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Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.
William Jennings Bryan
I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me. I'm rather surprised at who I am, because I'm actually like my dad!
I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.
A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.
Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
Charles Caleb Colton
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
H. G. Wells
A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I'd rather direct than produce. Any day. And twice on Sunday.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.
If I hadn't of had music in my life, it's quite possible I'd be dead and I'd much rather be alive.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I'm a pop singer for Christ's sake. As a person, I'm fairly uncomplicated.
Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
David Herbert Lawrence
Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs.
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
Politics is human beings; it's addition rather than subtraction.
Am I being typecast as a horrible person? I don't know. I don't think so. But if it happens, I'd rather get to play that, because there's nothing fun about being sweet. Sweet can be so boring, so I'd be happy staying away from that.
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.
I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one's body as an instrument rather than just an ornament.
Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home.
It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
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