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Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards Quotes and Sayings
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I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in
fashionable society even of the best class.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

If it is a relief to take your clothes off at night,
be sure that something is wrong.
Clothes should not be a burden.
They should be a comfort and a protection.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

We never can tell how our lives may work to the account of the general good,
and we are not wise enough to know if we have fulfilled our mission or not.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Work is a sovereign remedy for all ills,
and a man who loves to work will never be unhappy.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

 

You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism
will run off as from a duck's back.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding
it in all its relations to daily life and action.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

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The only trouble here is they won't let us study enough.
They are so afraid we shall break down and you know
the reputation of the College is at stake,
for the question is, can girls get a college degree
without ruining their health?
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

New England is the home of all that is good and noble
with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I prefer to think that God is not dead,
just drunk.
- John Huston

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women,
and I'll always be a feminist.
- Courtney Love

I prefer neurotic people.
I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
- Stephen Sondheim

I prefer being as far from the centre of celebrity as possible.
- Rachel Weisz

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
- Logan P. Smith

I don't like to say I have given my life to art.
I prefer to say art has given me my life.
- Frank Stella

I believe in justice, maybe not in this life,
but there has to be justice.
And if there isn't a God, I think it would be very depressing.
I'd prefer to believe there is.
- David Zucker

I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous.
- Jamie Oliver

To realize that new world we must prefer the values
of freedom and equality above all other values -
above personal wealth,
technical power and nationalism.
- Herbert Read

Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her.
So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can.
I make sure I do my job real well and fast.
- Richard Dean Anderson

If you go out to dinner with someone,
you find out what they prefer in food.
We ought to be able to have a conversation to find
out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
- Betty Dodson

I prefer to think of myself as a musician who is still
learning and trying to do something every time out.
- Geddy Lee

I prefer recording drums in the analog format,
but that does not mean I would only do it that way.
- Randy Castillo

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one
more clever who is evil too.
- Euripides

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence.
His method is to poison the channels of public information.
- Henry A. Wallace

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

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
- Leni Riefenstahl

On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.
- Nigella Lawson

Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available,
they will frequently wallow in their own urine,
giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.
- Marvin Harris

I haven't had sex in eight months.
To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.
- Lil' Kim

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape.
Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.
- Andrew Wyeth

I prefer to see with closed eyes.
- Josef Albers

I would much prefer that they take me as I am,
that way the experience is genuine between the both of us.
- George Duke

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
- Simone Weil

I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing,
to be honest.
- Robert Wyatt

I may be known as the girl who was sunbathing topless
with a Prince but Jordan is known as that thick girl
who always falls out of clubs drunk.
I know which one I prefer.
- Jenny Frost

I prefer film to the stage.
I always like the rehearsal better than I like performing.
- Brad Dourif

I like to sneak in under the radar.
I don't have any paparazzi following me or have to deal with that stuff.
I'm never in the tabloids.
I prefer that.
- Rob Schneider

I should have no use for a paradise in which I should
be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
- Jean Rostand

Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country,
but refuse to learn its languages.
- Edward V. Lucas

It really doesn't matter whether it's the villain or the hero.
Sometimes the villain is the most colorful.
But I prefer a part where you don't know what he is until the end.
- Glenn Ford

I prefer to work alone and do everything alone,
even today.
- Ray Harryhausen

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,
it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Now I'm kind of established as a director,
I much prefer directing to writing.
- Ang Lee

I don't know what impression you might have of the way I live.
I live in a quiet place.
I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

My wife and I just prefer Seattle.
It's a beautiful city.
Great setting.
You open your front door in the morning and the air
smells like pine and the sea,
as opposed to bus exhaust.
- Ron Reagan

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

I've never tried to emulate anyone.
I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
- Michael Hutchence

I prefer the things around town.
I'm not one for going out of town too much.
- Julie London

I prefer, in a word, the republican system,
because it comes up more nearly to God's system.
- Gerrit Smith

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour.
If I have something to write, I prefer to write in
the morning until midday,
and in the afternoon, I eat.
- Naguib Mahfouz


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