71+ Best Expectation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Expectation is the feeling that good things are going to happen in the future. Profoundly inspirational expectation quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Expectation Quotes

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

If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

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

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

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. Jodi Picoult

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. Charles F. Kettering

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it. Rasheed Ogunlaru

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Peace begins When expectation ends. Sri Chinmoy

So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met? Bill Watterson

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

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

Inspirational Expectation Quotes

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected. Norton Juster

If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you’ll keep resentment far away. Confucius

Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations. Sebastian Horsley

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

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations. Bill Watterson

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

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. Brandon Sanderson

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

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. Lev Grossman

You don’t ask nobody to give what they can’t give, or be what they can’t be. You’ve learnt that, you got a headstart on heartbreak. Jack Farris

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

Expectation is the mother of all frustration. Antonio Banderas

We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation. Ivan Illich

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

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. Orison Swett Marden

Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. Brandon Sanderson

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

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

I hope you do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life. Julianne Donaldson

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

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

Life was easier when you stopped caring, when you stopped expecting things to get better. Cora Carmack

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

Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed. Patricia McCormick

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

Expectation wasn’t just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself. Brandon Sanderson

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations Elliott Larson

Be realistic with your expectations. I’d like to cuddle a unicorn, but it ain’t going to happen. India Knight

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. Henry David Thoreau

Deep Expectation Quotes

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed. Lionel Shriver

The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations. Eli Khamarov

Expect more, get less, and feel sadness or expect less, get more, and feel happiness. Vijay Dhameliya

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected. Norton Juster

Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. Ralph Marston

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

When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is. Tara Brach

Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations. Sebastian Horsley

Do what you can with what you have where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

There is no joy involved in following others’ expectations of yourself. Miriam Toews

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. Theodore Rubin

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. Lev Grossman

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. Samuel Johnson

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. Thomas Alva Edison

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

Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, But I do not cli Anthony De Mello

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. Lisa Kleypas

Creating perfection will also create expectations for the future Rick Helders

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

Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments. Confucius

You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your perception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect. Tsitsi Dangarembga

The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us. Henry David Thoreau

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. Robert Jordan

I did what I came here to do. What I’ve done I’ve done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can’t expect much more from life. Bruce Lee

It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes. Robert E. Lee

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. Sarah Ban Breathnach

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