Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.
We had to learn...that it did not really matter what we expected from life but rather what life expected from us.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
This limited theatrical release was a nice little bonus that I never expected.
Good is not good when better is expected.
I was so naive I didn't even know about agents. I telephoned the William Morris agency and asked to speak to Mr. Morris. I expected Bill Morris to be waiting for my call.
I fully expected that, by the end of the century, we would have achieved substantially more than we actually did.
The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story.
Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife.
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.
We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
I never expected that this would be my life.
Family is everything. Family comes first. It's not what I expected it to be, but nothing ever is.
Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in, fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.
My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.
I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me.
I don't get very involved in the L.A. scene. When you do get invited out, you are expected to be on all the time. It's just wearying.
One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
Even as we ought to accept that each country would progress with a different method and speed toward that goal, the standard for the expected end-state should not be lowered.
I don't believe we are, because I believe that just as 9/11 was an attack on a very populous area, terrorism also looks to see where you can go and where you're not expected.
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