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I think a responsibility comes with notoriety but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed you can have it and possess it but if you open your fingers in any way you can lose it just as quickly.

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I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb but rather the empty grave clothes - undisturbed in form and position.

Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily it's usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is 'fairy lights ' which we boringly refer to as 'Christmas lights.'

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

In our work and in our living we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth rather than a reason for destruction.

It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I'd rather spend my energy smiling.

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder the means by which we are translated?

If you want to build a ship don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them they will compliment one another yet mean no more by it than the men do.

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry they can wear cute clothes and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.

I will not say that women have no character rather they have a new one every day.

I continue to believe contrary to the given wisdom that it's more interesting to have an album - or indeed an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity.

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation wisdom rather than wealth commitment rather than ambition.

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.

It may almost be a question whether such wisdom as many of us have in our mature years has not come from the dying out of the power of temptation rather than as the results of thought and resolution.

Every speaker has a mouth An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.