Quotation Explorer - 'Rather'

The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe. - Septima Poinsette Clark
The Puritan ethic of marriage was first to look not for a partner whom you do love passionately at this moment but rather for one whom you can love steadily as your best friend for life, then to proceed with God’s help to do just that. - J.I. Packer
Nothing like a lot of exercise to make you realize you'd rather be lazy and dead sooner. - Randy K. Milholland
Bravery is not the absence of fear, but rather, it is the decision to look fear in the eyes and press on regardless - Luke Edison
I cannot be afraid of being afraid. Rather, I need to realize that it is my fear that gives me the energy to wrestle that which I fear into the dirt that is soon to become the road underneath my feet. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Medicine directly to the disease doesn't work, rather, the root cause needs to be diagnosed! Similarly the evil deeds of Man can never be fixed unless the evil heart behind it, is fixed at the first place! - Ajay Chandan
I'd rather be encouraged by an ant to live than taught to doubt by fifty skeptics. - Marty Rubin
It says a lot about Sandberg’s brand of feminism that this campaign focuses on policing language rather than bringing attention to important issues that have real impact on women and girls - Jessica Roy
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. - Michel de Montaigne
Most politicians are corrupt as they do not represent the masses that voted for them, but rather they choose to return numerous favors to the corporations that funded their election campaigns. - Steven Magee
It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. - John Ruskin
the tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives. - Albert Schweitzer
In order to be authentic, you have to make decisions based on what you want, rather than how it will be perceived. - Shannon L. Alder
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to. - Theodore Roosevelt
You will make better decisions once you begin thinking long-term rather than short-term. - Adam Smith
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs
We need to track back ISIS ideology to its origins, so as to pull it up by its roots. Then, and only then, we can establish a whole new understanding of the righteous religion rather than mere individuals’ interpretations that satisfy clerks desires and fantasies. - مُضر آل أحميّد
I'd rather be eccentric and artistic, than be normal and have not one inch of art flowing through my heart. - Anthony Liccione
The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy. - Viktor E. Frankl
Entrust your dreams and goals to people who will cheer you on and inspire you, who will tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear so you can move forward and fast track. - Rachael Bermingham
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Beauty is not about being Formal or Stylish, it's rather about how you think of yourself in front of mirror! - Shubham Raj
Great," Shane said. "Look i'd rather not be on janitorial duty. I have allergies to cleaners.""And to cleaning," Michael said."Look who's talking, Didn't the do one of those Animal Planet documentaries about the roaches in your room? - Rachel Caine
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking. - George MacDonald
Someone who loves you, will act as sibling rather than a lover. - Olivie Boyke
No matter how long we exist, we have our memories. Points in time which time itself cannot erase. Suffering may distort my backward glances, but even to suffering, some memories will yield nothing of ther beauty or their splendor. Rather they remain as hard as gems. - Anne Rice
I'd rather have names to hurt me, than my bones broken with sticks and stones. - Anthony Liccione
I rather take the risk of trying to find real love than loving someone I know that is guaranteed - Kristal Eley
Poor people are those who do not have Dreams rather do not have Money… - Jagabandhu Jena
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. - Krishnamurti
Forget happiness; I would rather be drunk with love. - Debasish Mridha
ليس الشديد بالصرعة؛ إنما الشديد الذي يملك نفسه عند الغضبThe strong person is not the good wrestler. Rather,the strong person is the one who controls himself when he is angry.(Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 73, #135) - Anonymous
My friend Annabel calls it "Reverse Perfectionism" - if a man thinks he can't do something perfectly, he'd rather not do it at all… - Shelli NT
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. - Clarence Day Jr.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body. - Pythagoras
Fairness is not something to which we are entitled. Rather, it is something for which we hope. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk. - Joquesse Eugenia
The question isn't who will be with me in life, rather how will I create the ending I am proud of? - Shannon L. Alder
I have never been good at saying goodbyes to people. What else can they offer rather than a reciprocal desolation? - Aishah Madadiy
I rather have you win, because in God even those who are in second place are first. - Auliq Ice
People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us. - Albert Ellis
Halloween was the best holiday, in my opinion, because it was all about friends, monsters, and candy, rather than family and responsibility. - Margee Kerr
People will say,"there's heaven and hell", and they take it so serious that they look so sorrowful with penitence. I would rather ask them to show me the route that leads to heaven or hell. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give values to survival. - Alice Duer Miller
The psychosphere, the logosphere, is permeated by concepts, ideas, verbalizations, a whole apparatus devised, or rather evolved, to form some sort of mental contact with reality--or to block it off. That is, a large circle of the "thinking," "educated" class take ideas as more veridical than facts. - Robert Conquest
Science isn't just about blowing things up. Rather it's about blowing things up and knowing how you did it. - William Gurstelle
(1) Use mathematics as shorthand language, rather than as an engine of inquiry. (2) Keep to them till you have done. (3) Translate into English. (4) Then illustrate by examples that are important in real life (5) Burn the mathematics. (6) If you can’t succeed in 4, burn 3. This I do often. - Alfred Marshall
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. - Henry David Thoreau
I would rather be wise and than right and ignorant. - Chris Page
When God becomes routine rather than revival, it's time to switch things up. - Lysa TerKeurst
i'd rather be beautiful on thee inside where it is never seen by the world but always seen by the one true living God - Samone Sherrell
I’d rather trust and regret than doubt and regret. - Kirito - Reki Kawahara
If only people could understand me,And know how I want to live.Trust me, there would be a real smile on my face,Rather than slightly curvy lips. - Shreeja Manandhar
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. - Thomas Jefferson
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
Beauty is an asset, just like physical prowess, charisma, brains or emotional intelligence. The key with any gift is in the way that you use it. It doesn't define you as a person. Rather, it's an asset to be used judiciously and with an understanding of how it is just a small part of who you are. - Dale Archer
Over-familiar, the music has become a kind of audio-Valium, background music rather than something I listen to actively and attentively. A gin and tonic after a long day. A shame, I think, because while each note remains the same, I used to hear them differently. It used to sound better. - David Nicholls
Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;We will grieve not, rather findStrength in what remains behind;In the primal sympathyWhich having been must ever be... - William Wordsworth
we raise them for us; that means we owe them some respect. nature is creul but we dont have to be. i wouldnt want to have my guts ripped out by a lion. i'd much rather die in a slaughter house if it were done right. - Temple Grandin
I am soft and kind hearted. Sadly people mistake that for weakness. But I’d rather be weak thank ugly hearted. - Zane Baker
It is not the words or the actions you should trust, rather the pattern. - Shannon L. Alder
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write. - Hugh Prather
Never choose a situation which is a burden to your command only to satisfy fellows' standards; rather choose a situation that may be difficult but is compliment to your will. - Joe Mari Fadrigalan
Maybe all the events of the last few months had occured for just one reason - to bring Thad and me together. Perhaps our being here on the Titanic wasn't pre-destination, but rather, destiny. - Suzanne Weyn
New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment. - Max Planck
Rather than campaigning to help women, feminists today are more likely to be picking fights on Twitter, or dressing up petty grievances as proof of rampant 'sexism'. - Angela Epstein
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world. - Samuel Johnson
Don't write in to ask whether I would prefer Gingrich to Clinton. Ask, rather, whether Clinton prefers Gingrich to you. Go triangulate yourself. - Christopher Hitchens
Give your children big truths they will grow into rather than light explanations they will grow out of. - Tedd Tripp
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. - Tim Cahill
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht
People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have gray fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters. - Seneca
Maybe you should've let God do the planning, rather than doing it yourself. - C.B. Cook
Politics is killing religion. Religion has become a political tool of division rather than a divine tool of faith and unity. This attack of politics on religion is the real sin we are currently suffering from! - Mahmoud Own
After getting myself relatively educated in the area of national transformation, I have come to discover that it makes better sense to look at what I could do to fix the problems of the society rather than blaming others for what is wrong in the country. - Sunday Adelaja
We can aspire to anything, but we don't get it just 'cause we want it. I would rather spend my life close to the birds than waste it wishing I had wings. - Eli Attie
Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone. - Gautama Buddha
A true prophet would rather be believed false by many but actually true than believed true by many but actually false. - Criss Jami
I am choosing to flow with the current of life rather than lying in a tide pool experiencing the same things again and again. - Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained - Walt Disney Company
I don’t think anyone finds joy. Rather, we cultivate it by searching for the preciousness of small things, the ordinary miracles, that strengthen our hearts so we can keep them open to what is difficult - Dawna Markova
In pursuit of your Purpose, don't miss the plot by concentrating on making money. Rather focus on helping people by presenting solutions to their problems for it is a guaranteed route to making money in the future. - Oscar Bimpong
Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live. - Jean Cocteau
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think. - Thomas A. Edison
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not. - Kurt Cobain
Flavour your life in such a way that anyone who thinks he or she is biting or back-biting you, will rather take smiles away unexpectedly and with surprises. - Israelmore Ayivor
A man of reason? A disinterested philosopher? I'd rather be a puppy wagging its tail. - Marty Rubin
Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think. - George Bernard Shaw
That’s a stupid name! Whirly-gig is much better, I think. Who in their rightmind would point at this thing and say, ‘I’m going to fly in my Model-A1’.People would much rather say, ‘Get in my whirly-gig’. And that’s what youshould name it. - Nathan Reese Maher
It's been said that people see what they want to see. For that exact reason, look for the good in people, rather than the bad. - Donald L. Hicks
If being sane is being normal, I'd rather be completely mental. - Angelina Jolie
When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart. - LaMar Boschman
War is sometimes described as long periods of boredom punctuated by short moments of excitement. History is often similar, if rather safer. - John H. Arnold
I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
When everyone is hungry and waiting when things need doing urgently and the clock is ticking - it’s often wiser to get cooking and present a ready-made dish they’ll find tasty to eat rather than getting everyone involved in deciding on the recipe. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Even though this generation still believes in the miracle working power of God, they must no longer wait for God to bring water from the rocks, but rather construct dams, water systems, subdue the power of the ocean thereby give glory to God almighty - Sunday Adelaja
It is always better to be a bookworm rather than being a dung-beetle! - Chandrakant Kaluram Mhatre
Fashion is the science of appearance, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. - Henry Fielding
It might not be about perfection. Rather, it may be that that which is imperfect is that which has the most character. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
He will work off his crudities in time. I rather mistrust young men who slip into life gracefully. - E.M. Forster
Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong. - Richard Feynman
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he'd rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don't seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked. - Pearl S. Buck
I am no nihilist. I am not even a cynic. I am, actually, rather romantic. And here’s my idea of romance: You will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, god, it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll beold. And then you’ll be dead. - Tim Minchin
We want big results-sooner rather than later. And we've forgotten that God showers his extraordinary gifts through ordinary means of grace, loves us through ordinary fellow image bearers, and sends us into the world to love and serve others in ordinary callings. Michael Horton, Ordinary, 14 - Michael S. Horton
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly in hand before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer. - Anne Frank
I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart. - LaMar Boschman
I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbation. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish it. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. - Umberto Eco
I'd rather be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother.
The children are the future, so, let's tell them about tomorrow's hope rather than yesterday's despair. - Onyi Anyado
I rather be a stupid person wanting clarification and answers, in order to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they are told, without question. - Shannon L. Alder
Ineffective leadership, is the plight of followers who anoint power to the autocratic persons who's visions are not founded but are rather arbitrary in their nature. - Wayne Chirisa
Better to do planning,Rather than being planned. - Harry PS
When prayer, rituals and ascetic life are just a means of self-indulgence, they are harmful rather than beneficial. - Idries Shah
When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less. - Lewis Carroll
I would rather have someone say they hate me and mean it, than have someone say they love me and not. - Jeffrey Fry
Don't make prayer a consistent battle, but rather constantly pray against life's battles. - Anthony Liccione
Rather than trying to control Anger,try deferring it,looking for an alternative way of handling...i bet its more easy as well as more effective. - ketan r shah
I have yet to learn that I am not designed to carry the burden of men. Rather, I am designed to carry the love of God so that I might soothe the burden of men. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus. - Françoise Sagan
The art of being wise is the art of knowing that solutions don’t come from individuals, but rather experiences. - Shannon L. Alder
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone. "It means just what I choose it to mean - neither more or less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - that's all." - Lewis Carroll
And now the sequence of events in no particular order. - Dan Rather
I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective. - Mark Twain
Pegging your contentment to the overall state of the world rather than of your own life: the basis of morality, or a sort of madness? - Alain de Botton
I had rather that the human race, having a certain quality in their lives, should continue for only a few centuries than that, losing freedom, friendship, dignity, and mercy, and learning to be quite content without them, they should continue for millions of millennia. - C.S. Lewis
We are not living in the land of the living and going to the land of the dying, but rather, we are living in the land of the dying and going to the land of the living. - William Zemba
Reason in man is rather like God in the world. - Thomas Aquinas
I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia. - Democritus
Our privileges are not for our pleasure but rather for our purpose. - Chris Brady
We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us. - Stephen Covey
The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless. - Israel M. Kirzner
We have come to love darkness of religion rather than striving to understand how the world is supposed to function. - Sunday Adelaja
I fear I've become a "confirmed solitary" after all, despite everyone's best attempts at getting me more socialized. One becomes accustomed to one's solitude, and it begins to seem rather phony to try to reach out. - Louisa Hall
To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather take their clothes off. - Nancy Friday
I would rather have young people settle on a small income at once, and have to struggle with a few difficulties together, than be involved in a long engagement. - Jane Austen
If the problems you have this year are the same problems you had last year, then you are not a leader. You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved. - Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders are limited by their vision rather than by their abilities. - Roy T. Bennett
Rather than crying & craving for those who left our path during dark moments of our life, lets spend some time to thank them who stood and helped us to pass those dark paths. - Nehali Lalwani
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
To grow is not to timidly sit on some safe shore at water’s edge and clumsily grab whatever happens to float by me. Rather, it is to deliberately step into waters both calm and turbulent in order to wrestle great things to shore. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I will gladly deal with the inconveniences that may attend living my life as I see fit, rather than be the kind of man who would forsake his own desires in order to seek or preserve the acceptance of lesser men.~ - Dave Champion
The challenge is never based on the size of the obstacle that stands before me. Rather, it is dictated by the degree of faith that rests within me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone. - Roy Bennett
I cannot find a faithful message-bearer," he wrote to his friend, the scholar Atticus. "How few are they who are able to carry a rather weighty letter without lightening it by reading. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. - Henry David Thoreau
The greatest testimony you will ever have about Christ is not in what you believe, but rather in what you do. - Shannon L. Alder
I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. But we shall not be poor if we love liberty, because the nation that loves liberty truly sets every man free to do his best and be his best. - Woodrow Wilson
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for .success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. - Vaclav Havel
Strive to be value oriented rather than success oriented. - Debasish Mridha
Spiritual maturity is not measured by the years that you have spent in church, rather by your attitude before people different from you. - Paul Gitwaza
I would rather make one percent of a hundred men's efforts than one hundred percent of my own. This way if ten get sick and ten get run over by a truck, I still have eighty percent of my income.
The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
To be beautiful is a good thing, for which we should thank Nature—to be attractive, morally, rather than physically, is, however, a thing for which we should thank Nature even more, if she be good enough to have endowed us with that lasting quality. - Duchess
In a fallacious world where we live; it is much easy to create a God rather than pretending to find one. - M.F. Moonzajer
When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of 'No answer.' It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, 'Peace, child; you don't understand. - C.S. Lewis
Settling is not a destination, rather a vacation rental staring at an endless sea that dares you to cross its waves. - Shannon L. Alder
Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure that is all that agnosticism means. - Clarence Darrow
If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college. - R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another? - Ezra Taft Benson
When someone reacts violently and aggressively, it only goes to demonstrate the lack of truth, trust and confidence in oneself and issue that we are defending. It rather portrays the guilt, shame and self anger for defending the indefensible. - Vishwas Chavan
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. - Jane E. Brody
I should rather labor as another's serf, in the home of a man without fortune, one whose livelihood was meager, than rule over all the departed dead. - Homer
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel
You would rather opt for death than give up. Because, what a way to live a mediocre life by choice? - Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself? - Anaïs Nin
In some of our life projects we just never sit down to ask ourselves where we need to be going with it and so our 'ship of the project' wanders at the dictates of the waves rather than directed by the motor of our purpose - Gbenga APAMPA
If my stupidity makes you smile, I rather prefer to act always as stupid. - M.F. Moonzajer
I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in.
From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned. - George Orwell
We would rather starve than sell our national honor. - Indira Gandhi
I thought myself sufficiently shrewd to make whatever decisions I wanted to make, and then to be able to sufficiently steer those decisions away from the rather dark and nasty places they would naturally take me. And I stand oddly perplexed that suddenly everything around me is dark and nasty. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Anger met with anger only increases enmity rather than diffusing a tense situation. Anger, in turn, gives birth to hate. In such cases the wisest thing to do is not to engage through emotion. Emotions are self-centered and denying them spares animosity. - Donna Lynn Hope
Its not the content nor context,rather, its the character that masses heed to. - Arap yegon chitabkoret
I should’ve died with my parents… than live in this world, I say, my voice is faintHe asks, Why choose to die if you can live this world? He chuckled.I gave him a faint smile and say, A world so hateful, some would rather die, than be who they are. - Alyanna Mallari
If we could stop thinking of 'meaning' and 'purpose' as artifacts of some divine creative act and see them instead as the yield of our own creative future, they become goals, intentions and processes very much in reach rather than the shadows of childlike, superstitious mythology. - Douglas Rushkoff
Modern man's loss of a sense of being sinful doesn't spring from a feeling that he is inherently good. Rather, it springs from his feeling of being inherently ineffectual. - Brendan Francis
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. - Joseph Addison
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
Having been engaged rather a lot of times, was asked whether a lady should give back the ring. Her answer?"Of course dahlink, but first, you take out all the diamonds. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
I prefer that these reserves be spent in arguing whether Mary conceived without sin, whether Christ was God or man, rather than discussing whether my power is of divine origin and if, in short, I am deserving of it. Heresy, then, is tolerable as long as it is not employed directly against power. - Carlos Fuentes
In entirety, valentine is a FUCKING DAY, rather than the sanctity of its literal meaning. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I would rather burn out than rust out. - Amy Carmichael
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me. - Ralph Wreck-it-Ralph
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - Soren Kierkegaard
You can be a writer who doesn't read everyday. But you're not fooling anyone. It shows, rather embarrassingly, in your work. - Don Roff
Metaphysics is not the result of understanding the limitations of physics.It’s rather the result of the limitation in understanding physics. - M.R. Shabanali
I would rather serve God and displease my flesh than serve my flesh and displease God. - Mandy Fender
Learning is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather, one thing only: understanding - Donna Jo Napoli
Art is seldom the result of true genius; rather, it is the product of hard work and skills learned and tenaciously practiced by regular people. - Sally Mann
I would rather risk failure than achieve it without risk. - Millard Johnson
Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility. - Bryant McGill
Leadership isn't about age but rather, leadership is about influence, impact & inspiration. - Onyi Anyado
It’s not about the elimination of fear. Rather it’s about the elimination of the feeling that the elimination of fear is necessary before we take the next step. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Buddhism is more a philosophy for living rather than a religion or dogma - it's about being awake, free from illusions and fear, so that compassion and loving kindness permeates all of our relationships. - Charlotte Kasl
We follow the ways of wolves, the habits of tigers: or, rather we are worse than they. To them nature has assigned that they should be thus fed, while God has honoured us with rational speech and a sense of equity. And yet we are become worse than the wild beast. - John Chrysostom
The best of who you are is not from who you have in your life, rather who they helped you become because they loved you. - Shannon L. Alder
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain. - Kahlil Gibran
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice. - Alain de Botton
If each of us could help one orphan to build his/her capacity, and academic background rather than giving them money or food, then no family will sufferer without guardian. - Sbr Khan
My friends, we should consider ourselves fortunate, not because we are any greater or lesser because we face adversity, rather we simply rejoice in the opportunity to face it. - Michael Joling
Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don't need a political movement for children... [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future. - Sandra Meucci
I think women dwell quite a bit on the duress under which they work, on how hard it is just to do it at all. We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I'm not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for all that. - Toni Morrison
I love surprises and coincidences. I love them even more when I don't pass them off as luck, but rather recognize them as a sign that my life's course is right on track.
I shall not pretend that I do not prefer to have people adore me rather than revile me, but I have always found that it was far easier for me to suffer the disapprobation of others than to amend my behaviour in order to find favour with them. - Kathryn L. Nelson
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Often, love is a tangled web of lies that only a broken heart would weave. Seldom is dishonesty the whole person, rather it's the pain. - Shannon L. Alder
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein
The road to hell is paved in good intentions and apathy,What did you expect when common sense is your enemy?I'd rather burn alive than drown inside your reality - Of Mice & Men
To best influence someone's behavior, be a personal example. - Be the one who points out the bright side and serves compliments rather than complaints. - Russell Kyle
I rather would entreat thy companyTo see the wonders of the world abroadThan, living dully sluggardiz'd at home,Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness. - William Shakespeare
I would rather live short and right then long and wrong. - John Paul Warren
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
Generally, a woman would rather be married to any man that she doesn’t hate, than remain unmarried to a man that she loves. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. - Clarence Darrow
I'd rather be poor to my bones than be rich with your money, that is like a trigger, ready to be pulled in my face. - Nema Al-Araby
See it for what it is and own it, rather than rethink it so you don't have to deal with the trauma of the abuse. This is the only way to move on--through acceptance. - Shannon L. Alder
True success is accepting yourself for what you have to offer rather than for what you cannot do. - Dave Shepp
There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;....and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without. - Robert Browning
The truth is not distorted here, but rather a distortion is used to get at truth. - Flannery O'Connor
Whenever I see an ambulance, I like to think there is a baby being born, rather than a death. - Phil Lester
Be such that people get to know of you as you are rather than comparing to others. - Ghumakkad Agantuk Ram
What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is not enough. - Edouard Delacroix
I would rather be confused for 10 minutes than bored for 5 seconds. - Russell T. Davies
I'd rather be a comma than a full stop. - Chris Martin Coldplay
Innocence more often than not is a piece of good fortune rather than a virtue. - Anatole France
But men have loved darkness rather than light. - Sunday Adelaja
..the writer’s obsession the desire to know and communicate, or, rather, to know everything so as to communicate with the greatest degree of precision. - Ivan Klíma
Enlightenment doesn't disconnect you from the world, rather it gives you a deep understanding of it. - Jiulio Consiglio
Oftentimes I think it is far better to listen for an answer, rather than talk out of an effort to create one. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Somewhere along the line, "Church" became a weekly event rather than a gathering of people who did life together. - Todd Stocker
It is not, in Calvin’s view, that we sin because we believe the wrong things; it is, rather, that we believe the wrong things because we sin. - Russell D. Moore
The moment of realization is: When what you thought you couldn't be without, becomes a part of the past, rather than the start of the future. - Melody Carstairs
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. - Franz Kafka
I try to get closer to reality, to get close to the contradictions. The cinema world can be a real world rather than a dream world. - Michael Haneke
Most people are trying to project themselves to be good rather than being actually good; but even more surprisingly or unfortunately, they are often only garnering the support of many or most. - Anuj Somany
The problem with gender is that is prescribes how we ´should' be rather than recognizing how we are. - chimamamanda Ngozie Adichie
In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid. - Andrew Sullivan
It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive. - Louise Bourgeois
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We find that after years of struggle we do not take a journey, but rather a journey takes us. - John Steinbeck
An author's dream does not necessarily come instantly. Rather, it is cultivated and nurtured, every epiphany and idea are like rain drops that bring life to the story being written. - M.J. Stoddard
People would rather believe than know. - Edward O. Wilson
I'd rather die fighting over great poets than over gods. - Salman Rushdie
Jesus promises a life in which we increasingly have to stretch out our hands and be led into places where we would rather not go. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
Let your fuel be Education rather than Entertainment. - Dhaval Gajera
when you know that writing your own book of life is so difficult to begin with, the least you can do for someone else, is to try to read the pages of a person rather than skip through the chapters. - lauren klarfeld
Not words. nor laughter. but rather someonewho will fall in lovewith your silence. - Sanober Khan
Let's go old school to impress people. Wear a smile, rather than a branded dress. Crease out our differences with understanding. And, use empathy, care, and patience as accessories. Then, let's make a conversation, not talk. Ah, what a fine world it would be! Fine, pure and minus artifice. - Saru Singhal
I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel. - Terry Pratchett
A little inhumanity does not describe you as heartless, rather, it is a way of telling others that you have a heart that can get angry. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Success can’t make us strong, only our failures, or rather our struggle to remedy them. - Stefan Emunds
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking things. - Henry Miller
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
Experience is not what happens to us, rather it is what we do with what happens to us.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. - Frederick Douglass
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance - E.E. Cummings
Know people for who they are rather than for what they are.
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. - Hesketh Pearson
Have you ever considered that you shouldn't pray for God to deliver you from your enemies, rather deliver you from yourself so you can not hate them? - Shannon L. Alder
Some of us teach ourselves and our children to love the superficial outer; our looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than the greater beauty that resides within whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are - rassool jibraeel snyman
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. - Emma Goldman
Most of us would rather risk a catastrophe than read the instructions. - Mignon McLaughlin
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness. - Francis Quarles
I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
We tend to treat labels as real, rather than as representations of reality - DeWight R. Middleton
I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing than a hundred people's ninth favorite thing. - Jeff Bowen
Our mission is not to impose our peculiar institutions upon other nations by physical force or diplomatic treachery but rather by internal peace and prosperity to solve the problem of self-government and reconcile democratic freedom with national stability. - Benjamin Harrison
I'd rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I'm not. - Kurt Cobain
Awkward silences rule the world. People are so terrified of awkward silences that they will literally go to war rather than face an awkward silence. - Stefan Molyneux
People have said, ‘Don’t cry’ to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, ‘I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.’ I’d rather have them say, ‘Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you. - Mr Rogers
Lewis encourages his cancer-stricken and temporarily depressed wife that uncertainty rather than hopelessness is our cross. - C.S. Lewis
The doorway to success cannot be opened with a key, but rather a combination
A man would rather break his donkeys back than give it the carrot it requires to progress. - R.P. Falconer
Honesty, vulnerability and a good amount of courageous faith allows you to cry out in your bewilderment and not lose your belief in the process. These things allow you to wrestle your faith rather than lose it. - Bono
I would say that he has a rather limited and uncreative way of looking at the situation. - Jeremy Leven and Lord Byron
Heaven is inside us,' Ida uttered in a rather loud whisper. - H. L. Balcomb
A criminal mind needs consideration rather than the criminal itself. In truth, there are more criminals than those who committed a crime. - Harshit Walia
The body, I had been taught, wants only to live. Suicide, I had understood, is an act not of the body against itself but of the will against the body. Yet here I beheld a body that was going to die rather than change its nature. - J.M. Coetzee
While I don't equate the dark night with depression, I do think our depressive moods could be imagined spiritually rather than only psychologically. - San Juan de la Cruz
It takes faith to find personal significance in your relationship with God rather than how much money you earn, how beautiful you look, how many toys you own, how many trophies you collect, or how much territory you conquer and control. - Charles R. Swindoll
Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that? - John Green
If we are with someone out of choice, we should act accordingly, and choose to communicate rather than deteriorate. - lauren klarfeld
Man is free rather than man is freedom. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Myths are, in fact...neither primitive nor untrue. They are, rather, a kind of poetry that helps us make sense of the world and our place in it. - Stephen H. Furrer
yes, I have feelingsand no, I’m not afraid of themnot even the shadowy onesthat you’d rather ignorei gather them inwelcome them homegive them space to breatheand light them on glorious firejust to seewhat might be illuminatedwhile they burn - Jeanette LeBlanc
try not just to become a person of success but rather a person of value. - Angie Fox
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. - Henry David Thoreau
We need people who push boundaries rather than retreat inside them. - Tim Fargo
You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. - Ernest Hemingway
I'd wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public. - Lady Gaga
Present, rather than past, is the mother of future. So, your future must take after your present. But if it resembles more your past, the granny must be a slut! - Raheel Farooq
Like the pagans of old, unaffected by climate, the British were now dancing around a giant phallus. Unlike the pagans theirs was a sterile phallus, disarmed by condoms and pills - the first heathen sexual cult to be based around sterility rather than fertility. - Peter Hitchens
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. - George Carlin
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten-thousand stars how not to dance...
I would rather be a philosopher and a coward than a hero and a fool.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Søren Kierkegaard
Happiness and success are not something that we can attain or possibly loose, but rather inside qualities that we have forgotten about during the very process of reaching them. - G. Gyarmati
Ambition, the soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss, than gain which darkens him. - William Shakespeare
A theology that endangers life rather than "giving life" is one that cannot accept the title of being adequately Christian. - Michael Joseph Brown
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. - Shannon L. Alder
Labour-saving devices just make us try to cram more pointless activities into each day, rather than doing the important thing, which is to enjoy our life. - Tom Hodgkinson
I would rather love you and live a miserable life than live a wonderful life without your love. - Debasish Mridha
Sharing your life with someone will have much more meaning coming from a place of independence rather than co-dependence. - Gary Hopkins
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
i wonder what would happen if I started to believe it could be a possibility rather than blocking my focus by living in fear? - Nikki Rowe
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile. - Tyler Knott Gregson
A person doesn't feel, then act; rather, he acts, then feels. Change actions to change feelings. - Orrin Woodward
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. - Ann Landers
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use - of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public. - Robert F. Kennedy
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. - Aristotle
I'd rather be lost than be somewhere I don't belong. - Kritika Chanauria
Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime. - Anthony Robbins
Would you rather have people be impressed by who you are or respect who you've become? - Paula Sours
Maybe it's not about the journey but rather the way you imagine the journey when you read a book. - BeaOngjoco
Inspiration shouldn't respond to time, rather the other way around. Time must be altered to inspiration, "Timing is wrong" NO! Timing is never wrong. Sacrifice and the likes gets thrown in at this point. - Unarine Ramaru
Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.
For even if we have the sensation of being always surrounded by our own soul, it is not as though by a motionless prison: rather, we are in some sense borne along with it in a perpetual leap to go beyond it. - Marcel Proust
They suppress the truth rather than take the consequence of telling it, and in so doing prove themselves a part of the human family. - Frederick Douglass
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. - Jimmy Buffett
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger. - Dan Rather
Most people are just parroting the thoughts that they hear from others rather than thinking of their own to unearth the hidden facts. - Anuj Somany
I wish I had more breaks in life, rather than life breaking me. - Anthony Liccione
It sounded somewhat doom-laden, so I felt obliged to look it up more thoroughly, in case I should eat some chocolate rather quickly. - Carol Anne Dobson
Count the cost of everything.Rather than asking someone, "How much does this cost?" Ask yourself, "What is my value? - Deborah Brodie
It is rather whenWe gloriously forget ourselves, and plungeSoul-forward, headlong, into a book's profound,Impassioned for its beauty and salt of truth--'Tis then we get the right good from a book. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I'd rather believe in something and be wrong, than believe in nothing and be wrong. - Claudialyn Rodriguez Cosentino
Rather than a situation where people are naturally finding themselves reading the same thing and then talking about it, some readers are responding to celebrity in the hope that what they read will enable them to join an international conversation. - Tim Parks
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you. - Terry Pratchett
If everyone saw himself as a citizen of the world rather than of his town, city or country, the world would be a more peaceful, better place where success in all forms is abundant and available to all. (A Gift to My Children) - Jim Rogers
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. - George Burns
For Christians do not place their hope in their children, but rather their children are a sign of their hope . . . that God has not abandoned this world. - Stanley Hauerwas
The purpose of teachers should be to add to the sum of human knowers rather than the sum of human knowledge. - Stuart Sherman
Nothing has a greater influence over your life than your thoughts rather they are negative or positive. - Tasha Hoggatt
I like performing because it's direct contact with live people. I write a good deal of the time but that's introspective creation rather than interaction. - Oliver
I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home. - Groucho Marx
I'd rather be an outcast than to be inside feeling like an outsider. - Peprah Boasiako
It is not what you look at, but rather what you see that matters. Set your focus right. - Emmanuel Ayensu
Our past doesn’t define us, rather, it’s the courses we take after that tells us who we really are. - Jocelyn Sanchez
Rather than signalling the aspiration for system of checks and balances against absolute power, democracy become a euphemism for majority rule. - Peter Mansfield
One thing I think, about humans is that we'd rather live in a comfortable lie then in an unpleasant truth. - Adam Snowflake
I'd rather die holding on to the love I believe in, than to live embracing a love that's a lie. - Stephan Labossiere
The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation. - Abraham H. Maslow
I would rather aim high and miss the mark than low and make it. - Auliq Ice
....I'd rather travel in Cargo-nanoships than a Bullet-train to reach my target. - Farooq A. Shiekh
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones. - Christopher Poindexter
I'd rather live one day as a lionthan live a hundred years as a sheepI'd rather reign in Hell than serve in Heavenlive my dream out in reality and not in my dreams - Lukas Graham
A plastic surgeon should never tell anybody to age gracefully. Rather his motto should be to make people age youthfully. - Jas Kohli
Absolute power doesn't corrupt, but rather, reveals character. - Orrin Woodward
You know you are on the right spiritual track when you realize that doing the right thing is not something you should do; rather, it is something you want to do. It is even something you have to do for your own peace, and the well-being of others. - Shannon L. Alder
Leaders spend time reviewing their mistakes rather than having fantasies over their achievements! They look for every way to do the undone! - Israelmore Ayivor
The fact is, when people choose to be brave instead of smart, their courage is generally so threatening to those who are smart rather than brave that they end up being maligned, not congratulated. This is what the Bible says we can expect. - Gary Haugen
We should not look for more in others,Rather find more within ourselves. - Morris R. Gates
He felt, rather than saw, her chin lift toward him. But instead of pulling her hand from his grip and turning away, she tightened her own fingers and unceremoniously, unexpectedly, threw herself down the incline, dragging him with her.Dragging him with her! - V.S. Carnes
I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence. - Bertrand Russell
It's quite conceivable that [life] will eventually spread through thegalaxy and beyond. So life may not forever be an unimportant tracecontaminant of the universe, even though it now is. In fact,I find it a rather appealing view. - Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees
They may take you for a fool, promise to shower you with the world, use their canny devastating tongue to manipulate and dominate your mind, but its better to put them bulshit people at arms length rather than falling into the arms of infidelity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Every fit has a misfit. Finding your fit is the path rather than fighting to fit. - O. Stephen Peart
I would rather wear a suit everyday and be respected than dress half naked and be disrespected. - Bianca Frazier
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse. - Craig Volk
I'd rather live a life I truly love by spending my time doing things I love and have that be my only life rather than devote myself to someone who can't be proven exists at all that wants our time and our love more than our virtues simply just so I can live again - Anonymous
The power of a thing is not based on the power it actually possesses. Rather, it is much more about the power that we permit it to possess. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If frogs had side pockets, they'd carry hand guns. - Dan Rather
I would rather be a real Timex than a fake Rolex. - N.M. Silber
I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams. - Susan Sontag
I am not fond of Money but what i have to do in order to get it, i am fond of what i get in exchange for it's worth rather than money itself. - Sachin Kumar Puli
I'd rather have less time than I think, than less think than I have time. - The Covert Comic
People in general would rather die than forgive. It's that hard. If God said in plain language. "I'm giving you a choice, forgive or die," a lot of people would go ahead and order their coffin. - Sue Monk Kidd
Don't entrust your future on others' hands. Rather make decisions by yourself with the help of God's guidance. Hold your beliefs so tight and never let go of them! - Hark Herald Sarmiento
Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. - Simone de Beauvoir
It is their attachment to us rather than their independence from us that we value in our pets. - M. Scott Peck
Authentic joy is not a euphoric state or a feeling of being high. Rather, it is a state of appreciation that allows us to participate full in our lives. We train in the rejoicing in the good fortune of self and others. - Pema Chödrön
I had rather be right than be President. - Henry Clay
Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three (Which was rather late for me) between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles' first LP. - Philip Larkin
For me, reading is so much more. Books teach you how other people think, and what they're feeling, and how they change from ordinary beings to extraordinary ones. Often they are so appealing and intelligent, you'd rather spend time reading about them than doing anything else. - Jennifer Kaufman
VOA no longer felt like a sanctuary but rather a mirage and we were desert wanderers. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
I don't want...to run away by myself... because no matter what...I'd rather be together with everyone... - Hiro Mashima
It is possible to have a rather tranquil political atmosphere in any given nation. The secret is to put truth and honesty as the foundation of the political structure in that nation. - Sunday Adelaja
The question is not why should we change but rather what sort of death wish are we promoting by refusing to change? - William Badke
Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he ought to expect from them.
They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris. - Frida Kahlo
Focus on doing small things consistently rather than a big thing once a while - Dhaval Gajera
You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny. - Roy T. Bennett
Pride has traditionally been regarded as the foremost of the Seven Deadly Sins, but it has rather obviously been overtaken by Greed. - James Carlos Blake
Rather than wasting time on yesterday that is gone, it is better to invest your time in Tomorrow that is not yet born. - RVM
Why does it seem that the church is more interested in people involvement rather than people engagement. - Todd Stocker
A man should not be judged by his fame, power, or money, but rather by how much love he gives to others. - Sandranil Biswas
I'd rather be miserable and free than happy and caged. - Dia Reeves
You can’t hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I’m in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do. - Michelle Hodkin
What we do in every other area of our lives (other than religion), is, rather than respect somebody's beliefs, we evaluate their reasons. - Sam Harris
He wanted to be respectable rather than powerful; he did not want the controversy that went with power. - David Halberstam
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
Nobody’s life is perfect.Rather than wishingfor things you don’t have,make the most of thethings you do have. - Domonique Bertolucci
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary, things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words. - Aldous Huxley
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Is it better to be the lover or the loved one? Neither, if your cholesterol is over six hundred. By love, of course, I refer to romantic love -- the love between man and woman, rather than between mother and child, or a boy and his dog, or two headwaiters. - Woody Allen
And I choose to be aloneRather than wrapped in arms I could never need. - Merrit Malloy
The medication given during mental-ill health makes you rather weaker in body, in soul and in spirit. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Justice is the virtue we 'd rather have done unto others than practiced on ourselves. - Jonathan V. Last
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. - Charles F. Stanley
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. - Dan Rather
Life should be great rather than long. - B.R. Ambedkar
The turning point for effective communication is actually hearing what is being said, rather than hearing what you want to hear instead. - Dannye Williamsen
There are enough reasons to live your life happily rather than sacrificing it for a lie. - M.F. Moonzajer
Instead it is the Church hierarchy that is rather teaching congregation to be afraid of darkness, instead of teaching them to go with light to overcome darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
And I'm thinking about the old man. He'll be pounding on the glass right about now... or maybe not now. Maybe in a while. But he'll be pounding and... will there be blood? I like to imagine so. Yes, I rather think there will be blood. Lots of blood. Blood in extraordinary quantities. - Alan Moore
I write pre-apocalyptic fiction. In other words, I’m not interested in a future where everything is blown to hell, I’d rather write something that helps to prevent it from happening. - James Rozoff
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water. - Miguel de Cervantes
Emotion doesn’t arise from the dreams, rather your deepest emotion orchestrates your dream. - Abhijit Naskar
Therefore we will not listen to the source itself in order to learn what it is or what it means, but rather to the turns of speech, the allegories, figures, metaphors, as you will, into which the source has deviated, in order to lose it or rediscover it—which always amounts to the same. - Jacques Derrida
I would rather be told an R-rated truth than a G-rated lie. - Ken Gire
Patience is seeing each step as a journey rather than seeing a journey as a thousand steps. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A scientist has to be neutral in his search for the truth, but he cannot be neutral as to the use of that truth when found. If you know more than other people, you have more responsibility, rather than less. - C.P. Snow
There are so many people in this world to hate good guys rather than to love them. - M.F. Moonzajer
The knowledge of faith consists in assurance rather than in comprehension. . . . We add the words sure and firm in order to express a more solid constancy of persuasion. - John Calvin
Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them. - Alain de Botton
instead of being obsessed with watching greatness i'd rather do greatness - nikko hellstern
I find that I spend a tremendous amount of time chasing the praises of men rather than sitting with the praises of God. The former is something I attempt to catch, the latter catches me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is not in our forming battlements or bristling seacoasts, or our Army and Navy that makes America great - but rather our reliance in the law of liberty and the religious law God has planted in us. - Abraham Lincoln
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than by a mob of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact. - Aldo Leopold
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis
I dream of a world where Science shapes the structure of a society, rather than politics. - Abhijit Naskar
I would rather be a rebel than a slave. - Emmeline Pankhurst
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
Feminism is not inherently bourgeois, but bourgeois feminism is the only one given voice in our society. That is why women’s issues discuss glass ceilings rather than dirt floors. - James Rozoff
His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof. - J. K. Rowling
Don't make noise, rather give people good reasons to make noise about you. - Unarine Ramaru
After I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I said yes to food, with great enthusiasm. . . . I vowed to taste everything I could eat, rather than focusing on what I could not. - Shauna James Ahern
I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie. - Ana Monnar
Rather than allowing our response to an even affect our breathing, we can learn instead to let our breathing change our relationship to the event. - Cyndi Lee
Courage is your natural setting. You do not need to become courageous, but rather peel back the layers of self-protective, limiting beliefs that keep you small. - Vironika Tugaleva
People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.
Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels; first to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms rather than things; and secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ in worth contending about.
Without even knowing, humanity actually worships not an Entity, rather a mental state. - Abhijit Naskar
I'd rather try and fail than quit and not do shit. - Khali Raymond
There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught. - Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
When in crises situation, never mourn along with the crises, rather speak to the crises saying, "Crises what opportunities are you hiding for me. - Auliq-Ice
If God give you strength and courage, don't use it to intimidate people or overpower them, rather use your gift to help others find their own way to strength. - Anthony Liccione
I am a nyctophile, and I can't stop or help myself from falling in love for the darkest ends of your soul, rather than the light in your eyes. - Akshay Vasu
Though one should be prepared to vomit rather frequently and disport with pink elephants and assorted grotesqueries while trying often unsuccessfully to make one's way to the toilet.
She wanted to hold on to the rosy candlelight glow of romance, rather than have to deal with the bright, sometimes glaring day-to-day life with another person. And who could blame her? - Florence Falk
Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A responsible woman doesn’t see opportunities and needs and look the other way pretending not to see them rather she gets to work to ensure things are done properly and her man succeeds in his endeavours. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
I would rather rudder - Victor J. Garcia
There is a humility about genuine love that is rather horrible in some ways. - George Orwell
We often lose ourselves to where we think we should be, rather than celebrate where we already are. - Chris Burkmenn
You like economics, don't you?' I asked. 'Everyone should know the basics,' said the Princess. 'Lasting peace will only be brought about through economic means - we should be trading with the Trolls rather than fighting them. - Jasper Fforde
Don't choose the one who's beautiful to the world, but rather, choose the one who makes your world beautiful. - Harry Styles
I wouldn't say I'm happy, but I look at things in a soft way. I try to convey more personal interaction, rather than huge injustices. - Oliver
Rather than caving in to protests, let us know who is in charge by setting boundaries. - Auliq Ice
I would rather live 10 years doing what I Love, than drag through Life 50 years, hating everyday I Live.- - RVM
Do not ask, "Is is possible?" rather, "Is is worth what it will require of me to make it happen? - Toni Sorenson
I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself. - L. M. Montgomery
I think that it is infinitely wiser to accept the fact that we’re afraid, for in accepting our fear we are in no way granting it the power to crush us. Rather we are finally empowering ourselves sufficiently so that we can crush it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Ther is nothing called a great quote, rather the one which makes your heart to take a dip in river Ganges. - Srikanth Kosuru
True, I was rather alone, but loneliness isn't proof of not being right. - Krleža, Miroslav
What kills leadership growth isn't ignorance, but rather the illusion of knowledge. - Orrin Woodward
If there's going to be pain anyway, I'd rather it be the pain of growth rather than the pain of staying stuck. - Suzette Hinton
The biggest mistake brands make are trying to sell their stuff rather than clarifying what people are actually buying. - David Brier
I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will not only its moment to jump off but its direction. In that case I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist. - Albert Einstein
I would rather say that I messed something up, than that I was to afraid to try! - D.M. Pariso
To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known. - Carlo Rovelli
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. - Michel de Montaigne
Remember meditation is an active, deep remembrance, and that is discernment. Wherever you go, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, remember to utilize discernment so that you can hear and sense and feel the vibration of love rather than the vibration of illusion. - Tony Samara
Every human is a school subject. This is rather a metaphorical way of saying it, to put it straight, those you love are few, and the ones you detest are many. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I would rather have my ignorance than another man's knowledge, because I have got so much more of it. - Mark Twain
To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock. - Emma Goldman
Never feel intimidated by defeat nor death, but rather intimidate life with your dreams. - Auliq-Ice
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. - Elbert Hubbard
I would die rather than live without you. I would die the same way he died. I can't bear you to look at me the way you did. I cannot bear it if you do not love me!" -Claudia. - Anne Rice
The new kind of music seems to create not from the heart but from the head. Its composers think rather than feel. They have not the capacity to make their works exalt - they meditate, protest, analyze, reason, calculate and brood, but they do not exalt. - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Bravery is not found in getting knocked down. Rather, bravery is found is getting back up knowing that you’re going to get knocked down again. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
How does a poor country defeat rich ones? Indeed, the answer is not by acquiring wealth in the sense that France has it. Meaning vineyards, farms, peasants, cows? But rather to play a sort of trick and redefine wealth to mean something novel. Currency! Indeed. - Neal Stephenson
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. - Bertrand Russell
Leaders always choose the harder right rather than the easier wrong. - Orrin Woodward
from speech- People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power... - Bill Clinton
Mythology is a set of primitive lies that people rarely believe. This is rather different from history, which is a set of lies that people believe. - Ashwin Sanghi
It is seldom that domestic violence is an isolated episode; rather it is comprised of a number of episodes over an extended period of time. - Asa Don Brown
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
It is a rather lamentable fact that few can call upon courage with the expediency they can fear. - Gitty Daneshvari
A peaceful mind appreciates the present moment as the living embodiment of naked perfection, rather than a means to future attainment. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard. - Sue Monk Kidd
We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. - Theodore Roosevelt
Sometimes, when we pray for miracles what we are really praying for is God to do the work that we are too afraid to take action about. Often, the miracle resides in us and we need to simply "be all in", rather than standing on the fence waiting. - Shannon L. Alder
One of the (many) problems with government is not that power corrupts or even that it is magnetic to corruptible people; rather, it is that we have been conditioned to tolerate corruption in power, and so we don't even try to hold our politicians accountable. - Michel Templet
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong. - Democritus
Safe in the sovereignty of the Godhead, we can count on the fact that WE, rather than just our friends, enemies, or circumstances, will be transformed. - Brian Eshleman
We add caveats to prayers like seasoning to bad sauce. We hope for something else or something more, but we forget. Sometimes life isn’t the pleasure of the taste, rather the nutrition we get from it. - Shannon L. Alder
The great majority of people are wandering generalities rather than meaningful specifics. The fact is that you can't bit a target that you can't see. If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals. - Zig Ziglar
Don't complain because it is very difficult to be successful but rather be happy because there are many opportunities to be a success. - Debasish Mridha
Inspiring leadership communication is not about great oratory or great charisma; rather it is about getting others to believe in themselves and believe in your cause, and then achieve more than they thought was possible. - Kevin Murray
The important thing was to love rather than to be loved. - W. Somerset Maugham
I don't think success is harmful, as so many people say. Rather, I believe it indispensable to talent, if for nothing else than to increase the talent. - Jeanne Moreau
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. - Paulo Coelho
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people. - Judy Garland
I dont care if you have the smallest part to do with my life or the largest, I love everyone I've ever met, and if you don't like me i still respect you as a person rather than hate you for what you believe in. - Shane Phillips
I would rather die an individual than live my life as a clone. - Cristina Marrero
Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity - Reed Markham
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. - Edith Wharton
Its better to Convince by words rather than your Hands. We should not degrade our Standard for others. - Merlin Thomas - merlin8thomas
It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs. - Confucius
Torah is not merely a collection of prohibitions, rigid strictures and boring observances. Rather, it is a narrative of the blessings and promises of God initially offered to one person and family, but through which the whole world will ultimately be blessed. - Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Cripples are not the stuff of romance. Only Lord Byron, dragging his club foot, springs to mind as an exception to the rule, but such a failing in a man is regarded as interesting, even provocative, rather than disfiguring. Women must submit to a more exacting measure. - Mordecai Richler
I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships. - Gilda Radner
Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. - Edward de Bono
Two times twice now, I have been called arrogant, by the decadent.I'd rather be overly self confident, rather than overly self indulgent. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little. - Samuel Beckett
Death is not the worst; rather, in vainTo wish for death, and not to compass it. - Sophocles
We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough. - Rabbi Harold Kushner
My greatness shall never be measured by my actions or accomplishments, but rather by those of my son's guided by my teachings. - George "GM64" Mercado
I've no interest in being thought provoking. Who needs more thoughts. I'd rather go down as one who is thought disposing. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parent. - George Bernard Shaw
The pain of problems is a call to find solutions rather than a reason for unhappiness and inaction, so it's silly, pointless, and harmful to be upset at the problems and choices that come at you (though it’s understandable). - Ray Dalio
If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher. - Eugene V. Debs
We mustn’t just simply pray, but rather ask God about His desires and plans. This is the prayer of enquiry - Sunday Adelaja
Do you wish to take control of your life? Begin by focusing on steering the storm, rather than where the lightening strikes. - Gary Hopkins
I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say. - C.S. Lewis
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. - Henry David Thoreau
Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
The real success is experiencing the bitters of life rather more than sweets. - Dirah
I would rather fail doing God's work than have a pseudo-victory being co-opted by someone else. - Otis Moss III
What use is of an eye to be open if it's not there to see! Shouldn't it rather be gauged or closed for it deceives? - Mapogo Chuene
We have come to the determination to die, all of us, rather than abandon our God, and our religion. - Jeanne D'Albret
Whether you attribute it to some mysterious triple package or to your own Horatio Alger story, to succeed in America is, somehow, to be complicit with the idea of America—which means that at some level you’ve made peace with its rather ugly past. - Vijay Iyer
But it is clear that no political activity can be encouraged by saying that progress is natural and inevitable; that is not a reason for being active, but rather a reason for being lazy. - G.K. Chesterton
Creating consent (hegemony) is never a simple act. It is rather the result of the social structures and the cultural patterns that dictates for each group its behavior and for each institutions its practices. - Amine Zidouh
When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are—or, in this case, pretend something happened when it didn’t. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you. - Michael J. Sullivan
If you're searching for something out in the world to bring you happiness, wealth or love, then you are in for a tough journey. The key to success is never out there, but rather within. It is merely a side effect of awakening the divine within! - Erin Fall Haskell
That's rather a broad idea," I remarked. "One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature," he answered. - Arthur Conan Doyle
In history, as elsewhere, fools rush in, and the angels may perhaps be forgiven if rather than tread in those treacherous paths they tread upon the fools instead. - G.R. Elton
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. - Bertrand Russell
I would rather live a life alone, than live a life built on lies, deceit and manipulation". - Linda Simpson
The wages of sin are death, but the benefits include dental, major medical, two week paid vacation, pension fund, and stock options. Actually, taken as a package, it's a rather attractive deal.
I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA. - John Kerry
We must not allow our pride to be the motivation behind our apologetics; rather, philoverity, the love of truth must be the full and complete motivation. For pride corrupts truth. - Criss Jami
I determined to learn to pray so that my experience conforms to the words of Jesus rather than try to make his words conform to my impoverished experience. - Richard Foster
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, sinners are much more fun. - Billy Joel
I will rather work without being paid to fulfill my divine purpose. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When people wish for harmony, I wish for chaos. I'd rather see imaginative means of self-destruction, than to see laziness and wasted potential. - Lionel Suggs
...legal procedure has always tacitly been concerned with human relations, rather than abstract justice, and that consequently in spite of the legal codes it is really the human relations underneath that determine the verdicts in the courts. - James Jones
In reality, though, the first thing to ask of history is that it should pointout to us the paths of liberty. The great lesson to draw from revolutions isnot that they devour humanity but rather that tyranny never fails to generatethem. - Pierre Trudeau
Like a kite, carried by the wind, he followed her into the fluffy white clouds of her imagination. He didn't think her silly for living in the sky, but rather, he marveled at the wondrous life she had created on the outskirts of reality. He knew her love would elevate him to new emotional heights. - Jaeda DeWalt
I rather fight for light then to go blind in night. - Nadair Desmar
For those who believe in resurrection, death is inconsequential. It's not an ending but rather a new beginning. A second chance, a reunion. The very idea of resurrection is so seductive a concept it's easy to forget, before you can rise from the dead you have to spend a few days in hell. - Emily Thorne
What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is People forget that they have to create their wealth in their nation. They rather think they must be given. - Sunday Adelaja
I'd much rather buy an experience than something I can possess in the material world - Ashly Lorenzana
Smart means having intellectual humility rather than high cognitive ability. - Tara Estacaan
Intelligence, Kant reminds, is not so much a result of genius, rather it is a consequence of a determination to use it. - Michael R. LeGault
I'd rather smoke one cigar than hear two sermons. - Robert Ingersoll
People relates the process of evolution, as growth and success in the material world, rather in reality, the process of evolution, is all about, how you perceive life, with your understanding, in the present moment. - Roshan Sharma
If I am disobeying orders, I'd rather be with God against men than with men against God. - Aristides de Souza Mendes do Amaral e Abranches
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. - Charles Dudley Warner
Attracting musicians is rather like inviting flies over to tea: they are tolerable for half an hour, but when they begin to touch the food, you either wish they would go home or die. - Michelle Franklin
If only one generation takes action in raising their children as humans, rather than raising boys and girls, the future human civilization shall get rid of the sinister phenomenon of misogyny sooner than you can imagine. - Abhijit Naskar
If you are reading this then you have wasted another day of your life day dreaming, rather than planning the life God intended you to live. - Shannon L. Alder
Live your life, not wasting it on minor things of life, but rather investing it in the best possible ways - Sunday Adelaja
I would rather have 30 minutes of "wonderful" than a lifetime of nothing special. - Julia L. Roberts
America's leaders should be examples of integrity and high moral standards. When their behavior evokes shame rather than pride and becomes something that we don't want to discuss in front of the children at the kitchen table, we should consider impeachment. - Ben Carson, M.D.
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. - William Shakespeare
Why is it people will complain, when they have an open door, where they can walk out to and gaze the stars; rather than having a closed door to lock them in? - Anthony Liccione
Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.
I'd rather die like a man than live like a coward. - Tupac Shakur
An unhappy ending makes it literature rather than romantic fiction. - Victoria Clayton
Remember: Let's look for ways to take *care* of each other rather than look for ways to take *advantage* of each other. - Laone Collins
There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable that I would not rather know it than not know it. - Samuel Johnson
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. - J.M. Barrie
Let us all choose to become citizens of humanity rather than citizens of hate; perhaps collectively we can achieve the salvation of the human race from its own evil…. - Husam Wafaei
There is an excitement in creating a life, rather than maintaining a life you are not excited about living. - Shannon L. Alder
CRM is rather boring in itself. It's the fortunes you can build using CRM that makes it so interesting. - Michael McCafferty
Books are not distractions. Rather, they are, and have been, the most profound and accurate mirrors man has ever crafted. - RJ Arkhipov
I'd rather be befriended as an aimless lost soul than be befriended for adornment, gain or goal. - Donna Lynn Hope
I'd rather be interesting, original, & unique then follow the pack. Revel in who you truly are & be liberated! - Amy Leigh Mercree
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. - C.S. Lewis
Then say not man's imperfect, Heav'n in fault;. Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought. - Alexander Pope
[I would] rather discover one cause than gain the kingdom of Persia. - Democritus
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing. It wait on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. - Fulton J. Sheen
When you pray to God asking for something, make sure you are asking for the things that are driven by love and passion rather than the ones that are pushed by hate and anger. - Sameh Elsayed
Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish. - Sophocles
What is History? Any thoughts, Webster?''History is the lies of the victors," I replied, a little too quickly. 'Yes, I was rather afraid you'd say that. Well, as long as you remember that it is also the self-delusions of the defeated. - Julian Barnes
After I am dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. - Marcus Porcius Cato
I don’t want to be remembered as a writer. I would rather be remembered as a storyteller. - Ashwin Sanghi
At the end of your lives you will not be judged by academic successes, the degrees or diplomas earned, the positions held, the material wealth acquired, or power and prestige, but rather on the basis of what you have become as persons and what you are in conduct and character. - Howard W. Hunter
Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect. - Jason Mraz
I'd rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. - Henry David Thoreau
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise. - William Shakespeare
Light has come to the world and men loved darkness rather than light. - Sunday Adelaja
Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can’t. - Napoleon Hill
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. - Frank Daly
Almost none of the poetries I admire stick to their labels, native or adopted ones. Rather, they are vagrant in their identifications. Tramp poets, there you go, a new label for those with unstable allegiances. - C.D. Wright
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them to see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck
Conversation often becomes mere verbal performance and oral horseplay rather than fair-minded communication. (Juicy rumours ) - Erik Pevernagie
I'd rather be rich and healthy than poor and sick. - kevin mcpherson eckhoff
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Everything I am seems to be inside my awareness, rather than my awareness being inside of me. - Jay Woodman
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. - Tony Schwartz
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he’d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don’t seem so bad lately. - Scott Adams
Simply,Winners meet the challenge rather than avoid it - Mohammed Sekouty
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you. - C. JoyBell C.
What would you rather have, peace or freedom? - Eric Kripke
I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun. - Muhammad Yunus
He that doth not as other men do, but endeavoureth that which ought to be done, shall thereby rather incur peril than preservation; for whoso laboureth to be sincerely perfect and good shall necessarily perish, living among men that are generally evil. - Walter Raleigh
If we could get on without a wife, Romans, we would all avoid that annoyance; but since nature has ordained that we can neither live very comfortably with them nor at all without them, we must take thought for our lasting well-being rather than for the pleasure of the moment.
The problem that I think I have with God is often not a problem at all. Rather, it is most frequently a tired misperception where I have made God what I need Him to be in order to justify my rejection of Him. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. - Bertolt Brecht
I use the word mystery,rather than magic.I love magic.something magic was always going to happen. When it did, it never did anything but land me in trouble. MYSTERY is the depth of the sacred.Page 33 coming home to my self - Marion Woodman
The purpose of my work is not to educate people, rather it is to enrich human life with self-awareness. - Abhijit Naskar
And I'm not going to get any thinner or any younger, my ass is going to hit the ground, if it hasn't already--and I want to be with somebody who can still see me in here. I'm still in here. And I don't want to be resented or despised for changing...I'd rather be alone. - Zadie Smith
It's not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less. - Nathan W. Morris
I know I could be Anything,But i rather Be Myself. - Look Im A Cat
Live for something rather than die for nothing. - George S. Patton Jr.
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been born in God's thought, and then made by God is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking."This is a prayer of contentment - C.S. Lewis
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. - Cato the Elder
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
I'd rather lose a cause that will one day win than win a cause that will some day lose. - Woodrow Wilson
Not necessary that every problem has a solution, you have to live with 'some' problems..rather than forcing a solution and doing a blunder, live with it.. People always have solutions for 'your' problems but none for their own.. - honeya
the government tends to act like a corporation treating the public as its consumers rather than its citizens - Fairclough Norman
I would rather carry around a plastic bag with five thousand Euro inside, than carry around a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Prada bag with only one hundred Euro inside! - C. JoyBell C.
Never ever try to look for the meaning of life. If you do, everything will become tasteless. Just stay where you are and be happy.Trust me, It's better to be in the illusion rather than in reality. So why spoil all the fun - Anas Khan
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' - Kahlil Gibran
We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good. - Carl Sagan
Poetry is not the most important thing in life... I'd much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets. - Dylan Thomas
In would rather die of passion than of boredom. - Vincent Van Gogh
First of all is the fact that I have some rather good turns of phrase. I don't say that pridefully ... it's just that when a line I forgot about smacks me in the face and says, "Look at me! Aren't I lovely?" I have to notice. - Rachel Heffington
I don’t want to re-write the same old book with the same tired techniques. I’d rather bring something new to the table that’s true to me and that people will have a genuine reaction to. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? - Veronika Carnaby
It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing. - Terry Pratchett
When I was young, I thought it is thunder that kills people. But when I learnt physics in the high school, I discovered that it is rather the lightning that does the killing. The voice of the thunder itself is just a noise. The lightning is the poise! - Israelmore Ayivor
Consuming pornography does not lead to more sex, it leads to more porn. Much like eating McDonalds everyday will accustom you to food that (although enjoyable) is essentially not food, pornography conditions the consumer to being satisfied with an impression of extreme sex rather than the real. - Virginie Despentes
The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we ´should' be rather than recognizing how we are. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Man's first expression, like his first dream, was an aesthetic one. Speech was a poetic outcry rather than a demand for communication. Original man, shouting his consonants, did so in yells of awe and anger at his tragic state, at his own self-awareness and at his own helplessness before the void. - Barnett Newman
When a burden is given to us from the Lord, it does not lose its strength with the passage of time but rather gains intensity. - Reona Peterson Joly
In the grand scheme of things it makes no difference who is right but rather what's right that counts. - Michael A. Contés II
Since I got rid of syndicated and indoctrinated media my life is a product of what I seek and not what I am told. I recommend everyone in the age of information to demand more of what they seek rather simply pushing the favorite list on their remote control. - James Emlund
I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. - Steve McQueen
To make people feel special you don't have to pay money but rather pay attention. - Orrin Woodward
It is, I think, a far lesser offense to blatantly ignore God’s directions for our lives rather than arrogantly think ourselves shrewd enough to be able to bend them to our liking without breaking them and therefore breaking ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Try and avoid people who use the word "cant" regularly associate rather with those who say "can" and do - rassool jibraeel snyman
I’d rather be a fool than afraid. - A.D. Posey
It is this mythical, or rather symbolic, content of the religious traditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurs whenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science. - Albert Einstein
Perhaps what matters is not the human pain or joy at all but, rather, the play of shadow and light on a live body, the harmony of trifles assembled...in a unique and inimitable way. - Vladimir Nabokov
Today, I will look around & enjoy all the beautiful things that are around me rather than yearn for things that are beyond my control & become miserable.- - RVM
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. - Vince Lombardi
Most Americans watch Friends rather than having friends. - Robert Putnam
I would rather go swimming with great white sharks than wade in romance 'cause I can never find the courage to ask her to dinner or even to dance. - Adam Young (Owl City), The Yacht Club
I'd rather be underappreciate, and under worked, than over appreciate and over worked. - noelsugarcube
Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground. - Paulo Coelho
I am fortunate to be a resemblance, rather than a replication of who I was yesterday. - Rob Martin
I've always found that a rather unfortunate quirk in our species. Everyone pants towards orgasm without pausing to realise that its merely a biological trap designed for the purpose of reproduction. What utter nonsense. - Elizabeth George
It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit. - Eartha Kitt
Chose the person who respects you rather than the one who loves you. Cuz Love depends on the other person. Respect depend on how you act. - Hiroshana Jayamal
I die a Queen, but I would rather die the wife of Culpepper - Katherine "Kitty" Howard
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason. - Stanley Baldwin
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. - Kurt Cobain
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. - Dan Rather
Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace. - Reinhold Niebuhr
It's nice sometimes to be the river rather than the rock. - Jo Beverley
I'd rather speak into someone's life than out of their life!" EL - Evinda Lepins
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
This is not a reaction to your words or actions, rather, it is in direct response to them - Deborah Brodie
Maybe it's wrong-footed trying to fit people into the world, rather than trying to make the world a better place for people.[as quoted in "Brain Gain" by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 4/27/09 issue] - Paul McHugh
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. - Kahlil Gibran
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
The adult within me would be much wiser to learn from the child within me rather than focus on the demand that the child within me grow up. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? - Eleanor Roosevelt
We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and see our illusions die. - W.H. Auden
- So you're a masochist.- I know. But what's life rather than walking barefoot? - Cristian Peter Marinescu-Ivan
Women would rather talk to other women than to men, even when they would rather talk to a man than to a woman. - Berta Ruck
Her past is colliding with my present, future. Some of us wants to sleep under the blanket of lies rather than getting naked with truth. - Jay
I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny. - Sam Donaldson
To try to cure unemployment by inflation rather than by adjustment of specific wage-rates is like trying to adjust the piano to the stool rather than the stool to the piano. - Henry Hazlitt
I would rather live in a world where people shout, "This is wrong." than live in a world with superheroes saving the day. - ♥EJ <---
You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.""Yes.""It's sort of what we have instead of God.""Some people have God," I said. "Quite a lot.""He never worked very well with me. - Ernest Hemingway
I would suggest that the prisons I incessantly create are not designed to lock me in, rather they are designed to lock the world out. And the oddity is that either way, I am a prisoner who has sentenced himself to a prison within which I do not belong. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It was in the work that she came closest to finding herself, by which we don’t mean gaining self-knowledge or understanding one’s true nature but rather how at some point you can see most plainly that this is what you do, this is how you fit in the wider ecology - Chang-rae Lee
Hundreds of hysterical persons must confuse these phenomena with messages from the beyond and take their glory to the bishop rather than the eye doctor. - James Thurber
It is man and not the Bible that needs correcting. Greater and more careful scholarship has shown that apparent contradictions were caused by incorrect translations, rather than divine inconsistencies. - Billy Graham
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. - Jerry Chin
When you live in contrary to the demand of life, life doesn't work for you. Life rather works against you. - Sunday Adelaja
In spite of the surprises and anxieties and responsibilities of living, this was rather a nice world. - Alice B. Emerson
Instead of being regarded as intelligent or knowledgeable, many a woman would rather be regarded as beautiful or good in the kitchen; many a man, as handsome or good in bed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Don't be a pepper on the eyes of people; Rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth. - Israelmore Ayivor
Find fault with thyself rather than with others. - Tokugawa Iehiro
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there. - Meister Eckhart
Egos clash. That's the nature of egos.Treat these outbursts as sneezing fits. - Hugh Prather
I'm a novelist by trade and my job is to write a story rather than reconstruct actual events. - Sara Sheridan
I would rather never make a penny on book sales and know that many had derived some fair pleasure from my writing, than to know that very few had ever taken a chance on my work. I certainly won't last forever, but I'd love to think that my imagination will continue to surface in the minds of others. - Eric Diehl
...but I guess it's better for people to shut up rather than rather than say something nasty. -ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER Chapter 1 page 22 - Chetan Bhagat
I would walk the way and accept the risks I have counted, rather accepting my failure. - M.F. Moonzajer
I would rather fail as an artist than succeed as anything else. - Robert Dowling
I believe that music is connected by human passions and curiosities rather than by marketing strategies. - Elvis Costello
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
Christ died not so that you could freely go on sinning, and therefore, continue dying; He died rather so that you could freely grow in obedience, and therefore, start living. - Criss Jami
I would rather see a school produce a happy street cleaner than a neurotic scholar. - A.S. Neill
Science affects the average man and woman in two ways already. He or she benefits by its application driving a motor-car or omnibus instead of a horse-drawn vehicle, and being treated for disease by a doctor or surgeon rather than a witch. - J.B.S. Haldane
I think fitting in is highly overrated. I’d rather just fit out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with those who seek to label you with stereotypes. - Golda Poretsky
I rather miss my wild girl; but if I get a strong, helpful, tender-hearted woman in her place, I shall feel quite satisfied. - Louisa May Alcott
Well it's fairly straightforward: there isn't one [a god]. And there's no evidence for one, no reason to believe that there is one, and so I don't believe that there is one. And I think that it is rather foolish that people do think that there is one. - Peter Atkins
I'd rather see the world as a rainbow than endless shade of gray. - Amani Abbas
I always have the feeling we are merely fearfully trying to save room for God; I would rather speak of God at the center than at the limits, in strength rather than weakness, and thus in human life and goodness rather than in death and guilt. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I'd rather know a man's sincerity than his love. Whereas I have never needed the latter, one can always count on the former. - Donna Lynn Hope
If Molly had not been so entirely loyal to her friend, she might havethought this constant brilliancy a little tiresome when brought intoevery-day life; it was not the sunshiny rest of a placid lake, it wasrather the glitter of the pieces of a broken mirror, which confusesand bewilders. - Elizabeth Gaskell
Call me a troglodyte; I'd rather peruse those photos alongside my sweetheart, catch the newspaper on the way to work, and page thorough a real book. - Clifford Stoll
Some memories never heal. Rather than fading with the passage of time, those memories become the only things that are left behind when all else is abraded. The world darkens, like electric bulbs going out one by one. I am aware that I am not a safe person. - Han Kang, Human Acts
Your distinction shouldn't be measured by your duration but rather, your donation. - Onyi Anyado
Unless a man becomes the enemy of an evil, he will not even become its slave but rather its champion. - G.K. Chesterton
Name and form are simply illusions of separation. Love doesn’t make us blind; rather, it erases the illusions so we can see clearly. - Kamand Kojouri
We are writing in the age of stylish minimalism that in truth has become even more cautious because of word processing. Nowadays, creative writing students are underwriting rather than overdoing it. - Stephen Kuusisto
The key to happiness? Find someone who would rather you be happy than themselves and then you treat them the same way. That way, no matter what, you are both trying to insure the OTHER person's happiness and in turn, yours is undeniable. - Sharon Swan
Poor people are those who does not have Dreams rather does not Money... - J Jena
Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother? - Maurice Flanagan
I wonder how so insupportable a thing as a bookseller was ever permitted to grow up in the Commonwealth. Many of our modern booksellers are but needless excrements, or rather vermin.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. - Samuel Johnson
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking.
One who smiles rather than angers is always stronger. - David Schary
A hero is not know by the number of battles he has won, but rather by the kind of battles he chooses to fight. - Tonny K. Brown
Choose to see the 'good' in a person rather than pondering over the 'bad' ;human beings are but fallible.... - Henrietta Newton Martin
It's rather simple. God deliver us from people who know so little that they will kill for what little they know. - R. Joseph Hoffmann
How different things might be if, rather than saying "I think I'm in love," we were saying "I've connected with someone in a way that makes me think I'm on the way to knowing love.." Or if instead of saying "I am in love" we said "I am loving" or "I will love. - bell hooks
We'd rather have a grand spectacle of retribution of the 'wicked', than their silent walk towards redemption that our wishes questions the depth and nature of our love and hearts. - Ufuoma Apoki
It is true that everyone has Problems, and it is also true that every problem has a Solution. If this is the reality of Life, then why not focus on solutions rather than Problems. - RVM
I'd rather laugh in a tent than cry in a palace. - James Enns
We are afraid of religion because it interprets rather than observance. Religion does not confirm that there are hungry people in the world; it interprets the hungry to be our brethren whom we allowed to starve. - Dorothee Sölle
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. - Friedrich Nietzsche
True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together. - Hugh Prather
I would rather be average and wise than be extraordinary and imprudent. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I'd rather be a semi intelligent thinker and doer...than a highly intelligent thinker.. or an unintelligent doe - Waqas Rabbani
God doesn't stop crisis from coming, as He didn't stop Christ from coming. Things have their reasons for happening, we need not to faint, but rather have faith that we are never alone. - Anthony Liccione
Let go of all expectations, and you shall never be disappointed. I find that rather disappointing to never be disappointed is very expected. Therefore let's only let go of those expectations we know will disappoint us and let's expect to be disappointed sometimes. Life is beautiful that way. - Nicole Haslam
O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts. - John Keats
Winners aren't those who lose the least, but rather those who learn the most from their losses on their way to victory. - Orrin Woodward
It is better to be the cause of an effect rather than be the effect that was caused. - Richard Machowicz
I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don't find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I've never had a problem with the way I loo. I'd rather have lunch with my friends than go to the gym. - Adele
Let us always be reminded, that it did not take us yesterday to get here and it should not take us tomorrow to get there. But rather it was the Grace of God that brought us here and it is the grace of God that will also take us there. - Lawrence Sankar
I'm holding a super-expandable energy-powered towel. I've made friends with space hamsters. I think we've stretched believability rather far, don't you? - Michael S. Atkinson
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. what a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. - Henry David Thoreau
You spend a lot of time thinking about how awful the prison is rather than envisioning your future. - Piper Kernan
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture. - Anatole France
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. - Kahlil Gibran
I'd rather meander through a pit of vipers than love one more person, but since I'm on the subject of snakes, we all know one, or are one. - Donna Lynn Hope
Undoubtedly, our weariness is not based on the fact that we’re running. Rather, our weariness is all too frequently based on the fact that many of the things that we’re running from are the very things we should be running to. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. - Henry David Thoreau
...the government in Beijing continues to define itself as Marxist-Leninist, though 'Market-Leninist' would be rather more apt. - Francis Wheen
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. - Mortimer J. Adler
I don't want to write about real things, I would rather write about an uncontrollable parasitic twin. - Mary Sage Nguyen
Marginal gains is not about making small changes and hoping they fly. Rather, it is about breaking down a big problem into small parts in order to rigorously establish what works and what doesn't. - Matthew Syed
The vice president (Nixon) seems like a man who is acting like a nice man rather than being one. - Ann Whitman
The God who is human in his divinity is the precise opposite of an essence which in ill-willed fashion closes itself to all human thought and knowledge... As love, rather, God is thinkable, without a distinction capable of made between essence and existence. Love is essentially existing lovingly. - Eberhard Jüngel
Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I needed to do my current job well, keep preparing, and wait on God’s timing. I needed to trust His leadership rather than try to force an outcome I wanted. - Tony Dungy
A nation is not defined by its borders or the boundaries of its land mass Rather, a nation is defined by adverse people who have been unified by a cause and a value system and who are committed to a vision for the type of society they wish to live in and give to the future generations to come. - Fela Durotoye
We have come to love darkness in the church rather than finding God in creation. - Sunday Adelaja
Rather than getting more spoilt with age, as difficulties pile up, epiphanies of gratitude abound. - Alain de Botton
To act morally is not to act out of fear of punishment; it is not to act as one is commanded to act. Rather, it is to act as one ought to act. And how one ought to act is not dependent upon anyone's power, even if the power be Divine. - Steven M. Cahn
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends. - Eric Hoffer
If we are exhorted to play simple melodies with beauty rather than difficult ones with error, the same should be applied to writing; simple words greater effect. - Sonia Rumzi
Almost all arguments for skepticism make reference to seemingly ridiculous possibilities—we are being deceived by an evil demon, life is just a dream, we are brains in vats. You might propose psychoanalysis, rather than philosophical reflection, for anyone who worries about these possibilities. - Richard Feldman
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self-made sepulcher of a living man. - Francis Quarles
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. - Dorothy Parker
The true value of a man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the Truth. - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris! - C. JoyBell C.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me. - John Cleese
I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books. - Arthur C. Clarke
I'd rather live life with the consequences of my choice than live with the consequences of fear. - Daniel Waters
The goal of parenting is to create self-sufficient virtues in children. Applying external pressure and punishments tends to teach them fear-based compliance rather than the internalization of moral standards. - Stefan Molyneux
Man is a hating rather than a loving animal. - Rebecca West
I would almost rather we had died that day than to have found ourselves here, lost somewhere between the dreaming and the coming true. - Robert Benson
You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.""Yes.""It's sort of what we have instead of God.""Some people have God", I said. "Quite a lot.""He never worked very well with me. - Ernest Hemingway
Courage is not the absence of fear. Only fools have no fear. Rather, courage is the intellectual mastery of fear by understanding the true risks and opportunities of the situation and keeping those things in balance - Julian Assange
Rather than following others, follow your dreams. - Yogesh Chauhan
I don't really believe anything I say. Because the nature of my work concerns the spaces between the words, rather than the words themselves. - Ram Dass
Work and pray rather instead of watching and wishing. - Anonymous
If you are in a relationship and you care more about what people think or say rather than what you have, you don't deserve that relationship, in fact you don't deserve to be in any relationship at all. - Kambiz Shabankare
I find pain, rather beautiful. It has a chaotic way of shaking up Everything we once ignored, To empower us to move past Anything that doesn't serve the best of us anymore. - Nikki Rowe
Babbit was an average father. He was affectionate, bullying, opinionated, ignorant, and rather wistful. Like most parents he enjoyed the game of waiting till the victim was clearly wrong, then virtuously pouncing. - Sinclair Lewis
The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you. - Shannon L. Alder
Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings. - Anthony Liccione
Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it. - Madeleine L'Engle
In order to become great we must allows others to become great before us, and not be envious of their greatness but rather rejoice in it. So that when we become great, there will be others who shall rejoice in ours. - George Mercado
The bulk of suffering does not stem from 'dreadful' experiences but rather from frightening beliefs. - Abraham Low
Focus on what you are and what you can rather than what others aren't & can't. You have to win; they don't necessarily have to lose for you! - Alok Mishra
I would rather suffer with truth than celebrate with lies. - Orrin Woodward
In ancient times, determinism rested on a belief in an omniscient God. Today, it is not old-time religion, but, rather, our culture's newfound faith - science - that challenges the belief in free will. - Jeffrey M. Schwartz
There is no honour in dying of something. I would rather die for.For love, for respect, for peace. - Manisha Bansal
I'd rather be the one making mistakes than the one laughing at someone making mistakes, for that laughing person is a wimp." ~ . - Denise Mansfield Bradberry
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated. - Paulette Bates Alden
I would rather live a life alone, than live a life based on lies, deceit and manipulation - Linda Simpson
If you want to succeed,you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
I would rather spend an hour among the notorious than two minutes with the dull. - Stephanie Barron
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. - Voltaire
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating. - Jackson Pollock
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight. - Shannon L. Alder
I would rather live 10 years doing what I Love, than drag through Life 50 years, hating everyday I Live. - RVM
I really can't stress this enough. If you want to make an impact, don't simply sit idly by and 'hope' for courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision made in determining what is more important than fear. - M.B. Dallocchio
It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state. - Thomas Elliot
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy. - Robert Anthony
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of? - William Shakespeare
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. - Vince Lombardi Jr.
If we could survive without a wife, citizens of Rome, all of us would do without that nuisance; but since nature has so decreed that we cannot manage comfortably with them, nor live in any way without them, we must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure. - Augustus
Human rights violations are nit accidents; they are not random in distribution or effect. Rights violations are, rather, symptoms of deeper pathologies of power and are linked intimately to the social conditions that so often determine who will suffer abuse and who will be shielded from harm. - Paul Farmer
‎Most of the times, we feel more enjoyment from just recalling good memories of the past rather from those moments we lived,not because we did not have a good time but because realization has come late. - Dionisis Agelakis
Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues. - Hugh Prather
I don't understand why people care so much about showing that they are good; because I am rather comfortable with having badness, quite okay with being inexplicable. They tire themselves so. The light is beautiful; but light can't hide treasures like the darkness can. - C. JoyBell C.
True compassion does not sit on the laps of renovation; it dives with an approach to reconstruction. Don't throw a coin at a begger. Rather, destroy his source of poverty. - Israelmore Ayivor
Big houses are not build by big or powerful men but rather by ambitious and determined men. Their achievements make them big/powerful men - Amen Muffler
A person could read the Bible, not to become smart, but rather to feel that they are not alone, that somebody understands them and love them enough to speak to them, on purpose, in a way that makes a person feel human. - Donald Miller
I rather choose to go through what will make me humble than to go for what will increase my pride to a level without limit - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The West did not come to rule the world through its superiority of religion or ideas, but rather through its superior application of organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one's convictions! - Friedrich Nietzsche
When we make assumptions, we contribute to the complexity rather than the simplicity of a problem, making it more difficult to solve.
Points of views that are expressed on Twitter don’t intend to offend, but rather defend and open the conversation up to everyone so that no one has to pretend. - Germany Kent
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
Never take the goals and aspirations along with your corpse. Rather execute... they doth entertain and enthrall the world around you! - AnilChandra
Even though this generation still believes in the miracle working power of God, they must no longer wait for God to bring water from the rocks, but rather construct dams, develop water systems, subdue the power of the ocean and thereby give glory to God almighty. - Sunday Adelaja
To forgive is not for the sole sake of relieving another of their guilt, but rather for the sake of the soul that had been perpetrated upon! - DC Gunnersen
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. - John Henry Cardinal Newman
Human pain does not let go of its grip at one point in time. Rather, it works its way out of our consciousness over time. There is a season of sadness. A season of anger. A season of tranquility. A season of hope. - Robert Veninga
A wise bird would rather lose a worm than a feather. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Whatever experiences we may come across in our spiritual journey we are not any of those experiences but rather the one who is witnessing them, the pure awareness cognizing them without thought. - Enza Vita
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me. - Hugh Prather
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers. - Voltaire
Pursue what catches your heart rather than what catches your eye. - Roy Bennett
The answer to why we exist does not exist, at least not where most of us look for it. We must look inward not out. We should not ask this question of life, but rather of ourselves - and then answer it. - Glenn A. Maltais
The very fact of having fixed conclusions to strive for in orthodox belief does not render the Christian philosopher dogmatic but rather intellectually fruitful, willing to take and follow reason further than the putatively undogmatic unbelieving philosopher - Gregory B. Sadler
Patience is power. Patience is not an absenc of action; rather it is timing, it waits on the right time to act, for the right priciples and in the right way - Fulton J. Sheen
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. - Charlotte Bronte
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
When you see people only as personalities, rather than souls with life missions to fulfill, you forever limit the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person. - Shannon L. Alder
Some people are more interested in making good on a promise—rather than in doing what they promised. - Clifford Cohen
The most precious gift to give to your spouse is not your life because if you die,he/she will no longer have use of you rather the most precious gift is your time, attention, affection, self and love! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. - Abraham Lincoln
I would rather be accused of breaking precedents than breaking promises. - John F. Kennedy
I'd rather have fun, being young and being dumb, than be saved a spot in heaven - The Cab
Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I would rather spend money on something, that fulfills me for eternity. Rather, than something that fulfills me for only an hour or two. - Mary Sage Nguyen
You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven to you. - Stephen King
The dream begins, most of the time,with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth - Dan Rather
I wonder if it hurts to live,And if they have to try,And whether, could they choose between,They would not rather die. - Emily Dickinson
Her killer wrote a note on that stationary.""A note." Now Renquist's eyebrows lifted. "Well. That was rather arrogant of him, wasn't it? - J.D. Robb
It is better to find your courage to make changes when you can choose to rather than being forced to. If you do not make change, change will make you. - Roy T. Bennett
I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard. - William F. Buckley Jr.
Try to leave an Impression on someone’s Heart, rather than a Paper. - Udayveer Singh
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. - Henry David Thoreau
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
Normally, children learn to gauge rather accurately from the tone of their parent's voice how seriously to take his threats. Of course, they sometimes misjudge and pay the penalty.
The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Norman Vincent Peale
What's the matter, fairy boy? Pissed because Chrys rather kiss me?" - Essence (Nymphs of Macedonia Trilogy #1) - Racheal Renwick
Even the strongest, most well-built team will, at times, be met with adversity. What makes us great is not that we should anticipate less adversity the stronger that we become, but rather that in anticipation of adversity we become stronger. - - Michael Joling
Advocating sexual repression as a solution to violence against women ends up mobilizing women around their fears rather than their visions. - Alice Echols
For me, time does not seem to pass; rather, it surrounds me. Thus I do not feel removed from memories, nor do they lose their intensity. I have keen recollections not because I have a good memory—I simply retrieve them from the ether. When memories have no velocity, they are very much at hand. - Peter Ruperte Lighte
Rather a thousand times the county jail than to lie under this marble figure with wings and this granite pedestal bearing the words "pro patria." What do they mean anyway? - Edgar Lee Masters
Don't judge people by what others tell you; rather judge them by your experience and encounter with them. - Oscar Bimpong
My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. - Marcel Proust
Even those who want to go to heaven would rather kill than be killed. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation. These considerations should make us realize the care which is needed, if the liturgical action is to reflect its innate splendour. - Pope Benedict XVI
What we gain in the world, we lose in the world, forgotten in death. We must rather fancy what we brought into the world, for therein lives our story, our legend. - Palle Oswald
I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you. - Walt Disney Company
Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection. - Christina Engela
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy. - Peter De Vries
I'd rather risk screwing up with you than not even try. - J. Kenner
I have not tried to write the history of that language, but rather the archaeology of that silence. - Michel Foucault
In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic; a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts; an enabler rather than a reformer. - H. Norman Wright
I would much rather lose people than compromise my beliefs & values to please them. - Trevor Driggers
Faith is a process of leaping into the abyss not on the basis of any certainty about where we shall land, but rather on the belief that we shall land. - Carter Heyward
The power of a successful salesman is not putting his hand in the customer's pocket to pull his money out. but rather manipulate the customer's mind to let him put his hand and happily pull the money and give it to you - Hisham Fawzi
There is an art, or, rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. - Douglas Adams
You cannot pursue all your goals simultaneously or satisfy all your desires at once. And it's an emotional drain to think you can. Instead, you must focus on long-term fulfillment rather than short-term success and, at various points in your life, think carefully about your priorities. - Eric C. Sinoway
You realize your true identity as consciousness itself, rather than what consciousness has identified with. That's the peace of God. The ultimate truth of who you are is not I am this or I am that, but I Am. - Eckhart Tolle
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing - Raymond Williams
Societal peer pressure to conform runs strong, but as more of us continue to think and act for ourselves, rather than be under the influence of group-think, we begin to make more effective choices. - Evita Ochel
How much pain a person detains may be proportionate to the pain they spare others when they'd rather hurt than hurt another. - Donna Lynn Hope
The sooner you decide that it is alright to believe the opposite of what the masses do, and that it is alright to trust the universe, and you choose to be happy rather than be right, the sooner you will be happy. - Malti Bhojwani
What drives abortion bans and restrictions? The belief that women who have sex for pleasure rather than procreation are sluts. - Leora Tanenbaum
Life is not about changing the external circumstances, to please your internal world, rather life is to change your internal circumstances so that you can accept, whatever takes place in the external world. - Roshan Sharma
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us. - Charles Caleb Colton
We would rather run ourselves down than not speak of ourselves at all. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Social psychologist argued that even severe mental illness was the result of society labeling unusual behavior rather than of biochemical processes. - Thomas J. Scheff
Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn't the young who corrupt the old, rather it's the inverse.The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Peace is more of an internal settlement in Nigeria rather than what is visible on the external hardship we face in the country. - Saminu Kanti
I'd rather be called immature in those little moments, than be mature and live the rest of my life with those little regrets. - Matti Phyre
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. - Roger Lewin
The language looks rather different when you look at a lot of it at once. - John Sinclair
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. - Herbert Simon
Take most people, they're crazy about cars. I'd rather have a goddamn horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake. - J. D. Salinger
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. - Bertrand Russell
The more you can have control over your ego rather than let it run amuck, the more successful you’ll be in all areas of life. - Roy T. Bennett
Don't just become a monument of information, rather a solace of knowledge refuge. - Unarine Ramaru
I would like to believe he's sick rather than just mean and evil. - Charles B. Rangel
Everything is Not Lost, We always judge the present situation the way it is and we become judgemental rather than trying to analyse. We need to keep hopes,circumstances may change. Its true that life throws us in some tough situations and that is not the end, in short Everything is still not lost. - Nitesh Kammar
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. - Czech Proverb
The point, as I emphasize in the book, is not for players to become professionals, but rather to have innovative and creative ways of thinking about real problems as part of their intellectual toolkit. - David Williamson Shaffer
Since I am I, I must make an act of self-surrender, however small or however easy, in living to God rather than to my self. - C.S. Lewis
I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
The music is a vibration in the brain rather than the ear. - Amy Clampitt
You forsake all that you hold dear,for a dream that is not your own;you would rather live a liethan live your life alone - Lang Leav
It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that). - Richard Dawkins
I dug through my purse for the Glock. There is was, and I realized I'd never set the safety. I decided to consider this a great example of forethought rather than my being the stupidest gun handler on the planet. - Gini Koch
Remember: Let's look for ways to take care of each other rather than look for ways to take advantage of each other. - Laone Collins
The irony of life is we always compare our fantasies with reality, rather than accepting the reality as is and transforming it into a paradise.... - Ramana Pemmaraju
You know who I idolized? Mr. Rogers. Is there a market for the next Mr. Rogers? Because I'd love to do that. I'd much rather be quiet and important like him than live large and be some useless celebrity.
Patience is power.Patience is not an absence of action;rather it is "timing"it waits on the right time to act,for the right principlesand in the right way. - Fulton J. Sheen
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. - Ludwig van Beethoven
It's been a year and 3 months since we've kissed, and I rather have the ghost of his mouth on my lips than kiss anyone else. - Alishah Khan
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
When the resurrection sings itself in the robin's glad song, and bursting buds defy the death grip of winter, and you walk upon the yielding earth near my grave...remember that my soul is not there, but rather it is absent from the body and present with the Lord. - Carl Burnam
Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. - Bertrand Russell
You are not judged by your success, but rather, how you respond to your failures. - T.W. Brown
Forgiveness is the one gift you don't give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free. - Shannon L. Alder
The "self," it seems today, is at the core of the nation's worldview rather than others (the common good), or God. - Martha MacCullough
Never plan to make this world your permanent abode, for it is temporal for all, rather permanent your ideas & purpose here. - Auliq-Ice
Rather life would work against those who don’t like to change. - Sunday Adelaja
As much as it hurts, I would rather miss someone than hit someone. - Brian Celio
I am a conscious parent. That means I realize that I am not here to teach my children, but rather we are meant to teach each other. I have found that the truth is that I have far more to learn from them than they could ever learn from me. - Monika Zands
Rather, she [Death] simply is the Ultimate Hostess who tells you when your table's ready. It's up to other powers what section you're seated in (smoking or non-smoking).
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light. - Helen Keller
I don't like regressing - I move beyond. Life belongs to the future and I believe in creating History rather than visiting and revisiting the past. - Amit Abraham
Death, he felt, was only a kind of warning rather than a desperate and permanent end. - László Krasznahorkai
We must consult our means rather than our wishes. - George Washington
You must take these poems as mirrors; for you know that the mirror has no form of itself, but rather reflects the face of anyone who looks in it. Just so a poem has no one particular meaning of itself , but presents to each reader his state of the moment and the completeness of his case - Ayn al-Qazat Hamadani Persian Mystic
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. - Thomas Jefferson
I'm not a political Christian; for the most part I allow people even their vain, earthly rights. And I certainly don't see anti-Christians as bad or evil (as if they actually have the power to pose any kind of threat against God Almighty), but rather complete idiots I was commanded to love. - Criss Jami
Better to say nothing at all, rather than something you'll regret. - Abe Musaibli
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did? - Mother Teresa
Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange. - Robert Kegan
I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are. - William Faulkner
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough. - Eugene Delacroix
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man. - Themistocles
We are revolutionaries for peace and freedom not violence. And we are going to fight through creativity rather than aggression. - Nurudeen Ushawu
If we had spent our time on our children education rather than praying; we would have had a three times more educated people than the whole world's population. - M.F. Moonzajer
The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection. - Marcel Proust
I would much rather have my grotesque products of the imagination compared to your delusional sanity. - Christopher Page
Art is not about achievement, but rather a new perspective to look from. - Armin Houman
An acquaintance had become a lover, might become a husband, but would retain all that she had noted in the acquaintance; and love must confirm an old relation rather than reveal a new one. - E.M. Forster
People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty. Isn't that sad to judge others with our standards... rather than appreciate them? - Mizuki Nomura
Most people would rather eat inside a windowless room in which they have just defecated than eat inside one in which someone else has just farted, even if the room does not have a toilet. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The poor are not a problem but rather an opportunity to show unconditional love. - Dillon Burroughs
I would kiss you in the middle of the ocean during a lightning storm cuz I'd rather be left for dead than wondering what thunder sounds like. - Andrea Gibson
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. - Leonardo da Vinci
I would rather be kind than wise. - Debasish Mridha
This attitude is basic human nature. We'd rather look outward and blame others for ills that befall us than point the finger at ourselves. - Amish Tripathi
The rather difficult antagonists towards the Faith consist not nearly of the cruel and heartless, nihilistic intellectuals who hate God and humanity, but the well-meaning spirits who for the most part lack Spiritual understanding. - Criss Jami
True patriotism is not worship of our nation but rather, in the light of our worship of the God of justice, to conform our nation's ways of justice. - Robert McAfee Brown
I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and—if you’re not careful—those lead to actions. Actions make you tired. I have this on rather good authority from someone who once read it in a book. - Brandon Sanderson
I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense. - Rabbi Harold Kushner
Pursue what catches your heart rather than what catches your eyes. - Roy Bennett
I have a firm belief in such things as, you know, the water, the Earth, the trees and sky. And I'm wondering, it is increasingly difficult to find those elements in nature, because it's nature I believe in rather than some spiritual thing. - Bill Blass
Anarcho-capitalism is not by definition libertarian. It is rather a prediction, not a definition. - David D. Friedman
If you keep wandering in the dark streets, may be it is because you find peace in the darkness rather than in the light! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts. - Timothy J. Keller
Ignorance is not bliss. Rather, ignorance is blistering. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.
Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. - Shannon L. Alder
Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence ... I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor... - Mahatma Gandhi
Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read. - Jorge Luis Borges
We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we're doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age. - Barack Obama
I would much rather be considered wise than smart. But, I still think it is wise to get an education. - Destiny Booze
When the conventional wisdom of physics seemed to conflict with an elegant theory of his, Einstein was inclined to question that wisdom rather than his theory, often to have his stubbornness rewarded. - Walter Isaacson
Maybe I don't really want to know what's going on. Maybe I'd rather not know. Maybe I couldn't bear to know. The Fall was a fall from innocence to knowledge. - Margaret Atwood
What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it. - Christopher Earle
Never marry when under the guise you need to 'see if it'll work', but rather marry because in your mind you want to make it work. - Criss Jami
I would rather get offended than defending myself, though if it isn’t my mistake. Just to see that beautiful smile on your face. - Naveed baji
Is there any forgiveness? If somebody does something wrong, we now have copped this "off with the head" attitude, which, I confess, feels great sometimes, but come on. Why do we paint everyone with the same brush? Why does it seem more & more we want people ruined rather than rehabilitated? - Whoopi Goldberg
…love is by definition freeand if he choose to gowhen I would have him stayperhaps I'll die a bitbut I'd rather sothan taste his absent minded kissand lie uneasy in a masked embrace - Lenore Kandel
In writing, the point is not to manifest or exalt the act of writing, nor is it to pin a subject within language; it is, rather, a question of creating a space into which the writing subject constantly disappears. - Michel Foucault
If I would have to give an 'occupation', a 'vocation' for MySelf then, that would be a ... 'Mind Beautician' ... 'Αἰσθητικός Νόησις' ...Yes, I rather enJOY what that ENtails !"~ Ale3ia - Chevalieuse de Faeinoterre Helia
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it's a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It's only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I ­always have to feel that I'm bunking off from something. - Geoff Dyer
i would rather havefeelings without wordsthan words without feelings. - Sanober Khan
Far too often we’ve let humanity become a commodity that serves us along the way, rather than an asset that enriches our journey. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation. - Michelle Obama
Kids are real artists. They’d rather paint the outside of the box than being stuck inside. - Shawn Lukas
And it did me no good to recall particular conversations (if indeed these were particular conversations I was remembering so vividly, rather than inventions of my uneasy brain). Remembering clarified nothing. - Emma Donoghue
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. - George S. Patton Jr.
Morality is not man's prison but rather the divine element in him. - Pope Benedict XVI
Well we've left behind the 200X's, and we move onto the 20XX's. Maybe that will finally make us feel like we're living in the future, rather than a media controlled slave state where an iPhone is worth substantially more than a human life. Happy new year. - Yahtzee Croshaw
I am unconcerned with what yesterday has left behind, but rather what tomorrow will bring. - Frank E. Armstrong
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo
I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil. - Aeschylus
Life is rather a short walk through eternity. Be they seeds, pups or infants, on the trek they all pick up weight, sensitivity and awareness. Then, much before the end of the run, they deteriorate, lead, legs and lungs. The tragicomedy of existence: the long walk of slow decay. - Dagobert D. Runes
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
But if sedentary behavior makes us fat and physical activity prevents it, shouldn't the "exercise explosion" and the "new fitness revolution" have launched and epidemic of leanness rather than coinciding with an epidemic of obesity? - Gary Taubes
If there's going to be pain anyway, I'd rather it be the pain of growth than the pain of staying stuck. - Suzette Hinton
Trials are used by God to teach you dependence on His grace rather than on your strength. - Jim George
it seems politicians projected the powerful brand called Ambedkar, rather than his ideologies. Like the ad says 'name is enough. - Anoop Raghav
You might call them the icing on life’s cake, but music, laughter and the enjoyment of eating are the toppings that flavor everyday living. These added accents or accessories do spice up the cake. If served without, life would be rather bland! - Wes Adamson
Who hateth me but for my happiness? Or who is honour'd now but for his wealth? Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus, Than pitied in a Christian poverty; For I can see no fruits in all their faith, But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride, Which methinks fits not their profession. - Christopher Marlowe
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others. - Tryon Edwards
Denial is a seductive ruse of our own making, force-fitting our agendas by forcing out truth all because we bent to fear rather than bowed to God. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We opt to be seen as ‘right’ in the eyes of everyone else, rather than doing what’s ‘right’ in light of the situation. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. - Abraham Lincoln
Some people would rather die in their pride, than live in their humility. - Anthony Liccione
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain
I would rather be a conscious wrongdoer than a mindless saint. - Habeeb Akande
I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me.Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency. - Theodore Dalrymple
Before marriage, you lose your virginity. After marriage, you get to give it away. Which would you rather experience? - Todd Stocker
Social justice has to do with issues such as poverty, inequality, war, racism, sexism, abortion, and lack of concern for ecology because what lies at the root at each of these is not so much someone's private sin but rather a huge, blind system that is inherently unfair. - Ronald Rolheiser
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
INTEGRITY...Choosing your thoughts, words and actions based on what’s right rather than what’s in it for you. - Tanya Masse
It's better to do something with quality, no matter how long it takes you rather than do something mediocre, with constant quantity. - Auliq Ice
I would rather not know how to write and have something to say than know how to write and have nothing to say. - Enrique Tessieri
I rather now strive to reach rather than wait to receive! - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
I'd rather write poetry than watch TV it allows me to share the wide screen in me. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible. - Paul Klee Foundation
Go ahead and point out my flaws and weaknesses to me. In doing so it's just something to get excited about! Knowing there's a flaw that my Heavenly Daddy wants to make beautiful is rather exciting! - Melissa Bradley
If you wish to be happy,Eragon, Think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and that which you are able to change" ~Oromis to eragon ,Brisingr~618 - Christopher Paolini
F(r)iction is the best of everything we’ve ever loved. F(r)iction is experimental. F(r)iction is strange. F(r)iction pokes the soft spots, touches nerves most would rather remain protected. F(r)iction is secrets and truths and most importantly—stories. F(r)iction is weird, in every respect. - Tethered by Letters
You do what you have to do to give people closure; it makes them feel better and it doesn't cost you much to do it. I'd rather apologize for something I didn't really care about and leave someone on Earth wishing me well. - John Scalzi
What happens to you as an individual is you plus the world rather than you alone. - M Chapman
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
As everyone knows, there is often a rather fine line between laughing and crying - E.B. White
I wonder why people so commonly suppose that if two individuals are both writers they must therefore be hugely congenial," said Anne, rather scornfully. "Nobody would expect two blacksmiths to be violently attracted toward each other merely because they were both blacksmiths. - L.M. Montgomery
Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of wealth, have it. Those who speak most of joy, have it. The opposite also holds true. So which would you rather have? - Stephen Richards
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are a subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who has suffered from insomnia. - Joseph Wood Krutch
I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill. - Holly Lisle
I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament. - Alanis Morissette
Never make a judgment on a one sided story because people may tell you what they want you to hear, rather than what you need to hear. - Gugu Mona
I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck. - Stanley Baldwin
Personal Responsibility is when a person sees a problem and refuses to be indifferent, but decides to rather look for ways and means of resolving the problem - Sunday Adelaja
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. - Franklin P. Adams
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. - Lucille Ball
Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you’re successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you’re inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
Self worth is not measured by what you have, no matter how full your life is. Rather, it comes from what you are, how authentically you're really living your life, and how much you are willing to give to something other than your own insecurities. - Shannon L. Alder
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters. - Margaret Halsey
Reason and Faith are not antithetical, but rather synergistic". - R. Alan Woods
Ego depletion comes from American psychologist Roy Baumeister, who believes that enduring something stressful exhausts our capacity for willpower to the extent that we give in to our temptations that we would rather avoid. - Bruce Hood
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. - Henry Miller
I believed I was too sensitive and weak. To prove I wasn’t a victim anymore, I moved closer to painful experiences rather than away from them. Remaining in harm’s way and exposing myself to more pain kept me in the victim role rather than moving me out of it. - Christina Enevoldsen
I see a lot of people complaining about the things they can fix, and a lot of people being accepting of the things they cannot change. Maybe tragedy really is the catastrophic event, for the way people view their lives. I would rather be wise, than nieve. - Nikki Rowe
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. - Sir Francis Bacon
Truth always prevails. Both divine and devil are two sides of the same coin. Rather, devil is in the divine and divine is in the devil. It is for us to make a conscious choice, whether we want to be devil or divine. Let us choose good over evil. - Vishwas Chavan
Mystical experiences do not necessarily supply new ideas to the mind, rather, they transform what one believes into what one knows, converting abstract concepts, such as divine love, into vivid, personal, realities. - R.M. Jones
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things. - Po Bronson
Culture has little to do with how refined a man's intellect is; it rather depends on the refinement of his emotions. - Raheel Farooq
If we’re missing life it’s probably because we’re expecting it to reveal itself to us, rather than realizing that life is revealed by us looking for it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. - Bob Proctor
He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught. - Saint Thomas Aquinas
I'd rather walk through life than be dragged through it. - Alanis Morissette
Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed by the people, the walls, the tiles on the floor, the followers beside the door, the play of life, the very grass. - Scott Russell Sanders
I look up at the ceiling, at all the hardcover fiction. So very few people want it. It is operating as insulation rather than stock. The argument rages on about whether it is better to have books or ebooks, but while everyone gets heated about the choices, the hardcover fiction molders quietly away. - Deborah Meyler
I'd rather identify with a past of infinite growth, than a past which hinders it. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
We must also teach science not as the bare body of fact, but more as human endeavor in its historic context—in the context of the effects of scientific thought on every kind of thought. We must teach it as an intellectual pursuit rather than as a body of tricks. - Isidor Isaac Rabi
Everybody has their taste in noises as well as in other matters; and sounds are quite innoxious, or most distressing, by their sort rather than their quantity. - Jane Austen
It is not that men become too intelligent for God,' says the Apologist, 'but rather they become too arrogant for intelligence. - Criss Jami
I've never believed in measuring one's worth by the size of his or her bank account. I prefer to look at distance traveled. - Dan Rather
Do not judge me for the many things I do, but rather judge yourself for that which you do not. - George "GM64" Mercado
If you are divided from your body you are also divided from the body of the world, which then appears to be other than you or separate from you, rather than the living continuum to which you belong. - Philip Shepard
The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars. - Bertolt Brecht
I know it's a lot. But she can handle it. I'd rather ruin her with the truth than ruin her with lies. - Maria Semple
We live in a strange world where people don’t try to know who we are, rather they go by, what they think we are! - Ramana Pemmaraju
It appears that the paradigm of the modern Church has mainly been based on some fragments of the truth rather than the comprehensive totality of understanding God and His Kingdom - Sunday Adelaja
Nothing's work unless you'd rather be doing something else. - John C. Maxwell
The greatest threat to religion in any society is not persecution, but rather apathy born of irrelevance. - Sherman A. Jackson
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. - Brian Tracy
Rather than justice for all, we are evolving into a system of justice for those who can afford it. We have banks that are not only too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable. - Joseph E. Stiglitz
Awakening is to become aware of your awareness.Be in the awareness of your presence, rather than being in the now. - Gian Kumar
I'd rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I hate. - George Burns
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. - Margaret Mitchell
I'd rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanitely empty heart forever. - H.C. Paye
The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say. - Kahlil Gibran
When you have experienced the depth of your inner self, the idea of enlightenment is no longer a goal to strive towards, but rather an attitude to maintain. - Gary Hopkins
Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am. - Anthony Liccione
Adjusting our mindset for success is always at least half the battle. In the case of overcoming our fears, rather than being overcome by them, - it is 99% a war waged in our own head. - Connie Kerbs
Is it not the disparity of wealth that consumes the willing soul. Rather, the golden keys of opportunity clamor softly with fraught anxiety of things which may never come. - Joel T. McGrath
We must be able to look under the surface rather than over-analyze it and delude ourselves into thinking we’re seeing beneath it. - Brianna Wiest
Although it would lead me to believe otherwise, fear has little interest in intimidating me. Rather, it much prefers to enslave me. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
World is in a mess with widespread stress in life because of the fact that most people often try to impress those who have just put on a beautiful dress rather than truly appreciating a beautiful person. - Anuj Somany
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WoW, what a ride. - Mark Frost
..the senses do not give us a picture of the world directly; rather they provide evidence for checking hypotheses about what lies before us. Indeed we may say that a perceived object is a hypothesis, suggested and tested by sensory data. - Richard Langton Gregory
Rather than being a human, be a humanitarian - Kowtham Kumar K
I blinked at her, suddenly loathing her to the depths of my soul. Not only was she probably rather evil, and definitely thoroughly unpleasant, but she also didn't read. - Nicole Peeler
Some of us will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime... I rather have depression that can be treated with a pill and my free will to conquer it; than have a physical illness that results in my demise because no matter what I did I could not conquer it. - Brian Michael Good
Rather than a vanity paycheck it feels better to give something of far more value than entertainment or money. Sometimes gifts can be priceless like that of love which is everything, connection, inspiration, devotion, attention, purpose… - Di Lee
Because of the power that we have given money: The government would rather have taxpayers who do not vote, than voters who do not pay tax. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it. - Toni Morrison
My worth is not based on the ‘work of my hands’ despite how feverishly I might work and how audaciously successful I might be. Rather, my worth is based exclusively on the astonishing fact that I am the ‘work of God’s hands. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
It's rather disconcerting to sit around a table in a critique of someone else's work, only to realize that the antagonist in the story is none other than yourself, and no one present thinks you're a very likable character. - Michelle Richmond
To talk of humans as 'transcendent' is not to ascribe to them spiritual properties. It is, rather, to recognize that as subjects we have the ability to transform our selves, our natures, our world—an ability denied to any other physical being. - Kenan Malik
I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. - Scott Lynch
Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician. - Kurt Vonnegut
Some people would rather be right than free. - Vivian Amis
People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed and open about it than somebody perfect and...you know... ready to explode. - Ned Vizzini It's kind of a Funny Story
I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave. - E. M. Forster
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. - Charles Lindbergh
A person's abilities are tested best when defending rather than attacking.
The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual. Western opinions on the hijab or burkas are rather irrelevant. We don't get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves. - Roxane Gay
Growing up, I have discovered over time, is rather like housework: never finished. - Lois McMaster Bujold
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