I love my funny poems, but I’d rather break your heart. And if I can do both in the same poem, that’s the best.
I would be stupid not to be on my own side. But I’m a human being, too. And I’m on the side of human beings, rather than on the side of crocodiles.
I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
When student performance shows increases on test scores, that improvement is not associated with an increase in ‘fluid intelligence’ – that is, using logical thinking and problem solving in novel situations, rather than recalling previously learned facts and skills.
Of course there may well be particular reasons why Spencer rather than others is dead, as there were also particular reasons why he rather than others made such a stir.
I’d rather break stones on the king’s highway than hem a handkerchief.
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.