A Quote by Earl Nightingale on surprises

Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes!

Earl Nightingale (1921 - 1989)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Denise Caruso on evolution, fear, force, hope, internet, justice, politicians, reflection, religion, surprises, and war

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.

Denise Caruso

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A Quote by David Hobson on garden and surprises

If there's one thing I can say about my garden, it can always surprise me.

David Hobson

Source: The Mad Gardener

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A Quote by Cordell Hull on army, conquest, defense, effort, military, planning, security, surprises, time, and war

Secretary of State under Roosevelt, testifying before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack in regard to remarks he had made to the War Council on November 28, 1941. I emphasized that in my opinion the Japanese were likely to break out at any time with new acts of conquest and that the matter of safeguarding our national security was in the hands of the Army and the Navy. With due deference I expressed my judgement that any plans for our military defense should include an assumption that the Japanese might make the element of surprise a central point in their strategy and also might attack at various points simultaneously with a view to demoralizing efforts of defense and of coordination.

Cordell Hull (1871 - 1955)

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on beauty, change, colors, evolution, exploring, garden, intuition, language, learning, love, motherhood, nature, personality, personality, reflection, soul, surprises, teachers, and time

It takes time and devotion to learn the language of color and lighting in the garden. Your tastes are sure to change over time, reflecting your inner evolution. Seeing the garden as a canvas for your celebration of Nature's palette is a wonderful expression of the soul's love of beauty and artistry. Your own inner intuition, however, is often your best teacher, but don't forget that Mother Nature will always have a few surprises up Her sleeve as well. Perhaps your greatest insight will be that this glorious exploration of light and color and their interrelationship is really meant to illuminate the many facets of your being and personality.

Christopher McDowell

Source: The Sanctuary Garden, 1998

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A Quote by Cecile M. Springer on challenge and surprises

Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.

Cecile M. Springer

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on gifts, life, and surprises

Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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A Quote by Barbara Tuchman on america, bachelors, destruction, freedom, illusions, independence, innocence, power, surprises, and world

In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bachelor independence. That the responsibilities of world power have not made us happier is no surprise. To help ourselves manage them, we have replaced the illusion of isolation with a new illusion of omnipotence.

Barbara Tuchman (1912 - 1989)

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A Quote by Aristotle on humor, secrets, and surprises

The secret to humor is surprise.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by André Kostelanetz on birds, colors, garden, inspiration, life, plants, play, study, and surprises

We found Matisse living in a small house, with a magnificent, sweeping view beyond his vegetable garden. In one room there was a cage with a lot of fluttering birds. The place was covered with paintings, most of them obviously new ones. I marveled at his production and I asked him, "What is your inspiration? "I grow artichokes, he said. His eyes smiled at my surprise and he went on to explain: "Every morning I go into the garden and watch these plants. I see the play of light and shade on the leaves and I discover new combinations of colors and fantastic patterns. I study them. They inspire me. Then I go back to the studio and paint.

Andre Kostelanetz (1901 - 1980)

Source: This I Believe, 1952

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