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I get those fleeting beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness - and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day I'm a human trying to make it through in this world.

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It's always the generals with the bloodiest records who are the first to shout what a hell it is. And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.

Yes my first memory of singing in general was of a Christmas song. And then listening to Christmas music was really the first music I was ever connected to.

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. I get the total decorating Christmas itch.

Generally a chef's book is like a calling card or a portfolio to display their personal work.

Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.

The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.

To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.

No one knows 'men' as such any more than anyone knows 'women ' and if they do generalise they're probably trying to hide their own ignorance. You might know one 'man ' yes or even lots of individual 'men'.

I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That's a gross generalization but I think it holds in many ways.

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.

Friends are generally of the same sex for when men and women agree it is only in the conclusions their reasons are always different.

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human ingenuity for divine wisdom.

I don't turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture.

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people to discourage them from ambitious attempts and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.

My grandfather was a general in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force during World War II and I grew up hearing the pilot stories and seeing pictures of him in uniform.

Politicians like generals have a tendency to fight the last war.

One side-effect of the so-called war on terror has been a crisis of liberalism. This is not only a question of alarmingly illiberal legislation but a more general problem of how the liberal state deals with its anti-liberal enemies.

As for charity it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned and the ultimate consequence to the general good are apt to be at complete war with one another.

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood isn't it?