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If a person commits a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.
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In general, the churches, visited by me often on weekdays... bore for me the same relation to God that billboards did to Coca-Cola; they promoted thirst without quenching it.
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John Updike Quotes

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The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss and commit to memory the one, and pass over the other.
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Francis Bacon Quotes

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Adults aren't generally struck with the urge to skip because their worries and burdens weigh them down and they forget that they can take themselves lightly.
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When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other.
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The number one sign you have nothing to do at work: The 4th Division of Paperclips has overrun the Pushpin Infantry and General White-Out has called for a new skirmish.
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Rugby football is a game I can't claim absolutely to understand in all its niceties, if you know what I mean. I can follow the broad, general principles, of course. I mean to say, I know that the main scheme is to work the ball down the field somehow and deposit it over the line at the other end and that, in order to squalch this programme, each side is allowed to put in a certain amount of assault and battery and do things to its fellowman which, if done elsewhere, would result in fourteen days without the option, coupled with some strong remarks from the Bench.
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P.G. Wodehouse Quotes

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In general, of course, a stranger who tries to get you into an automobile is anything but noble, and in general a person who quotes great American novelists is anything but treacherous, and in general a man who says you needn't worry about money, or a man who smokes cigarettes, is somewhere in between.
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Lemony Snicket Quotes

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Beauty and folly are generally companions.
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We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
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William James Quotes

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Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle.
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Marya Mannes Quotes

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The essence of sports is that while you're doing it, nothing else matters, but after you stop, there is a place, generally not very important, where you would put it.
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The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.
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In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
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Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell.
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Lewis G. Janes Quotes

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Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.
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Felix Cohen Quotes

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The earth is the general and equal possession of all humanity and therefore cannot be the property of individuals.
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It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it... There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes.
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People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
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The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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Samuel Johnson Quotes

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