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Expectation is the root of all heartache.
Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
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.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Henry David Thoreau
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
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
The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country.
Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
John Kenneth Galbraith
If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state.
We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win.
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
One has children in the expectation of dying before them. In fact, you want to make damn sure you die before them, just as you plant a tree or build a house knowing, hoping that it will outlive you. That's how the human species has done as well as it has.
When Britain and the U.S. invaded Iraq, it was with the reasonable expectation that it was going to increase the threat of terror, as it has.
While a large segment of the art world has obsessed over a tiny number of stars and their prices, an aesthetic shift has been occurring. It's not a movement - movements are more sure of themselves. It's a change of mood or expectation, a desire for art to be more than showy effects, big numbers, and gamesmanship.
When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.
We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
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