preferable quotes

Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.Gary Becker

A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.Emile M. Cioran

There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.Emile M. Cioran

No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.Jean de La Fontaine

I don't really differentiate between different genres: if there's a good part going, I'll go after it, and it's preferable to me if it's something I haven't done before.Aidan Gillen

Vigilant and effective antitrust enforcement today is preferable to the heavy hand of government regulation of the Internet tomorrow.Orrin Hatch

Long weekends at festivals, short weeks at home, all summer long: now that is surely preferable to the immense cost and headache of the nuclear family holiday in the sun?Tom Hodgkinson

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

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.Thomas Jefferson

I've been a model for 15 years, and I've been on 'Top Chef' for eight seasons, and before that I had other cooking shows, so I've learned a thing or two about how to camouflage certain areas and how to draw the eye to a preferable area of the body.Padma Lakshmi

The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.Osbert Lancaster

I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory.Pierre Laval

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.Fran Lebowitz

The fact that the talk may be boring or turgid or uninspiring should not cause us to forget the fact that it is preferable to war.Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

I don't think the Bonzo Dog could have evolved in America, nor could the old Nice: because of their musical discipline. This is one thing that British groups do have, a sort of discipline. Sometimes it can get a bit soulless, but on the whole I think it's preferable to the American alternative.Jon Lord

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.Martin Luther

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.Maimonides

I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It's preferable when it's not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute. We talk about things like, maybe my character can't afford these Christian Louboutins.Rachel McAdams

I could be a vegan in sackcloth and flip-flops, but I find fabulous boots with periwinkle cuffs a far preferable option.Victoria Moran