Anticipation Quotes

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.

We… anticipate what’s to come, then ignore what’s actually here.

We are attracted to what is already ours in secret. Thus passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality.

A man’s delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.

I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do and bark.

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but it empties today of its strength.