Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
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.
The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.
Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
The world is not yet exhausted: let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
When things mean a very great deal to you, exciting anticipation just isn't safe.
For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week.
If we are inclined to forget how much there is in the world besides that which we anticipate, then works of art are perhaps a little to blame, for in them we find at work the same process of simplification or selection as in the imagination.
Thou tremblest before anticipated ills, and still bemoanest what thou never losest.
When spring is here the sketcher begins to look over his equipment and relishes in anticipation the soothing hours he will spend in the open, warmed by the sun, fanned by the breeze, charmed by the manifold delights of nature.
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.
Whatever you fear most has no power--it is your fear that has the power
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight!
Perpetual anticipation is good for the soul but it's bad for the heart.
No man was ever ruined from without; the final ruin comes from within, when you turn hopeless and lose courage!
When you have a true ambition for something, you will not give up hope. Giving up hope is a sign that you are lacking ambition to achieve that goal!
Anticipation was the soul of enjoyment.
In time, and as one comes to benefit from experience, one learns that things will turn out neither as well as one hoped nor as badly as one feared.
God planted fear in the soul as truly as he planted hope and courage. It is a kind of bell or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance on the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying.
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