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Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
Jean de La Fontaine
Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is done less well than it would be if you had all the time you would have preferred.
Marilyn vos Savant
I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.
Republicans would have preferred the court overturn the health care bill, an act that would have underscored Obama's biggest liability - the perception among voters, including those who like and trust him, that he has been ineffective.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
My daughter Lila loves the smell of gasoline - she always says, 'Mummy, keep the door open,' when I'm filling up the car. I've heard it is one of the most preferred scents in the world - maybe that's something to study for my next fragrance!
I've always preferred writing in longhand. I've always written first drafts in longhand.
I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.
It's one of the worst-kept secrets of family life that all parents have a preferred son or daughter, and the rules for acknowledging it are the same everywhere: The favored kids recognize their status and keep quiet about it - the better to preserve the good thing they've got going and to keep their siblings off their back.
I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!
Everyone has their preferred stroller, their preferred crib, their preferred Moses basket. And they have advice on that too!
I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.
Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred.
I was an intimate sort of child who never spoke up in groups. I preferred close friends.
I preferred delivering my performance in person. I liked to be in control. You couldn't be in films.
Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is preferable to the good of a few or of one; a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary, the public before the private.
I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government, quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
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