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Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
Liberty
John Adams

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For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
Communication
George Ade

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Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.
Opinions
Jane Austen

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A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
Politicians and Politics
Walter Bagehot

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

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Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Doctors
Napoleon Bonaparte

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I made all my generals out of mud.
Generals
Napoleon Bonaparte

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The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.
Army and Navy
Napoleon Bonaparte

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Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.
Corruption
Edmund Burke

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We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
Applause
Edmund Burke

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As you know, God is generally on the side of the big squadrons against the small ones.
God
Comte De Bussy-Rabutin

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Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
Mystery
Lord Byron

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Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Men
Julius Caesar

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I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
Courage
Lewis Carroll

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A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Argument
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!
Dance and Dancing
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Perseverance and audacity generally win!
Risk
Madame Dorothe Deluzy

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A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Gullibility
Demosthenes

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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Facts
Benjamin Disraeli

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Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
Opinions
Benjamin Disraeli

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What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
Expectation
Benjamin Disraeli

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What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.
Public Opinion
Benjamin Disraeli

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Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.
Economy and Economics
Sir Anthony Eden

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For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
Peace
Larry Eisenberg

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun