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I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other 'studies' was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these 'studies' are about propaganda rather than serious education.
Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
It's amazing how much information is coming at us most of the time through technology, the media and the busyness of the world around us. I've decided that the world probably isn't going to change, so I have to change. I'm learning how to keep my mind on what I'm doing, rather than thinking about several things at once or what I want to do next.
Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
I suspect that even most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world conjured up in the liberals' imagination rather than in the kind of world we are in fact stuck with.
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
Simone de Beauvoir
I had always thought of Egypt as a rather secular country. And I think it is, but people are quite observant of the strictures of Ramadan.
P. J. O'Rourke
Being politically correct means saying what's polite rather than what's accurate. I like to be accurate.
What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O'Rourke
I've always felt that if I examine myself too much, I'll find out what I know and don't know, and I'll burst the bubble. I've gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I'd rather keep a little bit of the animal alive.
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.
You are always hoping that movie audiences are interested in characters and interested in story values rather than just mindless special effects. But you never know.
Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq.
What's wrong with being elitist if you are trying to encourage people to join the elite rather than being exclusive?
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.
I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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