Quotes of Prefer

“ Prosperity or egalitarianism — you have to choose. I favor freedom — you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. ”

- Mario Vargas Llosa

“ 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

“ Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes. ”

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

“ Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse. ”

- Chilo

“ Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas. ”

- Marchioness Townsend

“ A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. ”

- Sallust

“ I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. ”

- Cicero

“ 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

“ Women prefer men who have something tender about them — especially the legal kind. ”

- Kay Ingram

“ It is partly to avoid consciousness of greed that we prefer to associate with those who are at least as greedy as we ourselves. Those who consume much less are a reproach. ”

- Charles Horton Cooley

“ We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else's. ”

- Unknown

“ If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land. ”

- Unknown

“ I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


- Ambrose Bierce

“ People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. ”

- Logan Pearsall Smith

“ Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angles to San Francisco live there? ”

- Herb Caen

“ I don't like principles. I prefer prejudices. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to lose what makes life worth having. ”

- Juvenal

“ The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. ”

- Herbert Agar

“ The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority. ”

- Lord Acton

“ Think it the greatest impiety to prefer life to disgrace, and for the sake of life to lose the reason for living. ”

- Juvenal

“ Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. ”

- Stanislaw Lem

“ I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts. ”

- Claude T. Bissell

“ Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. ”

- Anthony Burgess

“ People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. ”

- Thich Nhat Hanh

“ I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial. ”

- Charles Baudelaire

“ America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused preferring greatness to power and justice to glory. ”

- George W. Bush

“ A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one. ”

- Alexander Hamilton

“ We can begin by noting that the body prefers to keep itself alive. ”

- John Tierney
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