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Engrave this Quote A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
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-Patricia Neal
Engrave this Quote By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.
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-Giovanni Niccolini
Engrave this Quote We tend to live up to our expectations.
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-Earl Nightingale
Engrave this Quote We tend to get what we expect.
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-Norman Vincent Peale
Engrave this Quote If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
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-Norman Vincent Peale
Engrave this Quote Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
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-Edgar Allan Poe
Engrave this Quote A cathedral, a wave of storm, a dancer's leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.
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-Marcel Proust
Engrave this Quote I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
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-Arthur Rimbaud
Engrave this Quote Men... are bettered and improved by trial, and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations.
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-Frederick William Robertson
Engrave this Quote Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
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-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Engrave this Quote I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat.
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-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Engrave this Quote A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
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-Arthur Schopenhauer
Engrave this Quote Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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-Seneca (Seneca the Elder)
Engrave this Quote Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
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-Seneca (Seneca the Elder)
Engrave this Quote Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises; and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.

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-William Shakespeare
All's Well That Ends Well (II, i, 145-147)
Engrave this Quote I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.
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-Mary Decker Slaney
Engrave this Quote Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.
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-Grace Speare
Engrave this Quote 'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear;Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were.
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-Sir John Suckling
Against Fruition
Engrave this Quote The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.
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-Ben Sweetland
Engrave this Quote We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.
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-Madame Swetchine
Engrave this Quote The idea that positive illusions are in the service of sef-esteem virtually requires that they stay in check. If one develops substantially unrealistic expectations regarding the future that greatly exceed what one is actually able to accomplish, then one is set up for failure and disappointment, leading to lower self-esteem.
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-Shelley E. Taylor
Positive Illusions: Creative Self-Deception and the Healthy Mind (describing illusion of control bias), 1989
Engrave this Quote People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
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-Richard Thalheimer
Engrave this Quote Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
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-Brian Tracy
Engrave this Quote We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.
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-Brian Tracy
Engrave this Quote I'm not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.
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-Lee Trevino

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