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Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is: 'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Miles Davis would have this lineup of all these amazing musicians and one day would just say, 'We're done.' After tons of great records and tickets sold, he said, 'Now I'm going to grow my hair out and play my horn through a wah-wah pedal.' Rather than play it safe, he went on.
I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor.
I get letters from young people telling me that they're broke and download my albums for free. They ask me what I think about that. I now have a standard line. I tell them, 'I would rather be heard than paid.'
I'd rather be a victor than a victim.
Something's very wrong with a nation that would rather spend money on war than take care of its children.
Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved.
I did have two dads; one was a socialist, and one was a capitalist. I really decided I would rather be a capitalist.
I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
H. G. Wells
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
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 perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
Ironically, it is when we identify with our spirits rather than our bodies that we are most powerful on the material plane. Our overidentification with the world does not give us power within the world so much as it diminishes our power here. It makes us frightened and nervous and full of anxiety.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.
It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it.
We tend to lack humility toward love, to patronize it rather than bow before it, to put mundane considerations before the emotional need to hold someone in our arms.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
Sometimes the very best way to deal with unpleasant things is to depict them in ways that allow people to laugh at them and destroy the power of unsayable things, rather than refusing to acknowledge them.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there's something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
I view my strongest competition as myself. You're always trying to top yourself, rather than worrying about what other people are doing.
John C. Reilly
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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