27 Most Inspiring Quotes About Expecting Nothing

Expecting is the act of anticipating or planning for something in the future. Wishing is a feeling that you are waiting for something to happen or to arrive. This feeling can cause anxiety, stress, and uncertainty in your life.

Expectation can be positive or negative, depending on how you perceive it. Expectations can be about a specific event, such as an expecting baby, or about an outcome in general, such as hoping that you will make a lot of money from your new business idea.

Sometimes it’s the little things that can send you to a place of happiness. Life doesn’t always have to be about as much as you want out of it, just appreciate the little things and live your life.

27 Most Inspiring Quotes About Expecting Nothing

“Generosity is doing something for someone else expecting nothing in return.” ― Simon Sinek

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” ― Sylvia Plath

 “If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it.” ― Malcolm Forbes

 “Hope for everything, expect nothing.” ― Darren Criss

 “Never expect anything from anyone, if you want to live a happy life.” ― Rashid Jorvee

 “Invest in yourself first. Expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything.” ― Tony Gaskins

 “The most content people are those who expect nothing.” ― Christopher Pike

 “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.” ― Andrew Murray

 “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” ― Ram Dass

 “Seek to give much – expect nothing.” ― Jonathan Goforth

 “There are two ways to avoid getting disappointed. Expect everything – or expect nothing.” ― Hasse Jerner

 “If you choose to do something, do it with your utmost. And remember, expect nothing and life will be velvet.” ― Lisa Gardner

 “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ― Alexander Pope

 “Expect Nothing, Do Your Work, Celebrate.” ― Jules Olitski

 “When you expect nothing from the world – not the light of the sun, the wet of water, nor the air to breathe – everything is a wonder and every moment a gift.” ― Michael J. Sullivan

 “When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.” ― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 “Dream, but expect nothing. Desire, but expect nothing. Hope, but expect nothing. Release your need to control and gain real control.” ― Eric Maisel

 “When you give, expect nothing from people and everything from God.” ― Omar Suleiman

 “I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis

 “To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine humility.” ― Ivan Turgenev

 “No expectations. Ask nothing, expect nothing and accept everything, and life is very well.” ― Anthony Hopkins

 “Never expect anything without being prepared to give.” ― Debasish Mridha

 “If I expect nothing of you, it will be far easier to forgive your offenses than if I place my whole world in your hands.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

 “Your mind creates your reality. If you expect nothing, you open up the universe to give you options. If you expect the worst, you usually get it.” ― James Patterson

 “Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something.” ― Bill Parcells

 “Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise. Become a stranger to need of pity. Or if compassion be freely given out, take only enough.” ― Alice Walker

“Don’t just show kindness in passing or to be courteous. Show it in depth, show it with passion, and expect nothing in return. Kindness is not just about being nice; it’s about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect.” ― Colin Powell

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