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Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.

Tags: Suddenly, Wonder  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed.

Tags: History, Time  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.

Tags: Plan, State  ✍ Author: Giovanni Agnelli

My father was a general manager with Hyatt, so we lived in the hotel so he would be close by if there were any problems. My mum was always adamant about us not abusing it. So I still had to clean my room. Housekeeping would never come and do it.

Tags: Father, Problems  ✍ Author: Dianna Agron

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.

Tags: Correct, Opinion  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.

Tags: Friendship, Ought  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

Tags: Less, Won  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.

Tags: Common, Opinions  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

In general, the problem in a relationship is when the couple stagnate.

Tags: Couple, Problem  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Tags: Courtesy, Thin  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I always feel that art in general and acting in particular should make the audience a little uncomfortable, to slap them and wake them up.

Tags: Acting, Art  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

Tags: Ambition, Thinking  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Tags: Popular, Public  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.

Tags: Christian, Religion  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren't a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.

Tags: American, Guys  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I don't go to parties in general.

Tags: Parties  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I met the surgeon general - he offered me a cigarette.

Tags: Cigarette, Surgeon  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

I love memoirs and autobiographies in general.

Tags: Love, Memoirs  ✍ Author: Brett Davern

General relativity is the cornerstone of cosmology and astrophysics. It has also provided the conceptual basis for string theory and other attempts to unify all the forces of nature in terms of geometrical structures.

Tags: Nature, Theory  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

I'm involved in the work around prison rights in general.

Tags: Rights, Work  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

If the general opinion is pessimistic, fantasy is going to hold its own.

Tags: Hold, Opinion  ✍ Author: David Eddings

Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure.

Tags: Economy, Everyone  ✍ Author: Anthony Eden

In general, people are comfortable sharing their music. There are two exceptions, though - Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.

Tags: Music, Though  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Not obsessed with particularly Nike, but sneakers in general. I love them.

Tags: Love, Obsessed  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

I think compassion is an important quality in people in general.

Tags: Compassion, Quality  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth
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I have no problems or issues with screenwriting in general.

Tags: Issues, Problems  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

I feel reviewers are tougher on comedies in general. They don't take them seriously, and the ones that get great reviews are not necessarily the ones that I like.

Tags: Great, Seriously  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

The actual course is called fishery studies, and you study general aquatics and fishery management.

Tags: Management, Study  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

In general, I have felt more at home in the U.S. than I ever felt in England.

Tags: Felt, Home  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.

Tags: Change, Poets  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.

Tags: Liked, Public  ✍ Author: Mel Ferrer

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

Tags: Nature, Since  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it.

Tags: Fighter, Give  ✍ Author: Adolf Galland

I would say just in general, in life, I'm more willing to be animated as a person, and so obviously onstage as well.

Tags: Life, Willing  ✍ Author: Janeane Garofalo

All forces are a deterrent to and would be employed in a general war. Most of our forces could be employed in a limited war, if required.

Tags: Forces, War  ✍ Author: Thomas S. Gates, Jr.

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars.

Tags: Female, Feminist  ✍ Author: Clifford Geertz

The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.

Tags: Humor, President  ✍ Author: Arthur Hailey

When I was a teenager, I did one animated series back when I was on 'General Hospital.' It was 1971 or '72. Then I didn't do animation until 'Batman.'

Tags: Animation, Until  ✍ Author: Mark Hamill

I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies.

Tags: Fear, Movies  ✍ Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.

Tags: Genius, Often  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

There are a lot of studies that suggest a higher rate of creativity in bipolars than the general population.

Tags: Creativity, Studies  ✍ Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration.

Tags: Office, Treat  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.

Tags: Good, Wife  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.

Tags: Happiest, Impression  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Tags: Effort, Read  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

I think the nine justices think the solicitor general is the 35th clerk.

Tags: Clerk, Nine  ✍ Author: Elena Kagan

The Oscar nomination made me a recognizable name to other actors and people in general.

Tags: Name, Oscar  ✍ Author: Carol Kane

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do.

Tags: Film, Public  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

Reading for me will be a combination of books, magazines, Tumblr and just kind of the Web in general on the iPad.

Tags: Books, Reading  ✍ Author: David Karp

I think people in general have neglected to learn about history.

Tags: History, Learn  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.

Tags: Understand, Whatever  ✍ Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon

There are some people that the press like to pick on and not just the gay press, but the press in general. And some people, the press just doesn't care about at all.

Tags: Care, Gay  ✍ Author: Nathan Lane

My husband is a general's chauffeur somewhere in France.

Tags: Husband, Somewhere  ✍ Author: Lillie Langtry

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.

Tags: Public, Style  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.

Tags: Maxim, Useless  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

Tags: Greedy, May  ✍ Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.

Tags: Free, Himself  ✍ Author: Joseph de Maistre

The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.

Tags: Done, Industry  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger.

Tags: Anger, Thought  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Past  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking, by far the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.

Tags: Far, Writing  ✍ Author: Gaylord Nelson

I don't very much enjoy looking at paintings in general. I know too much about them. I take them apart.

Tags: Enjoy, Looking  ✍ Author: Georgia O\'Keeffe

I couldn't begin to name names... in general I have found racers to be some of the most competitive people on the planet... and some of the nicest as well.

Tags: Found, Name  ✍ Author: John Oates

I will make a general statement that we have not had anything like the policy of holding people in high office responsible for their acts that I think we should.

Tags: High, Office  ✍ Author: William Odom

Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.

Tags: Rule, Sought  ✍ Author: Margaret Oliphant

With my luck, if I ever invested in General Motors, they'd bust it to Corporal!

Tags: Bust, Luck  ✍ Author: Robert Orben

If you have debt I'm willing to bet that general clutter is a problem for you too.

Tags: Debt, Problem  ✍ Author: Suze Orman

I feel like when you are really appreciative, it makes it easier to have a better outlook and perspective of life in general.

Tags: Life, Makes  ✍ Author: Miguel

I'm not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it's incredibly delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Sure  ✍ Author: Gwyneth Paltrow

In general, costumes are the first thing in life that let other people know who we are. They indicate who the person is without saying anything.

Tags: Life, Saying  ✍ Author: Molly Parker

Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation of general statements about empirical fact with the logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.

Tags: Fact, Special  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

Tags: Nature, Truth  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Life provides material for its agitation which makes its general views comprehensible to the masses.

Tags: Life, Makes  ✍ Author: Karl Radek

In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party, these are only the products of the absence of a broad Labour movement in the country.

Tags: Country, Party  ✍ Author: Karl Radek

There's something about the Houdini act that is not always made clear - about the escape act in general.

Tags: Act, Escape  ✍ Author: James Randi

It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.

Tags: Easier, Men  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We look our best in subdued colors, sophisticated cuts, and a general air of sleek understatement.

Tags: Air, Best  ✍ Author: Jil Sander

Hairdressing in general hasn't been given the kudos it deserves. It's not recognised by enough people as a worthy craft.

Tags: Enough, Worthy  ✍ Author: Vidal Sassoon

General consultant to mankind.

Tags: Consultant, Mankind  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

Replacing General McChrystal with David Petraeus was a good first step, but more will be needed.

Tags: Good, Step  ✍ Author: Jim Talent

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.

Tags: Full, Good  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.

Tags: Attack, Whose  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

I'm kind of a nervous person in general. I'm socially awkward. I'm not tall and sensuous. I usually wear sweats everywhere I go. Oh, and I burp a lot.

Tags: Awkward, Nervous  ✍ Author: Carrie Underwood

I just think that pick-up lines in general are horrible. None of them work.

Tags: Lines, Work  ✍ Author: Kate Upton

Country seems to be finding a bigger audience. Certainly an audience out of the general country scene is finding me.

Tags: Country, Seems  ✍ Author: Keith Urban

I think people in general think more about their insecurities.

 ✍ Author: Emily VanCamp

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful.

Tags: Might, Useful  ✍ Author: Jesse Ventura

Honestly, before I settled on a name for the Bon Iver project in general, Chigliak was in the running for what I was going to name the band.

Tags: Band, Name  ✍ Author: Justin Vernon

In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds.

Tags: Fact, Minds  ✍ Author: Vernor Vinge

The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.

Tags: Ideas, Sense  ✍ Author: A. E. Waite

In general, I think I'm quick to worry about disasters of all kinds.

Tags: Kinds, Worry  ✍ Author: John E. Walker

I think that's a result of just a general increase in speed of the vibration of life itself.

Tags: Life, Result  ✍ Author: Neale Donald Walsch

People are rude in general.

Tags: Rude  ✍ Author: Eric Wareheim

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island - a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.

Tags: City, Rather  ✍ Author: Mercy Otis Warren

I went to a general store but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.

Tags: Buy, Store  ✍ Author: Steven Wright

I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specifically.

Tags: Buy, Store  ✍ Author: Steven Wright

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.

Tags: Culture, Valuable  ✍ Author: Elliott Yamin

I'm not a good collaborator in general.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

I don't talk much to offensive linemen in general.

Tags: Offensive, Talk  ✍ Author: Jack Youngblood

There is a huge crisis of employment in America, in the Western world in general.

Tags: America, Crisis  ✍ Author: Fareed Zakaria
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