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There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.Nikki Giovanni Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Nikki Giovanni: There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to
As for mathematicians themselves: don't expect too much help. Most of them are too far removed in their ivory towers to take up such challenges. And anyway, they are not competent. After all, they are just mathematicians-what we need is paramathematicians, like you ... It is you who can be the welding force, between mathematicians and stories, in order to achieve the synthesis.Apostolos Doxiadis Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Apostolos Doxiadis: As for mathematicians themselves: don't expect too much help. Most of them are too far
There is an optimum rate of discounting the future - mathematically, an optimum interest rate - which depends on how long you expect to live, how likely you will get back what you saved, how long you can stretch out the value of a resource, and how much you would enjoy it at different points in your life (for example, when you're vigorous or frail). "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die" is a completely rational allocation if we are sure we are going to die tomorrow. What is not rational is to eat and drink as if there's no tomorrow when there really is a tomorrow. To be overly self-indulgent, to lack self-control, is to devalue our future selves too much, or equivalently, to demand too high an interest rate before we deprive our current selves for the benefit of our future selves. No plausible interest rate would make the pleasure in smoking for a twenty-year-old self outweigh the pain of cancer for her fifty-year-old self.Steven Pinker Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Steven Pinker: There is an optimum rate of discounting the future - mathematically, an optimum interest rate
I shall expect your reply within a month. Surely that is time enough to ... weigh your other offers.'
She stared at him. Well. She'd underestimated Lord Prescott. Or perhaps, more accurately, she hadn't fully estimated him ...
'Thank you, Lord Prescott. It's helpful to know that your desire for me will expire by a particular date.'
'Much like the desirability of any woman. You of all people should be fully aware that a woman's bloom doesn't last forever. Nor does her ability to bear children.'
...
'Thank you for reminding me. It slipped my mind, temporarily.'
He nodded, smiling a little, acknowledging her little barb. 'Good day, Miss de Ballesteros. I am not a man without feeling, and I think I shall depart now, to recover from the decidedly ambivalent receipt of my proposal.'
She smiled a little at that.
'Good day, Lord Prescott. Perhaps I should retire, too, to preserve my bloom.
Julie Anne Long Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Julie Anne Long: I shall expect your reply within a month. Surely that is time enough to ...
Is it too much to expect from the schools that they train their students not only to interpret but to criticize; that is, to discriminate what is sound from error and falsehood, to suspend judgement if they are not convinced, or to judge with reason if they agree or disagree?Mortimer J. Adler Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Mortimer J. Adler: Is it too much to expect from the schools that they train their students not
I had often sought for the peace there is in Christ, but I could not seem to find the freedom I desired. A terrible sadness rested on my heart. I could not think of anything I had done to cause me to feel sad; but it seemed to me that I was not good enough to enter Heaven, that such a thing would be altogether too much for me to expect.Ellen G. White Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Ellen G. White: I had often sought for the peace there is in Christ, but I could not
Look, Father, I don't think you're being straight with me. I want to join your Church and I'm going to join your Church, but you're holding too much back. I've had a long talk with a Catholic-a very pious, well-educated one, and I've learned a thing or two. For instance, that you have to sleep with your feet pointing East because that's the direction of heaven, and if you die in the night you can walk there. Now I'll sleep with my feet pointing any way that suits Julia, but d'you expect a grown man to believe about walking to heaven? And what about the Pope who made one of his horses a Cardinal? And what about the box you keep in the church porch, and if you put in a pound note with someone's name on it, they get sent to hell. I don't say there mayn't be a good reason for all this, but you ought to tell me about it and not let me find out for myself.Evelyn Waugh Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: Look, Father, I don't think you're being straight with me. I want to join your
The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn't take things too much to heart. He should have a touch of cynicism, but only a touch. The complete cynic is as useless to Hollywood as he is to himself. He should do the best he can without straining at it. He should be scrupulously honest about his work, but he should not expect scrupulous honesty in return. He won't get it. And when he has had enough, he should say goodbye with a smile, because for all he knows he may want to go back.Raymond Chandler Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Raymond Chandler: The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn't
The traditional metaphor for careers is a ladder, but I no longer think that metaphor holds. It doesn't make sense in a less hierarchical world ... Build your skills, not your resume. Evaluate what you can do, not the title they're going to give you. Do real work. Take a sales quota, a line role, an ops job, don't plan too much, and don't expect a direct climb. If I had mapped out my career when I was sitting where you are, I would have missed my career.Sheryl Sandberg Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Sheryl Sandberg: The traditional metaphor for careers is a ladder, but I no longer think that metaphor
Do not expect too much from your child and she will grow in your love ... But if you push her too much, you will push her away. A child is not yours to own but to raise. She may not be what you will have her to be, but she will be what she has to be. Remember what they say, that 'Wood may remain twenty years in the water, but it is still not a fish.Jane Yolen Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Jane Yolen: Do not expect too much from your child and she will grow in your love
Because of something she heard in school, Corrie asked her father what "sex sin" was while the two of them were riding on a train together. The father asked the little girl to carry his bag off the train. When she admitted that she could not do so, he said he would not be much of a father to expect this of her. The load was too heavy. This was the case, he said, with some knowledge. She needed to trust her father to give her knowledge at the right time.Corrie Ten Boom Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Corrie Ten Boom: Because of something she heard in school, Corrie asked her father what "sex sin" was
Any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' deepest loves, even when they leave us only for minutes, and on the most mundane of errands? No, not at all. Each time they go from our sight we in our secret hearts count them as dead. Having been given so much, we reason, how could we expect not to be brought as low as Lucifer for the staggering presumption of our love? So Eddie didn't expect her to answer until she did - from another world, and through a single thickness of wood. "Eddie? Sugar, is it you?" Eddie's head, which had seemed perfectly normal only seconds before, was suddenly too heavy to hold up. He leaned it against the door. His eyes were similarly too heavy to hold open and so he closed them. The weight must haveStephen King Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Stephen King: Any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts'
I'm at a stage in my career where I don't expect or get too much editorial input into what I'm doing. I have a proven track record of success, so my editors are willing to cut me some slack even when a particular approach is not to their personal taste.Grant Morrison Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Grant Morrison: I'm at a stage in my career where I don't expect or get too much
Happy are they, who in the matter of marriage observe three rules. The first is to marry only in the Lord, and after prayer for God's approval and blessing. The second is not to expect too much from their partners, and to remember that marriage is, after all, the union of two sinners, and not of two angels. The third rule is to strive first and foremost for one another's sanctification. The more holy married people are, the happier they are.J.C. Ryle Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By J.C. Ryle: Happy are they, who in the matter of marriage observe three rules. The first is
When a human doctor, after much bleeding and cupping, finds that a patient has died out of sheer desperation, he can always say, "Dear me, will of the gods, that will be thirty dollars please," and walk away a free man. This is because human beings are not, technically, worth anything. A good racehorse, on the other hand, may be worth twenty thousand dollars. A doctor who lets one hurry off too soon to that great paddock in the sky may well expect to hear, out of some dark alley, a voice saying something on the lines of "Mr. Chrysoprase is very upset," and find the brief remainder of his life full of incident.Terry Pratchett Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Terry Pratchett: When a human doctor, after much bleeding and cupping, finds that a patient has died
The scalpel is better for operations, but it is no good for anything else. Poetry confines itself more and more to what only poetry can do; but this turns out to be something which not many people want done. Nor, of course, could they receive it if they did. Modern poetry is too difficult for them. It is idle to complain; poetry so pure as this must be difficult. But neither must the poets complain if they are unread. When the art of reading poetry requires talents hardly less exalted than the art of writing it, readers cannot be much more numerous than poets. If you write a piece for the fiddle that only one performer in a hundred can play you must not expect to hear it very often performed. The musical analogy is no longer a remote one.C.S. Lewis Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By C.S. Lewis: The scalpel is better for operations, but it is no good for anything else. Poetry
I have pondered how much is provided for us by God's goodness. So many sources of enjoyment, and how thankful we should be. And even if afflictions come ... we should know that they are of the hand of God.' She sighed, the semblance of a smile gracing the edges of her mouth. 'We should not expect to have all the blessings of life and none of its trials. it would make this world too delightful a dwelling place, and I fear we would never care to leave it.' Her eyes slipped closed. 'As it is ... I have come to believe that it's only by taking some of those objects from us to which our hearts so closely cling that He endeavors ... in His kindness, to draw us from this world to one of greater happiness.Tamera Alexander Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Tamera Alexander: I have pondered how much is provided for us by God's goodness. So many sources
I don't know. I try not to think about it too much. I'm perfectly satisfied with my life. I think unhappiness comes from unfulfilled expectations." "So the less you expect from life . . ." "No. It's not like that. I just try to be happy and not wish I could do more.Kasie West Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Kasie West: I don't know. I try not to think about it too much. I'm perfectly satisfied
Could you try not aiming so much?" he asked me, still standing there. "If you hit him when you aim, it'll just be luck." He was speaking, communicating, and yet not breaking the spell. I then broke it. Quite deliberately. "How can it be luck if I aim?" I said back to him, not loud (despite the italics) but with rather more irritation in my voice than I was actually feeling. He didn't say anything for a moment but simply stood balanced on the curb, looking at me, I knew imperfectly, with love. "Because it will be," he said. "You'll be glad if you hit his marble - Ira's marble - won't you? Won't you be glad? And if you're glad when you hit somebody's marble, then you sort of secretly didn't expect too much to do it. So there'd have to be some luck in it, there'd have to be slightly quite a lot of accident in it.J.D. Salinger Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By J.D. Salinger: Could you try not aiming so much?" he asked me, still standing there. "If you
I can't find a man I want, and I'm beginning to think the problem is me. Maybe I expect too much. Maybe I'm holding out for something that doesn't even exist. She'd voiced her secret fear. Maybe grand passion was just a dream. With all the kissing she'd done in the past few months, she'd not once been overcome with desire. Her parents certainly hadn't had any great passion between them. Come to think of it, she wasn't sure she'd ever seen grand passion outside of a movie theater or a book.Karen Marie Moning Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Karen Marie Moning: I can't find a man I want, and I'm beginning to think the problem is
People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone with being confused.Jonathan Ames Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Jonathan Ames: People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone
If you wanted to kill me, why haven't you smothered me in my sleep?" "No sport in that." She gestured towards the ceiling. "Can I expect to be strung up on that bar and gutted like a deer?" He looked up at the bar and frowned. "Too much sport. Lots of heave-hoeing. Big mess to clean up after. Instead, why don't you just drink the poison-laced whiskey?" He extended the glass toward her again and when she didn't move he said, "No? Okay then." He shot the drink. She might not want the edge taken off but he sure as hell did.Sandra Brown Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Sandra Brown: If you wanted to kill me, why haven't you smothered me in my sleep?" "No
I think people expect too much from marriage today,' he said. 'They expect perfection. Every moment should be bliss. That's TV or movies. But that is not the human experience.
... twenty good minutes here, forty good minutes there, it adds up to something beautiful. The trick is when things aren't so great, you don't junk the whole thing. It's okay to have an argument. It's okay that the other one nudges you a little, bothers you a little. It's part of being close to someone.
But the joy you get from that same closeness
when you watch your children, when you wake up and smile at each other
that ... is a blessing. People forget that.
Mitch Albom Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Mitch Albom: I think people expect too much from marriage today,' he said. 'They expect perfection. Every
Having it all is just too much hassle. I'm not every-woman. I'm a working woman. And I'm not entirely sure I see the oint of being as dexterous in the kitchen as I am at my desk. If Mr. Y is perfectly satisfied with pre-packaged sushi every night, then far be it from me to raise his hopes with all sorts of homey behavior. The secret, I have discovered, is to manage expectations. If he doesn't expect it, then he's hardly going to be disappointed to discover he may never again eat a home-cooked meal. Or indeed, ever eat again.Amy Mowafi Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Amy Mowafi: Having it all is just too much hassle. I'm not every-woman. I'm a working woman.
I'm pregnant! " (Cassidy)
"Your face isn't, and quite frankly, you need to be put in yiur place. You are no longer a child and playing petty games such as these should get you punished." (Ashling)
"My father is the mayor of this town!" (Cassidy)
"Run along to Daddy then, but don't expect me to frighten me when you're too much of a coward to fight your own battles against an opponent who will not cower before your nonexistent wrath." (Ashling)
Rosetta M. Overman Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Rosetta M. Overman: I'm pregnant! " (Cassidy)"Your face isn't, and quite frankly, you need to be put in
It may be too much to expect that nations should be governed in their relations towards each other by the precepts of Christian morality, but surely it is not too much to ask that they should conform to the code of courtesy and good breeding recognized among gentlemen in the intercourse of social life.George Stillman Hillard Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By George Stillman Hillard: It may be too much to expect that nations should be governed in their relations
I'm a fool. I expect too much, then I'm angry because nothing ever works out the way I want. When I was young and full of hopes and aspirations, I didn't know I would get hurt so often. I think I'll get tough and won't ache again, then my fragile shell shatters, and again, symbolically, my blood is spilled with the tears I shed. I pull myself back together again, go on, convince myself there is a reason for everything, and at some point in my life it will be disclosed. And when I have what I want, I hope to god it stays long enough to let me know I have it, and it wont hurt when it goes, for I don't expect it to stay, not now. I'm like a doughnut, always being punch out in the middle, and constantly I go around searching for the missing piece, and on and on it goes, never ending, only beginning ...V.C. Andrews Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By V.C. Andrews: I'm a fool. I expect too much, then I'm angry because nothing ever works out
Boy children are primed to expect everything from their wives in the marriage, and not give too much if anything at all.Pinki Virani Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Pinki Virani: Boy children are primed to expect everything from their wives in the marriage, and not
How can anyone expect to be understood unless he presents his thoughts with complete honesty? This situation is unfair because it asks too much of the world. In effect, we say, ' I don't dare show you what I am because I don't trust you for a minute but please love me anyway because I so need you to. And, of course, if you don't love me anyway, you're a dirty dog, just as I suspected, so I was right in the first place.' Yet, every time God's children have thrown away fear in pursuit of honesty-trying to communicate themselves, understood or not, miracles have happened.Duke Ellington Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Duke Ellington: How can anyone expect to be understood unless he presents his thoughts with complete honesty?
People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true.Lewis H. Lapham Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Lewis H. Lapham: People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be
Today, I feel stronger, learning to live within the natural cycles of a day and to not expect too much of myself. As women, we hold the moon in our bellies. It is too much to ask to operate on full-moon energy three hundred and sixty-five days a year. I am in a crescent phase.Terry Tempest Williams Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: Today, I feel stronger, learning to live within the natural cycles of a day and
To ask for overt renunciation of a cherished doctrine is to expect too much of human nature. Men do not repudiate the doctrines and dogmas to which they have sworn their loyalty. Instead they rationalize, revise, and re-interpret them to meet new needs and new circumstances, all the while protesting that their heresy is the purest orthodoxy.J. William Fulbright Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By J. William Fulbright: To ask for overt renunciation of a cherished doctrine is to expect too much of
It's not a failure if a marriage or partnership ends after a certain number of years. I think, in general, we expect too much of partners. We can't fulfil a person's every single need and, after ten years or so, many relationships wear out. If we were more philosophical about it, we wouldn't try to blame the other person or be bitter.Deborah Moggach Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Deborah Moggach: It's not a failure if a marriage or partnership ends after a certain number of
Considering how much we are all given to discuss the characters of others, and discuss them often not in the strictest spirit of charity, it is singular how little we are inclined to think that others can speak ill-naturedly of us, and how angry and hurt we are when proof reaches us that they have done so. It is hardly too much to say that we all of us occasionally speak of our dearest friends in a manner in which those dearest friends would very little like to hear themselves mentioned, and that we nevertheless expect that our dearest friends shall invariably speak of us as though they were blind to all our faults, but keenly alive to every shade of our virtues.Anthony Trollope Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Anthony Trollope: Considering how much we are all given to discuss the characters of others, and discuss
Folks, Brian Williams isn't the exception. He's exactly what they've taught us to expect from them all. It's not journalism any more - it's entertainment, it's celebrity, it's agendas and it's money. All too often, a lie is now an acceptable way of communicating. To the media, a lie has as much value as the truth.Wayne LaPierre Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Wayne LaPierre: Folks, Brian Williams isn't the exception. He's exactly what they've taught us to expect from
Here are some things we can expect of the New Tribal revolution, based on the experience of the Industrial Revolution.[ ... ] Three: It will be led by no one. Like the industrial revolution, it will need no shepherd, no organizer, no spearhead, no pacesetter, no mastermind at the top; it will be too much for anyone to lead.
Four: It will not be the initiative of any political, governmental, or religious body.
Five: It has no targeted end point. Whe should it have an end point?
Six: It will proceed according to no plan. How on earth could there be a plan?
Daniel Quinn Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Daniel Quinn: Here are some things we can expect of the New Tribal revolution, based on the
It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meterLewis Strauss Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Lewis Strauss: It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes
Do not expect too much from the world. We are here to give not to take.Radhe Maa Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Radhe Maa: Do not expect too much from the world. We are here to give not to
One of the first essentials in securing a good-natured equanimity is not to expect too much of the people amongst whom you dwell.William Osler Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By William Osler: One of the first essentials in securing a good-natured equanimity is not to expect too
Don't expect too much from me, cos i might not meet up to your expectations, don't underestimate me, cos i just might do the unexpected, don't expect the truth from me always cos am human, and don't even try to judge me, cos you have not gone trough half of what av been troughOdeyale Opeyemi Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Odeyale Opeyemi: Don't expect too much from me, cos i might not meet up to your expectations,
Men expect too much, do too little,
Put the contraption before the accomplishment,
Lack skill of the interior mind
To fashion dignity with shapes of air.
Luxury, yes but not elegance!
Allen Tate Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Allen Tate: Men expect too much, do too little,Put the contraption before the accomplishment,Lack skill of the
Don't expect too much from others because people behave according to their perspective, not yours. Accept people as they are and avoid controlling them, only then they will give you their best.Hina Hashmi Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Hina Hashmi: Don't expect too much from others because people behave according to their perspective, not yours.
It is tempting to call for better leadership, but we probably expect too much from the leaders of the nations. Those nations are too big, the connections not strong enough, the commitment to the future not long enough. It is better to look smaller, to our now-smaller organisations, to local communities and cities, to families and clusters of friends, to small networks of portfolio people with time to give to something bigger than themselves. We have to fashion our own directions in our own places.Charles Handy Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Charles Handy: It is tempting to call for better leadership, but we probably expect too much from
Let mortal man keep to his own
Mortality, and not expect too much.
Euripides Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Euripides: Let mortal man keep to his ownMortality, and not expect too much.
It constantly remains a source of disappointment to me that my drawings are not yet what I want them to be. The difficulties are indeed numerous and great, and cannot be overcome at once. To make progress is a kind of miner's work; it doesn't advance as quickly as one would like, and as others also expect, but as one stands before such a task, the basic necessities are patience and faithfulness. In fact, I do not think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much one would get stunned or disturbed.Vincent Van Gogh Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Vincent Van Gogh: It constantly remains a source of disappointment to me that my drawings are not yet
We typically misunderstand what's wrong about consumerism. It's not that it makes us love material things too much. To be a good consumer, you have to desire to get lots of things, but you must not love any of them too much once you have them. Consumerism needs children who do not stay attached to their toys for very long and learn to expect the next round of presents as soon as possible. When consumerism succeeds, our attachments are shallow, easily broken, so we can move on to the next thing we're supposed to get. Being a good consumer means desiring new things, not cherishing old ones. And the new things you're supposed to desire are not always material things. Spirituality is now a consumerist enterprise, too.Phillip Cary Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Phillip Cary: We typically misunderstand what's wrong about consumerism. It's not that it makes us love material
What are you doing here, Carrington? I didn't expect you today." "I came to see if Miss Sullivan would care to go for a drive," Carrington said, turning hopeful eyes toward Addie. Her cheeks grew pink. "I'm flattered, Mr. Carrington, but I'm sorry to say I must decline. Edward needs me, and I have other work I must attend to." Carrington huffed and turned to John. "You surely aren't going to work Miss Sullivan all the time, young man." "Of course not. She's welcome to take off any afternoon she pleases, and one whole day a week," John said, glancing at Addie. "Just please clear it with me, Miss Sullivan." "You're very generous," Addie said, standing. "Thank you for your offer, Lord Carrington, but I'm going to be much too busy for the next few weeks for a social life. I need to devote all my free time to Mrs. Eaton's wardrobe. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to tend to Edward.Colleen Coble Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Colleen Coble: What are you doing here, Carrington? I didn't expect you today." "I came to see
You need not expect to get your book right the first time. Go to work and revamp or rewrite it. God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention. These are God's adjectives. You thunder and lightning too much; the reader ceases to get under the bed, by and by.Mark Twain Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Mark Twain: You need not expect to get your book right the first time. Go to work
there are in all periods people who feel themselves in some fashion to be apart. And it is not too much to say that humanity is very much in debt to such people, whether it chooses to acknowledge the debt or not. (Don't expect to be thanked, by the way. The life of an oppositionist is supposed to be difficult.)Christopher Hitchens Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: there are in all periods people who feel themselves in some fashion to be apart.
Starshine's greatest challenge is deciding whether a woman is too young to soothe or too old to shame. Handling the men is much easier. They may feign interest in figures and photos, but their underlying interest is for breasts and thighs. A generous smile often adds an extra zero to a check; an additional inch of exposed cleavage can clothe five Laotian children. The vast majority of these men do not expect to purchase Starshine's favors. They are husbands, fathers, pillars of the community, the sort of upstanding middle-aged patriarchs who would rather castrate their libidos than compromise their reputations, and even if their three-digit donations could earn them a quickie with the canvasser, they would deny themselves the pleasure.Jacob M. Appel Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Jacob M. Appel: Starshine's greatest challenge is deciding whether a woman is too young to soothe or too
If you are to love mankind, you must not expect too much from it.Charles Edward Montague Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Charles Edward Montague: If you are to love mankind, you must not expect too much from it.
We like books that have a lot of dreck in them, matter which presents itself as not wholly relevant (or indeed, at all relevant) but which, carefully attended to, can supply a kind of "sense" of what is going on. This "sense" is not to be obtained by reading between the lines (for there is nothing there, in those white spaces) but by reading the lines themselves looking at them and so arriving at a feeling not of satisfaction exactly, that is too much to expect, but of having read them, of having "completed" them.Donald Barthelme Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Donald Barthelme: We like books that have a lot of dreck in them, matter which presents itself
It is sometimes said that because of our past we, as a people, expect too much and set our sights too high. That is not the way I see it. Rather it seems to me that throughout my life in politics our ambitions have steadily shrunk. Our response to disappointment has not been to lengthen our stride but to shorten the distance to be covered. But with confidence in ourselves and in our future what a nation we could be!Margaret Thatcher Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Margaret Thatcher: It is sometimes said that because of our past we, as a people, expect too
Well, I don't like the UK. I haven't ever been a fan of the pound (sterling),
and even though they are taking some steps in the right direction - more so than the US - in addressing some of their problems, I still think they're doing it much too slowly. So, I think that the pound will continue to lose value relative to some of these other currencies. I ultimately expect the pound to rise against the dollar, but that's not the best way to take advantage of dollar weakness.
Peter Schiff Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Peter Schiff: Well, I don't like the UK. I haven't ever been a fan of the pound
Powerful people never educate powerless people in what they need that they can use to take the power away from powerful people; it's too much to expect. If I was in power, I would not educate people in how to take my powers away.Dr. John Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Dr. John: Powerful people never educate powerless people in what they need that they can use to
I am for such a League [of Nations] provided we don't expect too much from it. . . . I am not willing to play the pan which even Aesop held up to derision when he wrote of how the wolves and the sheep agreed to disarm, and how the sheep as a guarantee of good faith sent away the watchdogs, and were then forthwith eaten by the wolves.Theodore Roosevelt Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: I am for such a League [of Nations] provided we don't expect too much from
You got no one, then?' she asked.
'No one but enemies.'
'Why aren't you fighting them?'
'Fighting? It's got me everything I have.' And he held his big empty hands up to show her. 'Nothing but an evil reputation and an awful lot of men with a burning need to kill me. Fighting? Hah! The better you are at it, the worse off it leaves you. I've settled some scores, and that can feel grand, but the feeling don't last long. Vengeance won't keep you warm nights, and that's a fact. Overrated. Won't do on its own. You need something else.'
Ferro shook her head. 'You expect too much out of life, pink.'
He grinned. 'And here was me thinking you expect too little.'
'Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.'
'Expect nothing and you'll get nothing.'
Ferro scowled at him. That was the thing about talk. Somehow it always took her where she did not want to go. Lack of practice, maybe.
Joe Abercrombie Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Joe Abercrombie: You got no one, then?' she asked.'No one but enemies.''Why aren't you fighting them?''Fighting? It's
Why does a dad matter so much to a daughter, in particular? A dad is the one who teaches a daughter what a male is all about. It's the first man in her life
the first man she loves, the first male she tries to please, the first man who says no to her, the first man to discipline her. In effect, he sets her up for success or failure with the opposite sex. Not only that, but she takes cues from how Dad treats Mom as she grows up about what to expect as a woman who is in a relationship with a man. So Dad sets up his daughter's marriage relationship too.
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She threw up her hands. "All right. Why not?"
Why not?"
Sure."
His arms fell to his sides. "That's it? I pour my heart out. I love you so much I've got freakin' tears in my eyes. And all I get in return is 'Why not'?"
What did you expect? Am I supposed to fall all over you just because you've finally come to your senses?"
Would it be too much to ask?" ... He'd begun to glare at her again, his eyes growing stormier by the minute."When do you think you might be ready? To fall all over me, that is.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Susan Elizabeth Phillips: She threw up her hands. "All right. Why not?" Why not?" Sure." His arms fell
It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.John Howard Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By John Howard: It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but
Let us not expect too much from our own hearts here below. At our best we shall find in ourselves daily cause for humiliation, and discover that we are needy debtors to mercy and grace every hour.J.C. Ryle Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By J.C. Ryle: Let us not expect too much from our own hearts here below. At our best
Does the Power that runs the universe think us of more importance than we think ants?"
"You forget that an infinite Power must be infinitely little as well as infinitely great. We are neither, therefore there are things too little as well as too great for us to apprehend. To the infinitely little an ant is of as much importance as a mastodon. We are witnessing the birth pangs of a new era--but it will be born a feeble, wailing life like everything else. I am not one of those who expect a new heaven and a new earth as the immediate result of this war. That is not the way God works. But work He does, Miss Oliver, and in the end His purpose will be fulfilled.
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What about me? I love you so much. And I tried to make you go away. I killed you and it didn't help. And I hate it! I hate that it's so hard and that you can hurt me so much. I know everything that you did, because you did it to me. Oh, God! I wish that I wished you dead. I don't. I can't. Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do. And we can do it together. But if you're too much of a coward for that, then burn. If I can't convince you that you belong in this world, then I don't know what can. But do not expect me to watch. And don't expect me to mourn for you, because ...Joss Whedon Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Joss Whedon: What about me? I love you so much. And I tried to make you go
I believe that. But I want you to know something - when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I'm out. I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures. Jacob is family. You are ... well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence. I don't care who's a werewolf and who's a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too.Stephenie Meyer Not To Expect Too Much Sayings By Stephenie Meyer: I believe that. But I want you to know something - when it comes to