There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time & energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
I am Expecting to come second, at least...I am not putting in all these hours and putting up with media trying to come second, I am not...I am trying to win this damn thing.melissa lee
Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature — and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.
One grand fallacy of the women's movement: Expecting work to mean "power" and "self-fulfillment."warren farrell
Ah, my brother, it is a far harder thing, and it is afar higher proof of a thorough-going, persistent, Christian principle woven into the very texture of my soul, to go on plodding and patient, never taken by surprise by any small temptation, than to gather into myself the strength which God has given me, and, Expecting some great storm to come down upon me, to stand fast, and let it rage. It is a great deal easier to die once for Christ than to live always for Him.alexander maclaren
You can now, if you choose, employ your present success to advantage, so as to keep what you have got and gain honour and reputation besides, and you can avoid the mistake of those who meet with an extraordinary piece of good fortune, and are led on by hope to grasp continually at something further, through having already succeeded without Expecting it.Thucydides
To be enthusiastic about doing much with human nature is a foolish business indeed; and, throwing himself into his work as he was doing, and Expecting so much from it, would not the tide ebb as strongly as it was flowing? It is a rash game this setting our hearts on any future beyond what we have our own selves control over. Things do not walk as we settle with ourselves they ought to walk, and to hope is almost the correlative of to be disappointed.james anthony froude
Every human being is tried this way in the active service of expectancy. Now comes the fulfillment and relieves him, but soon he is again placed on reconnaissance for expectancy; then he is again relieved, but as long as there is any future for him, he has not yet finished his service. And while human life goes on this way in very diverse expectancy, Expecting very different things according to different times and occasions and in different frames of mind, all life is again one nightwatch of expectancy.
Everybody here drove around like a dedicated loser, Expecting moment to moment to get into an accident. Doc could relate to this it was like the beach, where you lived in a climate of unquestioning hippie belief, pretending to trust everybody while always Expecting to be sold out but he didn't have to enjoy that either, especially.thomas pynchon
The number of those who do selfless public service and those who serve without Expecting any return, should increase. Their sterling qualities should show the way to the people at large. Their life would be a model to show how man should conduct himself in public life.periyar e. v. ramasamy
A religious creed differs from a scientific theory in claiming to embody eternal and absolutely certain truth, whereas science is always tentative, Expecting that modification in its present theories will sooner or later be found necessary, and aware that its method is one which is logically incapable of arriving at a complete and final demonstration.bertrand russell
It may be Expecting too much to expect most intellectuals to have common sense, when their whole life is based on their being uncommon -- that is, saying things that are different from what everyone else is saying. There is only so much genuine originality in anyone. After that, being uncommon means indulging in pointless eccentricities or clever attempts to mock or shock.thomas sowell
On my way here I passed a local cinema and it turns out you were Expecting me after all, for the billboards read: The Mummy Returns .margaret thatcher
But considering that I walked in Expecting no complexity at all, let alone the visual wonderments, 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is a considerable experience .
Werner Erhard ... had an awakening while driving over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in 1971. Although previously employed as a used-car salesman, he had studied Scientology, Zen Buddhism, and many of the sects that had sprung up in the 1960s, though wasn't Expecting the epiphany he received.
But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, Expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father.
I never once regretted our decision to leave CTU. I don’t want to look back on today and realize I could have helped. [Tony: We’re running a business here. Rick Rosen’s Expecting us to make a presentation] You can handle the meeting on your own.
'And how exactly like an egg he is!' she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment Expecting him to fall. 'It's very provoking,' Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, 'to be called an egg very!' 'I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained. 'And some eggs are very pretty, you know,' she added, hoping to turn her remark into a sort of compliment.Lewis Carroll
Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and Expecting different results.
You can now, if you choose, employ your present success to advantage, so as to keep what you have got and gain honour and reputation besides, and you can avoid the mistake of those who meet with an extraordinary piece of good fortune, and are led on by hope to grasp continually at something further, through having already succeeded without Expecting it.
Those spacious regions where our fancies roam, Pain'd by the past, Expecting ills to come, In some dread moment, by the fates assign'd, Shall pass away, nor leave a rack behind; And Time's revolving wheels shall lose at last The speed that spins the future and the past: And, sovereign of an undisputed throne, Awful eternity shall reign alone.
Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise, He who defers this work from day to day, Does on a river's bank Expecting stay, Till the whole stream, which stopped him, should be gone, That runs, and as it runs, for ever will run on.Abraham Cowley
You were Expecting someone else?
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, Expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without Expecting to get anything back.