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Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor

A wrong decision isn't forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved.
John Galbraith

I'm a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.
Eduardo Galeano

Love is among the most pernicious and contagious of diseases. We who are afflicted with it can be detected by anyone. Dark circles under our eyes show that we never sleep, kept awake night after night by embraces or by their absence. We suffer from devastating fevers and have an irresistible urge to say stupid things.
Eduardo Galeano

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.
Galileo Galilei

Change is inevitable, but it is in us to control its content and directions.
Indira Gandhi

I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.
Indira Gandhi

If I die a violent death as some fear and a few are plotting, I know the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassin, not in my dying.
Indira Gandhi

It is possible for a business venture to be an island of efficiency in a sea of sloth.
Indira Gandhi

Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.
Indira Gandhi

An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is difficult but not impossible to conduct strictly honest business. What is true is that honesty is incompatible with the amassing of a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
Mahatma Gandhi

You should be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
Ed Gardner

Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.... And when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.
James Garfield

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

I'd like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my everloving ass, because I'm innocent.
Johnny Garrett

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

A little blindness is necessary when you undertake risk.
Bill Gates

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
Bill Gates

I'm not an educator ... I'm a learner.
Bill Gates

If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity.
Bill Gates

Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft would become an unimportant company.
Bill Gates

The CEO's role in raising a company's corporate IQ is to establish an atmosphere that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Bill Gates

We rely on skilled foreign workers for their math, science, and creative abilities as well as their cultural knowledge, which helps when localizing products for world markets.
Bill Gates

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. - See Marvin Gaye.

Mother, I'm going to get my things and get out of this house. Father hates me and I'm never coming back.
Marvin Gaye

Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig

Theodor Seuss Geisel - See Dr. Seuss.

Schmuel Gelbfisz - See Samuel Goldwyn.

Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationships of the men and women in the organization.
Harold Geneen

In a good meeting there is a momentum that comes from the spontaneous exchange of fresh ideas and produces extraordinary results. That momentum depends on the freedom permitted the participants.
Harold Geneen

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

Leadership is practiced, not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold Geneen

My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
George V

Georgie - See George Jessel.

For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gérard

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath a starry sky,
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

Ira Gershwin

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
Ira Gershwin

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.

There is a misconception that small is always more beautiful than big.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.

I buy when other people are selling.
Jean Paul Getty

If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
Jean Paul Getty

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
Jean Paul Getty

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
Jean Paul Getty

Praise should always be given in public, criticism should always be given in private.
Jean Paul Getty

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.
Jean Paul Getty

The truly successful businessman is essentially a dissenter, a rebel who is seldom if ever satisfied with the status quo.
Jean Paul Getty

It's the classic case of being at the party too early. Nobody was there yet and nobody had had a drink. By the time we got there, the party was raging.
Mark Getty

Yesterday's success formula is often today's obsolete dogma ... We must continually challenge the past so that we can renew ourselves each day.
Sumantra Ghoshal

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Edward Gibbon

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.
Philip Gibbs

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Khalil Gibran

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Khalil Gibran

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Khalil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran

When you love you should not say, God is in my heart, but rather, I am in the heart of God. And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Khalil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which
you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

Khalil Gibran

Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
André Gide

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
André Gide

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
André Gide

I often think it's comical
How Nature always does contrive
That every boy and every gal
That's born into the world alive
Is either a little Liberal
Or else a little Conservative!

W. S. Gilbert

If you wish in this world to advance
Your merits you're bound to enhance;
You must stir it and stump it,
And blow your own trumpet,
Or trust me, you haven't a chance.

W. S. Gilbert

Let's do it!
Gary Gilmore

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.
Jean Giraudoux

[The] city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists, that our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail.
Rudy Giuliani

There are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.
Edna Gladney

You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
William Gladstone

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow

I'd rather be fishing.
Jimmy Glass

There is still no cure for the common birthday.
John Glenn

Gloomy Dean - See William Ralph Inge.

Age does not make us childish, as they say. It only finds us true children still.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Come my little one, and give me your hand.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything which is properly business we must keep separate from life. Business requires earnestness and method; life must have a freer handling.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent van Gogh

It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
Roberto Goizueta

The world is first a Coke world, then an orange world, then a lemon-lime world.
Roberto Goizueta

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

Diplomacy is to do and say
The nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Isaac Goldberg

Samuel Goldfish - See Samuel Goldwyn.

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Samuel Goldwyn

Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
Daniel Goleman

Tuff Gong - See Bob Marley.

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nadine Gordimer

The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton. We have to ask ourselves what is going on here?
Al Gore

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy: in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Baltasar Gracián

Some die because they feel everything, others because they feel nothing. Some are fools because they suffer no regrets, and others because they do.
Baltasar Gracián

Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth.
Baltasar Gracián

Think with the few and speak with the many.
Baltasar Gracián

You can judge the height of someone's talent by what he aspires to. Only a great thing can satisfy a great talent.
Baltasar Gracián

Good people are always so sure they're right.
Barbara Graham

Florence Nightingale Graham - See Elizabeth Arden.

Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.
Katharine Graham

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
Katharine Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Has anyone ever noticed that we live in the only country in the world where all the poor people are fat?
Phil Gramm

We have sort of become a nation of whiners.
Phil Gramm

Money talks, they say. All it ever said to me was goodbye.
Cary Grant

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.
Cary Grant

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Ulysses S. Grant

I did not get my Spaghetti-O's, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.
Thomas J. Grasso

Alas, regardless of their doom,
The little victims play!
No sense have they of ills to come,
Nor care beyond to-day.

Thomas Gray

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

Great Acquirer - See Robert Court.

Great Agnostic - See Robert G. Ingersoll.

Great Dissenter - See Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

Let's do it, man. Lock and load. Ain't life a [mother fucker]?
G. W. Green

Our worst enemies here are not the ignorant and the simple, however cruel; our worst enemies are the intelligent and corrupt.
Graham Greene

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene

What do we ever get nowadays from reading to equal the excitement and the revelation in those first fourteen years?
Graham Greene

Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about - doing what people have told them is impossible.
R. Hunt Greene

The grab for a quick killing is the mark of the worst kind of leadership, for it places immediate profit above the long-term interest of the organization and can lead ultimately only to disaster.
Crawford H. Greenewalt

A leader is one who ventures and takes the risks of going out ahead to show the way and whom others follow, voluntarily, because they are persuaded that the leader's path is the right one - for them, probably better than they could devise for themselves.
Robert Greenleaf

Even the frankest and bravest of subordinates do not talk with their boss the same way they talk with colleagues.
Robert Greenleaf

When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
Matt Groening

Columbus didn't have a business plan when he discovered America.
Andrew Grove

I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
Andrew Grove

Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.
Andrew Grove

The essence of a company like Intel is execution and strategy. Intel, looked at in another way, is a three-legged stool. One leg is technology - design and silicon technology - another leg is manufacturing, and the third leg is marketing. Whenever Intel did well it was because the three legs were equal. Whenever one of those legs was shorter than the others, we wobbled.
Andrew Grove

The new environment dictates two rules; first everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere.
Andrew Grove

Without an appropriate vision, a transformation effort can easily dissolve into a list of confusing, incompatible and time-consuming projects that go in the wrong direction or nowhere at all.
Bob Guccione

You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.
Bob Guccione

Only a dad but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him,
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.

Edgar Guest

I know you have come to kill me. Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Che Guevara

An illness in stages, a very long flight of steps that led assuredly to death, but whose every step represented a unique apprenticeship. It was a disease that gave death time to live and its victims time to die, time to discover time, and in the end to discover life.
Hervé Guibert

Life is very insistent; and it always seems to be so when friends sadly leave us.
Alec Guinness

The best number for a dinner party is two: myself and a damn good head waiter.
Nubar Gulbenkian

Lance Edward Gunderson - See Lance Armstrong.

Tenzin Gyatso - See Dalai Lama.

Mikes György - See George Mikes.

Schwartz György - See George Soros.