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General Quotes

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Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

 

I think with the Romans, that the general of today
should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.
- Thomas Jefferson

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

Experience demands that man is
the only animal which devours his own kind,
for I can apply no milder term to
the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- Thomas Jefferson

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The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver.
The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver,
the less he demands in slaughter.
- Winston Churchill

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness,
the general mind must be strengthened by education.
- Thomas Jefferson

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional
football from the standpoint of athletes and agents
and general managers that few people have ever seen.
- Leigh Steinberg

What was past was past.
I suppose that was the general attitude.
- V. S. Naipaul

For many years, the government of Canada has massively
supported orchestras and the arts in general.
- Lara St.
John

Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.
- Anthony Eden

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously
valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans,
but also the world in general.
- Martin Yan

But the general welfare must restrict and regulate
the exertions of the individuals,
as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.
- Friedrich List

I would never offer advice without the person asking for it.
I, in general, don't believe in giving advice,
actually, as a human being I don't.
- Joan Chen

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is,
in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent
to abolishing the catastrophe.
- Iris Murdoch

Kids in general make things fresh and alive and they
have this great appreciation for,
Holy mackerel, we're making a movie!
- James L. Brooks

The General Strike has taught the working class more
in four days than years of talking could have done.
- Arthur Balfour

The cause of justice is the cause of humanity.
Its advocates should overflow with universal good will.
We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
- William Godwin

If I can get some student interested in science,
if I can show members of the general public what's
going on up there in the space program,
then my job's been done.
- Christa McAuliffe

General principles...
are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The more specific you are, the more general it'll be.
- Diane Arbus

I think you could make a completely Virtual Centre,
though I have a general feeling, and maybe because I am getting very old,
that you still need face to face.
- Richard Rogers

I had become interested in economics,
an interest that was transformed into a lifetime dedication
when I met with the mathematical theory of general economic equilibrium.
- Gerard Debreu

Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy,
attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
- Robert Burton

There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind,
that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception
of more general opinions.
- Jane Austen

There are some people that the press like to pick on
and not just the gay press,
but the press in general.
And some people, the press just doesn't care about at all.
- Nathan Lane

With my luck, if I ever invested in General Motors,
they'd bust it to Corporal!
- Robert Orben

They wish for a general government of unity,
as they see that the local legislatures must naturally
and necessarily tend to retard the general government.
- Henry Knox

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general
who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying,
and thereby they achieve great results.
- Sun Tzu

Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there
can be large icebergs breaking off -
I'm talking 100km or 200km long -
every 10 or 20 or 50 years.
- Ian Allison

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality;
it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought,
and its first reaction is one of anger.
- W. Somerset Maugham

An individual, in promoting his own interest,
may injure the public interest; a nation,
in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest
of a part of its members.
- Friedrich List

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

I think that's a result of just a general increase
in speed of the vibration of life itself.
- Neale Donald Walsch

It takes a lot of energy to work, in general,
especially if you're the lead in something.
- Faith Ford

We can't win at home.
We can't win on the road.
As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.
- Pat Williams

I think anytime you can affect people in general,
in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.
- Sam Elliott

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
- John Ruskin

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously,
will help train us in perseverance.
Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition
to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

In the general course of human nature,
A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
- Alexander Hamilton

Our thinking behind these agreements is that we want
all jobs in General Motors to be good jobs.
- Charles E. Wilson

No change in the balance of political parties can alter
the general determination that no class should be excluded
from contributing to and sharing responsibility for the state.
- Gustav Stresemann

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand
out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
- Max Beerbohm

I think I learned a lot from reading in general -
even from reading badly written books.
- Margaret Haddix

In fact, there was general agreement that minds can
exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms
are of central importance to the existence of minds.
- Vernor Vinge

Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that
the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone.
Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
- Sarah Sutton

My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
- Adam Weishaupt

To establish justice and to promote the general welfare,
America does not need the abortion license.
- Robert Casey

I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.
- Theodore Bikel

I'm sure I took some licks at the system,
and at trials and lawyers in general.
I've seen enough of them for so many years both as
a cop and a defendant in defamation cases.
- Joseph Wambaugh

Lead singers not only do the majority of the work,
but their personalities are singled out and taken as
the general attitude of the unit.
- Martha Reeves

I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake,
you're not going to make much progress.
- Maurice Wilkins

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth,
learning, justice or kindness in general.
Action is always specific, concrete,
individualized,
unique.
- Benjamin Jowett

I got a cold feeling toward religion in general.
I don't think God would want to separate families.
- Ja Rule

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president,
from a murderous general or a beloved leader,
I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
- Oriana Fallaci

I feel reviewers are tougher on comedies in general.
They don't take them seriously, and the ones that get
great reviews are not necessarily the ones that I like.
- Bobby Farrelly

These are the multinationals, like General Motors and Nestle;
these are the big industrial groups that weigh,
on the monetary scale, much more than big countries like Egypt.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I think investments in general related to the exercise
industry are going to be good for a long time.
- Kenneth H. Cooper


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