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Anticipation

No mind is much employed upon the present; recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. -
Suffering itself does not less afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering. - Quintilian, fully Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, also Quintillian and Quinctilian
It is not the variegated colors, the cheerful sounds, and the warm breezes which enliven us so much in spring; it is the quiet prophetic spirit of endless hope, a presentiment of many happy days, the anticipation of higher everlasting blossoms and fruits, and the secret sympathy with the world that is developing itself. - Martin Opitz, fully Martin Opitz von Boberfeld
Suffering itself does not less afflict the senses than the anticipation of suffering. -
Anticipation and hope are born twins. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
To love another better than one’s self is to begin heaven here. The greatest lesson of all is that the Father’s mansions are within one’s own breast. Heaven is here; the world of hope, anticipation, feeling, is all here. We have it here first, if we have it at all. -
No mind is much employed upon the present: recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments. - Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson
Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. It gives us something to sharpen our souls on. The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future. If we saw all good things which are coming to us, we would sit down and denigrate. If we saw all the evil things, we would be paralyzed. How merciful is God is to lift the curtain on today; and as we get strength today to meet tomorrow, then to lift the curtain on the morrow. He is a considerate God. - E. Stanley Jones, fully Eli Stanley Jones
Fear is the anticipation and expectation of evil or pain, as contrasted with hope which is the anticipation of good. Awe, on the other hand, is the sense of wonder and humility inspired by the sublime or felt in the presence of mystery. Fear is “a surrender of the succors which reason offers,” awe is the acquisition of insights which the world holds in store for us. Awe, unlike fear, does not make us shrink from the awe-inspiring object, but, on the contrary, draws us near to it. That is why awe is compatible with both love and joy. - Fritz A. Rothschild
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. - Aristotle
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