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Expects Quotes and Sayings
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Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

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

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

 

Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects maternity benefits.
- Dale Dauten

Every time a man expects, as he says,
his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

When I tried to branch out into comedy,
I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing
what I do naturally well,
or what the audience expects from me -
action pictures.
- Sylvester Stallone

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Success is an absurd, erratic thing.
She arrives when one least expects her and after she
has come may depart again almost because of a whim.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country,
it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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.
- Tom Robbins

The boy who expects every morning to open into a new
world finds that today is like yesterday,
but he believes tomorrow will be different.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I believe that if corporate America expects consumer
confidence to be restored,
they must first be honest with us.
- Bennie Thompson

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree,
while the other is in distress, try whether one side;
of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
- Thomas Fuller

I'm beyond caring what anyone expects of me anymore.
- Paul Westerberg

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.
- Jean Harlow

Faith is an invisible and invincible magnet,
and attracts to itself whatever it fervently desires
and calmly and persistently expects.
- Ralph W. Trine

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

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

The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.
- Robertson Davies

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.
- Edgar Cayce

God has a plan for all of us, but He expects us to
do our share of the work.
- Minnie Pearl

Blessed is the man who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
- Alexander Pope

To all the rest of his Absurdities, (for vice is always
unreasonable,) he adds one more,
who expects that Vertue from another which he won't practise himself.
- Mary Astell

I remember winning the first time, you know,
suddenly everybody expects, well, okay,
now he should win every time he tees it up,
win six tournaments.
- Retief Goosen

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men,
and expects to make a living at it.
- Edward W. Howe

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be.
- Thomas Jefferson

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.
- Meister Eckhart

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
- Alexander Hamilton

I have continued systematically to study the Book of
Mormon and Bible to understand even more deeply what
God expects of me and my family while on this earth.
- Clayton Christensen

Everybody expects that their vote's going to count.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens.
- Michael Arlen

England expects that every man will do his duty.
- Horatio Nelson

I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it.
- Esai Morales

That industry expects you to prove yourself over and over again.
Do I stay doing this, or do I raise my daughter and
live surrounded by people who love me? Wasn't even really a choice.
- Lisa Bonet

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.
- John E. Hines

Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take
a position independent of the president of his administration
simply has no knowledge of politics or government.
You are his choice in a political marriage,
and he expects your absolute loyalty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

To me, flying free is doing what I want to do,
even if it's different from what everybody expects me to do.
I'm flying free when I win the battle between me and
the people who thought I should go down this road and I find my own road.
- Crystal Waters

Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia's participation
in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to
expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well.
- Hamid Karzai

The influx of women into paid work and her increased
power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home.
Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of
divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.
- Arlie Hochschild

God expects from men something more than at such times,
and that it were much to be wished for the credit of
their religion as well as the satisfaction of their
conscience that their Easter devotions would in some
measure come up to their Easter dress.
- Robert South

I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist.
But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world.
That's impossible.
And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.
- Thom Mayne

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint
Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel.
But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.
- Richard Ben-Veniste

The students that, like the wild animal being prepared
for its tricks in the circus called "life",
expects only training as sketched above,
will be severely disappointed: by his standards he
will learn next to nothing.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Man is used to the fact that there are languages which
he does not at first understand and which must be learned,
but because art is primarily visual he expects that
he should get the message immediately and is apt to
be affronted if he doesn't.
- Edward T. Hall

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Love is like a butterfly,
it settles upon you when you least expect it.
- Anonymous

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you expect nothing, you can
receive everything as a marvelous gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.
- James Freeman Clarke

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
- Alfred A. Montapert

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher,
the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner,
but from their regard to their own interest.
- Adam Smith


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