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unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we
have into enough, and more. It turns denial into
acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity....
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success,
the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes
into important events. Gratitude makes sense of
our past, brings peace for today and creates a
vision for tomorrow.
-- Melodie Beattie
yourself responsible for a higher standard than
anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
way to happy--
keep your heart free from hate, your mind free
from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges
to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to
be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring
rains will come again.
--Sarah Ban Breathnach
Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty
for what it is--whether its victim is human or
animal--we cannot expect things to be much better
in this world...
-- Rachel Carson
everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect praise
-- Achaan Chah
no action is more important than surrender. Surrender
is the tenderest impulse of the heart, acting
out of love to give whatever the beloved wants.
Surrender is being alert to exactly what is happening
now, not imposing expectations from the past.
Surrender is faith that the power of love can
accomplish anything, even when you cannot foresee
the outcome of a situation.
-- Deepak Chopra
have to take risks.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully
when we allow the unexpected to happen.
-- Paulo Coelho
the results of a decision against its expectations
shows executives what their strengths are, where
they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge
Peter F. Drucker
live in poverty is to live with constant uncertainty,
to accept galling indignities, and to expect harassment
by the police, welfare officials and employers,
as well as by others who are poor and desperate.
-- Barbara Ehrenreich
my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere
I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I
accepted their answers too, though they were often
in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I
was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone
except myself questions which I, and only I, could
answer. It took me a long time and much painful
boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization
everyone else appears to have been born with: that
I am nobody but myself. –Ralph Ellison
UN Declaration of Human Rights laid down what
any person might reasonably expect, yet there
are remarkably few people who enjoy these rights.
With cameras in the hands of activists and meaningful
distribution of those images, we will witness
what really goes on in this world and hopefully
want to change it." -- Peter
are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible
-- Haim G. Ginott
we assume that the purpose of the economy is to
serve and improve the welfare of the entire body
of citizens, the U.S. model has clearly been a major
failure. It has served a minority, and the majority
have not only failed to share in the income gains
yielded by the model, they have suffered from reduced
benefits, greater job instability and stress, and
a diminution of expectations and sense of hope for
-- Edward S. Herman
in its current form cannot deliver the benefits
expected of it.
Civil society, particularly in developing countries,
must ensure that it does."
-- Martin Khor, Director, Third World Network
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.
is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great,
and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something
-- Orison Swett Marden
society that feeds its children on tales of successful
violence can expect them not to believe that violence
in the end is rewarded."
-- Margaret Mead
master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher,
though, awakens your own expectations.
-- Patricia Neal
seem always ready to pay the price for war. Almost
gladly we give our time and our treasures - our
limbs and even our lives - for war. But we expect
to get peace for nothing.
away your love, freely and without expectation.
Give it away, and soon your life will be filled with
and you will have set others on the path of love and
-- John Robbins
us remember that, as much has been given us, much
will be expected from us, and that true homage comes
from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows
itself in deeds.
Every human being is entitled to courtesy and
consideration. Constructive criticism is not only
to be expected but sought.
one advances confidently in the direction of his
dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected
in common hours."
-- Henry David
you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience,
when it has no soul to be damned, and nobody to
-- Lord Chancellor Thurlow
believe that any man's life will be filled with
constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes
up his mind to do his level best each day, and as
nearly as possible reaching the high water mark
of pure and useful living.
-- Booker T.
elimination will only happen if all countries
— nuclear and non-nuclear states — genuinely work
towards this result. Nuclear states must abolish
their arsenals, as was indicated by the unanimous
opinion of the international Court of Justice,
the highest international tribunal. The five nuclear
states seem to expect others to refrain from obtaining
bombs while at the same time maintaining their
own caches of deadly weapons.