quote by Charles Dickens

I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

— Charles Dickens

Seductive Great Expectations quotations

Great expectations quote Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

If you do the bare minimum, expect bare minimum results.

You want to be great, work to be great. Nothing just happens

Art, especially the stage, is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments… you must be prepared for all this, expect it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.

Great expectations quote Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is a source of great strength.

Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.

Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.


Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory.

Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!

Great expectations quote Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.

Just as a waterfall grows slower and more lightly suspended as it plunges down, so the great man of action tends to act with greater calmness than his tempestuous desires prior to the deed would lead one to expect.

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

Great expectations quote Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.


There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.

Great expectations quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

Laughter is a form of internal jogging.

It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.

it is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.

Great expectations quote A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.

What separates us is that we expect to be great.

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.

The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment;

let it never appear in any place in its own name but always covered by another name and another occupation. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it and therefore takes little notice of it.

Great expectations quote Expect nothing, appreciate everything.
Expect nothing, appreciate everything.

In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.

No country that permits firearms to be widely and randomly distributed among its population - especially firearms that are capable of wounding and killing human beings - can expect to escape violence, and a great deal of violence.


Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.

I do not feel there will be soon if ever a 50 or 60 point break from present levels, such as (bears) have predicted. I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months.

Great expectations quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

You don't show up on game day and expect to be great.

Greatness happens in practice. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Great expectations quote You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state.


I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.

The Americans expect great things of me .

.. If the small Czech nation can have such musicians, they say, why could not they, too, when their country and people is so immense.

Great expectations quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

Fauvism was our ordeal by fire... colours became charges of dynamite. They were expected to charge light... The great merit of this method was to free the picture from all imitative and conventional contact.

Customers don't expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.

Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray.

Great expectations quote To a great mind, nothing is little.
To a great mind, nothing is little.

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.

Today remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true.

Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating on your behalf. If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen.

Great teachers will never be able to make up for bad parents, nor should they be expected to.

It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

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