„Be rather delighted with those that reprove, than with those that flatter you.“

—  Estobeu, Pythagorean Ethical Sentences, 29
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„I say to those liberals hell-bent on restricting speech: rather than trying to silence voices and viewpoints you disagree with, join the debate.“

—  David Bossie American political activist 1965
Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/08/30/free-speech-is-winning-thanks-to-citizens-united/ (August 30,2014)

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„Rather dear, those boys.“

—  Väinö Linna, livro The Unknown Soldier
The Unknown Soldier, Closing words, p. 466.

„I'm flattered, but I repeat: it's not my country to give it to me. In Italy, those who rely on abroad are not considered.“

—  Alessandra Martines Italian dancer and actor 1963
On being awarded with L'Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit) from Nicolas Sarkozy, as quoted in Alessandra Martines: Parigi premia il mio talento ma l'Italia spesso mi ignora http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/08_agosto_26/matines_cavaliere_francia_costantini_df494be8-7337-11dd-95d1-00144f02aabc.shtml, Corriere della Sera, (8-26-2008).

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„Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.“

—  John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98
Gospel of John, ἠγάπησαν οἱ ἄνθρωποι μᾶλλον τὸ σκότος ἢ τὸ φῶς· ἦν γὰρ αὐτῶν πονηρὰ τὰ ἔργα. πᾶς γὰρ ὁ φαῦλα πράσσων μισεῖ τὸ φῶς καὶ οὐκ ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸ φῶς, ἵνα μὴ ἐλεγχθῇ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ. Jesus in John 3:19-20 KJV

„The it-rich are those who have chosen to face their fears rather than live with regrets.“

—  Craig Groeschel American priest 1967
It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)

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„I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it.“

—  Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson
1790s, Letter to Archibald Stuart http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/skjolly/jeffersonianfederalism.pdf http://books.google.com/books?id=ZTIoAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA837#v=onepage&q=&f=false, Philadelphia (23 December 1791)

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„Women attempt suicide more often because they want to become the priority of those they love rather than always prioritizing them.“

—  Warren Farrell, livro The Myth of Male Power
The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part II: The Glass Cellars of the disposable sex, p. 171.

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„Gentlemen, I would rather have written those lines than take Quebec tomorrow.“

—  James Wolfe British Army officer 1727 - 1759
To his troops, 12 September 1759, after reciting Thomas Gray's Elegy, Written in a Country Churchyard the evening before storming Quebec City. Quoted in Francis Parkman's Montcalm and Wolfe

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