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An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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new! To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess. William Blake
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We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious. Eric Hoffer
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Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
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Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it. Ezra Pound
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