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Chilon Quotes and Sayings

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Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment,
the other for all time.
- Chilon

When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect,
not the fear of your neighbors.
- Chilon

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

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Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials.
Natural products are almost too valuable.
Wood is much harder to produce than metal.
And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't.
- Helmut Jahn

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Some guys are admired for coming to play,
as the saying goes.
I prefer those who come to kill.
- Leo Durocher

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts.
As a matter of fact, it is not male parts,
but male brains that I prefer.
- Sarah Bernhardt

As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green,
not black.
- Greg Walden

I prefer to remake flops.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop,
and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
- Michael Caine

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
- Frederick Douglass

Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk.
I prefer to take the dog's out.
- Princess Anne

I've always been the only girl in those environments.
It's comfortable for me - I prefer it,
actually.
- Lisa Guerrero

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique
compliment to a straight truth -
if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim

An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint.
- Sophie Kerr

I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple
and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands
rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
- Andy Summers

I know Quebecers don't want to relive old battles;
they prefer to build for the future.
- Kim Campbell

A self-made man may prefer a self-made name.
- Learned Hand

I don't like to read novels where the novelist tells
me what to think about the situation and the characters.
I prefer to discover for myself.
- Frederick Wiseman

People keep pushing me to be the center of attention...
I would prefer to be on the sidelines,
because that's where you see more.
- Gong Li

I do not gather things, I prefer to rent them rather than to possess them.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
- Jeremy Taylor

I am loathe to get married again.
I've been married enough; I just prefer to forget it.
- Hattie McDaniel

My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the
one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan.
- Eric Cantona

If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
- John Buford

I like to sneak in under the radar.
I don't have any paparazzi following me or have to deal with that stuff.
I'm never in the tabloids.
I prefer that.
- Rob Schneider

I prefer love over sex.
- Enrique Iglesias

I think it's fine for girls to ask boys out.
I actually prefer it.
- Zac Efron

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere,
will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
- Marquis de Sade

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a
cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying
to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
- Charles Baudelaire

Chocolate's okay, but I prefer a really intense fruit taste.
You know when a peach is absolutely perfect...
it's sublime.
I'd like to capture that and then use it in a dessert.
- Kathy Mattea

I adore life but I don't fear death.
I just prefer to die as late as possible.
- Georges Simenon

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature;
and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils,
no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
- Plato

I prefer to think that God is not dead,
just drunk.
- John Huston

I prefer recording drums in the analog format,
but that does not mean I would only do it that way.
- Randy Castillo

Gentlemen prefer bonds.
- Andrew Mellon

France is not poetic; she even feels,
in fact, a congenital horror of poetry.
Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will
always prefer are the most prosaic.
- Charles Baudelaire

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.
- Nigella Lawson

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,
it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides

I started out in summer stock, and that's really what I prefer.
- Andrea Martin

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments,
the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.
- Rita Dove

I prefer the emotion that corrects the rule.
- Juan Gris

Don't know about a cabaret act right now,
would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical.
- Julia Barr

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
- Emile M. Cioran

I prefer design by experts - by people who know what they are doing.
- Donald Norman

My wife and I just prefer Seattle.
It's a beautiful city.
Great setting.
You open your front door in the morning and the air
smells like pine and the sea,
as opposed to bus exhaust.
- Ron Reagan

I don't prefer much of film over stage.
The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.
- Marisa Tomei

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the regulars are to be put together,
I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.
- John Buford

It really doesn't matter whether it's the villain or the hero.
Sometimes the villain is the most colorful.
But I prefer a part where you don't know what he is until the end.
- Glenn Ford

I do prefer the stage.
It's really the granddaddy of them all.
- Theodore Bikel


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