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Partnerships are increasingly seen through the prism of promises and expectations, and as a kind of product for consumers: satisfaction on the spot, and if not fully satisfied, return the product to the shop or replace it with a new and improved one! You don't, after all, stick to your car, or computer, or iPod, when better ones appear.
Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.
We don't want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.
Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.
Richard M. DeVos
We should have high expectations of our children, but politicians should not tell teachers how to meet them.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please - and just listen. I believe all the answers are ultimately within us.
A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.
There's a difference between expectations and aspirations.
Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
There is no such thing as an average person. They really are guidelines for people to grapple with the unknown, and we can always surprise expectations.
As a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.
Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations.
'House of Balloons' was special because I had no deadlines, and nobody knew me, so there were no expectations. Spent a year making it perfect. Every song had at least, like, 7 different versions to them before picking the right one.
There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.
Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.
What we need to understand is that when traditions become laws, rules, obligations and expectations others put on us that we don't want to fulfill, then they lose real meaning and steal the joy from our lives. And if we're too religious, we won't be able to be led by the Holy Spirit and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him.
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'
Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!
Children that have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them and yield to them.
Ellen G. White
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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