Rather - Quotes


Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.

Cherie Carter-Scott

Work`s what you do when you`d rather be doing something else.

London Boulevard (movie)

We live in a society where people are uncomfortable with not knowing. Children aren`t taught to say "I don`t know," and honesty in this form is rarely modeled for them. They too often see adults avoiding questions and fabricating answers, out of either embarrassment or fear, and this comes at a price. When children are embarrassed by or afraid of the feeling of not knowing, they are preoccupied with escaping their discomfort, rather than being motivated to learn. This robs them of the joy of curiosity. Let`s celebrate the feelings of awe and wonder in our children, as the foundation for all learning. Let`s teach children to say "I don`t know" and help them understand the power behind it. Let`s talk to them about how it feels to not know something. And, finally, let`s be honest with children about the limits of our own knowledge.

Annaka Harris

I'd rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman's heart.

Niall Horan

Science helps us avoid dogmatism: basing conclusions on authority rather than logic and evidence.

Michael Shermer

I think I would rather be a man than a god. We don`t need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow.

Neil Gaiman


I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief

Gerry Spence

I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them through life against the shafts of impartial evidence.

Bertrand Russell

I would rather discover one scientific fact than become King of Persia.


Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Philosophers are never quite sure what they are talking about - about what the issues really are - and so it often takes them rather a long time to recognize that someone with a somewhat different approach (or destination, or starting point) is making a contribution.

Daniel Dennett

There is no positive source of evil, or even evil beings, but rather an absence of good in some beings.

Meg Cabot

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

I would rather not like you for telling me not to do things, than not have you around to tell me not to do things.

Isaac Asimov

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die.

Max Planck


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