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When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Oppression is something that one group of people commits
against another group specifically because of a threatening
characteristic shared by the latter group.
- Robin Morgan

 

Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot,
equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already,
perhaps, too much humbled.
- Samuel Richardson

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

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

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The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity.
The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.
- Kerry Packer

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating
the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order,
identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
- James M. Baldwin

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor
is that the latter regrets a discreditable act,
even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
- H. L. Mencken

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

The difference between ignorant and educated people
is that the latter know more facts.
But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
- Neal Stephenson

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

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

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools;
so many less as you have of the latter,
so many more must you have of the former.
- Horace Mann

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions
which the individual can never trace back to their origins,
and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief.
- Georg Simmel

When we hide our failings from others,
we seek to hide them from ourselves,
and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful.
- Pierre Nicole

A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
- Henri Poincare

Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of
subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous.
Therefore, the latter are stronger.
- Coco Chanel

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

The difference in the education of men and women must
give the former great advantages over the latter,
even where geniuses are equal.
- Samuel Richardson

Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms,
but very often he takes them for granted;
and in the latter case,
I think, he is sometimes deceived by them.
- Gilbert Murray

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

What a thing is and what it means are not separate,
the former being physical and the latter mental as
we are accustomed to believe.
- James J. Gibson

All that seems indispensible in stating the account
between the dead and the living,
is to see that the debts against the latter do not
exceed the advances made by the former.
- James Madison

If war should break out between England and Japan,
the latter would suffer much more than the former.
- Townsend Harris

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

Left the ranch in 1883, went to California,
going through the States and territories,
reached Ogden the latter part of 1883,
and San Francisco in 1884.
- Calamity Jane

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

When it comes to privacy and accountability,
people always demand the former for themselves and
the latter for everyone else.
- David Brin

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
- Alexandre Dumas

And, strangely, this one of the few things in life that the third,
the latter, the buy with our eyes closed has actually
done better than everybody else.
- Jim Cramer

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth;
the former course is silly,
the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor:
to play characters who are always on the move.
- Tony Curtis

But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible,
I just couldn't do it.
The best compromise was to put out two CDs -
Early Days - which is what it is -
and Latter Days.
- Jimmy Page

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels.
Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
- Mark Haddon

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something
about and those you can't.
Don't spend any time on the latter.
- Duke Ellington

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,
prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
- Jonathan Swift

The first phase of American political history was characterized
by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans,
and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter.
- Herbert Croly

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger;
the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind,
the latter to preserve themselves.
- Joseph Addison

Instead of following one another the sounds overlap;
a sound which is acoustically perceived as coming after
another one can be articulated simultaneously with
the latter or even in part before it.
- Roman Jakobson

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war,
when science - physics, in particular -
was a very important and glamorous subject.
A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science,
we might try engineering or medicine.
- John Henry Carver

It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool,
wonderful striking images that make you think and then
again you have wonderful striking images that just
take you away from the existing world for a second.
And I like the latter a bit more.
- Ville Valo

When I got Jacob's Latter, I was nervous because I
felt I wasn't allowed to fail.
I felt that they were waiting for one little failure
and that would prove them right and I'd be,"out of there."
- Elizabeth Pena

Art is magic...
But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development?
Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth,
the latter is impossible without the former.
If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
- Hans Hofmann

Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky,
in the right place at the right time.
I'd put myself in the latter category.
But I'd never call myself a normal designer of anything.
- Steve Wozniak

I enjoy some physical stuff.
But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining,
it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and
playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory,
I'd probably take the latter.
It's warmer and generally more comfortable!
- Sam Neill

There are significant human rights abuses in China.
In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past.
In other areas, there have been improvements.
We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
- Max Baucus

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

The prudent see only the difficulties,
the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;
the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate,
and so conquers.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world,
in which light is fast spreading, that we should be
willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures
of truth that direct us home to the foundation.
- Elias Hicks

There is no Latter day Saint who dies after having
lived a faithful life who will lose anything because
of having failed to do certain things when opportunities
were not furnished him or her.
- Lorenzo Snow

Americans are immensely popular in Paris;
and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there,
for they spend just as much or more in London,
and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend.
- James Weldon Johnson

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between
free societies and fear societies,
when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil,
we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because
peace cannot be disconnected from freedom.
- Natan Sharansky

As I grew up, I was continually to suffer hardships
in different realms of life -
in my family,
in my relationship to Japanese society and in my way
of living at large in the latter half of the twentieth century.
- Kenzaburo Oe

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements
had the direction of the world,
they would take away the spring, and youth,
the former from the year, the latter from human life.
- Honore de Balzac

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings,
and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him,
weighed a hundred and eighty.
The latter was an inch shorter than his rival,
and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet


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