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Generous: Originally this word meant noble by birth and was rightly applied to a great multitude of persons. It now means noble by nature and is taking a bit of a rest. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


Labour was the first price, the original purchase, money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. - Adam Smith


Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]


Gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man. - Ezra Pound


Although Golf was originally restricted to wealthy Protestants, today its open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. - Dave Barry


The kingly office is entitled to no respect. It was originally procured by the highwayman's methods; it remains a perpetuated crime, can never be anything but the symbol of a crime. It is no more entitled to respect than is the flag of a pirate. - Mark Twain


The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what you're saying, and they can't know what you're saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly. - William 'Bill' Bernbach