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As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
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.
But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
I don't know if I officially proofread my father's book, but I read it. I did get some conception of grammar in general from that.
I don't trust doctors. It's not to say there ain't some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn't trust 'em at all.
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
John Stuart Mill
As I look into the future, I see radical changes in both how people 'attain beauty,' and how the world perceives beauty. In general, I believe traditional beauty will be less valuable - and more uniqueness will be heralded.
I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
Marquis de Sade
There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees. It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.
One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
I think that the idea that I'm writing for many more people than I ever imagined has created a certain general responsibility that is literary and political. There's even pride involved, in not wanting to fall short of what I did before.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The elements that create glamour are not specific styles - bias-cut gowns or lacquered furniture - but more general qualities: grace, mystery, transcendence. To the right audience, Halle Berry is more glamorous commanding the elements as Storm in the X-Men movies than she is walking the red carpet in a designer gown.
My ambition is to further create a signature sound, a signature spirit, that makes some kind of contribution to music in general.
David Lee Roth
In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed.
Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.
If the U.S. Government was a company, the deficit would be $5 trillion because they would have to account by general accepted accounting principles. But actually they encourage government spending, reckless government spending, because the government can issue Treasury bills at extremely low interest rates.
To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.
What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women's movement.
MTV in general is involved with so many artists - musicians, actors, people in the fashion industry, and art world.
A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general.
I'm sure some people will say, 'Why do this?' And my response is, 'Why wouldn't you?' The film business in general is using a model that is outdated and, worse than that, inefficient.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
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