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A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
– John Tillotson
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A good writer is a magician; she unfolds the dark secrets of the mind.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
– Jim Bishop
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A good writer must be like the birds of a dark forest; you can’t see them, but you can hear their mysterious and wise voices!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
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A good writer sees the world, not through his own eyes, but through his reader's mind.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
– James Beard
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A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
– Gerald R. Ford
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A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
– James Reston
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A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
– Otto von Bismarck
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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
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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
– George Bernard Shaw
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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
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A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
– Pindar
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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
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A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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A great artist is always before his time or behind it.
– George Moore
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A great beauty is a muse for the mind, a great mind a muse for the soul.
– Simon Gillespie
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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.
– André Maurois
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A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.
– William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
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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
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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
– Aristotle
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A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
– Charles De Gaulle
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A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
– Saul Bellow
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A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
– Sydney Smith
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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
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