Quotes containing word "rather"

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Sell also: instead, kinda, preferably, quite, sooner

Definitions and meanings of word "rather"

• Adv: on the contrary; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; examples: "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left", "he didn't cal", "used English terms instead of Latin ones"

• Adv: to some (great or small) extent; examples: "it was rather cold", "the party was rather nice", "the knife is rather dull", "I rather regret that I cannot attend", "He's rather good at playing the cello", "he is kind of shy"

• Adv: more readily or willingly; examples: "clean it well, preferably with warm water", "I'd rather be in Philadelphia", "I'd sooner die than give up"

• Adv: to a degree (not used with a negative); examples: "quite tasty", "quite soon", "quite ill", "quite rich"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "rather"

Henry David Thoreau
9 quotes about rather
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Bertrand Russell
5 quotes about rather
British Philosopher, Critic, Historian, Mathematician
Saturday 18 May 1872 - Monday 2 February 1970
Aristotle
5 quotes about rather
Greek Philosopher
384 B.C. - 322 B.C.
Mortimer Adler
5 quotes about rather
American Philosopher, Author, Educator
Sunday 28 December 1902 - Thursday 28 June 2001
Floyd Abrams
3 quotes about rather
American Lawyer
Born Thursday 9 July 1936
Morris Raphael Cohen
3 quotes about rather
Russian Philosopher, Lawyer, Scholar
Sunday 25 July 1880 - Tuesday 28 January 1947
Brian Celio
3 quotes about rather
American Novelist
Born Thursday 16 July 1981
Khalil Gibran
4 quotes about rather
Lebanese Poet
Saturday 6 January 1883 - Friday 10 April 1931
John Cleese
3 quotes about rather
English Actor
Born Friday 27 October 1939
Graham Nelson
4 quotes about rather
English Poet, Author, Mathematician
Born 1968
Riccardo Muti
3 quotes about rather
Italian Celebrity, Director
Born Monday 28 July 1941

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Aristotle

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Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.

Warren Buffett

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They call it The New Avengers but it's really the old Avengers with new people except for me, looking rather fat and rather old.

Patrick Macnee

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The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.

Angelina Jolie

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I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.

John Cleese

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One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand.

Edward Albee

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The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.

Lascelles Abercrombie

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Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation, i.e., companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well.

Naveen Jain

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Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir.

Talcott Parsons

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If you'd rather go to the football game than read a comic, that's fine. I'd rather do both.

Rob Walton

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Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather, in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.

Alan Moore

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Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.

Booker T. Washington

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The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.

Bertrand Russell

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If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.

Barbara Bush

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I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.

Milton Berle

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Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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CBS fought very hard on this because it believed and believes that there's a principle at stake here. The principle is that Dan Rather doesn't work for the police, and that people that speak to Dan Rather understand that he's a journalist and not a police agent.

Floyd Abrams

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The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tryon Edwards

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I love the Midwest. I think about it every day. I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest, in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado.

Joe Lando

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Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather.

Floyd Abrams

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