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Lesser Quotes

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There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Prejudice Acceptance Diversity

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

When you work on a text of a lesser quality,
as the interpreter or the delivery person,
you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so
many people do in lesser work.
- Mandy Patinkin

 

As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.
- Plato

The older painting - well, it does have an effect all at once,
I suppose, but it's of a lesser intensity than a lot
of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.
- Donald Judd

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk
tales being a woman's domain,
considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
- Alice Hoffman

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The difference of great players is at a certain point
in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it.
Lesser players play great for a set,
but then less.
- Pete Sampras

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may
have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
- Howard Dean

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average.
His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some
part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
- Sigmund Freud

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
- Jerry Garcia

We of Africa protest that, in this day and age,
we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
- Robert Mugabe

I don't care what consequence it brings,
I have been a fool for lesser things.
- Billy Joel

There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
- Jasmine Guy

I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent,
by my father.
- Carlisle Floyd

She did not admire him any more than she had.
It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils.
- McGeorge Bundy

The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change -
from lesser to greater,
smaller to bigger.
- Edwin Louis Cole

It's pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
- Meg White

We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater,
but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain
and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
- Mary Astell

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.
- H. Allen Smith

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge
we imagined to be superstitious or useless,
prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The ears of men are lesser agents of belief than their eyes.
- Herodotus

I think people of lesser talent will become stars.
- Howard Stern

When you choose the lesser of two evils,
always remember that it is still an evil.
- Max Lerner

War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
- George Orwell

A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it.
A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment,
but soon he will watch them filing out.
- Cyril Connolly

Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value,
though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
- A. R. Ammons

Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior.
Today is victory over yourself of yesterday;
tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
- Miyamoto Musashi

A lesser but still fundamental rule of racing is that
you properly enter the event.
Anyone who doesn't but still insists on running interferes
with the paying customers.
- Joe Henderson

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,
so lesser minds have a talent of talking much,
and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness
for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his
is soon a pile of feathers.
- Aldo Leopold

When we label anyone 'bad', we will have more trouble
dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
- William Glasser

Never open the door to a lesser evil,
for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
- Baltasar Gracian

But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or
lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society,
essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to
be either entirely lacking,
or at best, difficult to grasp.
- Alex Campbell

One has got to choose between the two evils,
also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food,
and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by
man in order to sustain human life.
- Morarji Desai

Let us search into the records of Holy Writ,
if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser,
though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ,
in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they.
- Thomas Goodwin

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart,
not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals.
Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser,
but a greater thing.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic
acts are known for one or two songs and in their show
they basically hold those songs off until the end and
you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material
but in our case most of the songs are well known.
- Gerry Beckley

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent,
Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of
war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars
and forgave other billions in debts.
- Gordon Sinclair

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and
since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances,
and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree.
Sounds like real life doesn't it?
- Ronnie James Dio

That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent,
the behavior of its members is a universal;
but the methods,
the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians,
and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment,
have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a
significant attitudinal change towards our culture.
- Alex Campbell

There is still the feeling that women's writing is
a lesser class of writing,
that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is
not as important as what goes on in the battlefield,
that what women know about is a less category of knowledge.
- Erica Jong

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
- John Lennon

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The more you know the less you feel.
- Bono

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Value your own opinion more, and others' opinions less.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Cooperation is less stressful than competition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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