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As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
When so-called child's play turns hostile, and a child becomes a victim, it is time to act. Victims of cyberbullying do not choose to participate. Rather than build character, bullying can cause children to become anxious, fearful, unhappy, and even cause them to be physically sick.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
Did Superman really want to save the world, or did he just feel like he had to? Would he much rather be a farmer? Maybe. Would he much rather be hanging out with his dad and his mom and his dog? Probably.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
The biggest obstacle to people becoming better is that you have to really want to be a good person in order to be a better person, and most people would rather be other things.
Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes, Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn't take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.
I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale
The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Henry A. Kissinger
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. But since you have to be alive to have problems, be grateful for the opportunity to have them.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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