>When you start something, don’t raise other people’s expectations

>When you start something, don’t raise other people’s expectations. What is highly praised seldom measures up to expectation. Reality never catches up to imagination.

No matter how excellent something is, it never satisfies our preconceptions. The imagination feels cheated, and excellence leads more often to disappointment than to admiration.

Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment bridle her, so that enjoyment will surpass desire.

What was feared as ruinous comes to seem tolerable.

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