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The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Ego Lesson Attitude

Hero needed - apply now -
open minded independent thinker -
courage preferred.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Although prepared for martyrdom,
I preferred that it be postponed.
- Winston Churchill

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

 

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed
at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
- Herbert Simon

I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media,
but I would have preferred to work in peace.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I was always an Olsen.
I never thought of myself as a Brady.
I never actually wanted to be a Brady.
I always preferred my own family to the Bradys.
- Susan Olsen

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Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement.
- Derek Harold Richard Barton

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
- Francois Truffaut

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed
than the prejudices of interest;
the first are all blindly adopted,
the second willfully preferred.
- George Bancroft

Christ preferred the poor; ever since I have been converted
so have I. - John Nelson Darby

I preferred delivering my performance in person.
I liked to be in control.
You couldn't be in films.
- Ethel Merman

I still draw a lot though.
Ballpoint pen is my preferred medium.
- Mackenzie Crook

Upon the principles of reason, the good of many is
preferable to the good of a few or of one;
a lasting good is to be preferred before a temporary,
the public before the private.
- Mary Astell

Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I
am not used and which I would not have preferred.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend;
a wise enemy is to be preferred.
- Jean de La Fontaine

America slept because most Americans preferred it that way.
- Ferdinand Mount

I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me.
- Philip Emeagwali

I would have preferred to be successful here with a
piece that cost me a huge amount of money and effort...
rather than sending to Bohemia some ordinary works.
- Camille Claudel

I've always preferred food be on the blander side.
- Alexandra Paul

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Houses are built to live in, and not to look on:
therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
- Francis Bacon

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Aristotle

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority
with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
- Walter Lippmann

I have always preferred conflict of individuals over
the battle of extreme ideologies.
- Robert Ludlum

I don't really have preferred roles except those with some complexity.
- Richard Roxburgh

Be able to meet any deadline, even if your work is
done less well than it would be if you had all the
time you would have preferred.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
- Mother Jones

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

Trent likes to record guitars direct,
whereas I've always preferred playing through an amplifier.
- Daisy Berkowitz

The liberally educated person is one who is able to
resist the easy and preferred answers,
not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
- Allan Bloom

I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government,
quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique,
who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'.
Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
- Man Ray

The very existence of government at all,
infers inequality.
The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the
superior to those who are not,
so long as he is the repository of power,
and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as
a controlling law of society.
- James F. Cooper

I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there.
But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred.
The social institutions work better,
women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.
- Andrew Eldritch

I did decide that you have to put your name about a bit,
and so, although I would have preferred to have never
done publicity or an interview or a fashion shoot for
a magazine or a chat show.
- Jeremy Northam

The government would have preferred not to take a stand,
but the constant presence of the Israeli-Arab conflict
on our television screens made it an issue that could no longer be avoided.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

When I started out, I preferred to watch my films without music,
as its presence tends to mask the underlying pace of the film.
I felt I could feel the rhythm of the film better without music to influence me.
- Paul Hirsch

I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument.
If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar,
and you don't really perform because you can't.
I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
- Stevie Nicks

I feel impelled to speak today in a language
that in a sense is new-one which I,
who have spent so much of my life in the military profession,
would have preferred never to use.
That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts,
'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music,
for one thing, I guess because they had more time to
develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!
- John Hughes

We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing
but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case,
I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred
to not having tent cities.
- Mike Lowry

I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp,
with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities.
Everyone played their part.
There was no division between workers and consumers.
- John Blair

The truth of the matter is I stayed in L.A.
raising my children, and when they went to college,
I packed my bags along with them and came to New York
and looked for parts in the theatre,
because that's always what I preferred doing.
- Andrea Martin

Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along.
I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would
be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together.
So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
- Jackie Kennedy

If honest of heart and uprightness before God were
lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction,
or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the
declarations of the Word of God,
I made great mistakes.
- George Muller

It costs so much to promote something these days that
almost always safety is the preferred option,
reference back to things which have been successful in the past.
Also, people are simply not given the time to develop
and find themselves and their audience as we were.
- Peter Hammill

I joined the army as a private.
I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused.
I preferred to remain a private.
First of all, I wasn't taken by ranks,
and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
- Shimon Peres

There's a certain kind of motion and pacing that our music has,
and this just doesn't have that.
We just kind of rushed to the conclusion of most of the songs.
I just would've preferred to done them over.
- Branford Marsalis

Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job,
I was so interested in photography at that time that
I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department,
which was more artistic if you wish.
- Ben Shahn

X-Ray crystallography is nowadays an accurate and rapid
method of determining conformation in the crystal lattice,
which conformation usually corresponds to the preferred
conformation in solution.
- Derek Harold Richard Barton

We continue to recognize the greater ability of some
to earn more than others.
But we do assert that the ambition of the individual
to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition
to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

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

To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power:
the power of art over trash,
the triumph of magic over the brute.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran


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