Quotation Explorer - 'Expectations'

Many things have been written and will be written for dream. Dreams are nothing but our unclear expectations. - Santosh Kalwar
Expectations create and shape reality. - Debasish Mridha
And indeed if you think you're a genius at something what you achieve is very much according to your expectations; if you think you're no good, you're not going to get anywhere. - Diana Wynne Jones
People won't see Imagination in something that doesn't relate to their experience because of their own mental limitations. I want people to escape the expected and ordinary, to escape the regular expectations of a story, and truly step into a different world of literature. - Lionel Suggs
When you give without expectations, your soul dances and sparkles with deep inner joy. - Debasish Mridha
Don't be content by just beating others expectations, beat your own expectations as well. And you should expect nothing less but to win.
Whenever you looked forward to anything pleasant you were sure to be more or less disappointed . . . perhaps that is true. But there is a good side to it too. The bad things don't always come up to your expectations either . . . they nearly always turn out ever so much better than you think. - L. M. Montgomery
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. - Michael J. Fox
My quotes are being used in other authors creations. To be recognized while I'm alive has surpassed my expectations - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Rethink change: Make change management irrelevant through Appreciative Leadership Innovation focused Expectations (ALIFE) - Tony Dovale
If you want to be outstanding, stop meeting expectations, start exceeding them - Saji Ijiyemi
Often people that settle in life are those that only do what they can with what they have and where they are. Never settle for someone that didn't know your worth from the beginning, or build a life without God in it. Live beyond your low expectations. - Shannon L. Alder
Your success does not depend on who you are but what you are and the strength of your expectations. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
True expectations never ever go unnoticed. So expect happiness and expect abundance. - Debasish Mridha
To be free to roam our own consciousness and be responsible for ourselves, a letting go process is required. We have to let go of how others define us; what damaging messages remain from childhood; how others define our relationship with the creator; and what expectations they may have for us. - David W. Earle
For [a product] to surprise me, it must be satisfying expectations I didn't know I had. No focus group is going to discover those. Only a great designer can. - Paul Graham
Your life is made up of your dreams and your realities, your expectations and your possibilities. - Debasish Mridha
Sitting at the old patio table she’d cleared of leaves, she smiled and leaned back. The stars looked twisted in the limbs of the trees, like Christmas lights. She felt like part of the hollow around her was filling. She’d come here with too many expectations. - Sarah Addison Allen
Hello, my name is your potential. But you can call me impossible. I am the missed opportunities. I am the expectations you will never fulfill. I am always taunting you, regardless of how hard you try, regardless of how much you hope. - Nathan Filer
When you give without expectations, you feel that joy is rushing through you like the spring breeze caressing a newly blooming flower. - Debasish Mridha
Every time you give away love without any expectations, you become richer. - Debasish Mridha
I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations. - E.L. James
When we set expectations and nourish them with appreciation, we will get better results. - Debasish Mridha
Uncommunicated expectations are the shame of relationships. - Alafia Stewart
The secret to happiness is low expectations. - Barry Schwartz
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. - Wendy Wasserstein
Unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment, while simple unbiased attention and detachment to outcome often lead to pleasant surprises. - Gary Hopkins
People live on the flow of the daily reality and they surge on the waves of hazy expectations. They can experience pleasant junctures and try to catch and enjoy each special moment that is offered to them. Until life takes them by surprise. - Erik Pevernagie
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. - Roy Bennett
When our expectations differ from better, we think bitter, but that is not better! Stay better, think positive, no matter what; there is always a better lesson to learn! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When flash of hope scans through your dreams. When news of goodness skims the surface of your expectations and bravery abates, break not, keep pressing less the dreams of your fingers suffer extinction. - Darmie Orem
You can either follow your dreams or adjust with your society's expectations... Either way, consequences are uncertain... the path to glory or the boulevard of mediocrity, both lead to the grave... Choose what's worthwhile, for the end is the same. - K Hari Kumar
Expectations from others is your biggest weakness. - Devesh Tamta
From hope evolves faith. From faith evolves belief. From belief evolves expectations. From expectations evolve success. As long as you have hope you can achieve success. - DeWayne Owens
True art is a remedy of curiousity and it rise above all expectations. - Unarine Ramaru
Frustration is the result of failed expectations. - Stuart Kidder
Change your expectations, change your life. - Brinda Devine
Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it. - Don Roff
Expectations ruin the pleasures of life. To overcome every bad and appreciate every good, consider every day your last and take no one for granted. - Nael Gharzeddine
Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Do what makes you happy. Life is too short to live on other people's expectations - Amefil
When you give, give without any expectations. - Vishwas Chavan
Fulfill me, make me happy, make me feel safe, tell me who I am. The world cannot give you those things, and when you no longer have such expectations, all self created suffering comes to an end. - Eckhart Tolle
I suffer because my interactions with others do not meet the expectations I did not know I had. - James Patrick McDonald
At nineteen, one lives in the utter idolatry, therefore the extreme superstition, of sex. Monstrously exaggerated tales about sexual feats, which we listen to greedily, determine our expectations. The disappointments are correspondingly great. - Gregor von Rezzori
History fondly remembers those who meet expectations but is written by a few who exceed them - Faisal Khosa
Life has no limits. We are limited by our expectations. - Debasish Mridha
Each store will fulfil some of your needs, but no individual store can meet all of your needs. Learning how to set realistic expectations now and in future relationships requires you to examine each of the existing stores to see what they can offer. - Janet Crain
Your life is not a result of your potential, skills or desires, but of your consistent expectations and actions, which largely flow from your values and beliefs. - Christopher Babson
Happiness is there when expectations meet the reality. - Debasish Mridha
All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations. - Barack Obama
Serving with love, a kind heart, and without expectations is happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Success is defined, not by what you achieve in life, but by what you do for others without expectations. - Debasish Mridha
Your current situation = the life expectations you have accepted as completed, unless you change your comfort zone to create a better life. - Shannon L. Alder
Properly understood, Imagination and Prayer are directly proportional —the more they pray beyond their bounds, they expand their vision beyond their resources, their experiences, their expectations. - Geoffrey Wood
The task of teaching has never been more complex and the expectations that burden teachers are carried out in antiquated systems that offer little support—and yet, teachers are finding success every day. - Tucker Elliot
Discipline yourself so that all expectations, and inspiration, begin with your core values before relying on someone else's to better your life. - Steven Cuoco
Peace begins when expectations end. - Sri Chinmoy
One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations. - Anthony Liccione
Sadness comes from expectations. To be happy, adapt to everything and expect nothing. - Debasish Mridha
Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Only thing that makes us fail in all moments, expectations. - Yogeshwaran Selvaraju
Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear -- and doubt. - H.A. Dorfman
God has called His creation to find satisfaction in a personal relationship with Him, and stop trying to manage the world by conforming it to our expectations, and to allow Him to govern His creation. He continues to say through an ancient Hebrew worship song, "Be still and know that I am God! - Charles R. Swindoll
To win, expect to win. Expectations create reality. - Debasish Mridha
Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are. - Isabel Allende
The paradox of choice; the more options there are, the harder it is to chose and the higher the expectations and so, the satisfaction is diminished. - R.A.Delmonico
Expectations define achievement. - Debasish Mridha
I work hard to stay cynical enough! I keep my expectations of our culture and our leaders low, low, low, and I do it so I don't have to be let down. And yet again I am lowballed by the brokenness of the American cultural machine. - Vinnie Tesla
When two people can't live up to each other's expectations, they'll look for their fantasized satisfaction in the next relationship, the next experience, the next excitement. - John F. MacArthur Jr.
Do not let anyone else's expectations direct the course of your life. I have discovered happiness in being true to who I am. - Julianne Donaldson
Oft expectations fails, and most oft there Where most it promises; and oft it hits Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. - William Shakespeare
Life will be perfect if your expectations and responses to events are humble and perfect. - Debasish Mridha
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. (in Bill Moyers' Healing and the Mind) - Rachel Naomi Remen
Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness. - Lama Surya Das
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations. - Bill Watterson
The main thing about aliens is that they are alien. They feel no responsibility for fulfilling any of your expectations. (Dark City Lights) - Robert Silverberg
Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have. - Dennis Prager
People expect what they expect.. They never realize the possibility of surprise beyond expectations..! - Vaibhav Mehta
My life has far exceeded my expectations not because of my own personal efforts or mindset but because of my friends who have enriched my existence - John Paul Warren
Let go of all expectations, and you shall never be disappointed. I find that rather disappointing to never be disappointed is very expected. Therefore let's only let go of those expectations we know will disappoint us and let's expect to be disappointed sometimes. Life is beautiful that way. - Nicole Haslam
I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. - Fritz Perls
Come to me.Why must you ruin this moment?You are burdened with thought.Burdened with the pastand expectations of the future.You are burdened with your self.Cast these aside by laughing at yourself.And love,for what more is there than to love me?Take me nowand let it be heaven for us. - Kamand Kojouri
Expectations are the rumors we spread inside us. - Himanshu Chhabra
Happiness is there when perceptions and expectations are in joyful harmony. - Debasish Mridha
We tend to live up to our expectations. - Earl Nightingale
low income does not mean low expectations - Johnnie Dent Jr.
When you manage your expectations, you let yourself soak in the joy of what is actually happening around you. - Andrea Goeglein
Seek to exceed your own expectations. - Lailah Gifty Akita
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We add value to our lives by giving without expectations; we add meaning to our lives by loving unconditionally. - Debasish Mridha
Do not compete with anyone. Seek to exceed your own expectations. - Lailah Gifty Akita
She had not thought it would be so easy to slip into the old roles. Cambridge had changed her fundamentally and she thought she was immune. No one in her family, however, noticed the transformation in her, and she was not able to resist the power of their habitual expectations. - Ian McEwan
The worst thing you can do is to hate someone. The best thing you can do is to totally love someone without expectations. - Debasish Mridha
Positive expectations create a positive life. - Debasish Mridha
We bring to everything we read the expectations we have built up by a lifetime of reading. - Richard Marius
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. - Paul Rand
Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations - Ralph Charell
Love has no contingencies, no expectations, no ideals. Love is a gift to thyself, the experience of divinity in full expression. - Erin Fall Haskell
Expectations paint illusions Experience paints a pictureOptical Illusions manufacture confused expectations and experiences. - Goitsemang Mvula
Freedom is to stand naked at the moment, having no expectations, nothing to lose or to gain. The empty then is fulfilled, just to be emptied again at the next moment. The Absolute Freedom is, to become every path, at any given moment. - Grigoris Deoudis
Set great expectations for yourself. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable. - Azar Nafisi
True love is when you love someone without hesitation, without expectations, and without judgment. - Debasish Mridha
What you do without expectations defines your success. - Debasish Mridha
How much you can love others without expectations will define who you are. - Debasish Mridha
Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn't have the weight of gender expectations. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Idols aren't just stone statues. No, idols are the thoughts, desires, longings, and expectations that we worship in the place of the true God. Idols cause us to ignore the true God in search of what we think we need. - Elyse Fitzpatrick
The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy. - George W. Bush
We inhereit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. - Edward Sellner
A master can tell you what he thinks of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations. - Patricia Neal
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead. - Kurt Vonnegut
If sex is a skill, with its attendant expectations, frustrations, and failures, you are graded on performance; if it is an expression of love and commitment, you are not graded at all. - Ron Brackin
I think things are beautiful when you don’t plan them, and you don’t have any expectations, and you’re not trying to get somewhere in particular. - Alison Mosshart
I have never met a politician who has exceeded my low expectations of them. - Grant McLachlan
Your value is based on how much and how deeply you can love others without any expectations of a return. - Debasish Mridha
Failure exists. Yes! Failure exists. Don’t expect to meet all your expectations in life; however, expect to do everything you must do to realize your expectations and success. These two things success and failure have in common; they both responds to uncertainty and they are triggered by action. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time. - Sara Paddison
Your Potential can far exceed your expectations - Cody McLain
Beware of expectations, It really hurts. - Lokesh Tiwari
I was a poet. I had no expectations other than creating a world of art with words that would live on long after I was gone. - Jason E. Hodges
I've decided that the key to happiness is low expectations. - Laura Moncur
Expectations have no effect on the harvest. - Marty Rubin
In life your expectations and disappointments are directly linked. So too is your heartfulness and your contentedness - Rasheed Ogunlaru
‎At the end when you cut to the bone,we're all essentially the same; we are women of great expectations - Inji Amr
Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated - Alan W. Watts
Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. - Steve Jobs
Have you ever been by yourself with no distractions? No radio, no TV, no internet, no mobile. Have you every been yourself in complete and utter silence? With no expectations and nothing else to do?Silence heals. - Ana Ortega
I wish if I could fulfill the expectations of others. Life is unpredictable and there is no more humanity - Avinash Advani
Life is a journey without destination but it unfolds our conscious and subconscious expectations. - Debasish Mridha
People have many cruel expectations from writers. People expect novelists to live on a hill with three kids and a spouse, people expect children's story writers to never have sex, and people expect all great poets to be dead. And these are all very difficult expectations to fulfill, I think. - C. JoyBell C.
Know that tomorrow will bring clarity where before was only fog. In the final summation, it is not other's expectations that slay us, but our over compensatory reactions in regard - C.B. Smith
A good story defies the reader's expectations, and in doing so, brings them satisfaction. - Thomas Maltman
As Harvard Business School professor Peter Bregman advises, 'Don't write a book, write a page...Don't expect to be a great manager in your first six months, just try to set expectations well. - Shawn Achor
With every rise in choices, the expectations double up which puts people deeper down into the rubble. - Ashish Patel
Your expectations of other people should never be greater than what you expect of God. Why is it that you can patiently wait for him to make your life better, but you won't consider he is patiently waiting for you to be better? - Shannon L. Alder
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. - Norman Vincent Peale
Life is happening at this very moment; it is not behind us or before us. The past is full of memories and future is full of expectations. - Debasish Mridha
When people starts to enjoy a writer's pen, he becomes a legend even if his stories are neither long nor publicly surrounded by expectations. - A. Saleh
It is not important for life to meet your great expectations. What is important is that you hold high expectations of yourself and meet them greatly. - Roopleen
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. - Bruce Lee
A big desire is not enough to meet the expectations of lost dreams. - Dejan Stojanovic
Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)] - Stephen Hawking
Keep your expectations high, Not because you are better than anyone else, but because you have experienced enough pain; to realise, you won't settle anymore. - Nikki Rowe
Unfulfilled expectations bring unhappiness. Comparisons fill life with meanness. Avoid both to fill life with joyfulness. - Debasish Mridha
She was becoming sad. There is no joy involved in following others' expectations of yourself. - Miriam Toews
The man had a smooth voice, like velvet. I’m Detective Inspector Me. Unusual name, I know. My family were incredibly narcissistic. I’m lucky I escaped with any degree of humility at all, to be honest, but then I’ve always managed to exceed expectations. - Derek Landy
Relationships are blessings, but they need the manure of love, respect and devotion. A little more would raise expectations and a little less would bring remorse. - Shilpa Sandesh
You need to manage your expectations. You'll live longer. - The Unit
When we let the expectations of others or own unreasonable self-expectations rule, we silence the power of our Legacies. - Joy E. DeKok
Life will fulfill your expectations. - Debasish Mridha
Limited expectations yield only limited results.
i hope you help somebodyIn every chance you get,without no expectations. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
Giving without expectations is the ultimate secret source of abundance. - Debasish Mridha
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