expectation

A Quote by Audrey Hepburn on expectation

I never expected to be a star, never counted on it, never even wanted it. Not that I didn't enjoy it all when it happened.

Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993)

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A Quote by Athenaeus on expectation, losing, men, and uncertainty

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that "Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had, - being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity."

Athenaeus

Source: The Deipnosophists. vi. 23.

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A Quote by Asa Philip Randolph on destruction, expectation, and truth

In every truth, the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.

Asa Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979)

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A Quote by Plato on expectation, men, women, work, and teach

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Anthony Lake on advice, body, expectation, needs, order, and presidency

I will try to follow the advice that a university president once gave a prospective commencement speaker. "Think of yourself as the body at an Irish wake" he said. "They need you in order to have the party, but no one expects you to say very much."

Anthony Lake

Source: at University of Massachusettes, Amhurst, Graduation, 1995

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A Quote by Anatole Broyard on children, expectation, obedience, present, and time

There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

Anatole Broyard

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A Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott on books, expectation, good, and profit

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

Source: Table Talk, 1877

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on expectation and murder

RESPITE, n. A suspension of hostilities against a sentenced assassin, to enable the Executive to determine whether the murder may not have been done by the prosecuting attorney. Any break in the continuity of a disagreeable expectation.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on expectation

PROSPECT, n. An outlook, usually forbidding. An expectation, usually forbidden.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on desires, expectation, and hope

HOPE, n. Desire and expectation rolled into one.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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