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Sun TzuSpeed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

Eugene IonescoLife is surprising, a lot of unexpected things can happen to you. Small, not big ones.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Charles de GaulleSince a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

VoltaireThe husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Charles BaudelaireThere is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Julius CaesarWhich death is preferably to every other? The unexpected.

—  Julius Caesar, 101-14 BC, Roman general & Consul

Henry FordOne of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

Benjamin DisraeliWhat we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister










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