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Latter Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Latter Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

Oppression is something that one group of people commits
against another group specifically because of a threatening
characteristic shared by the latter group.
- Robin Morgan

 

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor
is that the latter regrets a discreditable act,
even when it has worked and he has not been caught.
- H. L. Mencken

Left the ranch in 1883, went to California,
going through the States and territories,
reached Ogden the latter part of 1883,
and San Francisco in 1884.
- Calamity Jane

If war should break out between England and Japan,
the latter would suffer much more than the former.
- Townsend Harris

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Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of
subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence.
Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
- Karl Kraus

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools;
so many less as you have of the latter,
so many more must you have of the former.
- Horace Mann

It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor:
to play characters who are always on the move.
- Tony Curtis

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous.
Therefore, the latter are stronger.
- Coco Chanel

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions
which the individual can never trace back to their origins,
and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief.
- Georg Simmel

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment
and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When it comes to privacy and accountability,
people always demand the former for themselves and
the latter for everyone else.
- David Brin

In the period from 1824 to 1833, the tendency was steadily in the former direction,
but it was only in the latter part of it that it was made really efficient.
- Henry Charles Carey

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference.
He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
- Norman Cousins

A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter.
- Henri Poincare

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique
compliment to a straight truth -
if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined,
but a certain balance should exist, and the latter
should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer

In the latter half of the last century the impact of
the expanding influence of Western culture and economic
system brought about in China a severe conflict.
- Chen Ning Yang

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth;
the former course is silly,
the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus

Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot,
equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already,
perhaps, too much humbled.
- Samuel Richardson

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

My father-in-law was once Chairman of Military Affairs in the Senate,
the latter part of the Wilson Administrations.
He knew a lot about and was fond of the Army.
- Stuart Symington

All that seems indispensible in stating the account
between the dead and the living,
is to see that the debts against the latter do not
exceed the advances made by the former.
- James Madison

And, strangely, this one of the few things in life that the third,
the latter, the buy with our eyes closed has actually
done better than everybody else.
- Jim Cramer

The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger;
the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind,
the latter to preserve themselves.
- Joseph Addison

We distinguish the excellent man from the common man
by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself,
and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

The difference between ignorant and educated people
is that the latter know more facts.
But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
- Neal Stephenson

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something
about and those you can't.
Don't spend any time on the latter.
- Duke Ellington

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

I've written 16 children's books and five unpublished novels.
Some of the latter were breathtakingly bad.
- Mark Haddon

When we hide our failings from others,
we seek to hide them from ourselves,
and it is in the latter attempt that we are most successful.
- Pierre Nicole

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

The first phase of American political history was characterized
by the conflict between the Federalists and the Republicans,
and it resulted in the complete triumph of the latter.
- Herbert Croly

Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms,
but very often he takes them for granted;
and in the latter case,
I think, he is sometimes deceived by them.
- Gilbert Murray

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating
the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order,
identifying the latter with reason or the soul.
- James M. Baldwin

The difference in the education of men and women must
give the former great advantages over the latter,
even where geniuses are equal.
- Samuel Richardson

I agree completely with my son James when he says 'Internet is like electricity.
The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge'.
- Kerry Packer

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together:
at the door where the latter enters,
the former makes its exit.
- Alexandre Dumas

But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible,
I just couldn't do it.
The best compromise was to put out two CDs -
Early Days - which is what it is -
and Latter Days.
- Jimmy Page

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies,
prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
- Jonathan Swift

What a thing is and what it means are not separate,
the former being physical and the latter mental as
we are accustomed to believe.
- James J. Gibson

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

That I feel a desire, my friends, that we in this latter day of the world,
in which light is fast spreading, that we should be
willing to attend to those portions of the Scriptures
of truth that direct us home to the foundation.
- Elias Hicks

Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions,
the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature,
the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God.
- Moses Mendelssohn

This means that the search for a formula of European
cooperation in connection with the League of Nations,
far from weakening the authority of this latter must
and can only tend to strengthen it,
for it is closely connected with its aims.
- Aristide Briand

There are two way of establishing a reputation,
one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues.
It is best, however, to secure the first one,
because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Art is magic...
But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development?
Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth,
the latter is impossible without the former.
If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
- Hans Hofmann

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it,
affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom,
and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.
- Johannes Stark

Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose,
as they can be more readily bent into the desired form;
the eyes and tongue are added afterwards,
and the representation altogether is really good.
- Robert Fortune

The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children.
You can write about your parents when they're gone,
but your children are still going to be here,
and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home.
- Alice Munro

Instead of following one another the sounds overlap;
a sound which is acoustically perceived as coming after
another one can be articulated simultaneously with
the latter or even in part before it.
- Roman Jakobson

Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion,
or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered
a council to confirm this transubstantiation:
wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came
up by them of latter days.
- William Tyndale

I enjoy some physical stuff.
But if I had a choice between playing a scene where it's raining,
it's terribly cold, I'm wet and I'm being drowned and
playing a scene with dinosaur eggs in a laboratory,
I'd probably take the latter.
It's warmer and generally more comfortable!
- Sam Neill

We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully
amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists
using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength
is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
- Alfred Kastler

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic
judgments is the fact that the latter,
generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what
meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer

The prudent see only the difficulties,
the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise;
the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate,
and so conquers.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone.
No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it.
Neatness and fashion are enough for the former,
and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be
most endearing to the latter.
- Jane Austen

The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite
numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime
factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements
had the direction of the world,
they would take away the spring, and youth,
the former from the year, the latter from human life.
- Honore de Balzac


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