Quotations The Best Quotes About Expectation  

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Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. Denis Waitley

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Benjamin Franklin

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You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar

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Good is not good, when better is expected. Thomas Fuller

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I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. Bruce Lee

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We expect everything and are prepared for nothing. Sophie Swetchine

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We tend to live up to our expectations. Earl Nightingale

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It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham

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Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations. Richard DeVos

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If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail. Heraclitus

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We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for. Elbert Hubbard

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Employees tend to live up to their managers expectations of them. If a managers expectations are high, productivity is likely to be excellent.

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I know not anything more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed. Samuel Johnson

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We tend to get what we expect. Norman Vincent Peale

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We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves. Brian Tracy

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Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. Denis Waitley

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Rarely do the followers exceed the expectations of the leaders.

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Life is largely a matter of expectation. Horace

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Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. Greg Anderson

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Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation. Orison Swett Marden

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You begin by always expecting good things to happen Tom Hopkins

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In order to win, you must expect to win. Richard Bach

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Winner expects to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker

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Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level... Eileen Caddy

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If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. Zig Ziglar

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We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out. Orison Swett Marden

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I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. John F. Kennedy

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Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our father's have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a large part than what we suspect of what we think. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. Aesop

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We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

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Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. George Eliot

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When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen. J. P. Morgan

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How much of human life is lost in waiting. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.

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Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress? Seneca the Younger

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Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so. Edgar Allan Poe

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Prospect is often better than possession. Thomas Fuller

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A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped. Marcel Proust

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If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. Norman Vincent Peale

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Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. Brian Tracy

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The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come. William Hazlitt

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You have to expect that if you cuss out the world, The world is going to cuss back. Andrew Young

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If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it. Malcolm Forbes

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What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens. Benjamin Disraeli