Quotation Explorer - 'Generally'

those, who are believed to be most self—abased and humble, are generally in reality the most ambitious and envious - Baruch Spinoza
The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson
I thank God I am not a woman, to be touched in so many giddy offences as He hath generally taxed their whole their whole sex withal. - William Shakespeare
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men. - Gary Oldman
He was a product of a culture where it was generally counterproductive to hold grudges. - H.W. Brands
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. - Sir Francis Bacon
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. - William Penn
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. - Aldous Huxley
Left hand path magick is generally socially unacceptable. - Nikolas Schreck
Life wants you to be complete unto yourself, generally enjoy and expand consciousness, open, explore, love. - Jay Woodman
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life. - Joseph Addison
Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away. - Dorothy L. Sayers
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 M. Friedman
A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone. - Denis Diderot
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
Water generally flows downhill in this area.
Religion, as it is generally taught all over the world, is said to be based upon faith and belief, and, in most cases, consists only of different sets of theories, and that is the reason why we find all religions quarrelling with one another. - Abhijit Naskar
The things said most confidently by advanced persons to crowded audiences are generally those opposite to the fact; it is actually our truisms that are untrue. - G.K. Chesterton
The biggest mistake is trusting the wrong people who generally are also the dumbest. - Marino Baccarini
Truth is the one which is not generally spoken. Truth can be discomforting. - Saurabh Gupta Earth5R
Where there is mystery, it is generally supposed there must be evil. - George Gordon Byron
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
The man 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
One of my professors in college used to say As the wise man said, Do or do not, there is no try, but the advice columns generally say the opposite. If someone promises to try, and you're happy with that, don't push. It can backfire. You can get yourself in a lot of trouble asking for too much. - Jael McHenry
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. - Abraham Lincoln
Men generally believe what they wish.
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
(W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I'm feeling inspired. It's mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write. - Tom Wolfe
In my experience, economists rarely believe passionately in, or care passionately for, the free market. They are generally more concerned to reveal the market's imperfections, to further their own professional importance. - Terence Kealey
We are all born artists. The nature generally doesn’t discriminate among newborns with respect to art. Yet most of us try very hard as we grow, without knowing, to stop being artists. - Pawan Mishra
Generally speaking, if you think something you want to do is wrong, it is. - Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. - Demosthenes
Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. - Samuel Johnson
. . . I'm not pretty, not close up anyway. Generally, the closer people get to me the less hot they find me. - Margo Roth Spiegelman
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist. - Edmund Burke
She ignored my observation. This generally happens with me. Show me a woman, I sometimes say, and I will show you someone who is going to ignore my observations. - P.G. Wodehouse
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. - Gordon B. Hinckley
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool. - Sir Francis Bacon
I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. - Anaïs Nin
Electrical earth (ground) cables are all energized with radio frequencies (RF). Generally the further away from the ground rod you go, the more RF that you will find. - Steven Magee
Generally I try to avoid discussing consciousness, since it's, like, hard. - Robert Kurzban
Generally, men prefer dating women they love over women who love them; women prefer the opposite. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Generally speaking, I resolve to change my life on average maybe thirty to forty times a week, usually at about two a.m, drunk, ore early the next morning, hungover. - David Nicholls
If we in Nigeria and Africa generally are to experience a true national transformation, there must be numerous movements championing the cause for truth and honesty in every aspect of our daily affairs. - Sunday Adelaja
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death.
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.
The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. - Carl Jung
At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue. - George Packer
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. - William Hazlitt
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
The fact is, when people choose to be brave instead of smart, their courage is generally so threatening to those who are smart rather than brave that they end up being maligned, not congratulated. This is what the Bible says we can expect. - Gary Haugen
It is generally true that, the more preparations one has for an event, the more inconveniently fast the event will occur. - Monica Fairview
Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are. - Niccolo Machiavelli
When I consider the teachings, doctrines and what happens generally in the body of Christ both here in Europe, America and in Africa, I sometimes feel that I am living in my own reality. Either the whole world is getting it wrong or I am just running crazy - Sunday Adelaja
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. - Mae West
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body. - Seneca
There's the one thing no nation can ever accuse us of and that is secret diplomacy. Our foreign are an open book, generally a check book. - Will Rogers
GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
I don't generally feel anything until noon; then it's time for my nap. - Bob Hope
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
Generally speaking, I try not to generalize. - Addison C. Arthur
The more one pleases generally, the less one pleases profoundly. - Krister Stendahl
Misunderstanding is generally simpler than true understanding, and hence has more potential for popularity. - Raheel Farooq
The word 'Terror' is so generally and universally used in connection with everyday trivial matters that it is apt to fail to convey, when intended to do so, its real meaning. - Jim Corbett
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult. - Samuel Johnson
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. - Elizabeth Taylor
Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy. - Richard Bach
When a man says "I know what I mean, but I can't express it," he generally does not know what he means—for there can be no knowledge without words; there can only be feelings. - Sydney J. Harris
Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us.
The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. - Samuel Johnson
History engineered if the facts couldn't be generally accepted. - Toba Beta
One is that if women’s sexuality in Africa wasn’t under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren’t subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behavior generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn’t have a pandemic. - Stephen Lewis
If someone finds a flaw [shortcoming] in us, know that there is imperfection [defect] in us. However, it is a different matter if that person has a habit of talking negatively, but generally that is not the case. - Dada Bhagwan
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. - Dale Carnegie
We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others. - Blaise Pascal
He that doth not as other men do, but endeavoureth that which ought to be done, shall thereby rather incur peril than preservation; for whoso laboureth to be sincerely perfect and good shall necessarily perish, living among men that are generally evil. - Walter Raleigh
While the archetype of the tinker is generally the whipping person in classical bedtimes stories, this particular individual was a tinker by trade and just happened to be economically disadvantaged. - James Finn Garner
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. - Benjamin Disraeli
Secrets are generally terrible. Beauty is not hidden--only ugliness and deformity. - L.M. Montgomery
This explains why, whenever a person says sie to me, I generally try to kill him, if a stranger. - Mark Twain
He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the least so.
The problem with winter sports is that -- follow me closely here -- they generally take place in winter. - Dave Barry
He who laughs last is generally the last to get the joke.
When people see own advantage with a person who has a lot of money, they will say generally that he has a good attitude, but if not seeing own benefits then most of them are most likely to say he has an attitude that is a bad one. - Anuj Somany
A man generally lives up to what is expected of him. - Henrietta C. Mears
Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address. - Lane Olinghouse
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard
My heart aches for you! But don't despair! I am persuaded you will come about! Recollect what the poet says! I'm not sure which poet, but very likely it was Shakespeare, because it generally is, though why I can't imagine! - Georgette Heyer
I would like to spare the time and effort of hack reviewers and, generally, persons who move their lips when reading. - Vladimir Nabokov
In the industry, trying out new genres is not always encouraged but what I've discovered is that as a writer, a jaunt outside my comfort zone generally brings new skills to the main body of my work. - Sara Sheridan
It is generally agreed that "Hello" is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said "Goodbye," it could confuse a lot of people.
Men are not generally sufficiently aware of the distinction between the law of God and his purpose; they are apt to suppose, that as the temper of the sinner is contrary to the one, so the outrages of the sinner are able to defeat the other; than which nothing can be more false. - John Witherspoon
The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.Carl JungSwiss psychologist (1875 - 1961) - C.G. Jung
I have no home in the sense that is generally understood and so there is nothing to prevent me enjoying to the uttermost the spirit of wanderlust that has entered my soul. I am never lonely. How can I be when there is so much to see and admire in the world? - Gertrude Benham
We are social and political creatures but foremost we are a biological one. Our feelings, sentiments, emotions and attractions are generally because of our biological structure and appearance. - M.F. Moonzajer
We are generally treated based on how much or little we have, earn, or know—or seem to have, earn, or know. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Perseverance and audacity generally win. - Madame Dorothée De Luzy
In ambiguous situations, it's a good bet that the crowd will generally stick together and be wrong. - Doug Sherman and William Hendricks
The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. - Marcel Proust
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley
A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart. - Henry Fielding
Generally, a woman would rather be married to any man that she doesn’t hate, than remain unmarried to a man that she loves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work. - Frederick Douglass
Like Aristotle, conservatives generally accept the world as it is; they distrust the politics of abstract reason that is, reason divorced from experience. - Benjamin Wiker
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. - G.K. Chesterton
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