Most Inspiring And Powerful Expectations Quotes For Life

Explore our collection of expectations quotes and sayings, accompanied by inspiring images. As human beings, we all have certain expectations in life. However, sometimes our hopes may not align with reality, and we may find ourselves disappointed.

Our lives and families are heavily influenced by expectations. These expectations shape our self-perception and the extent to which we believe in our potential. They have the power to either fuel or hinder our aspirations, dreams, and objectives.

Setting unrealistic expectations often leads to disappointment and a loss of hope. These quotes offer insights and wisdom on how to manage our expectations and find fulfillment in our personal struggles. Read some of the most famous quotes on expectations.

Great Expectations Quotes [2024]

Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it’s true. ―Bill Gates

Messy” is a word we use to explain a conflict with an expectation we had. Eliminate the expectation, and you eliminate the “messy”. – steve maraboli

Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected. Jack Dorsey

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”  ― Donald Miller

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee

“I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.” ― Bill Watterson

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“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” ― Stephen R. Covey

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ― Paulo Coelho

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” –Stephen Hawking

“You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.”  ― Jeff Kinney

“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” ― Brandon Sanderson

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.”  ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” ― Unknown

“Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.” ― Unknown

“Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.”   ― Paulo Coelho

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller

“The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our actions.” ― A. Godin

Best Expectation Quotes About Life

“It’s the weight of expectation that’s the hardest to deal with, really, from my point of view.” – Kevin Pietersen

“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.” – Ivan Illich

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” ― Charles F. Kettering

“Peace begins When expectation ends.” ― Sri Chinmoy

Best Expectation Quotes About Life

“So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they’re already met?” ― Bill Watterson

“A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment.”   ― Douglas Adams

“Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpectedly. ” ― Norton Juster

“Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations.” ― Sebastian Horsley

“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.” – Charlotte Bronte

“All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment, but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.” – Francois Fenelon

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” – Patricia Neal

Less Expectation Quotes

“Low expectations are the key to happiness in life.” ― Christopher Miller

He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that. – Robert Jordan

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves—there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.” – Joan Didion

“Positive expectations are the mark of a superior personality.” ― Brian Tracy

“It’s a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.” – Danny Boyle

There’s a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been – but there’s still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected. – Emmylou Harris

If you expect great things of yourself and demand little of others, you’ll keep resentment far away. – Confucius

Live simply, expect little, and give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. – Norman Vincent Peale

“My expectations of other people, I double them on myself.” – James Brown

I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed. – Julia Glass

Reality Vs Expectation Quotes

“There were two ways to be happy improve your reality, or lower your expectations”  ― Jodi Picoult

“That was the thing about the world: it wasn’t that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn’t expect.”  ― Lev Grossman

“When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.” ― Ryan Reynolds

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

 Life was easier when you stopped caring and when you stopped expecting things to get better. – Cora Carmack

“You don’t ask nobody to give what they can’t give, or be what they can’t be. You’ve learned that you got a head start on heartbreak.” ― Jack Farris

“I hope you do not let anyone else’s expectations direct the course of your life.”  ― Julianne Donaldson

The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations. Roy H. Williams

No Expectations Quotes

“If you expect nothing from anybody, you will never be disappointed.”  ― Sylvia Plath

“No Expectations No Disappointment” ― Unknown

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”  ― Alexander Pope

“To expect nothing is to gain everything.”   ― Unknown

“I can’t imagine going on when there are no more expectations.”   Dame Edith Evans

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”   – Alexander Pope

“No expectations mean there is no risk of disappointment.”   – Jude Morgan

“Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.”  – Greg Anderson


I hope you like these quotes about expectations. Expectations force you to achieve maximum and work with double sincerity but they can also act as a pressure or a burden and can lose your focus. don’t expect extra from someone and stay happy.

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