Commonly

Famous quotes containing the word commonly:

    If you would get money as a writer or lecturer, you must be popular, which is to go down perpendicularly.... You are paid for being something less than a man. The state does not commonly reward a genius any more wisely. Even the poet laureate would rather not have to celebrate the accidents of royalty. He must be bribed with a pipe of wine; and perhaps another poet is called away from his muse to gauge that very pipe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)