General Quotes

The most general definition of beauty ... Multeity in Unity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of General Washington.

Ethan Allen

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.

Alan Dundes

Make your minds perfectly clear that if ever you let loose upon us again a general strike, we will loose upon you another "British Gazette."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People...ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney

Painters should remember that the eye, as a general rule, is a good, simple, credulous organ very ready to take things on trust if it be told them with any confidence of assertion.

Samuel Butler

Having lots of ideas doesn't mean you're clever, any more than having lots of soldiers means you're a good general.

Nicolas Chamfort

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have, long since, as good as renounced it.

Thomas Carlyle

In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dreams.

Joseph Campbell

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

Robert Burton

Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world.

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Words become low by the occasions to which they are applied, or the general character of them who use them; and the disgust which they produce arises from the revival of those images with which they are commonly united.

Samuel Johnson

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with a man is what he makes of himself.

Alexander Graham Bell

This is a good plan for life in general. If you have two choices, choose the harder.

Paul Graham

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Honor de Balzac

Morally, the general superiority of women over man is, I think, unquestionable.

William E H Lecky

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

Douglas MacArthur

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

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in and the West in general into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

Osama bin Laden

Women distrust men too much in general, and too little in particular.

Philibert Commerson

The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.

Thomas Day

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

Benjamin Franklin

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