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Prefer Quotes

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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

Related topics: Inspirational Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

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

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference,
you like what you like.
Most of the time you have no clue why.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial
arts because the time goes by quicker.
- Milla Jovovich

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

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

I prefer to watch people.
- Michael Winterbottom

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

Although I am a public figure, I'm still a little shy.
I don't think my own personality is important.
I prefer to keep some small dosage of privacy.
- Joshua Lederberg

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom,
then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other,
'cause the truth is we're all sinners.
- Paul Begala

Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to
eat because they're just such a jolt to the system.
- Mary Tyler Moore

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

Sometimes I see it and then paint it.
Other times I paint it and then see it.
Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
- Jasper Johns

I prefer theatre but TV keeps you well known.
- Richard Briers

I have some women friends but I prefer men.
Don't trust women.
There is a built-in competition between women.
- Edna O'Brien

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

I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour.
If I have something to write, I prefer to write in
the morning until midday,
and in the afternoon, I eat.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood,
but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.
- Ennio Morricone

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle.
We all prefer to think that every man who wore the
blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.
I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I prefer the Chinese method of eating.
You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle.
- Jeff Smith

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

It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
- Mamie Van Doren

I prefer the rather old and battered,
things with character, to the brand new.
- Rick Allen

I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
- Barnett Newman

KISS Psycho Circus is my current favorite.
I'm not ashamed to say that I prefer the mindless fun
of blasting hordes of creatures to exploration or adventure games.
- Mike Wilson

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

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

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things.
The glass is always half empty.
And cracked.
And I just cut my lip on it.
And chipped a tooth.
- Janeane Garofalo

I prefer to play and lose rather than win,
because I know in advance I'm going to win.
- Eric Cantona

I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always
implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
- Bella Abzug

We tend to prefer candidates that don't talk about
us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.
- Sarah Palin

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

I am not a sound bite person.
I prefer to run at the mouth.
- Marina Sirtis

I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections,
Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling,
Or just after.
- Wallace Stevens

If it's a slow race you have to be on your guard.
You have to be patient, but I prefer that.
- Michael East

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

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I'd still prefer to do five nights at a club than one night at Allstate Arena.
- Al Jourgensen

I had to accept that I was an alcoholic,
that was the main thing.
I think you've got to.
But I try not say that I'm an alcoholic.
I prefer to say that it's a disease I've got.
- Paul Gascoigne

Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting -
a very personal one.
I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me.
Except diamonds.
That's the exception to the rule.
- Minnie Driver

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
- Jim Harrison

I prefer the country life.
I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees.
- Ziggy Marley

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

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

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films,
because it takes over your life.
- Jodie Foster

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves
to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery
of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

I prefer, in a word, the republican system,
because it comes up more nearly to God's system.
- Gerrit Smith

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

I prefer to imagine that my wife, a few friends,
and occasionally my mom are the only ones who read what I do,
though I realize that this is somewhat unrealistic.
- Chris Ware


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