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Expectation QUOTES

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-- Melodie Beattie

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

The way to happy--
keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
--Sarah Ban Breathnach

* Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world...
-- Rachel Carson

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect praise or reward."
-- Achaan Chah

* Spiritually, no action is more important than surrender. Surrender is the tenderest impulse of the heart, acting out of love to give whatever the beloved wants. Surrender is being alert to exactly what is happening now, not imposing expectations from the past. Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything, even when you cannot foresee the outcome of a situation.
-- Deepak Chopra

You have to take risks.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully
when we allow the unexpected to happen.
-- Paulo Coelho

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 F. Drucker

* To live in poverty is to live with constant uncertainty, to accept galling indignities, and to expect harassment by the police, welfare officials and employers, as well as by others who are poor and desperate.
-- Barbara Ehrenreich
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. –Ralph Ellison

* "The UN Declaration of Human Rights laid down what any person might reasonably expect, yet there are remarkably few people who enjoy these rights. With cameras in the hands of activists and meaningful distribution of those images, we will witness what really goes on in this world and hopefully want to change it." -- Peter Gabriel

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
-- Haim G. Ginott

If we assume that the purpose of the economy is to serve and improve the welfare of the entire body of citizens, the U.S. model has clearly been a major failure. It has served a minority, and the majority have not only failed to share in the income gains yielded by the model, they have suffered from reduced benefits, greater job instability and stress, and a diminution of expectations and sense of hope for the future.
-- Edward S. Herman
"Globilization in its current form cannot deliver the benefits expected of it.
Civil society, particularly in developing countries, must ensure that it does."
-- Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.
-- Madonna

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great,
and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
-- Orison Swett Marden

"No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded."
-- Margaret Mead

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
-- Patricia Neal

We seem always ready to pay the price for war. Almost gladly we give our time and our treasures - our limbs and even our lives - for war. But we expect to get peace for nothing.
-- Peace Pilgrim

Give away your love, freely and without expectation.
Give it away, and soon your life will be filled with love,
and you will have set others on the path of love and peace.
-- John Robbins

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
-- Margaret Chase Smith

* "...if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
-- Henry David Thoreau


Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience,
when it has no soul to be damned, and nobody to be kicked?
-- Lord Chancellor Thurlow

* I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.
-- Booker T. Washington

But elimination will only happen if all countries — nuclear and non-nuclear states — genuinely work towards this result. Nuclear states must abolish their arsenals, as was indicated by the unanimous opinion of the international Court of Justice, the highest international tribunal. The five nuclear states seem to expect others to refrain from obtaining bombs while at the same time maintaining their own caches of deadly weapons.
-- Christopher Weeramantry

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