A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul. Hawthorne
A gravestone cannot be used for grinding.
A gravidade afetada é a casca da sabedoria.
A gray eye is a sly eye, And roguish is a brown eye, - Turn full upon me thy eye, - Ah, how its wavelets drown one! A blue eye is a true eye; Mysterious is a dark one, Which flashes like a spark-sun! A black eye is the best one. W. R. Alger
A greased mouth cannot say no.
A greasy kitchen; a will with not much in it.
A great acacia, with its slender trunk And overpoise of multitudinous leaves, (In which a hundred fields might spill their dew And intense verdure, yet find room enough) Stood reconciling all the place with green. Elizabeth B. Browning
A great affair covers up a small matter.
A great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle (patriotism) alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward. George Washington
A great anvil fears not noise.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
A great boaster is rarely a great performer.
A great book is a great evil.
A great ceremony for a small saint.
A great church and little devotion.
A great city whose image dwells on the memory of man is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; faith hovers over Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world-art. Beaconsfield
A great city, a great solitude.
A great city. a great desert.
A great country can have no such thing as a little war. Wellington
A great crime is in a great man greater.
A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves a number of obscure men who have only remained in obscurity because their timidity has prevented them from making a first effort. Sydney Smith
A great deal of the furniture of ancient tyranny is torn to rags; the rest is entirely out of fashion. Burke
A great doctor is accompanied by a great angel. Yiddish] Mit a groissen roifeh gait a groisser malech.
A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
A great dowry, a bed full of brambles.
A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.
A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
A great fortune is a great servitude.
A great fortune is a great slavery. Seneca
A great fortune, in the hands of a fool, is a great misfortune.
A great head and a little wit.
A great lance-thrust to a dead Moor.
A great leader is an ordinary person with extraordinary wisdom.
A great leap gives a great shake.
A great liar has a good memory.
A great liar has need of good memory.
A great load of gold is more burthensome than a light load of gravel.
A great lord is a bad neighbour.
A great man and a great river are ill neighbours.
A great man and a great river are often ill neighbours. Scotland
A great man is an abstraction of some one excellence; but whoever fancies himself an abstraction of excellence, so far from being great, may be sure that he is a blockhead, equally ignorant of excellence or defect of himself or others. Hazlitt
A great man is made so for others. Thomas Wilson
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions. Lowell
A great man is one who affects the mind of his generation. Beaconsfield
A great man knows the value of greatness; he dares not hazard it, he will not squander it. Landor
A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. Emerson
A great man will not trample on a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.
A great man's entreaty is a command.
A great many men - some comparatively small men now - if put in the right position, would be Luthers and Columbuses. Chapin