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Rast ich, so rost ich. (When I rest, I rust.)
– German proverb
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self-made sepulcher of a living man.
– Francis Quarles
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
– Sophocles
Rather skin a carcass for pay in the public streets than be idly dependent on charity.
– The Talmud
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
– Henry David Thoreau
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
– Henry David Thoreau, "Walden," the Conclusion
Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
– Ayn Rand
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
– Pamela Vaull Starr
Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
– Pamela Vaull Starr
Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
– Aneurin Bevan
Read good, big important things.
– Peggy Noonan
Read much, but not many books.
– Benjamin Franklin
Read my lips--NO NEW TAXES!
– George Herbert Walker Bush, Nov. 1988
Read my lips: no new taxes
– George H. W. Bush
Read not books alone, but men, and amongst them chiefly thyself. If thou find anything questionable there, use the commentary of a severe friend rather than the gloss of a sweet lipped flatterer; there is more profit in a distasteful truth than in deceitful sweetness.
– Francis Quarles
Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
– Francis Bacon
Read not to contradict and confuteā€¦nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
– Sir Francis Bacon, O Magazine, April 2003
Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
– Samuel Johnson
Read universally; think universally; live universally!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
– Christopher Morley
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
– Christopher Morley
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
– Mark Twain
Readers are plentiful thinkers are rare.
– Harriet Martineau
Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
– Harriet Martineau
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
– Harriet Martineau

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