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Quotes of the day: Expectations, great and otherwise

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 3:33 PM EDT
Apr 29 2015

Almost all change is evolutionary, not revolutionary... expectations always travel at higher speeds.
-John Naisbitt

Expectations are resentments under construction.
-Anne Lamott

Good things come to those with no expectations.
-David X. Cohen

Happiness equals reality minus expectations.
-Tom Magliozzi

Honorable beginnings should serve to awaken curiosity, not to heighten people's expectations. We are much better off when reality surpasses our expectations, and something turns out better than we thought it would.
-Baltasar Gracián

How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition, and to sacrifice ourselves and all our hopes and expectations to the public weal!
-Abigail Adams

If I answer questions every time you ask one, expectations would be high. And as you know, I like to keep expectations low.
-George W. Bush

Increase success by lowering expectations.
-Larry Kersten, PhD

It isn't expectations that carry us forward, it is our desire to go on.
-Paulo Coelho

One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.
-George W. Bush

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

People are not here to meet your expectations.
-Leo Buscaglia

Share your profits with all your associates, and treat them as partners. In turn, they will treat you as a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations.
-Sam Walton

Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing.
-Robert Orben

The average man's expectations of a home are minimal: warmth, food, clean shirts, not too many questions asked, and sex when necessary.
-Irma Kurtz

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.
-Olivia Goldsmith

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
-Jodi Picoult

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
-Edward de Bono

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

Welcome to the U.S. Capitol: Watch for falling expectations.
-Wiley Miller

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