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A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which Society would register the quick motions of man.
– E. M. Forster
A funny thing is if you're out hiking and your friend gets bit by a poisonous snake, tell him you're going for help, then go about ten feet and pretend YOU got bit by a snake. Then start an argument about who's going to get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That's why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting.
– Gladys Taber
A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.
– George Herbert
A gate to nature is a gate to heaven!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A gazelle runs faster than us; cockroaches are remarkably tolerant of radiation; every being has some superiority; in remembering this, be very humble!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
– Chinese Proverb
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases.
– Homer
A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning wood brings forth - and the season of spring comes on. So of men one generation springs forth and another ceases.
– Homer, The Iliad
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
– Robert Anson Heinlein
A generous person is anyone who freely gives out anything tangible or intangible even more than it's necessary or expected of him or her. Are you generous at all? If YES then, do keep the fire burning. But if NO then, you've got to have a rethink and afterwards dare to be/remain generous. For, it really pays to be generous. You can take my words for it/that.
– Emeasoba George
A genius is just a talented person who does his homework.
– Thomas A. Edison
A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.
– William James
A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
– Pablo de Sarasate
A gentle breeze, a rustle of leaves, it's times like this life pleases with ease.
– Aaron J. Munzer
A gentle word is never lost...It cheers the heart when sorrow-tossed, And lulls the cares that bruise it.
– Hastings
A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't.
– Unknown
A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
– Fred Allen
A gentleman is not for his gender, A gentleman known by his good jester
– The Omani Shed
A gentleman is one who doesn't and can’t forgive himself for self-committed mistake even if others forget it and the self-criticism is a mark of his right attitude towards life.
– Anuj Somany
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
– Frederick Douglas
A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped.
– Alice Childress
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
– Publilius Syrus
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
– Thomas Fuller
A girl becomes a wife with her eyes wide open. She knows that those sweetest words, 'I take thee to be my wedded husband,' really mean, 'I promise thee to cook three meals a day for 60 years thee will I clean up after thee will I talk to even when thou art not listening thee will I worry about, cry over and take all manner of hurts from.'
– Alan Marshall Beck

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