103+ Expectation Quotes

Meaningful expectation quotes can help provide insight into the power of expectations and how we can use them to our advantage. Whether it is in our relationships, goals, or careers, understanding the potential impact of expectation can be an invaluable tool. Famous expectation quotes allow us to reflect on the power of setting, maintaining, and managing expectations in our lives. These wise quotes aim to inspire us to think about our expectations in various aspects of our lives.

Best Expectation Quotes

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

Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment. Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

The only way you’re going to reach places you’ve never gone is if you trust God’s direction to do things you’ve never done. Germany Kent

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Steve Jobs

Too much expectation can only lead to frustration. Mouloud Benzadi

High expectations are the key to everything. Sam Walton

It doesn’t matter what you expected, but you must accept what reality offers to you at the end. Mwanandeke Kindembo

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

If you settle for mediocrity, you’ll ultimately become mediocre. Frank Sonnenberg

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

Your cruelty towards me doesn’t change my kind heart. But it makes me adjust my expectations of you. Mitta Xinindlu

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

There are advantages to the way I look. When no one expects anything of you they leave you alone and you can do whatever you want. Rutu Modan

The more work you put in, and the more you constantly and consistently give good performances against good opponents and constantly exceed people’s expectations, the more you really endear yourself to the crowd. That’s how your career takes off it’s just consistency and time. Sami Zayn

We don’t gain anything by lowering the bar so that everyone can clear it. Frank Sonnenberg

Don’t show off every day, or you’ll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent. Baltasar Gracian

Some people expect too much from others and too little of themselves. Christy Ann Martine

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions. Simon Sinek

My family may have expectations of me, but in the end, I have to be the one at peace with my choices. The Thoughtful Beast

A simple lifestyle can make you happy and high expectations can disappoint a lot. Koena Mitra

Don’t expect too much from people and you will rarely be disappointed. Germany Kent

The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations. Zig Ziglar

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The wise man always put more energy in his cause than the expected outcomes and I hope that, you will follow the same path advised by our ancestors. Mwanandeke Kindembo

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

It’s hard to demand equality and expect special treatment. Frank Sonnenberg

Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations. Les Brown

There are seven negative factors that contribute to the failure of relationships; namely, cost, time constraints, satisfaction abuse, stress, resource constraints, conflicts and unmet expectations. Mitta Xinindlu

I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away. Quentin Tarantino

The more you expect, the more you become a slave and chained down by your desires of wishing more for yourself. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity set the expectations for behavior; they set a standard for our work. More than just a motto, for the men and women of the FBI, Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity is a way of life. Robert Mueller

When you hit a wall, use it to contemplate as something in your life needs a new direction! Annette Dhanasar

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. Norman Vincent Peale

Hello to all of the dreamers. You are close to your destiny. Keep declaring what God said about you. Set new standards for your faith, walk in expectation and move through life with great energy so seamless, it becomes you. Germany Kent

Children that have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them and yield to them. Ellen G. White

We expect people to behave in a particular way, and then get upset when they don’t. We then blame that unhappy feeling on them, when the actual cause was our own expectation. David Johnson

There’s a victory in letting go of your expectations. Mike White

Don’t expect others to be there for you if you haven’t been there for them. Garima Soni

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated. Sylvester Stallone

Measure your expectations of where someone is and not where you are. Dr. Ikoghene S. Aashikpelokhai

Listen, I’ve been pretty fortunate. And if I’ve been underrated, it’s actually been something I’ve been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don’t mind. Brad Pitt

If you always want the validation of others, you won’t grow beyond people’s expectations. Ojingiri Hannah

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

The first misconception that people hold is that a mindful person should have no expectations. However, this expectation of not having an expectation is itself unreasonable and goes against our fundamental nature. The issue, therefore, is not with expectations but how we deal with the results. Kathirasan K.

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

Sometimes you aren’t listening to your body because you’re listening to everybody else’s expectations. Ann Voskamp

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

Keep expecting and believing that your due season is coming. Declare that the good you have harvested in your life will manifest. Germany Kent

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day to day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner

You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a new result. Sunday Adelaja

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox

In order to grow sometimes we must cease striving to meet other people’s expectations and begin establishing new goals that develop our personal potential. If we live a life to satisfy all the direct or implicit anticipations of other people, we end up living a life full of regret because we failed to develop into a complete manifestation of our being. Kilroy J. Oldster

In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self. Eckhart Tolle

No human ever emotionally hurt another expectations, perceptions, attachments and desires did. Drishti Bablani

I never go into a situation with any type of expectations. Kevin Gates

Bless yourself first before expecting God to bless you. Mwanandeke Kindembo

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

We tend to live down to other people’s expectations, especially the people closest to us. It is more difficult to obtain approval of people who hold us in high regard than to accept the lower standards that other people hold of us. Kilroy J. Oldster

You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations. Stevie Wonder

Expect success. Desire success. Attract success. Realize success. Matshona Dhliwayo

When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. Stephen Hawking

Never enter the home of another with dust on your shoes and selfish expectations in your heart. Stewart Stafford

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations. Ryunosuke Satoro

Expectations actually make us focus on what we want, instead of being happy and content with what is. Ari Gunzburg

To be successful in real estate, you must always and consistently put your clients best interests first. When you do, your personal needs will be realized beyond your greatest expectations. Anthony Hitt

Any expectation always needs to be clarified in detail. Steven Redhead

Ambition has become a dirty word, and I believe it is a great evolutionary force for the positive. If people fail or go astray in their ambition I can live with it but not with people lowering their expectations, wasting time, slacking off and glorifying failure and stupidity. Robert Greene

You get what you expect. Frank Sonnenberg

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

In love, we have high expectations from our partner. Junaid Raza

I am happy with what comes, I don’t have expectations of any stature. Leon Russell

If you expect me to do more than what you asked me to do, I am not passing my time, you are passing your time. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

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

Being normal is the reality and being real is the expectation. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

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

If someone serves you freely more than your expectations, don’t think that he is looking for a reward from you, or that he doesn’t know the value of money, or that he’s crazy! It is just because his heart is full of generosity. Bruce Mbanzabugabo

The fact that I was going to be the first American woman to go into space carried huge expectations along with it. Sally Ride

We must not, however, see everything with a pessimist’s eyes. Our eyes should be set upon a bright star and always expecting the best, rather than always expecting for the worst cases to happen. Mwanandeke Kindembo

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

It is much easier to evaluate perfect rather than partial results. Fred Lowe Soper

Customer expectations? Nonsense. No customer ever asked for the electric light, the pneumatic tire, the VCR, or the CD. All customer expectations are only what you and your competitor have led him to expect. He knows nothing else. W. Edwards Deming

What have you done to qualify yourself for the miracles you are expecting. Sunday Adelaja

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. Brian Tracy

Result won’t come if we don’t provide the reason for it to come. Sunday Adelaja

I do know one thing about me I don’t measure myself by others expectations or let others define my worth. Sonia Sotomayor

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

When you create Hope in people, you create expectations. When you do not fulfill those expectations, when the change becomes more of the same old, same old, the Hope that was created can only turn to anger, frustration and bitter disappointment. Vermin Supreme

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

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

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

Low expectations is the key to happiness in life. Christopher 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

True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share. Suze Orman

If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask with nothing beneath it? Jodi Picoult

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

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

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

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

Generation Alpha has very different expectations for the entire world. Everything that’s going to happen in their lives needs to be visual, on demand, adaptive, in demand, and we have to find a way to embed that into our toy experiences. Margo Georgiadis

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

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Leo Buscaglia

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

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests. Sheryl Sandberg