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Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
It's not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even - or rather, especially - when we'd prefer not to be.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
Bryant H. McGill
On balance, my life has been a constant stream of blessings rather than disappointments and failures and tragedies. I wish I had been re-elected. I think I could have kept our country at peace. I think I could have consolidated what we achieved at Camp David with a treaty between Israel and the Palestinians.
I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.
Hemingway was really early. I probably started reading him when I was just eleven or twelve. There was just something magnetic to me in the arrangement of those sentences. Because they were so simple - or rather they appeared to be so simple, but they weren't.
I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts, and will always bear up against falsehood, as oil does above water.
Miguel de Cervantes
I've found the best way is to not be scared of the attention but to be grateful for it and open to it. It makes my days better rather than being annoyed that people want my attention.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
Jean de La Fontaine
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
I believe I would rather have Stieglitz like something - anything I had done - than anyone else I know.
I don't even like old cars. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
J. D. Salinger
Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
I like to be quiet, and let people find me rather than having to shout at them.
I'd rather play a character that was really, really different to me as to someone who is quite close to my character.
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer's it's the best form of Alzheimer's to have.
I believe it should be possible for someone stricken with a serious and ultimately fatal illness to choose to die peacefully with medical help, rather than suffer.
I think most artists would be happy to have bigger audiences rather than smaller ones. It doesn't mean that they are going to change their work in order necessarily to get it, but they're happy if they do get it.
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
I don't think of myself as unbreakable. Perhaps I'm just rather flexible and adaptable.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would rather have one than a new Ferrari.
Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
We inhabit a language rather than a country.
Emile M. Cioran
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