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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
Frank A. Clark
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Companies and their brands need to reach out and speak directly to consumers, to honor their values, and to form meaningful relationships with them. They must become architects of community, consistently demonstrating the values that their customer community expects in exchange for their loyalty and purchases.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.'
Daniel J. Boorstin
What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Though our trials are diverse, there is one thing the Lord expects of us no matter our difficulties and sorrows: He expects us to press on.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
William Butler Yeats
England expects that every man will do his duty.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.
Nobody expects a footballer to have any kind of an IQ, which is a bit of an unfair stereotype.
I was from a small town, and nobody really expects you to leave, especially before you graduate. That doesn't happen.
I guess I look so straight and normal, nobody expects me to pick my nose and fall.
I don't think anyone looks into their family tree and expects it to come up smelling of roses.
True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
Preaching is effective as long as the preacher expects something to happen-not because of the sermon, not even because of the preacher, but because of God.
Chicago is the Great American City, and it was really great to live there during a time of economic expansion and opportunity and growth. I felt like I was living at the center of the world. Unlike New York, no one expects you to be a professional writer.
If the brain expects that a treatment will work, it sends healing chemicals into the bloodstream, which facilitates that. And the opposite is equally true and equally powerful: When the brain expects that a therapy will not work, it doesn't. It's called the 'nocebo' effect.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
The mystery of the Christian life is that Christ expects us to flee sin and the devil, but does not expect us to rid ourselves of either on this side of glory. Repentance is a way of life, and so is the pursuit of godliness. I wish every Christian could be reminded of these two things.
John F. Kennedy
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