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Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I feel I need a holiday, a very long holiday, as I have told you before. Probably a permanent holiday: I don't expect I shall return. in fact, I don't mean to, and I have made all arrangements ...
I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.'
Bilbo — J.R.R. Tolkien

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Muhammad Ali

I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return. — Muhammad Ali

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Sadiqua Hamdan

Sitti knows that modern-day wars are fought over simple things, like the length and fit of a shirt - the shorter the sleeve, the greater the misfortune. Many times she wants to ask the one-hundred-year-old fig tree in the village center what it is like to be born from nothing and grow into something. She wants to know what it is like to bear fruit every year and not expect anything in return. She wants to know what it is like to be respected for what she could give - no more and no less. — Sadiqua Hamdan

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Luanne Rice

Sometimes it's more generous to take than give,
he said.
"How?" Caroline asked.
"To let the other person give you what he has to offer. If you're always the one giving, you never have to feel disappointed, because you don't expect anything in return. But it's miserly in its own way. Because you never leave yourself open or give the other person a chance. — Luanne Rice

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Timur Vermes

I expect you are wondering why I had not considered the possibility of unemployment. The reason being that my mind had a very different recollection of what unemployed men looked like. The jobless man I remembered from the past went out onto the street with a placard around his neck that read "Looking for any type of work". When he'd had enough of drifting fruitlessly around in this manner, he would remove the placard, grab a red flag handed to him by a loitering Bolshevist, and return to the street. — Timur Vermes

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Raymond Chandler

The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn't take things too much to heart. He should have a touch of cynicism, but only a touch. The complete cynic is as useless to Hollywood as he is to himself. He should do the best he can without straining at it. He should be scrupulously honest about his work, but he should not expect scrupulous honesty in return. He won't get it. And when he has had enough, he should say goodbye with a smile, because for all he knows he may want to go back. — Raymond Chandler

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

Attachment comes only where we expect a return. — Swami Vivekananda

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Lisa Kleypas

Women beg me for it, and not the other way around."
"Then you should go to one of them."
"Oh, I will. When we return to London, I'm going to embark on a spree of orgiastic debauchery that won't end until someone is arrested for it. But in the meanwhile ... do you truly expect that the two of us are going to share a bed tonight-and tomorrow night-as chastely as a pair of nuns on holiday? — Lisa Kleypas

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Kamila Shamsie

They adore you beacause they think you offer up your friendship and ask for nothing in return. But that's not true-' He took a deep breath. 'You do ask for something. You ask that we never expect you to need us. — Kamila Shamsie

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By John Morton

A wonderful world would be a place where we can openly, honestly share things and it's done the same way in return. Do you suppose we're going to get that world anytime soon? I don't expect it. So I am practical. I work to have people close to me whom I can openly and honestly share with. And from that base of safety and trust, I can extend my sharing out into the world. — John Morton

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Seth Godin

Gifts are not favors. If you expect something in return, it's not a gift. — Seth Godin

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Radhe Maa

Love does not expect anything in return — Radhe Maa

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Richard Bach

WE MUST HONOR our dragons, encourage them to be worthy destroyers, expect they'll strive to cut us down. It's their duty to ridicule us, it's their job to demean us, to force us if they can to stop being different! And when we walk our way no matter their fire and their fury, our dragons shrug when we're out of sight, return to their card games philosophical: Ah, well, we can't toast 'em all ... — Richard Bach

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Nhat Hanh

We all have the seeds of love in us.We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return. — Nhat Hanh

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Frederick Lenz

Do something nice for somebody. Do something nice for God. Do something nice for the earth - and don't expect anything in return or you will suffer. — Frederick Lenz

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Paul Clitheroe

When investing, I'm not against risk. If you take no risk you must expect a low return. Just don't let anyone fool you into thinking you can get a high return with low risk. — Paul Clitheroe

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By C. JoyBell C.

I don't care what they say, we are only to love those who deserve our love and love them to the degree that they deserve it! You see, we are not God. Only God can love people undeserving without spoiling them. Us, on the other hand, can love someone so undeserving, and actually turn the person into someone so vile who is convinced that they were always entitled to every bit of it! Mamma mia! And what about giving? Yes, they all want us to give and expect nothing in return, they all have many scriptures to lay on our tables when it is they who are at the receiving end! But when the tables are turned and we are the ones at the receiving end, suddenly all the scriptures mean something else! And all the times they were on our end and we gave to them- suddenly are all forgotten! — C. JoyBell C.

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Sunday Adelaja

What good you do to men, expect God to return to you, do not expect from men. — Sunday Adelaja

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Francois Fenelon

Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain. — Francois Fenelon

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Socrates

...I do not think that it is right for a man to appeal to the jury or to get himself acquitted by doing so; he ought to inform them of the facts and convince them by argument. The jury does not sit to dispense justice as a favour, but to decide where justice lies; and the oath which they have sworn is not to show favour at their own discretion, but to return a just and lawful verdict... Therefore you must not expect me, gentlemen, to behave towards you in a way which I consider neither reputable nor moral nor consistent with my religious duty. — Socrates

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Abigail Adams

If we expect to inherit the blessings of our Fathers, we should return a little more to their primitive Simplicity of Manners. — Abigail Adams

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.

Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sakes. It is an entirely "neighbor-regarding concern for others," which discovers the neighbor in every man it meets. Therefore, agape makes no distinction between friend and enemy; it is directed toward both. If one loves an individual merely on account of his friendliness, he loves him for the sake of the benefits to be gained from the friendship, rather than for the friend's own sake. Consequently, the best way to assure oneself that love is disinterested is to have love for the enemy-neighbor from whom you can expect no good in return, but only hostility and persecution. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Amelia Hutchins

Not everyone works like that. Some need, and want to be loved by one man alone. When I love someone, I give them everything I have and don't expect to get anything back in return for it. I'd never tear you down, Ryder; not if you were mine. Besides, you told me once before that love was worth fighting for. — Amelia Hutchins

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By John Green

My name," he said, "is Dr. Hyde. I have a first name, of course. So far as you are concerned, it is Doctor. Your parents pay a great deal of money so that you can attend school here, and I expect that you will offer them some return on their investment by reading what I tell you to read when I tell you to read it and consistently attending this class. And when you are here, you will listen to what I say. — John Green

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Jonathan Tolins

Right now, you and me here, put together entirely from atoms that have been part of millions of other organisms before they became us, sitting on this round rock with a core of liquid iron held down by this force that so troubles you called gravity, all the while spinning around the sun at 67 thousand miles an hour and whizzing through the Milky Way at 600 thousand miles an hour in a universe that very well may be chasing its own tail at the speed of light... and amidst all this frantic activity, fully cognizant of our own imminent demise, which is a very pretty way of saying we all know we're going to die, we reach out, to one another, sometimes for the sake of vanity, sometimes for reasons you're not old enough to understand yet, but a lot of the time we just reach out... and expect nothing in return. Isn't that strange? Isn't that weird? ... Isn't that... weird... enough? — Jonathan Tolins

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Anonymous

A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in returnAnonymous

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By H. H. Asquith

The army will hear nothing of politics from me and in return I expect to hear nothing of politics from the army. — H. H. Asquith

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

When you give something to a man and expect nothing - do not even expect the man to be grateful - his ingratitude will not tell upon you, because you never expected anything, never thought you had any right to anything in the way of a return. You gave him what he deserved; his own Karma got it for him; your Karma made you the carrier thereof. — Swami Vivekananda

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Philip Reeve

What Caul liked most about Tom was his kindness. Kindness was not valued back in Grimsby, where the older boys were encouraged to torment the younger ones, who would grow up to torment another batch of youngsters in their turn. "Good practice for life," Uncle said. "Hard knocks, that's all the world's about!" But maybe Uncle had never met anyone like Tom, who was kind to other people and seemed to expect nothing more than kindness in return. — Philip Reeve

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Sandy Hotchkiss

It is not worthiness the Narcissist feels when he or she communicates "I deserve." Narcissistic entitlement has nothing to do with genuine self-esteem, which comes from real accomplishment and being true to one's own ideals. Individuals who feel entitled to respect without giving it in return, or who expect rewards without effort, or a life free of discomfort, are forfeiting any power they might have to shape their own destiny. They assume an essentially passive role and count on outside forces to make them happy. When what they expect doesn't happen, they feel impotent. By claiming entitlement, they demand to live in the fantasy world of the one-year-old child. No wonder they're enraged.

Entitlement and the rage that comes with it are tip-offs to the arrest in healthy development that is narcissism. — Sandy Hotchkiss

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Mary Hunt

Giving in its purest form is done with a heart that says I wish it were more, and I expect nothing in return. — Mary Hunt

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Kevin Heath

You have many choices. You can choose forgiveness over revenge, joy over despair. You can choose action over apathy..- Stephanie Marston
Letting your kids see u helping others and not expect anything in return can be contagious — Kevin Heath

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Publilius Syrus

The evil you do to others you may expect in return. — Publilius Syrus

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By William Greider

The brilliant creative core of capitalism ... is the story the entrepreneurs and capital investors tell themselves about the future. How they intend to alter it, what they expect to gain in return, where they will raise the capital to accomplish their vision. Many of their stories turn out to be flawed or mistaken, of course, but the capacity to envision a set of future events and then act to fulfill them is a central source of capitalism's strength and its dominance of society. — William Greider

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Debasish Mridha

Love like the morning sun; expect no return. — Debasish Mridha

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Chris Christie

It is heartbreaking to me that I wasn't told the truth. I'm a very loyal guy, and I expect loyalty in return. And lying to me is not an exhibition of loyalty. — Chris Christie

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Rasha

Do not expect your life to "return to normal." That's not what you had in mind when you embarked on this odyssey. — Rasha

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By John Travolta

Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity. — John Travolta

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Paulo Coelho

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. — Paulo Coelho

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Lars Kolind

you have to be willing to give your customer-service staff the freedom to work without a script or specific instructions. If you don't dare do this, you have to ask yourself why they were hired in the first place if you don't trust their judgement. And if you don't show them that level of confidence, you shouldn't expect much commitment from them in return. — Lars Kolind

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Donna Augustine

Only honest people take you at your word. Liars and thieves expect the same in return. Unfortunately for him, I didn't have a problem lying when it came to saving my own ass. — Donna Augustine

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By A. Lee Martinez

Your mistake, indeed the mistake of your inherently finite senses, is to view the universe as an extension of yourself. You expect that, like you, it should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. but what you fail to understand is that everything you consider to be you, except for that rather silly imaginary part you call consciousness, is merely bits and pieces borrowed from the universe, and to the universe it will all return. You had no beginning, and you will have no ending. Everything that is you has always been and will always be. — A. Lee Martinez

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Emma Hart

Love is promising to give someone everything and not expect anything in return. — Emma Hart

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Evalyn Walsh McLean

It does not matter how other people treat you. That is their lookout. The only real thing is how you treat them. Give love out, but do not worry and expect any in return, and you will be happy and contented. — Evalyn Walsh McLean

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Diana Gabaldon

With that height, plus a face of an ugliness so transcendant as to be grotesquely beautiful, it was obvious why she had embraced a religious life
Christ was the only man from whom she might expect embrace in return. — Diana Gabaldon

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Jeffrey Zaslow

They believed their friendships thrived because they had raised some expectations and lowered others. They had come to expect loyalty and good wishes from each other, but not constant attention. If a friend didn't return an email or phone call, they realized, it didn't mean she was angry or backing away from the friendship; she was likely just exhausted from her day. — Jeffrey Zaslow

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Gore Verbinski

For me, some of the happiest moments on a live-action film are the awkward moments. One actor says something to another actor. They didn't expect that performance from that actor; that affects their return performance. — Gore Verbinski

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Mike Quade

I think the one thing about me is I'm a fairly demanding guy, and I give a great deal of myself, and I expect that in return. — Mike Quade

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I know I don't look old, but I'm beginning to feel it in my heart ... I need a holiday. A very long holiday. And I don't expect I shall return. — J.R.R. Tolkien

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Robin Hobb

Life is a balance. We tend to forget that as we go blithely from day to day. We eat and drink and sleep and assume that we will always rise up the next day, that meals and rest will always replenish us. Injuries we expect to heal, and pain to lessen as times goes by. Even when we are faced with wounds that heal more slowly, with pain that lessens by day only to return in full force at nightfall, even when sleep does not leave us rested, we still expect that somehow tomorrow all will come back into balance and that we will go on. At some point, the exquisite balance has tipped, and despite all our flailing efforts, we begin the slow fall from the body that maintains itself to the body that struggles, nails clawing, to cling to what it used to be. — Robin Hobb

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Aristotle.

He is best of all who of himself conceiveth all things; Good again is he too who can adopt a good suggestion; But whoso neither of himself conceiveth nor hearing from another Layeth it to heart; - he is a useless man. [Sidenote: V] But to return from this digression. Now of the Chief Good (i.e. of Happiness) men seem to form their notions from the different modes of life, as we might naturally expect: the many and most low conceive it to be pleasure, and hence they are content with the life of sensual enjoyment. For there are three lines of life which stand out prominently to view: that just mentioned, and the life in society, and, thirdly, the life of contemplation. — Aristotle.

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Michael S. Horton

All it takes for us to be guilty of theft is one misspent hour at work; one item we "forgot" to return from the office; one personal long-distance phone call we made at the company's expense; one overpriced item in our store. We see our sinless Lord, crucified for thieves not unlike the one hanging next to Him. Here was one person who never took what did not belong to Him, and who fulfilled all His obligations and paid debts He did not owe, and yet He hangs here next to a common thief, bearing His shame and guilt before God as though He had committed the crime. The thief crucified next to our Lord may have experienced the wrath of Rome that dark Friday afternoon, but because of the crucifixion of a Man just feet from him, he would not have to endure the wrath of heaven. All thieves who trust in Christ can expect to hear those same words on their death-bed from the spotless Lamb: "Today you shall be with me in Paradise. — Michael S. Horton

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Amy Manemann

I help others because I can, not because I expect something in return. — Amy Manemann

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Pamela J. Reid

Once the behavior finally drops off (this could take as long as an hour or two) and you take a break from the dog for awhile, you should expect to go through the same experience again when you return. This — Pamela J. Reid

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Piper Kerman

The public expects sentences to be punitive but also rehabilitative; however, what we expect and what we get from our prisons are very different things. The lesson that our prison system teaches its residents is how to survive as a prisoner, not as a citizen - not a very constructive body of knowledge for us or the communities to which we return. — Piper Kerman

Expect Nothing In Return Quotes By Colin Powell

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