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    expectation Quotes

    For the first time in living memory, the whole class of graduates faces a future of crushing debt, and a high probability, almost the certainty, of ad hoc, temporary, insecure and part-time work and unpaid 'trainee' pseudo-jobs deceitfully rebranded as 'practices' - all considerably below the skills they have acquired and eons below the level of their expectations.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Partnerships are increasingly seen through the prism of promises and expectations, and as a kind of product for consumers: satisfaction on the spot, and if not fully satisfied, return the product to the shop or replace it with a new and improved one! You don't, after all, stick to your car, or computer, or iPod, when better ones appear.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Your own feelings may be reasonable or unreasonable; how can you expect others to always be reasonable? It is useful to see things in this light and thereby correct the contradictions in your expectations for yourself and others.
    — Zicheng Hong
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    You are still guided by your expectations.
    — Zhuangzi
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    I know that there's people that have expectations of me, and I'm a people pleaser, so I want them to be happy.
    — Yvette Nicole Brown
    Great expectations are placed on this generation for the establishment of peaceful and neighborly relations in the North Caucasus.
    — Yunus-bek Yevkurov
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    The expectations you bring to meditation practice are often the greatest obstacles you will encounter.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    So sometime the expectation of the female by a high expectation. Because peoples think that female were weak in term of, like, of the physically and compared to the men.
    — Yingluck Shinawatra
    tags: men  expectation 
    Surrender your expectations. Surrender your doubts. Surrender your fears. Surrender your strengths. Surrender your anger. Surrender your control.
    — Yasmine Galenorn
    If there is one recipe for unhappiness it is that: expectations.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
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    If one is but secure at the foundation, he will not be pained by departure from minor details or affairs that are contrary to expectation. But in the end, the details of a matter are important. The right and wrong of one's way of doing things are found in trivial matters.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: right  expectation  wrong 
    You look upon the seasons with expectation and await them: wy not seize the seasonal opportunities and exploit them?
    — Xunzi
    Only you can judge your life. You have to live up to your own expectations.
    — Wolfgang Puck
    tags: live  expectation 
    The Lord's appearing, His coming back, is a warning, an encouragement, and an incentive to us; we should love His appearing and look forward to it with earnest expectation and joy.
    — Witness Lee
    tags: joy  expectation 
    Unless women have, from the moment of birth, socialization for, expectations of, and preparation for a viable significant alternative to motherhood . . . women will continue to want and reproduce too many children.
    — Wilma Scott Heide
    We will no longer be led only by that half of the population whose socialization, through toys, games, values and expectations, sanctions violence as the final assertion of manhood, synonymous with nationhood.
    — Wilma Scott Heide
    The way to success is strategically along the way of least expectation and tactically along the line of least resistance.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    What capital I give for the spade merely replaces what the manufacturer had already invested in the expectation that the spade would be needed.
    — William Stanley Jevons
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    Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win.
    — William Shatner
    Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines us to act as if certain things were true, and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
    — William Ralph Inge
    Expectation is a statistical fiction, like having 2.5 children.
    — William Poundstone
    It grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainly out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.
    — William P. Young
    Responsibilites and expectations are the basis of guilt and shame and judgement, and they provide the essential framework that promotes performance as the basis for identity and value.
    — William P. Young
    I've made a number of independent films that didn't receive theatrical distribution, that a lot of people haven't heard of, and as a result, I've conditioned myself to go into small independent films with the expectation that they will not, and therefore, I have to find my reward elsewhere.
    — William Mapother
    tags: people  expectation  film 
    What you say about this world I do not quite agree with; I think it a very good world, and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations, and not to trust too much to others.
    — William John Wills
    The landscape of the mind, against which our thoughts and expectations move, when the wind of the imagination is active, changes as quickly as the clouds; and indeed it consists often of several landscapes, semi-transparent and showing through one another.
    — William Hurrell Mallock
    Vanity may be likened to the smooth-skinned and velvet-footed mouse, nibbling about forever in expectation of a crumb; while self-esteem is too apt to take the likeness of the huge butcher's dog, who carries off your steaks, and growls at you as be goes.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    tags: forever  expectation  dog 
    Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
    — William Congreve
    tags: joy  expectation 
    Would any thing but a madman complain of uncertainty? Uncertainty and expectation are joys of life; security is an insipid thing; and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
    — William Congreve
    tags: joy  wishes  expectation 
    I've never been in the position where that conversation is a serious conversation before the movie even comes out. On one side of it, that's so great because you've got such great potential. The other side of that is that there's a level of pressure. Now, that clearly means that there's an expectation level, from the studio side, potentially from the audience's side, and from our side.
    — Will Packer
    It's always better if you can keep the bar low, and then exceed the expectation. When it's high, that makes the job even tougher. But, I think we're up for the challenge. We're ready.
    — Will Packer
    In a gallery, there's an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere.
    — Will Cotton
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    Welcome to the U.S. Capitol: Watch for falling expectations.
    — Wiley Miller
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    When you use force, people get hurt, and when you kill people, their relatives don't like it. And usually war has some unanticipated consequences so it's something you shouldn't launch into, on the expectation that this is going to rally the nation. This is not like 'Friday Night Lights'.
    — Wesley Clark
    For every sacrifice, there is an expectation of reward.
    — Wes Fesler
    The importance of high expectations plays a big role.
    — Wes Moore
    tags: expectation 
    Do you think that we're products of our environments? I think so, or maybe products of our expectations. Others' expectations of us or our expectations. I mean others' expectations that you take on as your own. I realize how difficult it is to seperate the two. The expectations that others place on us help us form our expectations of ourselves.
    — Wes Moore
    tags: help  expectation 
    We're not products of our environments, we're products of our expectations.
    — Wes Moore
    I have very high expectations of myself. I'm a very competitive person but competitive with myself. I want to be the best that I can be and if that means that I'm eventually better than everyone else then so be it.
    — Wentworth Miller
    It's the way the business works, you're not just an actor, you're a diplomat and a publicist and a politician, and there are certain expectations.
    — Wentworth Miller
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