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  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    A man whose mind feels that it is captive would prefer to blind himself to the fact. But if he hates falsehood, he will not do so; and in that case he will have to suffer a lot. He will beat his head against the wall until he faints. He will come to again
  • Marlene Dietrich
    Marlene Dietrich
    German-born American Film Actor 1904-1992
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    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.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    Although I'm predominantly known for game-shows, I do prefer to be known as a performer.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
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    As a member of both the energy and environment committees, I am constantly astounded by how many of my colleagues prefer to focus on what the government can do for the nuclear or coal industries rather than why the government should support clean and sustainable energy.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
  • Brad Wenstrup
    Brad Wenstrup
    American politician, <a href="/wiki/U.S._Army_Reserve" class="mw-redirect&# 1958-
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    Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, 'You ought to go into politics.' I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I'm not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
  • Demi Moore
    Demi Moore
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    For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.
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