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A Quote by Jane Garmey on choice, garden, possibility, satisfaction, and surprises

Because a garden mean constantly making choices, it offers almost limitless possibilities for surprise and satisfaction.

Jane Garmey

Source: The Writer in the Garden

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A Quote by James R. Newman on adventure, jobs, mind, and surprises

Games are among the most interesting creations of the human mind, and the analysis of their structure is full of adventure and surprises. Unfortunately there is never a lack of mathematicians for the job of transforming delectable ingredients into a dish that tastes like a damp blanket.

James R. Newman

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

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A Quote by James Keller on belief, chance, divinity, existence, god, injustice, interest, laws, mankind, nations, peace, people, surprises, and time

One of the big surprises of the 1946 opening session of the UN General Assembly in New York was a forthright statement by Abayomi Cassell, the delegate from Liberia: "Every single human creature is the object of God's interest and care [and there will be no chance for lasting peace] so long as one shred of injustice exists on the globe. "I believe that each time . . . one group of people or one nation takes advantage of the other, retribution follows either from within or from without for that breach of the perfect law of God as well as those of mankind, [which are] products of the Divine within man!"

James Keller

Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950

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A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on appearance, character, climate, expectation, gratitude, incredulity, patience, people, suffering, surprises, and uncertainty

Climate helps to shape the character of peoples, certainly no people more than the English. The uncertainty of their climate has helped to make the English, a long-suffering, phlegmatic, patient people rather insensitive to surprise, stoical against storms,. slightly incredulous at every appearance of the sun, touched by the lyrical gratitude of someone who expects nothing and suddenly receives more than he dreamed.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

Source: The Country Heart

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A Quote by George Santayana on composers, problems, purity, senses, songs, and surprises

It is a pleasant surprise to him (the pure mathematician) and an added problem if he finds that the arts can use his calculations, or that the senses can verify them, much as if a composer found that sailors could heave better when singing his songs.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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

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A Quote by General George Smith Patton, Jr. on people and surprises

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George Patton (1885 - 1945)

Source: War As I Knew It, 1947,  (Houghton Mifflin)

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A Quote by George Dantzig on art, clothes, day, necessity, and surprises

The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure, his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures, but this was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there is no end of surprise and delight.

George Dantzig (1914 - ?)

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on america, conversation, deception, diplomacy, existence, government, hope, nations, peace, planning, presidency, surprises, time, and war

It could be inferred from President Roosevelt's public statements that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had come as a complete surprise to his administration - that it had not been, and could not have been, anticipated. . . . "The United States was at peace with that Nation [Japan] and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic relations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Source: Address to the Congress, December 8, 1941

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A Quote by Ernest R.. on beauty, christmas, communication, experience, family, guests, heart, home, language, mankind, music, silence, songs, surprises, thinking, and time

Music, the universal language of mankind, is also a form of beauty at its best. As language differs among peoples, so does the language of music differ with time, place, background and experience; but if it is true music, it strikes a responsive chord. In a Japanese home at Christmas-time, I was the only person in the group who spoke English. Yet ways of communication were found. Thinking of home, I hummed softly to myself, "Silent Night." To my surprise, the French guest, the German guest and the Japanese family joined in singing the universally inspiring Christmas song, each in his own language, yet in the same language, the language of the heart.

Ernest R..

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on feeling, pleasure, and surprises

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.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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