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.
We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others.
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
The poetry is all in the anticipation, for there is none in reality.
A man heated in talk, and eager of victory, takes advantage of the mistakes or ignorance of his adversary, lays hold of concessions to which he has no right, and urges proofs likely to prevail on his opponent, though he knows himself that they have no force.
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but molds it to its purpose.