surprises

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on decisions, power, and surprises

A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Wilson Mizner on surprises

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.

Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on life, surprises, and world

There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Marstellar on birthday, inclusion, promises, and surprises

Eighty percent of all surprises are unpleasant. This includes bills, estimates, unkept promises, firings, birthday parties, and pregnancies.

William Marstellar

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William James on emotion and surprises

There are two kinds of taste, the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William James on adoption, chance, community, genius, individuality, justice, life, men, mystery, nations, people, purity, surprises, time, and work

Sporadic great men come everywhere. But for a community to get vibrating through and through with intensely active life, many geniuses coming together and in rapid succession are required. This is why great epochs are so rare, - why the sudden bloom of a Greece, an early Rome, a Renaissance, is such a mystery. Blow must follow blow so fast that no cooling can occur in the intervals. Then the mass of the nation glows incandescent, and may continue to glow by pure inertia long after the originators of its internal movement have passed away. We often hear surprise expressed that in these high tides of human affairs not only the people should be filled with stronger life, but that individual geniuses should seem so exceptionally abundant. This mystery is just about as deep as the time-honored conundrum as to why great rivers flow by great towns. It is true that great public fermentations awaken and adopt many geniuses who in more torpid times would have had no chance to work. But over and above this there must be an exceptional concourse of genius about a time, to make the fermentation begin at all. The unlikeliness of the concourse is far greater than the unlikeliness of any particular genius; hence the rarity of these periods and the exceptional aspect which they always wear.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Von Clausewitz on surprises

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on angels, death, earth, expectation, heaven, judgment, surprises, words, and worth

I dreamed death came the other night And Heaven's gate swung wide. A glorious angel soon appeared And ushered me inside. And there to my astonishment Were folks I'd known on earth. Some I'd judged and found unfit And some of little worth. Indignant words rose to my lips But never were set free For every face showed stunned surprise Not one expected me.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on angels, disability, expectation, heaven, judgment, surprises, words, and worth

I dreamt of heaven the other night, and the pearly gates swung wide. An angel with halo bright, ushered me inside. And there to my astonishment, stood folks I'd judged & labeled as quite "unfit," of "little worth," and "spiritually disabled." Indignant words rose to my lips, but NEVER were set free, for EVERY face showed stunned surprise, not ONE expected Me!

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on future, life, and surprises

The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content