Quotes by prefer
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English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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
French writer 1613-1680
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
English writer 1709-1784
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.
French philosopher 1909-1943
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
German-born American Film Actor 1904-1992
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.
British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
Although I'm predominantly known for game-shows, I do prefer to be known as a performer.
English statesman 1874-1965
Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.
American politician 1941-
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.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Marcus Valerius Martial
Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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
Irish poet 1865-1918
Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
American politician, <a href="/wiki/U.S._Army_Reserve" class="mw-redirect 1958-
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.
French poet 1897-1982
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.
For the moment I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30.
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