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Many a time and oft Have you climbed up to walls and battlements, To tow'rs and windows, yea, to chimney tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. (Quote by - Brian Tracy)

Tis expectation makes a blessing dear; Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were. (Quote by - Sir John Suckling)

We tend to live up to our expectations. (Quote by - Earl Nightingale)

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion (Quote by - Florence Nightingale)

Since yesterday I have been in Alcala. Erelong the time will come, sweet Preciosa, When that dull distance shall no more divide us; And I no more shall scale thy wall by night To steal a kiss from thee, as I do now. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. (Quote by - Edward de Bono)

Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations. (Quote by - Andre Breton)

Everything comes if a man will only wait. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. (Quote by - Nikos Kazantzakis)

I have known him [Micawber] come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, "in case anything turned up," which was his favorite expression. (Quote by - Charles Dickens)

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. (Quote by - Amos Bronson Alcott)

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway. (Quote by - Mary Kay Ash)

We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for. (Quote by - Elbert Hubbard)

Although I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover; And near the sacred gate, With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her. (Quote by - William Makepeace Thackeray)

Promising is the very air o' th' time; it opens the eyes of expectation. Performance is ever duller for his act; and, but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the deed of saying is quite out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable; performance is a kind of will or testament which argues a great sickness in his judgment that makes it. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. (Quote by - Ralph Marston)

What is destructive is impatience, haste, expecting too much too fast. (Quote by - May Sarton)

I am giddy; expectation whirls me round. Th' imaginary relish is so sweet That it enchants my sense. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Yet doth he live! exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

All earthy delights are sweeter in expectation than enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than expectation (Quote by - Owen Feltham)


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