A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on anger, conflict, desires, disappointment, discontent, effort, embarrassment, emotion, existence, expectation, fear, feeling, goals, idealism, mind, perfection, promises, resentment, trying, and world

The term ideal, herein is not used in the sense of an abstract, unattainable perfection; but rather it means a worthy goal that has promise of attainment through appropriate efforts. The gap between where you are and where you desire to be creates a mental and emotional conflict, "a holy discontent" - often called stress in today's world. Normally the first response to stress is to mentally and emotionally run over the outward indications of the conflict - anger, fear, disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or other such negative feelings. In doing this one's mind is trying to fill the gap between his expectation of what he desires and what actually exists.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Lord Horatio Nelson on duty and expectation

England expects every man to do his duty.

Lord Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805)

Source: Life of Nelson (Southey). Vol. ii. p. 131.

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A Quote by Lee Iacocca on expectation, kindness, management, and people

The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they are expected to do - they always reach.

Lee Iacocca

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on behavior, conformity, expectation, nature, originality, reward, and service

The fourth (of the four cardinal virtues) is supportiveness: this manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. (Paraphrased: Such service is not a mere conforming to some external rule of behavior, but instead a manifestation of your original nature).

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (51)

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A Quote by Katharine Hepburn on expectation and love

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get . . . Only with what you are expected to give. . . . Which is everything.

Katharine Hepburn (1909 -)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on expectation, hope, satisfaction, surprises, and war

War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on expectation

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by John Taylor on america, authority, conformity, evil, expectation, god, good, government, heaven, integrity, laws, observation, and principles

We are under the United States. But the United States is not the kingdom of God. It does not profess to be under his rule, nor his government, nor his authority.... Very well, what is expected of us? That we observe its laws, that we conform to its usages, that we are governed by good and wholesome principles, that we maintain the laws in their integrity and that we sustain the government. And we ought to do it. . . . We ought to pray . . . for those that are in authority, that they may be led in the right way, that they may be preserved from evil, that they may administer the government in righteousness, and that they may pursue a course that will receive the approbation of heaven.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:68.

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A Quote by John Ruskin on expectation

I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on ability, achievement, america, defense, expectation, power, rhetoric, superiority, truth, war, and world

The so-called "missile gap", a mainstay of Cold War rhetoric, was cited by the Kennedy campaign to justify its proposed increases in defense spending. Once in power, the Kennedy Administration proved less eager to publicize the embarrassing truth, that the United States had always been in a position of nuclear superiority. In short, the deterrent ratio might well shift to the Soviets so heavily, during the years of the [missile] gap, as to open to them a shortcut to world domination. . . . In the years of the gap, the Soviets may be expected to use their superior striking ability to achieve their objective in many ways which may not require launching an actual attack. Their missile power will be the shield from behind which they will slowly, but surely, advance. . . .

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: speaking before the Senate, August 14, 1958

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