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Letter "G" » grossly
«It's time to put out an All Points Bulletin on Sylvester Stallone. Not for artistic crimes but for so grossly abusing his license to pander.»
«What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.»
Author: Bertrand Russell
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«CUPID, n. The so-called god of love. This bastard creation of a barbarous fancy was no doubt inflicted upon mythology for the sins of its deities. Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive. The notion of symbolizing sexual love by a semisexless babe, and comparing the pains of passion to the wounds of an arrow --of introducing this pudgy homunculus into art grossly to materialize the subtle spirit and suggestion of the work --this is eminently worthy of the age that, giving it birth, laid it on the doorstep of prosperity.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
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«All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.»
«The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate»
«Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few.»
«Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether your flattery is worth having»
«If people waited to know one another before they married, the world wouldn't be so grossly over-populated as it is now»