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Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else
He who makes great demands upon himself is naturally inclined to make great demands upon others
Expectation is the root of all heartache
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunder-storm is to the air
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."