Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist.
There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence than to be surprised at nothing.
Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.
A man surprised is half beaten.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity.
José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) Spanish Essayist, and Philosopher.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) British novelist, short story writer, and poet.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.