65 Preference Quotes On Success In Life

These preference quotes will inspire you. Preference, a greater liking for one alternative over another or others.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging preference quotes, preference sayings, and preference proverbs.

Best Preference Quotes

  1. “The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief… that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  2. “The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.” ~ Carl Sagan
  3. “We do not belong to those who only get their thought from books, or at the prompting of books, — it is our custom to think in the open air, walking, leaping, climbing, or dancing on lonesome mountains by preference, or close to the sea, where even the paths become thoughtful.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. “When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.” ~ Edwin Louis Cole

  5. “PREFERENCE, n. A sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous belief that one thing is better than another.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  6. “Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.” ~ Moliere
  7. “There are as many preferences as there are men.” ~ Horace
  8. “Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.” ~ Basil Hume

  9. “I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  10. “I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.” ~ Edward Abbey
  11. “My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value.” ~ Lance Loud
  12. “For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!” ~ Edward Abbey

  13. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” ~ George A. Sheehan
  14. “And if I had a preference, it would be to be able to not be in the studio until 4 in the morning.” ~ Alanis Morissette
  15. “Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  16. “Rather than disliking theatre, I’ve expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.” ~ Christopher Eccleston

  17. “In my address last year, I spoke on the issue of gaming. My preference then is my preference now: to keep gaming within its existing contours, but to explore a better deal for all Minnesotans.” ~ Tim Pawlenty
  18. “That a majority of the Abolitionists in this place would patronize a free labor store, in preference to others, I do not doubt; but we do not muster money in Cincinnati.” ~ Gamaliel Bailey
  19. “Proclaiming a sexual preference is something that straight men never really have to bother with.” ~ Lance Loud
  20. “There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I’ve never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference.” ~ Luis Figo

  21. “I will, proudly and by preference, do at least one picture a year for King Brothers, and I will try to make it the best picture that I have it in me to do” ~ Dalton Trumbo
  22. “That some Forms of Government are preferable to others, cannot be doubted; yet neither our Saviour, nor his Apostles have decided where that Preference is due.” ~ Charles Inglis
  23. “Every library is a library of preferences, and every chosen category implies an exclusion.” ~ Alberto Manguel
  24. “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  25. “The classic literature is always modern.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  26. “No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.” ~ Patti Smith
  27. “I think the American people should express their preferences and we’ll accept their choice.” ~ Vladimir Putin
  28. “There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.” ~ Edith Wharton

  29. “A garden that one makes oneself becomes associated with one’s personal history and that of one’s friends, interwoven with one’s tastes, preferences and character and constitutes a sort of unwritten autobiography.” ~ Alfred Austin
  30. “If modernist naturalism were true, there would be no objective truth outside of science. In that case right and wrong would be a matter of cultural preference, or political power, and the power already available to modernists ideologies would be overwhelming.” ~ Phillip E. Johnson
  31. “If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he’ll pick up a baseball in preference to the others.” ~ Tris Speaker
  32. “Prejudices and preferences exist and will continue to. When you learn how to market yourself, you become less of a victim.” ~ Lavrenti Lopes

  33. “Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
  34. “Whether you’re a libertarian liberal or a more egalitarian liberal, the idea is that justice means being non-judgmental with respect to the preferences people bring to public life.” ~ Michael Sandel
  35. “I was brought up to believe that Scotch whisky would need a tax preference to survive in competition with Kentucky bourbon.” ~ Hugo Black
  36. “Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

  37. “Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  38. “We learn our sexual preferences and orientations.” ~ Virginia E. Johnson
  39. “I still favor alternatives to governmental race-based preferences.” ~ Marvin Olasky
  40. “I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.” ~ Themistocles

  41. “What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference, you like what you like. Most of the time you have no clue why.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  42. “To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves one’s own moral aesthetic preferences.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  43. “I’m an American before any party preference.” ~ Lynn Anderson
  44. “In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature the oldest.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

  45. “Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.” ~ Maurice Blanchot , Love preference quotes
  46. “I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference.” ~ Ed McBain
  47. “I never say I have a preference for one medium as opposed to another.” ~ Christine Baranski
  48. “I don’t drink, and I don’t smoke. It’s a personal preference. My mom has never drunk or smoked. I look up to my mom.” ~ Ashley Tisdale

  49. “I think it would be bizarre to pick somebody to speak at the convention based on their sexual preference, because once you go down that road, why don’t you pick a transvestite?” ~ Gary Bauer
  50. “To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.” ~ Petrarch
  51. “Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.” ~ Ferran Adria
  52. “Whoever desires to purify his heart, then let him prefer Allah to his desires” ~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

  53. “If you put a Mars bar in one of Glenn Hughes’ hands and a bass in the other, he’ll choose the Mars bar.” ~ Gary Moore
  54. “people who pay greater respect to a wealthy villain than to an honest, upright man in poverty, almost deserve to be enslaved; they plainly show that wealth, however it may be acquired, is, in their esteem, to be preferred to virtue.” ~ John Hancock
  55. “Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  56. “I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.” ~ Jean Rostand

  57. “I don’t care anything about reasons, but I know what I like.” ~ Henry James
  58. “A man has a very insecure tenure of a property which another can carry away with his eyes. A few months reduced me to the cruel necessity either of destroying my machine, or of giving it to the public. To destroy it, I could not think of; to give up that for which I had laboured so long, was cruel. I had no patent, nor the means of purchasing one. In preference to destroying, I gave it to the public.” ~ Samuel Crompton , Giving preference quotes
  59. “Race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is a behavior-related and preference-related and one is something inherently – skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff.” ~ James Lankford
  60. “A library represents the mind of its collector, his fancies and foibles, his strength and weakness, his prejudices and preferences. Particularly is this the case if, to the character of a collector, he adds – or tries to add – the qualities of a student who wishes to know the books and the lives of the men who wrote them. The friendships of his life, the phases of his growth, the vagaries of his mind, all are represented.” ~ William Osler
  61. “I know of no redeeming qualities in myself but a sincere love for some things, and when I am reproved I fall back on to this ground.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  62. “How then did we come to the “standard model”? And how has it supplanted other theories, like the steady-state model? It is a tribute to the essential objectivity of modern astrophysics that this consensus has been brought about, not by shifts in philosophical preference or by the influence of astrophysical mandarins, but by the pressure of empirical data.” ~ Steven Weinberg
  63. “There is nothing more likely to drive a man mad, than the being unable to get rid of the idea of the distinction between right and wrong, and an obstinate, constitutional preference of the true to the agreeable.” ~ William Hazlitt
  64. “People who love to eat are always the best people.” ~ Julia Child
  65. “I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.” ~ Barnett Newman

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