surprises

A Quote by Marlo Thomas on life and surprises

Where will I be five years from now? I delight in not knowing. That's one of the greatest things about life - its wonderful surprises.

Marlo Thomas (1943 -)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on country and surprises

Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on confidence, discrimination, fear, ignorance, knowledge, strength, surprises, and weakness

Ignorance makes for weakness and fear; knowledge gives strength and confidence. Nothing surprises an intellect that knows all things with a sense of discrimination.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on logic and surprises

There can never be surprises in logic.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on surprises

What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on appreciation, careers, emotion, and surprises

Reminiscing, with obvious emotion, on his long career: It's like the size of the crowd here today. It always surprises me. But I do appreciate it.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Press conference at BYU, September 1, 2000, announcing his retirement after the 2000 season.

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A Quote by Kenneth Boulding on future and surprises

The future is bound to surprise us, but we don't have to be dumbfounded.

Kenneth Boulding

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on expectation, hope, satisfaction, surprises, and war

War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by John Paul Jones on surprises

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.

John Paul Jones (1747 - 1792)

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A Quote by John Dryden on nature, stupidity, and surprises

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 107.

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