Top 40 Expectations Quotes on Life

Let go of expecting people to be a certain way just because you are. You are a deep soul with a big heart. Not everyone will understand or respect that. Detach yourself from wanting to be understood and flow in your self-love. Who & what will be in your life will reveal themselves. Readout these expectations quotes.

Expectations Quotes on Hurts

Expectations Quotes on Hurts
Expectations Quotes on Hurts

If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed. – Sylvia Plath

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

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

You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No. – Alison McGhee

Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed. – Patricia McCormick

treats a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and – Stephen R. Covey

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination. – C.S. Lewis

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

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

Emotional Expectations Quotes

Emotional Expectations Quotes
Emotional Expectations Quotes

If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear. – Roberto Bolaño

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. – Anonymous

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

Positive expectations are the mark of a superior personality. – Brian Tracy

What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. – Sharon Creech

To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect – Jane Austen

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

If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed. – Tonya Hurley

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

Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself. – Steve Maraboli

Positive Expectations Quotes

Positive Expectations Quotes
Positive Expectations Quotes

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations – Jodi Picoult

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. – Valery Satterwhite

I wasn’t disappointed. My expectations had been met. – John Green

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

If only you would realize someday, how much have you hurt me, – Mehek Bassi

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed. – Lionel Shriver

You don’t ask anybody to give what they can’t give, or be what they can’t be. You’ve learned that you got a headstart on heartbreak. – Jack Farris

If you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed. – Tonya Hurley

Everyone wanted me to feed them that story—darkness to light, weakness to strength, broken to whole. I wanted it, too. – John Green

No Expectations Quotes

No Expectations Quotes
No Expectations Quotes

You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect. – John Steinbeck

People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment. – Isaac Asimov

It was one of those pictures that children are supposed to like but don’t. Full of endearing little animals doing endearing things, you know? – Douglas Adams

Maybe my expectations for honesty are too high. – Kelley Armstrong

Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpectedly. – Norton Juster

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. – Samuel Johnson

You don’t always get what you expect. I wish someone, sometime when I was growing up, would have told me what expectations would get me. … – Chris Crutcher

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

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

The fruit of empty hopes is more bitter than the saddest truth. – Angel Wagenstein

Relationship Expectations Quotes

Relationship Expectations Quotes
Relationship Expectations Quotes

You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself. – Abigail Biddinger

If it is now, ’tis not to come. If it is not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. – William Shakespeare

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

Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed. – Samuel P. Huntington

She was becoming sad. There is no joy involved in following others’ expectations of yourself. – Miriam Toews

Be realistic with your expectations. I’d really like to cuddle a unicorn, but it ain’t going to happen. – India Knight

She was heavier than he expected – women always are. – Sylvia Townsend Warner

Expect more get less and feel sadness Or expect less get more and feel happiness – Vijay Dhameliya

Nowadays, I don’t have expectations and this way she beats them all.- Jodi Picoult

I am afraid I shall disappoint people’s expectations dreadfully. – Jude Morgan

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