Quotation Explorer - 'Preferences'

As long as we respond predictably to what feels good and what feels bad, it is easy for others to exploit our preferences for their own ends. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
[Conventional wisdom] very heavily tends to reflect the preferences and the interests of the elite. - Paul Krugman
I think that people's sexual preferences are a legitimate subject for humour, dirty humour if at all possible. - Christopher Hitchens
We take simple preferences and turn them into conditions for our own happiness. - Richard Carlson
Morality is a subject to meddle in the affairs of other persons, guided by our preferences and convenience. - Aditya Ajmera
Life is the will to power; our natural desire to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree.
Too many of our preferences reflect nasty behaviours and states of mind that were genetically adaptive in the ancestral environment. Instead, wouldn't it be better if we rewrote our own corrupt code? - David Pearce
But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences. - John Stuart Mill
The expression of preferences is the essence of love. - Stefan Molyneux
Without judgments life loses its hierarchical quality of being a choice between preferences and by losing that, it loses it's savor. - Auliq Ice
Life is a random sequence of actions and reactions of people’s preferences and decisions they take to achieve their preferences. - Vivek Thangaswamy
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. - Carl Sagan
...our preferences do not determine what's true. - Carl Sagan
Two good indicators of revealed preferences are things the people tend to value a lot: time and money. If you look at how they spend their time and how they spend their money, you can infer quite a lot about their real preferences. - Douglas W. Hubbard
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