These are some inspirational quotes about expectation.
Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
~ Theodore Rubin
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
~ Joan Didion
Our circumstances answer to our expectations and the demand of our natures.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
~Norman Vincent Peale
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.
~ Dennis Wholey
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations.
~ Patricia Neal
Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
~ Bill Bradley
Here is one my favorite expectation quotes about limiting yourself with your own expectation.
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
~W. Somerset Maugham
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Treat a man as he is, he will remain so. Treat a man the way he can be and ought to be, and he will become as he can be and should be.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( This will help you in managing expectations of your subordinates)
Everything comes if a man will only wait.
~ Benjamin Disraeli