A Quote by Stephen Joshua Sondheim on dreams and expectation

I do not dwell on dreams I know how soon a dream becomes an expectation How can I have expectations? Look at me, No, Captain, Look at me, Look at me!

Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930 -)

Source: Passion

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A Quote by Sir John Suckling on blessings, expectation, and heaven

'T is expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.

Sir John Suckling (1609 - 1641)

Source: Against Fruition.

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A Quote by Sir Alan Patrick Herbert on expectation and god

An Act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971)

Source: Uncommon Law, 1935

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on belief, expectation, facts, life, and persistence

The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Shana Alexander on expectation

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: "The Surprises of the Mail" in Life, 30 June 1967.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on certainty, chance, delay, expectation, future, power, present, time, and uncertainty

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on expectation, justice, kindness, and men

I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on expectation

Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Mrs. Piozzi, Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson, 1786

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A Quote by Robin Lane Fox on expectation, good, idealism, improvement, neighbors, perfection, and work

Gardeners work with an ever-receding ideal of perfection; no sooner is something growing well than they see how to place it better or give it a better neighbor. To other's eyes, all may look as well as could be expected, but a good gardener's eye sees more to be improved.

Robin Lane Fox

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A Quote by Robert Burns on caution, expectation, joy, life, and play

O Life! how pleasant is thy morning, Young Fancy's rays the hills adorning! Cold-pausing Caution's lesson scorning, We frisk away, Like schoolboys at th' expected warning, To joy and play.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to James Smith.

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