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Patience in the present, faith in the future, and joy in the doing


George Perera

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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
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an app...
GEORGE ORWELL
Better never begin than never make an end.
GEORGE HERBERT
The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
GEORGE HERBERT
The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others.
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries...
GEORGE STEINER
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
GEORGE FARQUHAR
Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you i...
GEORGE CARLIN
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, ...
GEORGE WASHINGTON
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something,...
GEORGE ELIOT
I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Buil...
GEORGE CARLIN
He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck thi...
GEORGE CARLIN
The face the index of a feeling mind.
GEORGE CRABBE
Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
GEORGE SAUNDERS