Quotes of the Day for 28 November 2000 – Expectation
With the first mad weekend of the Christmas season just over, children practicing for Christmas pageants, and us worker bees envisioning January's credit card bills, I thought a look at the two sides of Expectation would be in order.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison Swett Marden
In our pursuit of the things of this world, we usually prevent enjoyment by expectation; we anticipate our happiness, and eat out the heart and sweetness of worldly pleasures by delightful forethoughts of them; so that when we come to possess them, they do not answer the expectation, nor satisfy the desires which were raised about them, and they vanish into nothing.
- John Tillotson
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
- William Congreve
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
- Samuel Johnson
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