the future by dreaming, and they relocate to settle in it by their purposeful actions!”

Tags : Dreams Enjoy Enter Expectations Food For Thought Future Great Great People Israelmore Ayivor Medium Natural Pay Visit People Purpose Purposeful Relocate Settle Transport Twice Visit
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

159. “Come to me.Why must you ruin this moment?You are burdened with thought.Burdened with the pastand expectations of the future.You are burdened with your self.Cast these aside by laughing at yourself.And love,for what more is there than to love me?Take me nowand let it be heaven for us.”

Tags : Aside Burden Cast Come Expectation Expectations Future Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Love Me Loved Lover Loves Loving Moment Oneness Past Present Ruin Take Thinking Thought Thoughts Unrealistic Us

160. “Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (1867-1957)”

Tags : Culture Expectations Fairness Injustice Perception Society

161. “When the river of emotions bursts its banks and expectations go over the edges of reality, the brain creates hallucinations. Ringxiety-stricken people feel illusive vibrating alerts and hear phantom phone rings, since absence of ringing generates scaring emptiness and destroys their self-esteem. ("Kein Schwein ruft mich an" )”

Tags : Absence Alert Banks Brain Burst Create Destroy Edge Emotions Emptiness Expectations Feel Generate Hallucinations Illusive People Phantom Phantoms In The Brain Phone Reality Ring Ringing Ringxiety River Schwein Self Esteem Stricken

162. “Indeed, she had the whole of the other sex under her protection; for reasons she could not explain, for their chivalry and valour, for the fact that they negotiated treaties, ruled India, controlled finance; finally for an attitude towards herself which no woman could fail to feel or to find agreeable, something trustful, childlike, reverential; which an old woman could take from a young man without loss of dignity, and woe betide the girl––pray Heaven it was none of her daughters!––who did not feel the worth of it, and all that it implied, to the marrow of her bones!”

Tags : Expectations Gender Roles Male Female Relationships Mother Daughter Relationship
Source : To the Lighthouse

163. “If you can't please yourself some of the time, how do you expect to please people all the time? Not everyone is going to appreciate you for your efforts and deeds.”

Tags : Accomplishments Act Appreciate Deeds Everyone Expectations Goodness Grab Gratify Impress Performance Please Satisfy Self Sweep Off Feet Tickle Pink Wow

164. “Fairness is not something to which we are entitled. Rather, it is something for which we hope.”

Tags : Entitled Entitlement Expectation Expectations Fair Fairness Hope Hoping Justice

165. “Charles Williams loved his son with reservations, complaining that "a child is a guest of a somewhat inconsistent temperament, rather difficult to get rid of, almost pushing; a poor relation rather than a pleasant kind.”

Tags : Expectations Parenthood Selfishness
Source : The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

166. “Your success lies in your own hands. You must therefore not wait for the grass to become greener by magic. You have the hands to irrigate your own territory by doing what is expected of you!”

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Source : Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

167. “When it comes to current attitudes about surgery, the practice of dismissing the cultural context and rationalizing it as individual betterment "flattens the terrain of power relations." In other words, we can talk about doing it for us until our high-end lipstick flakes off, but we should also keep in mind that we probably wouldn't even be thinking about what life would be like with a new nose or perkier breasts or shapelier inner thighs if it weren't for a long-standing cultural ideal that rewards those who adhere to it with power that often doesn't speak its name, but is instantly recognizable to those who don't have it.”

Tags : Appearances Choices Expectations Feminism Plastic Surgery
Author : Andi Zeisler
Source : BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine

168. “You have to love what you do, to give your best.”

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169. “Forgive your past because it the vehicle through your process and from this point forward your life is made of 100% future; Caterpillars always look up despite having no wings... and butterflies don't waste time crying over the legs they lost or dwelling on on the ground.”

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170. “Love without conditions, restrictions, or the expectation of being loved in return.”

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171. “Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.”

Tags : Acceptance Expectations Letting Go

172. “Patience from a Buddhist perspective is not a "wait and see" attitude, but rather one of "just be there"... Patience can also be based on not expecting anything.Think of patience as an act of being open to whatever comes your way. When you begin to solidify expectations, you get frustrated because they are not met in the way you had hoped... With no set idea of how something is supposed to be, it is hard to get stuck on things not happening in the time frame you desired. Instead, you are just being there, open to the possibilities of your life.”

Tags : Buddhism Expectations Letting Go Openness Patience
Author : Lodro Rinzler
Source : The Buddha Walks into a Bar...: A Guide to Life for a New Generation

173. “The thought of being whoever I want is a terrifying thing, because I have only ever been who everyone has wanted me to be.”

Tags : Being Yourself Expectations Perception Of Others Perceptions Reality Check True To Yourself
Author : Dianna Hardy
Source : Saving Eve

174. “We're constantly judging and grading other parents, just to make sure that they aren't any better than us. I'm as guilty as anyone. I see some lady hand her kid a Nintendo DS at the supermarket and I instantly downgrade that lady to Shitty Parent status. I feel pressure to live up to a parental ideal that no one probably has ever achieved. I feel pressure to raise a group of human beings that will help America kick the shit out of Finland and South Korea in the world math rankings. I feel pressure to shield my kids from the trillion pages of hentai donkey porn out there on the Internet. I feel pressure to make the insane amounts of money needed for a supposedly 'middle-class' upbringing for the kids, an upbringing that includes a house and college tuition and health care and so many other expenses that you have to be a multimillionaire to afford it. PRESSURE PRESSURE PRESSURE.”

Tags : Children Competition Expectations Expense Fatherhood Parenting Pressure
Author : Drew Magary
Source : Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood

175. “When what you value and dream about doesn’t match the life you are living, you have pain.”

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176. “Books required no interchanges of thoughts and feelings, no trading of expectations, no traffic of words, no menace of real loss. Reading books required far less energy than reading people; the pages seldom disappointed him and they never died.”

Tags : Book Books Death Die Disappoint Disappointment Expectations Feelings Loss Menace Pages Reading Reading Books Reading People Thoughts Words
Author : Dan Groat
Source : Monarchs and Mendicants

177. “What you have made me see,' answered the Lady, 'is as plain as the sky, but I never saw it before. Yet is has happened every day. One goes into the forest to pick food and already the thought of one fruit rather than another has grown up in one’s mind. Then, may it be, one finds a different fruit and not the fruit one thought of. One joy was expected and another is given. But this I had never noticed before–that the very moment of the finding there is in the mind a kind of thrusting back, or setting aside. The picture of the fruit you have not found is still, for a moment, before you. And if you wished–if it were possible to wish–you could keep it there. You could send your soul after the good you had expected, instead of turning it to the good you had got. You could refuse the real good; you could make the real fruit taste insipid by thinking of the other.”

Tags : Contentment Desires Discontentment Expectations Ingratitude Joy Temptation Wishes
Author : C.S. Lewis

178. “When our expectations differ from better, we think bitter, but that is not better! Stay better, think positive, no matter what; there is always a better lesson to learn!”

Tags : Bitter Life Bitterness And Hatred Expectations Inspirational Quotes Motivational Quotes Stay Better

179. “If there was an elephant in the supermarket, she'd either not see it at all, or call it Mrs Jones and talk about fishcakes.”

Tags : Auto Pilot Blinkered Environment Expectations Ignorance Narrow Mindedness Small Minded
Source : Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

180. “I never expect appreciation. I always set a deadline for the things I have to do to be a successful person, when I complete them, I give myself a piece of candy, a glass of tea and some free time to enjoy- that is how I honor my hardworking and appreciate my struggles.”

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181. “When questioning ourselves, we must identify, where we are heading to. Do we prefer our life to remain untitled. Will we stand bare and naked without dressing any expectations or do we decide to interact with the world around. Will we play a part on the stage of life or do we choose to remain simply a chapter without heading, an episode without caption, an untitled interval. ("Life untitled" )”

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182. “The most important relationship in the world is the bond that you share with your own self. Are you comfortable being you or you’re always trying to be someone else? Are you able to live up to your own expectations or often end up feeling inadequate and incomplete? Are you being true to yourself and your dreams or you’re trying to live someone else’s definition of success? Those are some vital questions you’d have to answer to determine how you feel about yourself and your life. We often see the world as a reflection of who we are. When you’re cool and tranquil on the inside, you will echo the same peace in all your relationships. When you’re all messed up inside, your actions and reactions too will resonate your inner chaos. To have beautiful and worthy relationships, begin by having an honest and fulfilling relationship with yourself.”

Tags : Dreams Expectations Fulfilling Happiness Honesty Integrity Relationship Reflection Relationship Self Self Esteem Self Love Success Unique Uniqueness Of Individual
Author : Manprit Kaur

183. “Expectations are nothing more than the rules we set, in order to maintain our ego and self esteem. What we seek from others is often that fulfillment of what we believe we require for happiness. However, many of us will raise the requirements so high that we can't even reach them or better yet, realize that we could find that expectation met by our own introspection and action.”

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184. “Budite osoba koja zelite da budete, a ne ona koju drugi ocekuju da vide.”

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185. “Who gets to be the judge of reality? If it was deeply felt, believed, spoken about often or altered your life course, then it was real enough. Faith doesn't get the luxury of all those things one hundred percent of the time, but we call that normal behavior based on a gut feeling.” I said. I looked at his wife and she busted out laughing. Her husband was trying to catch invisible butterflies above his head—dementia. My patients teach me the most sobering of truths: Why wreck his smile. If I could see them, I would want to catch them too.”

Tags : Belief Best Friends Dreams Expectations Fairytales Faith Gods Plan Miracles Patients Perception Pondering Realism Reality Tsloama Viewpoint

186. “I notice you didn’t include a blade with your new attire,” Royce said. “Not even a little jeweled dagger.”“Lords no.” Albert looked appalled. “I don’t fight.”“I thought all nobles learned sword fighting.” Royce looked to Hadrian.“I thought so too.”“Nobles with competent fathers perhaps. I spent my formative years at my aunt’s at Huffington Manor. She held a daily salon, where a dozen noble ladies came to discuss all manner of philosophical topics, like how much they hated their husbands. I’ve never actually held a sword, but I can tie a mean corset and apply face paint like a gold-coin whore.”

Tags : Expectations Fighting Humor Noble Stereotypes
Source : The Rose and the Thorn

187. “There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations”

Tags : Expectations Happiness Reality
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Nineteen Minutes

188. “When expectations delay for too long, doubt draw nearer in haste and patience goes farther”

Tags : Delays Expectations Hope And Despair Impatience Love Promises

189. “Leaders succeed or fail depending on whether or not they clarify role expectations and keep their promises.”

Tags : Expectations Failure Leaders Leadership Promises Role Success
Author : Bob Anderson
Source : Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

190. “Collectively, as a people, we have to upgrade our standards and expectations of our political leaders and ourselves, hold them and our own selves accountable for the promises we make, and insist on specifics – projects, deadlines, processes, funds to be committed, and follow-up! Otherwise, we will continue to be dribbled and deceived, and nothing would get done.”

Tags : Expectations Politicians Promises
Source : Sebitically Speaking

191. “People are going to break promises, and they will have every right to till the point you realize that you don't change plans based on someone else's words.”

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192. “Choosing a mate is not a matter of can they do the job, rather will they. A partner of "potential" doesn't make for a happy marriage. Their actions have to be in line with your needs.”

Tags : Actions Expectations Inactions Mate Potential Proving Relationships 101 Soulmate Stepping Up

193. “Besides, what's in a name? Actually, a lot. Whether taken from a parent or grandparent, some saint, or even the late great Elvis, your name insists another person's dream of what you should have been. The portrait of some ancestral ideal lingers through heirloom names. Gender specific names imply all sorts of expectations. More than just a signifier used to summon, instruct, address, accuse, sometimes praise us, our names define and thereby limit us. They put us in a cage.”

Tags : Expectations Names
Author : Brien Piechos
Source : Burnt Tongues

194. “Everyone who is educated today wants to sit at a comfortable desk under a fan and live in an air-conditioned house surrounded by a garden, coming and going in an American car as wide as the street. If we do not tear out this disease by the roots we shall have with us a bourgeoisie that is in no way connected with the reality of our life...”

Tags : Bourgeois Bourgeoisie Education Expectations Society
Author : Tayeb Salih
Source : Season of Migration to the North

195. “You can't eat straight A's.”

Tags : Expectations Poverty School
Source : The Woman Warrior

196. “Don't expect everyone to admire this world is made up of hate and fire.”

Tags : Admiration Admire Expect Expectations Expecting Fire Hate
Author : Srishti

197. “Every time you invite a candidate to interview, you should expect to be interviewed, too.”

Tags : Business Candidate Expectations Interviews Leadership Characteristics
Author : Stacy Feiner
Source : Talent Mindset

198. “Being a husband or a wife, is already a huge responsibility to shoulder, without adding in the expectations.”

Tags : Expectations Husband Husband And Wife Husbands And Wives Responsibilities Responsibility Wife
Source : Back to Basics

199. “Desire great things in life.Expect great things in life.”

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200. “Thanks to our artists, we pretend well, living under canopies of painted clouds and painted gods, in halls of marble floors across which the sung Masses paint hope in deep impatsi of echo. We make of the hollow world a fuller, messier, prettier place, but all our inventions can't create the one thing we require: to deserve any fond attention we might accidentally receive, to receive any fond attention we don't in the course of things deserve. We are never enough to ourselves because we can never be enough to another. Any one of us walks into any room and reminds its occupant that we are not the one they most want to see. We are never the one. We are never enough.”

Tags : Artists Expectations Falling Below Expectations Never Enough Requirements Self Hate
Source : Mirror Mirror