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American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
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.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young man, before he sets out for that country, full of mazes, windings, and turnings, to have at least a general map of it, made by some experienced traveler.
American philosopher 1842-1910
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.
C. Northcote Parkinson
British naval historian and author 1909-1993
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. General recognition of this fact is shown in the proverbial phrase ''It is the busiest man who has time to spare.''
English economist 1826-1877
A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright 1923-1964
A general and a bit of shooting makes you forget your troubles... it takes your mind off the cost of living.
American general in WO II 1880-1964
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
English politician 1623-1683
A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the People... those who subjected themselves to the will of a man were governed by a beast.
Carl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military 1780-1831
A general who allows himself to be decisively defeated in an extended mountain position deserves to be court-martialled.Source: On War (1832) Ch. 17
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
A judge is to give effect in general not to his own scale of values, but to the scale of values revealed to him in his readings of the social mind.... Objective tests may fail him, or may be confused as to bewilder. He must then look within himself.
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