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A list of the best anticipation quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous anticipation quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic anticipation quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational anticipation quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about anticipation?" and "What are inspirational anticipation quotes?"

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We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.


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Author: Samuel Johnson

Subjects: Anticipation

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We usually get what we anticipate.


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Author: Claude M. Bristol

Subjects: Anticipation

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Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.


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Author: Seneca the Younger

Subjects: Anticipation

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If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.


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Author: Elbert Hubbard

Subjects: Anticipation

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Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.


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Author: Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

Subjects: Anticipation

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A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.


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Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Subjects: Anticipation

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Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.


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Author: Samuel Johnson

Subjects: Anticipation

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