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The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
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 see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren't doing.
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.
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder... We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved.
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
Lewis H. Lapham
The debates of that great assembly are frequently vague and perplexed, seeming to be dragged rather than to march, to the intended goal. Something of this sort must, I think, always happen in public democratic assemblies.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.
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 would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll
There is no true love save in suffering, and in this world we have to choose either love, which is suffering, or happiness. Man is the more man - that is, the more divine - the greater his capacity for suffering, or rather, for anguish.
Miguel de Unamuno
Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.
Michel de Montaigne
First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
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
True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.
I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams
I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Harry S. Truman
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