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As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them. ...
by Maria Mitchell

As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
- Maria Mitchell

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- Maria Mitchell

The Southern character is opposed to haste.
Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
- Maria Mitchell

That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.
- Maria Mitchell

 

I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to
me always a trying ordeal.
- Maria Mitchell

The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.
- Maria Mitchell

I am always the better for open-air breathing,
and was certainly meant for the wandering life of the Indian.
- Maria Mitchell

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I have just gone over my comet computations again,
and it is humiliating to perceive how very little more
I know than I did seven years ago when I first did this kind of work.
- Maria Mitchell

I had, early in life, a love for staging,
but it is fast dying out.
Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out
the most passionate love of that kind.
- Maria Mitchell

The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious,
and the best that can be said of me is that I have
not pretended to what I was not.
- Maria Mitchell

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us,
and the more we gain, the more is our desire;
the more we see,
the more we are capable of seeing.
- Maria Mitchell

I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars,
and already begin to have a new enjoyment.
- Maria Mitchell

Yesterday I had a Shaker visitor, and to-day a Catholic;
and the more I see and hear,
the less do I care about church doctrines.
- Maria Mitchell

I have worn myself thin trying to find out about this comet,
and I know very little now in the matter.
- Maria Mitchell

We especially need imagination in science.
- Maria Mitchell

The love of one's own sex is precious,
for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery;
it is genuine and sincere.
- Maria Mitchell

A young sailor boy came to see me to-day.
It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage,
and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
- Maria Mitchell

I saw, in looking over Cooper, elements of a comet
of 1825 which resemble what I get out for this,
from my own observations, but I cannot rely upon my own.
- Maria Mitchell

Altogether, St.
Louis is a growing place, and the West has a large hand and a strong grasp.
- Maria Mitchell

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power!
- Maria Mitchell

Question everything.
- Maria Mitchell

To read a book, to think it over, and to write out
notes is a useful exercise;
a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
- Maria Mitchell

I made observations for three hours last night,
and am almost ill to-day from fatigue;
still I have worked all day,
trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again to-night.
- Maria Mitchell

I have never been in any country where they did not
do something better than we do it,
think some thoughts better than we think,
catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
- Maria Mitchell

I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
- Maria Mitchell

Do not look at stars as bright spots only.
Try to take in the vastness of the universe.
- Maria Mitchell

Study as if you were going to live forever;
live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
- Maria Mitchell

People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart,
but how much the head, can bear.
- Maria Mitchell

Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.
- Maria Mitchell

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
- Maria Mitchell

It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the
affections even to do good.
- Maria Mitchell

I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going
to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort,
but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
- Maria Mitchell

I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate
as give her only the society of her needle.
- Maria Mitchell

We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country
where they did not do something better than we do it,
think some thoughts better than we think,
catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
- Maria Mitchell

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

The instant formal government is abolished,
society begins to act.
A general association takes place, and common interest
produces common security.
- Thomas Paine

As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family,
she has a good right to them.
- Josh Billings

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and
the ideas of those facts in human heads.
- George Santayana

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

If we had in this room a hundred teachers,
good teachers from good schools, and asked them to
define the word education,
there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle
of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of
forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
- Herbert Read

General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the
enemy was still reinforcing,
called the troops off.
- James Longstreet

In general, I do not agree with spying against one's country.
- Melita Norwood

It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.
- Ferdinand Foch

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars,
and even to feminist scholars.
- Clifford Geertz

General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility
to the electoral process,
as well as to respect the fundamental right of all
those who wish to vote for me.
- Benazir Bhutto

The sports world is an echo chamber.
All it takes is one quote from a general manager and
a thousand sports columns bloom.
- Michael Lewis

Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film
in the real world is like trying to get General Motors
to release a handmade car.
- Godfrey Reggio

This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume
the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
- Fernand Leger

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for
grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
- Charles Darwin

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality;
it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought,
and its first reaction is one of anger.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects,
and not by particular exceptions.
- James F. Cooper

I know that Duke made a number of demands,
including that the attorney general drop its investigation.
We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
- Gray Davis

At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated
and made a general survey of the overall geology.
- Louis Leakey

Elvis said, Miss Minnie, do you think it would be out
of order if I go up and speak to General Stewart? I've
always been such a fan of his.
So Elvis went up to speak to the Stewarts.
- Minnie Pearl

You know, it's always good to have seen a track before,
just to kind of know where the little bumps are here and there,
and just the general feel for the size.
- Danica Patrick

I think the problem starts with the general appreciation
of the music in the larger society.
- Sonny Rollins

Salazar's record is one of weakness;
he hasn't been a good attorney general.
- Bob Schaffer

What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled
into what every writer most wants.
Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark.
- Jonathan Lethem

All forces are a deterrent to and would be employed in a general war.
Most of our forces could be employed in a limited war,
if required.
- Thomas S. Gates, Jr.

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

Special emphasis should be laid on this intimate interrelation
of general statements about empirical fact with the
logical elements and structure of theoretical systems.
- Talcott Parsons

The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal
fecundity and in a general sense with activity.
- Arthur E. Waite

The discussion of ideas as opposed to the American
narcissistic obsession with what's going on with the self,
that's the general thing people are talking about.
- Stanley Crouch

In general, I find that for videos the acting is more realistic.
- Tara Strong


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