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Quotations on Anticipation

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If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.

~ Elbert Hubbard

What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

~ George Eliot

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.

~ Samuel Johnson

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.

~ Samuel Johnson

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

~ Seneca

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