The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

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My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general.

If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself.

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.

Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

Constitutions should consist only of general provisions;

the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.

We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.

The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.

There are no greater wretches in the world than many of those whom people in general take to be happy.

When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a monk, then you will end up as Pope.' Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as Picasso.

I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality.

All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.

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.

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

The Chinese general Sun Tzu said that all war was based on deception.

Oscar Wilde said the same thing of romance.

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

The broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.

As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.

I went to a general store but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society.

Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.

Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.

In general I do not draw well with literary men -- not that I dislike them but I never know what to say to them after I have praised their last publication.

True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.

Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.

To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.

Where the guilt is doubtful, a presumption of innocence should in general be admitted.