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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
German philosopher 1770-18310
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
American author and political activist 1941-0
Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological - resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-18590
Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.