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  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
    American science fiction author 1958-
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    A belief in the purposeful complexity of Fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    If a marker were to be erected today, it might read, in homage to his scientific courage: He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions.
    Source: Cosmos (1980)  p. 67
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    India is still considered a preferred destination for many multinationals to manufacture cost-competitive high-technology products for domestic consumption as well as for global demand.
  • Bidzina Ivanishvili
    Bidzina Ivanishvili
    Georgian politician, billionaire businessman and philanthropist 1956-
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    It was not my wish to come into politics. I was not a public person; I preferred to spend my birthdays with family and friends. But the 2008 elections were fraudulent, so I decided to finance the opposition to make them stronger.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    Nothing is to be preferred before justice.
  • Ben Shahn
    Ben Shahn
    Lithuanian-born American artist 1898-1969
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    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.
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso
    Spanish painter sculptor 1881-1973
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    Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything.
  • Allan Bloom
    Allan Bloom
    American writer 1930-1992
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    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.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    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.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    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.
  • Doug Larson
    Doug Larson
    American columnist and editor 1926-2017
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    Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
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