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All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.

All things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.

Among so many sad realities we can but ill endure to rob anticipation of its pleasant visions.

Be not looking for evil. - Often thou drainest the gall of fear while evil is passing by thy dwelling.

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.

He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.

In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness and intention of mind, he finds not half the pleasure in the actual possession of them as he proposed to himself in the expectation.

It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when to-morrow's burden is added to the burden of to-day that the weight is more than a man can bear.

It is expectation makes blessings dear. Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.

It is worse to apprehend than to suffer.

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

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

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

Sorrow itself is not so hard to bear as the thought of sorrow coming. Airy ghosts that work no harm do terrify us more than men in steel with bloody purposes.

Suffering itself does less afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering.

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasant than those crowned with fruition. In the first case we cook the dish to our own appetite; in the last it is cooked for us.

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.

The worst evils are those that never arrive.

To tremble before anticipated evils is to bemoan what thou hast never lost.

We often tremble at an empty terror, yet the false fancy brings a real misery.


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