If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
That's the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don't expect them or want them.
The expectations that most people are creating are such that there is no human being on the planet who could ever fulfill those expectations.
Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
All expectation Quotes ⇑
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.
Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.
The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.
When Krishna was there his wives complained, Every human being on this planet is going to disappoint, nobody can fulfill the unrealistic expectation you have of them
Once you have no expectations of what the other should do, you will have a successful love affair.
Having expectations of others means you are trying to fix their lives. Don't do that. Fix your own life - that is freedom
Free from expectations and the sense of ownership, with mind and intellect fully controlled, they incur no sin, even though performing actions by one's body.
Do not selfishly seek anything from others; if you have no expectations, then what can people take from you?
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
Expectations are like fine pottery. The harder you hold them, the more likely they are to crack.
There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
If you love somebody it's a fickle happening because no human being will happen a hundred percent the way you want them. Every human being on this planet is going to disappoint you believe me not because they'll do something wrong because nobody can fulfill the unrealistic expectation you have of them. It's simply not possible. Partially but never entirely
What most people are calling marriage right now is just a whole bundle of expectations about how the other person should make heaven for you. If you're trying to extract happiness out of somebody, you will be disappointed.
Trust does not mean that others have to do things the way you expect them to do them. Trust means to become vulnerable
In marriages, there are divergent expectations. The woman expects the man to change. The man expects the woman to never change
Whenever things don't happen the way you want them to happen, there is a temptation to think and name it as destiny, because this is a way of dealing with failure, this is not destiny, just cheap psychiatry
It is never what you do which entangles you. It is the expectation of what you should get which entangles you.
If you hurt other people because they have an expectation of you that's their problem. If they have an agreement from you that's yours
Tell your friends that you're a happy person. Then you'll be forced to conform to it. You'll have a consistency bias. You have to live up to it. Your friends will expect you to be a happy person.
Don't expect perfection or permanent happiness here; you will not find it. This world will always be full of troubles.
If anything happens that you think should not happen, you will suffer. You want the whole existence to happen the way you think it should, it will never be so
If your idea of trust is that others must behave as you expect, this is not trust - this is cunning.
If you're waiting for people to understand you and act, it is only a pipe dream; it's never going to happen
If fixing a problem will save less than your rate, ignore it. If outsourcing a task will cost less than your rate, outsource it. Get comfortable disappointing people whose expectations will eat your life up, one hour at a time.
You must not expect life's experiences to yield lasting peace or happiness. You have to find peace and happiness within yourself