Selected Quotes about Expectation

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation. -- Charlotte Bronte

“For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much - if he lives and uses that in hand day by day - shall be full to running over.” -- Edgar Cayce

Everything comes if a man will only wait. -- Benjamin Disraeli

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. -- Thomas Hardy

I know not any thing 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

It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation. -- Samuel Johnson

People assign much higher probability to the truth of their opinions than is warranted. It's one of the reasons people trade so much in the market, generally with bad results. -- Daniel Kahneman

The last thing I would have ever expected to happen to me in my life would be that, in fact, I would be accused of doing something wrong and maybe even something criminal. -- Kenneth Lay

Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect. -- Margaret Mitchell

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there Where most it promises; and oft it hits Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. -- William Shakespeare

Tis expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were. -- Sir John Suckling

One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it. -- Tiger Woods

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