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Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
Oscar Wilde
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
Jean Cocteau
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles F. Kettering
In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose.
Molly Ivins
It is generally known, that he who expects much will be often disappointed; yet disappointment seldom cures us of expectation, or has any effect other than that of producing a moral sentence or peevish exclamation
Samuel Johnson
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation
Charlotte Bronte
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits
William Shakespeare
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
Elbert Hubbard
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius
The longer we live, and the more we think, the higher value we learn to put on the friendship and tenderness of parents and friends. Parents we can have but once; and he promises himself too much, who enters life with the expectation of finding many
Samuel Johnson
Though the discoveries or acquisitions of man are not always adequate to the expectations of his pride, they are at least sufficient to animate his industry
Samuel Johnson
Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly.
A. A. Milne
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
Henry Louis Mencken
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
William Cowper
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Samuel Johnson
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 one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have
Stephen Hawking
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