Stop Having Expectations, Know Why? Read These Quotes

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Expectations Quotes | People make many mistakes in their life. But do you know what the most significant and common mistake we make is? That is to have the expectations.

Parents expect their children to study well, the child expects good marks, the job seeker wishes promotion. A partner expects loyalty from his partner.

Is it right to have expectations? The expectation is a natural thing, but we should not expect as much as we can. That’s because when we expect, we become a little attached to it. And if we do not achieve what we expected, then we feel awful.

I believe that the easiest way to be the happiest is not to expect anything. You just keep working well and keep your mind positive. If you keep expectations, then your heart will be broken if you fail.

In this article, we will read some motivational quotes related to expectations.


quotes on expectations


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

– Donald Miller


“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.”

– Unknown


“The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action.”

– A. Godin


“You are the love that came without warning; you had my heart before I could say no.”

– Unknown


“I don’t expect you to be perfect but I do expect you to be loyal always.”

– Unknown


“Every person choose how much truth he can stand.”

– Unknown


“Remove expectations from people, and you’ll remove their power to hurt your feelings.”

– Unknown


“I’m happy since I’ve stopped expecting from others.”

– Unknown


“You are allowed to have high expectations of others, if that’s how high you are yourself.”

– Unknown


“The expected is just the beginning. The unexpected is what changes our lives.”

– Unknown


“Who hurt you?” “my own expectations.”

– Unknown


“I know looks aren’t everything, but I have them just in case.”

– Unknown


“We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.”

– Samuel Johnson


“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


“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”

– Sylvia Plath


“Don’t put your happiness in other people’s hands. They’ll drop it. They will drop it every time.”

– Unknown


“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.”

– Jodi Picoult


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

– Brandon Sanderson


“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.”

– Unknown


no expectations quotes


“Sometimes you need to know your place in someone’s life because you might get hurt if you expect too much.”

– Unknown


“One of the hardest things to do in life, is letting go of what you thought was real.”

– Unknown


“Growth in often uncomfortable, messy, and full of feelings you weren’t expecting.”

– Unknown


“Love doesn’t hurt. Expectations do.”

– Unknown


“Let it hurt until it can’t hurt anymore.”

– Unknown


“No matter how I lower the bar of expectations, some people manage to roll right under it.”

– Unknown


“Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.”

– Unknown


“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

– Zig Ziglar


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

– Jeff Kinney


“Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectations.”

– Unknown


“If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.”

– Heraclitus


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

– Sebastian Horsley


“Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected.”

– Norton Juster


“It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

– W. Somerset Maugham


“When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be.”

– Unknown


“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations.”

– Unknown


“High expectations are the key to everything.”

– Unknown


“Don’t blame people for disappointing you. Blame yourself for expecting too much from them.”

– Unknown


“Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful without needing someone to tell you.”

– Unknown


“Once you give up expectations, you have learned to live.”

– Unknown


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“Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.”

– Rasheed Ogunlaru


“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.”

– Henry David Thoreau


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

– Donald Miller


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

– Brandon Sanderson


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

– Abigail Biddinger


“Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.”

– Patricia McCormick


“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.”

– Eli Khamarov


“Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed.”

– Lionel Shriver


“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.”

– Ralph Marston


“Life was easier when you stopped caring, when you stopped expecting things to get better.”

– Cora Carmack


“Expect everything so that nothing comes unexpected.”

– Norton Juster


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

– Unknown


“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”

– Confucius


“When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.”

– Tara Brach


“Love without motives. Give without expectations. Forgive without conditions.”

– Unknown


“Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.”

– Unknown


quotes about expectations


“The more you expect from others, the more you will get hurt.”

– Unknown


“There are two ways to be happy: Improve your reality, or lower your expectations.”

– Unknown


“Peace begins when expectations end.”

– Unknown


“Never get too attached to someone, because attachments lead to expectations and expectations lead to disappointment.”

– Unknown


“You just wanted what you deserved & you were expecting it from the wrong person.”

– Unknown


“Expect much from yourself and little from others and you will avoid incurring resentments.”

– Confucius


“There is no joy involved in following others’ expectations of yourself.”

– Miriam Toews


“I did what I came here to do. What I’ve done I’ve done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can’t expect much more from life.”

– Bruce Lee


“The key in letting go is practice. Each time we let go, we disentangle ourselves from our expectations and begin to experience things as they are.”

– Sharon Salzberg


“Expectations should not always be taken as reality; because you never know when you will be disappointed.”

– Samuel P. Huntington


“If you were easier on yourself, you wouldn’t be so tough on everyone else.”

– Kate McGahan


“Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.”

– Jacque Fresco


“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


“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”

– Madonna


quotes on no expectations


“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


“The real thing is that you are suffering from your expectations. When they are not fulfilled-frustration arises, failure arises, and you feel neglected as if existence does not care for you.”

– Shree Rajneesh


“I indicated no wish or purpose of my own; I simply expressed my expectation. Cannot the judge perceive the distinction between a purpose and an expectation? I have often expressed an expectation to die but I have never expressed a wish to die.”

– Abraham Lincoln


“You don’t like being rejected, but your expectations were minimum and your patience maximum.”

– Nancy Hopkins Reily


“The knowledge that in your day you did your duty, and lived up to the expectations of your fellow men is in itself a rewarding experience and magnificent achievement.”

– Nelson Mandela


“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.”

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“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


“Expect more, get less, and feel sadness or expect less, get more, and feel happiness.”

– Vijay Dhameliya


“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.”

– Mike Huckabee


“Expectations manifest when we impose our standards on the people around us. We often do this with good intentions—we genuinely believe that the person should adopt what we believe because it’s a better standard compared to theirs.”

– Xandria Ooi


no more expectations quotes


“Be realistic with your expectations. I’d like to cuddle a unicorn, but it ain’t going to happen.”

– India Knight


“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.”

– Bob Beauprez


“The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.”

– Roy H. Williams


“It’s great to be a blonde. With low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people.”

– Pamela Anderson


“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

– Charles F. Kettering


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

– Alexander Pope


“Expectations lead to resentment and resentment always leads to judgment.”

– Xandria Ooi


“The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.”

– Roy H. Williams


“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.”

– Jodi Picoult


“High expectations are the key to everything.”

– Sam Walton


“I’m not perfect, I just do what I think is right. So if I can’t fulfil people’s expectations, I’m sorry, but it’s not my fault.”

– Conchita Wurst


“You’ll end up disappointment if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you.”

– Unknown


“Sometimes having a big heart sucks, because you expect everyone to care as much as you and they don’t.”

– Unknown


“Expect nothing, appreciate everything.”

– Unknown


“High standards, low expectations.”

– Unknown


“When we let go of all expectations, there is peace.”

– Unknown


“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”

– Earl Nightingale


“I honestly believe true happiness lies in lowered expectations. In opening the door to let the air in.”

– Sara Pascoe


some positive expectations quotes


“Exceed your customer’s expectations. If you do, they’ll come back over and over. Give them what they want – and a little more.”

– Sam Walton


“You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your perception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect. -”

– Tsitsi Dangarembga


“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”

– Michael Jordan


“I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.”

– Julia Glass


“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.”

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

Michelle Obama


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

– Julianne Donaldson


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

– Bill Watterson


“Peace begins When expectation ends.”

– Sri Chinmoy


“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


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