blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed

1727 POPE Letter 6 Oct. (1956) II. 453 I have..repeated to you, a ninth Beatitude..‘Blessed is he who expect nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.’

1739 B. FRANKLIN Poor Richard’s Almanack (May) Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

1931 A. R. & R. K. WEEKES Emerald Necklace xix. ‘When I get back..I shall expect to find all our luggage in the hall.’ ‘Blessed is he that expecteth nothing,’ said Louis, ‘for he shall not be disappointed.’

1997 Washington Times 28 Feb. C16 My dear grandmother..gave me a plaque many years ago that contains a motto to live by: ‘Blessed are those who expect nothing, for they will not be disappointed.’


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