We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good.
We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.
I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care.
I generalized rashly: That is what kills political writing, this absurd pretence that you are delivering a great utterance. You never do. You are just a puzzled man making notes about what you think. You are not building the Pantheon, then why act like a graven image? You are drawing sketches in the sand which the sea will wash away.
It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to.
The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
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.
Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank.
Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom.
To generalize is to be an idiot.
It's hard to generalize, because they're all different.
When I started, I decided to take as much advantage as I could of the freedom offered by the SF field.
Avoid context and specifics; generalize and keep repeating the generalization.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism.
Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
We couldn't generalize on the people.
Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn't say much, but some of them were kind of soft-headed, but they did that. That was an East German film.