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I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
I really don't like going out anymore. I used to love it, but now it's not fun. I'd rather have friends come over and hot have to worry about crazy people taking pictures.
Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I can't prove that God doesn't exist, but I'd much rather live in a universe without one.
Lawrence M. Krauss
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.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
Peter De Vries
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than.
I'm a big advocate of a work-for-pay setup rather than an allowance that isn't attached to chores - it's a great way to impart the value of money to your children.
God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered.
My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
Willem de Kooning
I would seriously rather be in a long line at the DMV than eat with people I don't know.
Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
Miguel de Unamuno
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.
This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.
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.
I may have grown cynical from long service, but this is a tendency I do not like, and I sometimes think I'd rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it.
John Sharp Williams
It's like those high-school yearbook photos that everyone would rather not see: Oh my God, look at that mullet hair. I have those photos too, but for me, they're, like, entire movies. And they show them on cable.
What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.
I'm rather inclined to liking people.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
I would rather write or record something great and have it overlooked than do mediocre work and have it be popular.
When I talked to him on the phone yesterday. I called him George rather than Mr. Vice President. But, in public, it's Mr. Vice President, because that is who he is.
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.
She had a penetrating sort of laugh. Rather like a train going into a tunnel.
P. G. Wodehouse
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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