Quotes of Commonly

“ The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. ”

- Lucretius

“ The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ In those days he was wiser than he is now — he used frequently to take my advice. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'tis his at last who says it best. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ The man who is always worrying about whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn. ”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“ The engineer, and more generally the designer, is concerned with how things ought to be - how they ought to be in order to attain goals, and to function. ”

- Herbert Simon

“ In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. ”

- Sir John Lubbock

“ The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands. ”

- Placido Domingo

“ There's the one thing no nation can ever accuse us of and that is secret diplomacy. Our foreign dealings are an open book, generally a check book. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Too liberal self-accusations are generally but so many traps for acquittal with applause. ”

- Samuel Richardson

“ Experience teaches that a strong memory is generally joined to a weak judgment. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ When things come to the worse, they generally mend. ”

- Susanna Moodie

“ What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one. ”

- Max Frisch

“ The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. ”

- Dale Carnegie

“ The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I have been a soreheaded occupant of a file drawer labeled "Science Fiction" and I would like out, particularly since so many serious critics regularly mistake the drawer for a urinal. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. ”

- Dave Barry

“ Women made us lose paradise, but how frequently we find it again in their arms. ”

- De Finod

“ Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything. ”

- Gertrude Stein

“ Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore. ”

- Dale Carnegie

“ I have generally found that persons who had studied painting least were the best judges of it. ”

- William Hogarth

“ Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly. ”

- Alan Dean Foster

“ The fixity of habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ His announcement was so typically Chuck — he did it with grace and dignity and intelligence,... Wolf Blitzer Reports. ”

- Tom Selleck

“ The good part of Christmas is not always Christian — it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural. ”

- Robert Ingersoll

“ Disease is a physical process that generally begins that equality which death completes. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away. ”

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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