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Expectation Quotes

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

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.

Author: Greg Anderson

Profession: American Author of "The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness"

In order to win, you must expect to win.

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

You can't expect a person to see eye to eye with you when you're looking down on him.

Author: Best of Bits and Pieces


Expect victory and you make victory.

Author: Preston Bradley


One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.

Author: Tony Bright


Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level...

Author: Eileen Caddy

Profession: American Spiritual Writer

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.

Author: Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)

Profession: American Psychic Medium

Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.

Author: Ralph Charell

Profession: American Author

Nothing sets a person up more than having something turn out just the way it's supposed to be, like falling into a Swiss snowdrift and seeing a big dog come up with a little cask of brandy round its neck.

Author: Claud Cockburn (1904-1981)

Profession: British Author, Journalist

Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.

Author: Richard M. DeVos (1926)

Profession: American Businessman, Co-founder of Amway Corp.

What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

How much of human life is lost in waiting.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman