expectation

A Quote by Brian Tracy on expectation and fulfillment

We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by Brian Tracy on expectation and fulfillment

We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on expectation

Never marry with the expectation of changing a person.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on despair, expectation, failure, hope, and promises

Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Congreve on expectation, life, security, uncertainty, and wishes

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

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on age, dogs, expectation, heart, imagination, impossibility, and passion

What shall I do with this absurdity- O heart, O troubled heart-this caricature, Decrepit age that has been tied to me As to a dog's tail? Never had I more Excited, passionate, fantastical Imagination, nor an ear and eye That more expected the impossible.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. The Tower

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on change, complaints, expectation, optimism, and pessimism

The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by William Allen White on expectation, fatherhood, generations, heart, impulses, life, past, and worth

Every one expects to go further than his father went; every one expects to be better than he was born and every generation has one big impulse in its heart - to exceed all the other generations of the past in all the things that make life worth living.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by William A. Niskanen on accidents, church, control, dependence, expectation, good, government, jobs, liberty, life, losing, nations, people, risk, security, television, and tragedy

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras. . . . As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.

William A. Niskanen

Source: “For a Less Responsive Government,” Cato Policy Report, 1996

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on expectation and life

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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