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  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...in our society... this has now become a propagandist system in which emphasis is put on the future... the ideology against which the young people of the 1950's and 1960's rebelled. Future preference: plan; study hard; save.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Alanis Morissette
    Alanis Morissette
    Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actress 1974-
    Alanis Morissette
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    And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    American poet, criticus 1874-1925
    Amy Lowell
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    In science, read by preference the newest works. In literature, read the oldest. The classics are always modern.
  • Maurice Blanchot
    Maurice Blanchot
    French writer and philosopher
    Maurice Blanchot
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    Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
  • Basil Hume
    Basil Hume
    English Roman Catholic bishop 1923-1999
    Basil Hume
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    Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
    William B. Yeats
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    The preference for certain subjects in any art is a sign of compact between the artist and society.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and wrong, and an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
  • George Sheehan
    George Sheehan
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    We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
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