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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
~ Douglas Macarthur - [Generals]

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A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
~ Patrick Kavanagh - [Generalizations]

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An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
~ Georg Hegel - [Generalizations]

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Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
~ Ezra Pound - [Generalizations]

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Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above.
~ Virginia Woolf - [Gender]

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Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay - [Generalizations]

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Give little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.
~ John Ruskin - [Giving]

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Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower - [Generals]

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I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.
~ Omar Nelson Bradley - [Generals]

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I made all my generals out of mud.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte - [Generals]

 

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