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When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments.

Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.

What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it is supposed to be.

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of rewards, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

Ditch the expectations and let go of how your life is supposed to turn out and you will be free. Life is supposed to flow and be natural.

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.

Happiness equals reality minus expectations.

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.

No regrets, just lessons. No worries, just acceptance. No expectations, just gratitude. Life is too short.

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.

The best things in life are unexpected, because there were no expectations.

Love does not obey our expectations; it obeys our intentions.

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.