Lesser Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Lesser Quotes from famous persons: Mandy Patinkin, Edmund Phelps, Oliver Stark, Baltasar Gracian, Ranvir Shorey. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Lesser Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the int

When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work.
In Greece, Italy and, to a lesser extent, France, unsustainable tax cuts and spending sprees added to householdsestimates of their private wealth relative to their wage income.
If you’re told to ‘Man up,’ you’re essentially being told that being feminine is lesser.
Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
When you don’t get a certain quality of work, you end up doing lesser quality of work because there’s no work. I’m a professional actor, I have bills to pay so I end up taking work which ideally I wouldn’t have.
Aldo Leopold
Its easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it’s valid.
We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
People of great power wield great power, but people of lesser power or people who have fallen out of power go to jail without adequate evidence, or their bodies are found in the trunks of cars.
My father would have been spectacularly ill-suited to working for an institution of any kind, and I suspect that, to a lesser degree, that’s true of me, too.
We do not hate as long as we still attach a lesser value, but only when we attach an equal or a greater value.
Nobody‘s lesser or greater; that’s what our Constitution is about.
Time’s up on cheesy, lesser, boring roles for females in the stories that we try to tell.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
Max Lerner
I am not a character who gets carried away with good or bad performances and I won’t get carried away by bigger or lesser critics. It’s the same when you get praise. You can’t get carried away with that.
Because it is only my brother and I who know what it is like to walk in the shadow and fill the shoes of larger-than-life parents. And I am biased, but even so, it is true – he does it with the kind of grace a lesser man wouldn’t be able to.
I don’t care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.
Two of man’s basic needs are to love and to share. Both of these needs are satisfied in greater or lesser degree by friendship.
A great team versus another great team, your performance is going to go down. But my job is to improve my consistency where, when I dominate against the lesser teams, go and do well and do the same amount of work when I’m going against the Alabamas and the LSUs, and it will come.
I think I should be here alone to rethink the world – I do. I want these lesser humans gone.
It’s not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known.
Gerry Beckley
I would remind you the lesser of two socialists is still a socialist.
It feels great when you get to contribute in a show or a film in several ways. When you see lesser known actors coming in small roles and leaving an impact, you feel like they are your babies.
I’m just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.
H. Allen Smith
Musical theater is often seen as a lesser form of acting, although I don’t see it that way.
Christian Borle
The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year. Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office.
The worst mistake anyone can make is to perceive anyone else as lesser. The deeper you look into other souls – and writing is primarily an exercise in doing just that – the clearer people’s inherent dignity becomes.
A draw is the lesser of two evils. A loss or a draw, then obviously we are going to take the draw.
Obama considers himself above deal-making and back-slapping, political necessities he often delegates to Vice President Joe Biden and other lesser sorts.
The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil, but between the good and the lesser good.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
You shouldn’t have to accept being seen as lesser or discriminated against because of your skin.
The Hegelian dynamic plays out daily on and off the film setswomen are not lesser beings, but because they are assumed to be, they are subjected to inferior conditions. And this inferiority projects itself through the feeling of weakness and subjugation.
Doing comedy takes much lesser toll on you as a person. The overall exertion is not as much as a serious film like ‘Pink.’
As a black person, I have two parties to choose from: liberal and conservative. If I choose to be a liberal – regardless of who I choose – I’m picking the lesser of two evils in my mind basically.
I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Civility, politeness, it’s like a cement in a society: binds it together. And when we lose it, then I think we all feel lesser and slightly dirty because of it.
I think all writing is necessarily autobiographical to a greater or lesser extent, and the less it tries to be confessional, the more likely it is that you’re somehow sneaking the things you need to say in there.
A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
Some people find the appearance of cuttlefish off-putting, but I think this lesser eaten fish is really exciting and versatile. It’s similar to squid or octopus and should either be cooked quickly on a high heat or very low and slow until it’s tender.
All societies make necessary moral distinctions between high crimes and misdemeanors, mortal and lesser sins.
I don’t think of myself as a lesser player.
When we label anyone ‘bad’, we will have more trouble dealing with him than if we could have settled for a lesser label.
I get better roles in television. I’m not going to do a lesser role just to be in a feature film.
Many low-income people in the U.S.A. charged with a crime opt to plead guilty to a lesser offence because they cannot afford to go to trial.
I love to do animation movies, and those might be some scores that are lesser known, unless you really kind of dig through my work and see.
We need to understand the difference between freedom of religion – which is absolutely guaranteed and I would fervently defend. Sharia law is politics; it’s not religion. If you say that a woman is voluntarily going to be of lesser value than a man, which is in sharia law, can we allow that?
Laws control the lesser man… Right conduct controls the greater one.
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
Strive to attain to the greater virtues, but do not neglect the lesser ones. Do not make light of a fall even if it be the most venial of faults; rather, be quick to repair it by repentance, although many others may commit a large number of faults, slight and grievous, and remain unrepentant.
If I ever feel like I’m messing up, making the worst decisions, or I’m just lesser than – if I’m being self-deprecating – I just think, ‘Cheer up, dude, you’re a lot worse than you think.’ It makes me laugh. It takes me out of it.
I think that the more we, as a state, yield and cede decisions to the federal government, the lesser we’ll be for it as a state.
‘To the Bone‘ is autobiographical. It’s written and directed by a woman; it’s starring all women, apart from me and Keanu, who are in lesser parts, and it’s produced by women.
I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil.
I do think I have a lesser ability to remember facts and names than I have done previously, because you never have to store them; you just look them up again. I could make the same recipe 15 times, but I’ll never, ever remember how to make it because I’ll just look it up.
The basis of drama is… the struggle of the hero towards a specific goal at the end of which he realises that what kept him from it was, in the lesser drama, civilisation and, in the great drama, the discovery of something that he did not set out to discover but which can be seen retrospectively as inevitable.
I would not suggest that people skip meals. Instead, compensate with eating in lesser portions.
I could also lose to lesser fighters than David Haye, based on the fact that styles make fights.
In my mind, if anyone can save the world from destroying itself, it will be the creative minds: the thinkers, the artists and the avant-garde trailblazers that will ultimately bring down the whole matrix of untruth and set mankind on a lesser destructive and more spiritual path.
People are clamoring to hear good ideas as opposed to the lesser of two evils… Either the Democrats are going to win or the Republicans are going to win, but the losers are all of us out here as citizens that really do want meaningful change, and none of it’s happening. There’s no dialogue regarding meaningful change.
The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he becomes a lesser artist.
I’m tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things I enjoy somehow make me a lesser person.
I always thought ‘plus-size’ wasn’t a term that was negative – it wasn’t something that I felt was something that was making me any different or making me feel like I was lesser than – and I found a community through it.
Since a thing cannot be known directly or totally, one can only attune to it, with greater or lesser degrees of intimacy.
If you have the feeling of choice, if you feel free, you will be better off. And when I say better off I mean that if people feel they have control over their lives, they call in for fewer sick days from work. They have a lesser probability of having a heart attack or stroke. They live longer. They’re happier.
There are a lot of challenges I undeniably have faced as a black person both in the U.K. and in the U.S. that contrived to make me feel lesser than what I am.
There are dictators a bit worse than me, no? I’m the lesser evil already.
My absolute favorite growing up was ‘Super Friends.’ The assemblage of so many mighty heroes in one place was, to me, mind-blowing. It was Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and then sometimes Hawkman and some other, lesser heroes.
Probably all the attention to poetry results in some value, though the attention is more often directed to lesser than to greater values.
It’s one of my basic premises for tournament play: Choose to bet the lesser amount when a smaller-sized bet will accomplish the same objective as a bigger one.
I say I’m the only serious comedian in the presidential race. And I’d like to take this opportunity to ask both Romney and Obama to debate me. Because I think that both of those guys – I think that the American people are being given a false choice, because the choice between the lesser of two evils is a false choice.
There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
Let us search into the records of Holy Writ, if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser, though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ, in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham‘s seed as truly as they.
Thomas Goodwin
If you have difficulties making a decision, choose the lesser of the two evils.
Ultimately, criticism that ‘The Real World‘ has devolved into a lesser enterprise comes from the viewers who came of age alongside it, not the teens of the moment that MTV has always existed for.
Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture.
Sadly, black people disassociate ourselves from the things which make us who we are, identifying them as lesser, or inferior. It’s a form of self hate. So, with reckless abandon, we strive to be like the majority.
In the same way that Egypt and Libya conspired to ‘disappear‘ my father and silence writers such as Idris Ali, they made me, too, to a far lesser extent, feel punished for speaking out.
Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
Miyamoto Musashi
I recognize myself to a lesser or greater extent in everything I read, good and bad, and that’s part of being a human being if you’re honest enough. And obviously the darker parts are the things you don’t let control you.
I usually take up short films when I am not tied up with feature films. Short films are easier to work on… because it doesn’t take much of your time. The number of shoot days are lesser as compared to feature films.
With the Kick It Out campaign, I was interested in asking: ‘Why is antisemitism a lesser racism than other racisms?’ I genuinely believe that to be the case – that negative stuff said against Jews isn’t considered that important.
The music industry‘s actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn’t it?
When I was born, my father was in jail. He only had me because it was going to get him a lesser jail sentence… that’s exactly… he told me that.
But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp.
There is no doubt that women and children on this planet are the people who suffer the most on many levelsLots of boys around this planet are being taught right now that girls are lesser than them. This is toxic to everybody, and boys deserve better.
Parkour is not just linear. There are moments that are intense and some that are lesser, so you have to move from one to another, and that becomes the musicality of Parkour.
David Belle
It’s always hard, after you’ve been in command, to take a lesser role.
‘You, too, can be the President,’ every American kid is told. But one unintended consequence of this belief, it is that, as a result of our being a meritocracy, if you have not succeeded, you are of lesser merit. It is shameful to be a failure in this country.
We of Africa protest that, in this day and age, we should continue to be treated as lesser human beings than other races.
It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
I was never treated differently. I never felt like I was lesser or I was discriminated against. I’ve only experienced that after I became an actor.
One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life.
Morarji Desai
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don’t let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you’re never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don’t fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
As in the Divine Right of Kings, hierarchies invest those who preside at the top of their pyramidal structure with absolute power to rule over the lesser ranks that spread down like a marble staircase to the broad foundation stones of those with no power at all.
The older painting – well, it does have an effect all at once, I suppose, but it’s of a lesser intensity than a lot of the American work in the last ten or fifteen years.
It gave me a lot of pleasure and pride that 90 percent of the crew for ‘Monsoon Wedding,’ and most of my film, are women. We get the work done, you know, much lesser play of ego… And I really believe in harmony, I believe in working in a spirit of egolessness and that the film is bigger than all of us.