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George Gershwin

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His patient soul endures what Heav'n ordains, But neither feels nor fears ideal pains.
GEORGE CRABBE
So our lives In acts exemplarie, not only winne Ourselves good Names, but doth to others give ...
GEORGE CHAPMAN
Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies. The gods on murtherers fix revengeful eyes.
GEORGE CHAPMAN
Prosperity lets goe the bridle. [Prosperity lets go the bridle.]
GEORGE HERBERT
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape...
GEORGE BANCROFT
Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never ...
GEORGE MEREDITH
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that action, not words, are the true c...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity befo...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
One of his officers, Henry Lee, summed up contemporary public opinion of Washington: First in war, f...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
When I contemplate the interposition of Providence, as it was visibly manifested, in guiding us thro...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous
GEORGE ELIOT
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our se...
GEORGE ELIOT
Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away. [Take heed of still waters, they quick pass away...
GEORGE HERBERT
An examin'd enterprize goes on boldly.
GEORGE HERBERT
Little pitchers have wide eares. [Little pitchers have wide ears.]
GEORGE HERBERT
The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne. [The wolf must die in his own skin.]
GEORGE HERBERT
A trade is better then service.
GEORGE HERBERT
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.
GEORGE ORWELL
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give ...
GEORGE ORWELL
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents
GEORGE ORWELL
Insanity is my only means of relaxation
GEORGE ORWELL
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the f...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little long...
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
... And what about Zombies? You never hear from Zombies! That's the trouble with Zombies, they're ...
GEORGE CARLIN
Words are weapons, and it is dangerous . . . to borrow them from the arsenal of the enemy.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Habit with him was all the test of truth; "It must be right: I've done it from my youth."
GEORGE CRABBE
Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks; Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks. The...
GEORGE FARQUHAR
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wron...
GEORGE SOROS
What we frankly give, forever is our own.
GEORGE GRANVILLE
If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
GEORGE GOBAL