Anticipation Quotes

Quotations about Anticipation

When you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility in others (and yourself), emphasize the anticipation of accomplishment, not the penalties for failure. ~ Roger Crawford

All fear is in itself painful, and when it conduces not to safety; is painful without use. Every consideration, therefore, by which groundless terrors may be removed adds something: to human happiness. ~ Samuel Johnson

An intense anticipation itself, transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. ~ Samuel Smiles

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

Our thinking and our behavior are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based. ~ Deepak Chopra

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. ~ Lao-Tzu

The present time is seldom able to fill desire or imagination with immediate enjoyment, and we are forced to supply its deficiencies by recollection or anticipation. ~ Samuel Johnson

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

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. ~ Samuel Johnson

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The anticipation of evil courts evil. ~ Dorothee DeLuzy

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. ~ Samuel Johnson

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. ~ George Eliot

Travel is ninety percent anticipation and ten percent recollection. ~ Edward Streeter

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Whatever advantage we snatch beyond a certain portion allotted us by at nature, is like money spent before it is due, which, at the time of regular payment, will be missed and regretted. ~ Samuel Johnson

Best not to anticipate too much … it jiggles the possibilities. ~ Donald Barthelme

Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life…. The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future. ~ Eli Stanley Jones

Experience finds few of the scenes that lively hope designs. ~George Crabbe

Anticipation of pleasure is, in itself, a very considerable pleasure. ~ David Hume

We usually get what we anticipate. ~ Claude M. Bristol

Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation. ~ Honore De Balzac

I can look at the future with anticipation. And it’s comforting to know that someday, as Christians, we’ll be able to look back and have a little more clarity on why certain things in life happened. ~ Amy Grant

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition. In the first instance, we cook the dish to our own appetite; in the latter, Nature cooks it for us. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face. ~ Billy Graham

The craving for a delicate fruit is pleasanter than the fruit itself. ~ Johann Gottfried von Herder

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. ~ Regina Nadelson

Conscience in most men is but the anticipation of the opinions of others. ~ Jeremy Taylor

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. ~ Samuel Smiles

Troubles forereckoned are doubly suffered. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

We can but ill endure, among so many sad realities; to rob anticipation of its pleasant visions. ~ Henry Giles

Thou tremblest before anticipated ills, and still bemoanest what thou never losest. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The problem is, whether a man constantly and strongly believing, that such a thing shall be, it don’t help anything to the effecting of the thing. ~ Francis Bacon

On the heights it is warmer than those in the valley imagine. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

He who matures early lives in anticipation. ~ Theodor Adorno

Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen. ~ Russell Green

Anticipation and Hope are born twins. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period or other, when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other, it is our own. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. ~ Joan Jett

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

Long intros are cool because there’s a little bit of anticipation, you know? ~ Miranda Lambert

I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives. ~ Author Unknown

The greatest value of an object lies not in its possession, but anticipation; and the covetousness of all things far exceeds their true worth. ~ Anthony Lisle

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. ~ Norman Cousins

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