Quotations on Expectations

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The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Desire, Expectation, Expectations, May)

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Expectations, Memories)

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Opportunity, Aspirations, Being, Chance, Expectations, Majority, Open)

Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: Education, Commitment, Expectations, Parents, Students, Teachers)

The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Experience, Expectations, Living, Result)

All clients' needs and expectations are vastly different.
- Bruce Bennett
(Keywords: Clients, Expectations, Needs)

People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Expectations, Project)

I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.
- Barry Bonds
(Keywords: Father, People, Baseball, Expectations, Play, Pressure)

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Difference, Expectations, Unhappiness)

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)

At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Body, Expectations, Fortune, Network, Theory, Understanding, Years)

Confounding people's expectations was a way to maintain integrity.
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Keywords: People, Expectations, Integrity)

I think my expectations for myself are much more severe and much more direct. You can't work on a film for six years without being your own toughest critic. So you can't really be distracted by the expectations based on your previous performance.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Work, Performance, Being, Expectations, Film, Years)

The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it.
- Chris Cannon
(Keywords: Ideas, Expectations, Information, Internet, News, Spring)

Walking into a show when I was 16, at that time when it was the No. 1 hit show, and replacing a character comes with so many expectations. I felt a lot of pressure with that.
- Sarah Chalke
(Keywords: Time, Character, Expectations, Pressure, Walking)

I felt trapped and fabricated in the fifties living up to other people's expectations.
- Rosemary Clooney
(Keywords: People, Expectations, Living)

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Life, Work, Diligence, Expectations, First, Tools)

I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force.
- James D'arcy
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Driving, Expectations, Famous, Force)

She was in a difficult position being the widow of a great American hero, a role that carried high expectations but she did a credible job of continuing Dr King's dream especially in the face of a changing and often hostile American public.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: Dream, American, Being, Expectations, Job, Public)

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
- Joan Didion
(Keywords: Power, Expectations, Lies, Self)

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!
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Disappointment, Expectations, Injustice, Promises, Prosperity)

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.'
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Computers, Expectations, Now)

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.
- Peter Drucker
(Keywords: Knowledge, Decision, Expectations, Information, Results)

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst
(Keywords: Technology, Enthusiasm, Expectations, Famous, School, Study)

No, I don't make my work in order to challenge or confuse other people's expectations - I only do what I find natural.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Keywords: Work, People, Challenge, Expectations, Order)

Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
- Baltasar Gracian
(Keywords: Talent, People, Day, Expectations, Limits, Novelty)

We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
- Lisa Guerrero
(Keywords: Humor, Expectations, Now, Personality, Sense, Style)

We cannot let our respect for the FBI blind us from the fact the FBI has sometimes come up short of our expectations.
- Orrin Hatch
(Keywords: Blind, Expectations, Fact, Respect)

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Keywords: Progress, Expectations, Limits, May, Suspicion)

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.
- Gustav Heinemann
(Keywords: People, Expectations, Ladies, Gentlemen, Letters, Population)

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
- Marilu Henner
(Keywords: Life, Control, Management, Being, Day, Expectations, Living, Stress)

It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Children, Excellence, Expectations, Potential)

We don't want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.
- Lauryn Hill
(Keywords: People, Expectations, Want)

To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients' best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations.
- Anthony Hitt
(Keywords: Successful, Clients, Expectations, First, Needs, Will)

Reputation is fine but you have to keep justifying it. In a sense, it makes it harder because people's expectations of you are higher. So, you have to fulfill those expectations. Or, try to exceed those expectations. But, it becomes more difficult as time goes on.
- Derek Jacobi
(Keywords: Time, People, Expectations, Reputation, Sense)

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
- Michael Jordan
(Keywords: Change, Negative, Expectations, Will)

At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences.
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Keywords: Family, Consequences, Expectations, Nation, Obvious, Right)

I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Chess, Expectations, Rules, Senses)

I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new.
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Keywords: Encouragement, Expectations, Fun, Play)

Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing, but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
- Michael Landon
(Keywords: Dream, Expectations, Mind, Self)

I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
- Annie Lennox
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Death, Expectations, Illness, Loss, Old, Separation, Years)

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine
(Keywords: Direction, Disappointment, Expectations, Man, Race, Saying)

One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself.
- Lisa Loeb
(Keywords: Experience, Music, Expectations, Musicians, University)

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
- Max Lucado
(Keywords: Earth, Expectations, Heaven)

The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses.
- Robert Luskin
(Keywords: Decision, Expectations, Investigation, Will)

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
(Keywords: Work, Expectation, Expectations, Will)

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
(Keywords: Performance, Expectations, Reality)

I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding.
- Christopher Meloni
(Keywords: Experience, Mother, Expectations, Job, Journey, Learning)

Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years.
- John Mica
(Keywords: Choices, Expectations, First, President, Will, Years)



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