Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Profession: British Novelist
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)
Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer
Which death is preferably to every other? ''The unexpected''.
Author: Julius Caesar (101-44 BC)
Profession: Roman Emperor
At the age of 19, you always think you are prepared for everything and you think you have the knowledge of what’s coming ahead.
Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)
Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
A man surprised is half beaten.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)
Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Profession: French Classical Writer
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)
Profession: French Historian, Writer