surprises

A Quote by unknown on surprises

It surprises us to see a rich man economize and a poor man splurge - but that's how they got that way.

unknown

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on action, admiration, anger, competence, cowardice, curiosity, fatherhood, heart, improvement, life, love, mountains, people, reflection, relationships, sons, surprises, understanding, and world

Echo A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, the son hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!" Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it." YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

unknown

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A Quote by Steve Perry on learning, life, reality, regret, sleep, and surprises

He had regrets, of course, but not so many that he would lose any sleep over them. Life surprised him now and then and he didn't much care for surprises, unless he was passing them out. But - what was to be done? You had to deal with the reality, he had learned that over the years, no matter how much you didn't like it

Steve Perry

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on joy, respect, and surprises

Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, surprises, and writing

For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing . . . is discovering.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on meaning, poetry, and surprises

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. . . . Read it a hundred times; it will forever keep its freshness as a metal keeps its fragrance. It can never lose its sense of a meaning that once unfolded by surprise as it went.

Robert Frost

Source: The Figure a Poem Makes. Preface to Collected Poems, 1939

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A Quote by Robert Browning on change, death, lies, life, losing, senses, surprises, and vengeance

How he lies in his rights of a man! Death has done all death can. And absorbed in the new life he leads, He recks not, he heeds Nor his wrong nor my vengeance; both strike On his senses alike, And are lost in the solemn and strange Surprise of the change.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: After.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on common sense, society, and surprises

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life, surprises, and worth

Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Paul Fleischman on earth, expectation, home, opera, surprises, and tragedy

That small circle of earth became a second home to both of us. Gardening boring? Never! It has surprise, tragedy, startling developments - a soap opera growing out of the ground. I'd forgotten that tremolo of expectation produced by a tiny forest of sprouts.

Paul Fleischman

Source: Seedfolks

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