quote by Jodi Picoult

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.

— Jodi Picoult

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The secret to happiness is having low expectations.


Low 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.

I've been awkward forever. I have really low expectations for myself. When I do perform to some sort of social standard, I leave feeling really comfortable. I'm either so awkward that I look retarded or I'm so awkward that everyone else feels retarded.

Low expectations quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
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No one rises to low expectations

The secret to happiness is low expectations.

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


Low 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.

Americans are in serious intellectual trouble - in danger of losing our hard-won cultural capital to a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism and low expectations.

Its a call-to-action to rise from the dead and actually live.

Were born spiritually dead, and Im calling for everyone to become spiritually alive. Secondly, dont wait until later to live the way you were created. God created you to honor Him, find joy, and serve others. Dont sleep on that. Lastly, rise above the low expectations people have.

If your expectations aren't to be the best, then... you know, nobody rises to low expectations.

Low expectations quote Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn't good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans.

Society imposes low expectations of those who have disabilities”


Don't let the low standards and expectations of the world and others cause you to aim beneath your nobility and ability-dream big! What I know and have learned is that anything worth doing is not easy and that we can do anything that is not easy if we believe.

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

We’ve been sold this lie that disability makes you exceptional and it honestly doesn’t. … I want to live in a world where we don’t have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of bed and remembering our own names in the morning.

That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed - then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The way we make money as a group is that we don't pay a lot for anything, and most of the stocks we buy have low expectations.

Low 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.

The secret to true happiness is a combination of low expectations and insensitivity.


Maturity is the ability to harness your abilities and your energies and do more than is expected. The mature person refuses to settle for mediocrity. He/she would rather aim high and miss the mark than low-and make it.

If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.

Low expectations quote Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should n
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.

Certainly other things we can do, we gotta promote after-school employment, give kids an opportunity, raising the minimum wage was part of that, we can't expect that young people are going to feel they can make a living out there for such low wages.

When I needed to overcome the low expectations of others or the bias that would be expressed in one circumstance or another, I'd keep on keeping on. And I climb over the obstacle, go around it, dig under it, fly over it. That's what kept me going. Otherwise I would have never been an astrophysicist.


Low expectations quote The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the r
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.

The soft bigotry of low expectations

I'm the master of low expectations.

One possible sign of low self-esteem is suppressing parts of yourself so you can fill someone else's expectations of what you should be. You try to fill someone else's (or your own) prescription of perfection, instead of being yourself and embracing your originality.

Low expectations quote If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.

If there's one thing I learned from Rodrick, it's to set people's expectations real low so you end up surprising them by practically doing nothing at all.

I had very low expectations. Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire year in before this tournament, and I had hit balls maybe four or five times.


But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you.

Low expectations quote The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The l
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

Keep low expectations and life gets pretty good.

Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk! I’ve never been Gisele Bündchen, so ain’t nobody expectin’ that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don’t expect a lot.

Every time you hear someone read your book and liked your book, you're never sure whether that's going to follow with a similar remark from someone else. Perhaps I have low expectations, but whenever I hear someone say, 'I liked your book,' I don't know if it's going to happen again.

Low expectations quote Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the
Carry out a randon act of kindness, with no expectations of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Iran has a young population, and the desire to get out from under conservative religious social restrictions and to be able to speak their mind without fear of arrest is palpable. But nearly seven years after authorities crushed massive street protests, reformers are still threatened with arrest and expectations for change are extremely low.


Customers are wrestling with mission-critical decisions, evaluating solutions that all sound the same, and struggling to achieve the value they expect, when experience has shown them that far too many solutions come packaged with a high degree of risk and a low probability of success.

One can fall into the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom.

If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

I don't want to be someone that you're settling for.

I don't want to be someone that anyone settles for. Marriage is hard enough without bringing such low expectations into it, isn't it?