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A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
– Barry Goldwater
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
– George Bernard Shaw
A government which is not liked by the artists is certainly a bad government, because artist sees very well what is behind the masks!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
– Pindar
A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. - from Live Without Principle
– Henry David Thoreau
A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
– George Moore
A great beauty is a muse for the mind, a great mind a muse for the soul.
– Simon Gillespie
A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.
– AndrĂ© Maurois
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.
– William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
A great city is not something that should be judged by our elders... We should learn from our mistakes, not look back on them, we should use the knowledge that we have to move forward....
– Christopher gordon
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
– Aristotle
A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
– Charles De Gaulle
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
– Saul Bellow
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
– Sydney Smith
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
– Sydney Smith
A great disaster is a symbol to us to remember all the big things of life and forget the small things, of which we have thought too much.
– Jawaherlal Nehru
A great flame follows a little spark.
– Dante Alighieri
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
– Author Unknown
A great idea can change the world; but to change the universe, men need even much greater ideas!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.
– Jules Ormont
A great man or woman is any man or woman who outperforms his or her counterparts in a particular field, sphere, dispensation or a given period of time i.e. extraordinariness or uncommonness is nothing but a sign of greatness. But, mind you nobody has ever become truly great by his or her own strenght, intelligence, wealth or hardwork. Yes! it takes only God's grace to achieve true greatness in anything in life (Psalms 75 : 6).
– Emeasoba George
A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues.
– Archibald Cox
A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.
– Toledo Blade
A great many people have come up to me and asked me how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated. My answer is 'Don't you wish you knew'
– Robert Charles Benchley

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