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Letter "E" » expecting
«And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom.»
«Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.»
«Craziness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result»
«Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.»
«A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.»
«All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.»
«At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is something that goes on indomitably expecting, in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered, and witnessed, that good and not evil will be done»
Author: Simone Weil
at the bottom
, The Bottom
«And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: / But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; / From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.»
«A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
, to each other
«Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.»