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  Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.  
 -  Dennis Wholey
  

  Expect more from yourself but less from others. Remember: You are in control of your life and not others!  
 -  Unknown
  

  An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can't be helped.  
 -  Frederick Perls
  

  To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.  
 -  Henry Louis Mencken
  

  Life is suffering. We have desires and expectations and egos, and we compare the reality we have, which is miraculous and wondrous, with this reality we desire. That somehow distances us from actually taking part fully with the reality we do have, and that creates suffering. For me, the thing that I love is that it's all about the present moment.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  Respondent's expectation that his garden was protected from observation is unreasonable and is not an expectation that society is prepared to honor.  
 -  Warren E Burger
  

  Good is not good where better is expected.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.  
 -  Leo Buscaglia
  

  The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

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

  We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  I would like to explain the meaning of compassion, which is often misunderstood. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations, but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  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
  

  Without some type of college education, how do people expect to succeed in life? Its not like we all can be famous.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.  
 -  Leo Buscaglia
  

  For one to expect or ask things of others that he himself, if asked, would not be willing to do or give, is the worst kind of arrogance.  
 -  Anthony Beal
  

  The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations.  
 -  Eli Khamarov
  

  Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

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

  The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.  
 -  Theodore Isaac Rubin
  

  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.  
 -  Marilyn Manson
  

  Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.  
 -  William Congreve
  

  Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs  
 -  William Howard Stein
  

  We tend to live up to our expectations.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.  
 -  Charles F. Kettering
  

  Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  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
  

  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
  

  When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  High expectations are the key to everything.  
 -  Sam Walton
  

  Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.  
 -  Elliott Larson
  

  Expect the unexpected, believe in the unbelievable, and achieve the unachievable.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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
  

  You must not expect anything from others. It's you, of yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything and anything. This way it's up to you...your own choices...what you get from others remains a present, a gift.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer