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Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret to humor is surprise.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic.
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?
A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times surprise a man and lay him open.
Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations it's very easy to surprise people.
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is - full of surprises.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Hatred of the mother is familiar, but the mother's hatred still comes as a surprise.
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
W. Somerset Maugham
War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.
That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing. It is my way of judging what I am doing - which is never an easy thing to do.
V. S. Naipaul
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