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It is generally true that all that is required to make
by Richard Whately

It is generally true that all that is required to make
men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing
is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
- Richard Whately

It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
- Richard Whately

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides
for them better than by giving them fortune.
- Richard Whately

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.
- Richard Whately

 

There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil.
- Richard Whately

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention,
as attention is of memory.
- Richard Whately

To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions,
in order to avoid erring in our own judgment,
is but to exchange one danger for another.
- Richard Whately

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In our judgment of human transactions,
the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly
the objects which are close around us.
- Richard Whately

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
- Richard Whately

Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily
driven than a single one.
- Richard Whately

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
- Richard Whately

Unless people can be kept in the dark,
it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.
- Richard Whately

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good;
the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
- Richard Whately

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

Happiness is no laughing matter.
- Richard Whately

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.
- Richard Whately

All men wish to have truth on their side;
but few to be on the side of truth.
- Richard Whately

Everyone wishes to have truth on his side,
but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
- Richard Whately

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good,
but for neglecting his neighbor's.
- Richard Whately

Preach not because you have to say something,
but because you have something to say.
- Richard Whately

As one may bring himself to believe almost anything
he is inclined to believe,
it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry,
'What is truth?'
- Richard Whately

The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned,
is that it should be such as to give him but little
occasion to think much about it.
- Richard Whately

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization,
is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally
confused and contrary commuting patterns.
- Brock Yates

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy,
that are preceded by a long Courtship.
- Joseph Addison

Enlighten the people generally,
and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind
will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson

Really the topic of breakfast cereal is generally a very boring one.
- Joshua Homme

Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism
are interested in what happens from the ground up less
than they are from the top down.
- Tom Brokaw

Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
- Samuel Richardson

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like,
the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king,
generally sane.
- J. F. C. Fuller

What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least
expect generally happens.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature,
and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- John Muir

I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people
I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for
them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.
- Hugo Weaving

In the broad and sweeping sense which the use of the term generally implies,
I am not a free-trader.
- John Griffin Carlisle

In Germany air became generally accepted Berlin in this area.
It operated with 45 airplanes within the Low Cost range from Germany,
and is one the most successful carriers in Europe.
- Niki Lauda

And I have no doubt that the American people generally
believe the world is safer,
and that we are safer, when we are stronger.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

When things come to the worse, they generally mend.
- Susanna Moodie

Truthfully, I've never seen myself as being too thin.
Sometimes I'll look at photos and be like,
'Oh, that's not a good look.' But generally speaking,
I'm not too thin.
- Rachel Zoe

There are always at least five good films at the end
of the year to get nominated,
but generally speaking nowadays, it's more of the independent
films that are recognized.
- Mark Rydell

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people,
to discourage them from ambitious attempts,
and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

And I hope very much that the ALP will become increasingly
engaged in the international discussions that are taking
place amongst centre-left parties generally.
- Patricia Hewitt

People usually think according to their inclinations,
speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions,
but generally act according to custom.
- Francis Bacon

I don't generally find myself listening to the music
of a film unless there's something awfully wrong with it.
- Carter Burwell

When people wear shoes that don't fit them,
it says something about their soul.
Generally, I think it means they are good people.
- Billy Bob Thornton

Outside of the mindless sitcoms that the networks thrive on,
people able to think generally consider most entertainment
is escape in one form or another.
- Gary Gygax

On my own I generally have very messy hair,
wear jeans and sneakers.
- Jewel Kilcher


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