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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.
Something's very wrong with a nation that would rather spend money on war than take care of its children.
I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
H. G. Wells
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
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.
I did have two dads; one was a socialist, and one was a capitalist. I really decided I would rather be a capitalist.
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.
Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I've always been a size 14 to 16, I don't care about clothes, I'd rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.
I read novels for entertainment rather than for edification, so I tend not to read the sort of novels that are said to illuminate the human condition.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.
Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another.
E. M. Forster
I think there is a sort of box-ticking mentality. Not just in the teaching profession. You hear about it in medicine and nursing. It's a lawyer-driven insistence on meeting prescribed standards rather than just being a good doctor.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you ask 99.9 percent of parents who have children with autism if we'd rather have the measles versus autism, we'd sign up for the measles.
I should be very willing to redress men wrongs, and rather check than punish crimes, had not Cervantes, in that all too true tale of Quixote, shown how all such efforts fail.
If I go on a diet and work out, I'm always in a bad mood. I'd rather be a little heavier but nice.
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Harry S Truman
Children need models rather than critics.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone de Beauvoir
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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