The Best Expectation quotes

What better way to start off the new year than with a little bit of inspiration? Here are some expectation quotes to help you kick off your entrepreneurial journey with a positive outlook.

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The best expectation quotes

1. He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. — Robert Jordan, New Spring

2. Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You’ll definitely be happier. — Simone Elkeles, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation

3. Frustration is out of expectation; expectation is our projection. All kinds of love frustrate unless love is based in meditation. — Rajneesh

4. There are certain expectations that are put on you as a child actor, but mainly it’s just turn up and say your lines with a lot of energy and a cute smile. — Naomie Harris

5. I really, really try to be a good servant. It makes me happy when I’m a good giver without expectations. — Russell Simmons

6. It takes a near act of rebellion for even a four–year–old to break away from society’s expectations. — Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

7. It is my expectation that if I call 911 for the police that I will be blatantly harassed. — Steven Magee

8. Know that tomorrow will bring clarity where before was only fog. In the final summation, it is not other’s expectations that slay us, but our over compensatory reactions in regard — C.B. Smith

9. I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values–and follow my own moral compass–then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own. — Michelle Obama

10. I base my calculation on the expectation that luck will be against me. — Napoleon Bonaparte

11. Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience. — Samuel Alexander

12. God honors and blesses people of action beyond expectations. — Sunday Adelaja

13. When Allah puts barakah (His blessings) in something, it will come beyond your expectations–never underestimate the power of one good deed. — Nouman Ali Khan

14. My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. — Michael J. Fox

15. If not violently overthrown, expectation can have a power in itself, can invest a place with what literally isn’t there. — Siri Hustvedt, A Plea for Eros: Essays

16. If you have the expectation that I have to be a certain way, then I feel the obligation to be that way. The truth is I am not what you want me to be. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

17. I had no dreams of such economic success. You should have fun and not be so weighed down by expectations. — Sergey Brin

18. The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are. — Martha Beck

19. I do know one thing about me: I don’t measure myself by others’ expectations or let others define my worth. — Sonia Sotomayor

20. Disappointment doesn’t stem from expectations. It stems from unrealistic or unreasonable expectations. — Sue Fitzmaurice

21. Expectation is a powerful attractive force. — Rhonda Byrne

22. The discovery of your life’s purpose is your ultimate pathway to an extraordinary life. You were born an original, so quit conforming to the expectations of others. — Mensah Oteh

23. Obedience requires knowing God’s word, His expectations and then actually living them out. — Sara Dormon, If You’re a Christian and Everyone Likes You… Something’s Wrong

24. I am giddy, expectation whirls me round. The imaginary relish is so sweet That it enchants my sense. — William Shakespeare

25. Does your reality match your expectations? If not it’s time to change either your expectations or your reality. — Steven Redhead, The Solution

26. You want to change your life fast? Then trade your expectation for appreciation; you’ll have a whole new life. — Tony Robbins

27. Actually, I don’t exactly have expectations. I have hopes, and fears. — Ursula K. Le Guin

28. It is not important for life to meet your great expectations. What is important is that you hold high expectations of yourself and meet them greatly. — Roopleen

29. ‘we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams.”–George Weasly’ — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

30. The first season [of Jessica Jones] exceeded my expectations already, so I’m just waiting to see what will happen in the second season. — Rachael Taylor

31. Can you join, ask sincerely for affection without sweaty hand of expectation, understanding and accepting if it never is given? — Viggo Mortensen

32. Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience. — Samuel Alexander

33. His line was the jocundly–sentimental Wardour Street brand of adventure, told in a style that exactly met, but never exceeded, every expectation. — Rudyard Kipling

34. If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. — Norman Vincent Peale

35. Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly. — Tony Robbins

36. The American dream has now morphed into an expectation. And if it isn’t provided, or if it doesn’t happen, then people feel cheated. — Rush Limbaugh

37. The fact that I was going to be the first American woman to go into space carried huge expectations along with it. — Sally Ride

38. The American dream has now morphed into an expectation. And if it isn’t provided, or if it doesn’t happen, then people feel cheated. — Rush Limbaugh

39. Jesus’ love for you far outweighs your expectations of Him. — Todd Stocker, Dancing with God: First Year Thoughts on the Loss of My Daughter

40. That’s an interesting way to put it: an expectation of who you should be. More often than not, it’s described as an expectation of who you are. — Steve Carell

41. My scholarly expectation is then that I may succeed in becoming clever in philosophy in spite of my stupidity. — Soren Kierkegaard

42. The thing that binds us together is that we have both lowered our expectations of life — Orhan Pamuk, Snow

43. He would wear the ornery, stick–wielding Penguin on his chest and carry the expectations for saving hockey on his shoulders. — Shawna Richer

44. Keep your expectations tiny you’ll go through life not so whiney. — Matt Groening

45. Frustration is out of expectation; expectation is our projection. All kinds of love frustrate unless love is based in meditation. — Rajneesh

46. High expectations is the key to everything. — Sam Walton

47. If you put me on a pedestal, I will fall off because I can never achieve the perfection of your expectations. — D.S. Mixell

48. Expectations have no effect on the harvest. — Marty Rubin

49. Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist–someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations. — Peter Senge

50. My greatest expectation is that I expect more of myself than anyone could expect. — Ryan Lilly

Conclusion

Expectations are an important part of life, and learning to manage them is essential to living a happy and successful life. These quotes remind us to remain hopeful, but to also be realistic and flexible when it comes to our expectations. We should never forget that life is unpredictable, and sometimes the best things come when we least expect them.

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