Of course I'm drunkyou don't really expect me to teach this stuff when I'm sober.
I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons.tony abbott
Oh for a fleet that could look the proudest power in Europe in the face, on this our rightful Western Ocean! But alas, it must be left to posterity — at the age of 50 I can't expect to view it unless from above.edward rutledge
Decision is a vastly important thing with a convicted sinner. He must choose, or he must be lost. If he will not do it, he may expect the Divine Spirit to depart from him, and leave him to his own way.ichabod spencer
You must not expect the United Nations to accomplish miracles . We are made up of sovereign nations. We can only accomplish what our member nations allow us to accomplish.
No matter how well intended our country is, we cannot expect other nations to trust us as much as we trust ourselves.joseph ("joe") biden
A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination.betty friedan
I should esteem it the extreme of imprudence to prolong the precarious state of our national affairs, and to expose the Union to the jeopardy of successive experiments, in the chimerical pursuit of a perfect plan. I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man. The result of the deliberations of all collective bodies must necessarily be a compound, as well of the errors and prejudices, as of the good sense and wisdom, of the individuals of whom they are composed.Alexander Hamilton
Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.eugène ionesco
We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.Abraham Lincoln
The battle we have fought, and are still fighting, for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it. ... So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for.john muir
Human work must be done thoroughly and honourably because we are now men; whether we ever expect to be angels, or ever were slugs, being practically no matter.john ruskin
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
As soon as an opinion becomes common it is sufficient reason for men to abandon it and to uphold the opposite opinion until that in its turn grows old, and they require to distinguish themselves by other things. Thus if they attain their goal in some art or science, we must expect them soon to cast it aside to acquire some fresh fame, and this is partly the reason why the most splendid ages degenerate so quickly, and, scarcely emerged from barbarism, plunge into it again.vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
Let us not be mistaken: the best government in the world , the best parliament and the best president, cannot achieve much on their own. And it would be wrong to expect a general remedy from them alone. Freedom and democracy include participation and therefore responsibility from us all.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees , under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
You'd scarce expect one of my age To speak in public on the stage; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
We must not in the course of public life expect immediate approbation and immediate grateful acknowledgment of our services. But let us persevere through abuse and even injury. The internal satisfaction of a good conscience is always present, and time will do us justice in the minds of the people, even those at present the most prejudiced against us.
I come here today to look across this world of threats to a world of peace. In that search we cannot expect any final triumph for new problems will always arise. We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems for conformity is the jailor of freedom, and the enemy of growth.
Unless you expect the unexpected, you will not find it, for it is hidden and thickly tangled.