What man thinks of changing himself so as to suit his wife? And yet men expect that women shall put on altogether new characters when they are married, and girls think that they can do so.Anthony Trollope
What we really expect out of the Democrats is for them to treat us as they would like to have been treated.john boehner
You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.bette davis
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it.jack handey
They're also surprised I'm only 6 feet tall. They expect someone much bigger. They say I'm younger and prettier in person, which I like.lucy lawless
We can't keep weapons out of prisons; we can't possibly expect to keep them out of airports.bruce schneier
We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.william howard taft
Our relationships as experimentalists with theoretical physicists should be like those with a beautiful woman – we should accept with gratitude any favours she offers, but we should not expect too much nor believe all that is said.lev artsimovich
I fully understand it takes time for free societies, truly free societies to evolve. I don't expect instant success.george w. bush
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.
[A]lthough you have a right to appoint me to the office... yet you have no right to expect me either to spend money to forward the election or to cheat any man's vote, and I shall do neither... a seat in the House can never bring me either honours or emoluments, nothing, in short, but labour and trouble – you cannot expect from me, so will not, in fact, receive from me, either flatteries, treats or bribes.godfrey higgins
She would have come from Paradise and complained to God that the apple wasn’t a winesap at all, but a great big pulpy Washington Delicious; and after the Ark she would have said that there had not been the animals, the spring rains, and the nice long ocean-voyage the prospectus from the travel agency had led her to expect and that she had been most disappointed at not finding on Mount Ararat Prometheus.Randall Jarrell
You cannot tell a man he has the power to make the earth shake, then expect him to walk small.robert jordan
The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him.john marshall
For a decade, feminists have drilled their disciples to say, “Rape is a crime of violence but not of sex.” This sugar-coated Shirley Temple nonsense has exposed young women to disaster. Misled by feminism, they do not expect rape from the nice boys from good homes who sit next to them in class.camille paglia
"Alas! fair Rowena," returned De Bracy, "you are in presence of your captive, not your jailor; and it is from your fair eyes that De Bracy must receive that doom which you fondly expect from him."walter scott
We do not see rightly until we learn to eliminate what we expect or wish to see from what we really see.john lancaster spalding
We must not expect too much from legislation, social service with the masses, or even preaching of the Gospel to large congregations. All of these have their advantages, but they also have their limitations. Nothing can adequately take the place of personal effort with individuals.
See how the mountain goat hangs from the summit of the cliff; you would expect it to fall; it is merely showing its contempt for the dogs.
It is sheer nonsense to expect that any human being has yet been able to attain such insight into the problems of society that he can really identify the central problems and determine how they should be solved. The systems in which we live are far too complicated as yet for our intellectual powers and technology to understand.
The U. S. is occupying a country and one has not only to expect, but also to accept that the people there resist.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The nature of mind: much of its power seems to stem from just the messy ways its agents cross-connect. ...it's only what we must expect from evolution's countless tricks.marvin minsky
You can expect to see more of me in your dreams from now on. ? *giggle* Goodbye! ?
expect the impossible.