Hope realizes what is wished for might not happen, expectation denies the possibility of any other outcome than the one that is "hoped" for.
I hope we can rekindle our friendship, but I have no expectation.
Hope makes waiting enjoyable. Expectation makes waiting frustrating.
Hope - Possible and desirable
Expectation - Probable
a very good question..hope sustains life...
hope is less disappointing.
hope is gambling