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We’ve collected the best Substitute Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Thomas Jefferson, Alicia Garza, Yotam Ottolenghi, Adora Svitak, Paul Johnson. Use them as an inspiration.

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Swiss chard is undervalued in Britain. It’s a great substitute for spinach and keeps its shape well.
Ineffective substitute teaching is a problem that means thousands of hours of lost learning for America’s students. It cannot be dismissed with a sigh and ‘Just wait for the teacher to come back on Monday.’
Marxism, Freudianism, global warming. These are proof – of which history offers so many examples – that people can be suckers on a grand scale. To their fanatical followers they are a substitute for religion. Global warming, in particular, is a creed, a faith, a dogma that has little to do with science.
In war there is no substitute for victory.
Football is a socialist sport. Financially, some may receive more rewards than others but, from a footballing perspective, for 90 minutes, regardless of whether you are Lionel Messi or the substitute right-back for Argentina, you are all working to the same end.
For busy young adults, the lure of meal substitutes is simple – it’s all about convenience – the level of effort to open a bottle or package is minimal, and the time from thinking you’re hungry to eating is almost zero.
You can’t substitute the act of making people laugh. It’s definitely something that actors like to do.
Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
There is no substitute for hard work, and the most important thing is the belief that you can succeed.
Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute ‘Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.’
The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.
I am fascinated by these ocean-grown folks. On the coast, there’s all this cross-pollination of ideas. Someone thinks they saw something. One person‘s madness is reiterated by another, and a story is born. The rumour becomes a substitute for news.
The hoax is the very absence of truth, which usually means art is absent, too – hoaxes regularly substitute claims of reality for imagination, facts for form, acting as if artifice is the antithesis of art.
The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.
Photovoltaics are a great technology for certain applications, and, in fact, we invest in photovoltaic technologies. But they’re not good substitutes for grid electricity.
One does not substitute oneself for the past, one merely adds to it a new link.
Pretentiousness was probably my substitute for actual confidence.
No one wants growth, constant expansion, physical swelling. Growth is not a human value; it’s a means to the ends of sufficiency and security. Once we have enough, no one wants more, unless it is sold to us as a cheap substitute for something else, something non-material.
There is just no substitute for seeing a disaster area firsthand and getting the chance to speak in person to victims and responders.
Substitute ‘damnevery time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law.
Lamar S. Smith
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – there’s no substitute for hard work.
I could list hundreds of words I’ve come up against in the course of my work that did not exist in the era of which I was writing and for which I never could find a suitably old-time, archaic or obsolete substitute.
There is no substitute for hard work.
You can’t substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example.
A lot of people seem to want to make the institution of marriage substitute for a real relationship.
Susan Faludi
Luck is not an acceptable substitute for early detection.
The pop musicians often leave meaning in the dust and substitute it for cartoons. The deeper artists – the grunge artists in the world and the emoticon people – tend to leave all of the happiness out of life like it just doesn’t exist.
I just think it would be interesting. I already applied to be a substitute teacher.
What I like about singing is that, for me, it’s a substitute for the psychiatrist‘s couch.
Patti Page
I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic. If I’m going to eat that type of food, it’s going to be the real deal.
Readers should aspire to what is excellent. They should refuse to read a substitute Bible. They should want a Bible that calls them to their higher selves – or to something higher than their current level of attainment.
With the Selecao, every substitute is a starter in their club teams, so the competition is always top notch.
A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
You have to eat well, drink enough water and get enough sleep to look your best, and no fancy creams will substitute that.
There’s really no substitute for being able to sit across from someone, have eye contact, see and read their body language, hear the inflection in their voice in a real way.
President Obama and members of his administration constantly express rage and anger over events totally within their control. It’s an odd and unsettling fact of American life that so many Americans seem to think that such expressions of frustration should substitute for actual competence.
Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context.
Carl Bernstein
To try to write a grand cosmical drama leads necessarily to myth. To try to let knowledge substitute ignorance in increasingly larger regions of space and time is science.
Hannes Alfven
The sole substitute for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.
When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home‘s potential for positive influence.
If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.
Oswald Chambers
Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.
Every single substitute teacher growing up could not pronounce my name, so whenever someone pauses, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s me.’
A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
Robert McNamara
There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.
Hope Hicks
Rules help govern and steer a relationship along, so they’re good things. But they become bad things when they become the narrow gate though which the relationship must always pass. When this happens, the rules become the basis for the relationship and, in a sense, become a substitute for the relationship.
The government must understand that it cannot substitute the health, nutrition, and overall development outcomes of Indian citizens with ‘efficiency gains.’
However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.
The role model approach to social change is no substitute for challenging unjust employment practices, educational policies and housing.
Patricia Hill Collins
The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.
Raymond Duncan
My father taught me how to substitute realities.
The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Risk models are a substitute for historical knowledge, because they tend to work with just three yearsworth of data. But three years is not a long time in financial history.
While there’s no substitute for real experience, I believe it helps to hear and share stories of resourcefulness in action – almost like case studies in school.
I could have easily carved out a niche, but I realised that Saira Banu the actress can be replaced, but nobody can substitute my duty towards my family.
Somehow, married or single, we’d rather anesthetize ourselves with love substitutes than go for the real thing, because let’s face it: The real thing is pretty scary.
The virtual world can never be a substitute for real world experience. And the more it takes over our lives, the more we forget to feel the sun on our skin, the more we forget that there is an entire universe to be discovered even during a 10 minute walk to work.
Keri Smith
There’s no substitute for taking a clear-eyed look at the threats we’ll face and asking how our force will adapt to meet those threats.
I think the word ‘progressive‘ is a very devious term. It was created as a substitute for ‘communist.’ What they propose is the reverse of progress.
The industries that fall first are the industries that either produce electromechanical items that are now inferior to their software substitutes, or the industries that produce a mechanically created service that’s now inferior.
Humanitarian assistance, once conceived as a short-term relief effort, is increasingly the only substitute for long-term development work in protracted armed conflicts.
Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.
You can read about it all you want, but there is no substitute for just doing it.
Richard Morris
We cannot do justice to the deeds of former times if we do not in some degree remove ourselves from the circumstances in which we stand and substitute those by which the real actors were surrounded.
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
Best, I’d advise, to give up all animal products obtained by cruel methods. There are some fine companies nowadays offering leather substitutes.
Matthew Scully
When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word.
Charles D. Broad
Go ahead and have the Kit Kat at the movies. If you don’t satisfy an urge sometimes, you often substitute less-satisfying things and end up eating more.
Every sector of society looks at digital analytics in a productive way. Limiting my ability to use them is just unacceptable. And by the way, Congress conducts polls using traditional methods. No one is using social media analytics as a substitute for that.
Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
If you think about it, many of the great inventions of the last 200 years were designed to replace human labor. Tractors were developed to substitute mechanical power for human physical toil.
Hunger, I discovered, is very much a matter of the mind, and as I began to study my own appetites, I saw that my teenage craving had not really been for food. That ravenous desire had been a yearning for love, attention, appreciation. Food had merely been my substitute.
I’ve been standing up against what I call the ‘virtue signalling’ from Justin Trudeau which actually ignores the real challenges of the day and offers symbolic gestures as a substitute.
The truth is that when it comes to suffering, if we do not go to our graves in confusion, we will not go to our graves trusting. Explanations are a substitute for trust.
I don’t compare myself with the late NTR, but I want to give livelihood to people. He was pro-poor, and people want me to substitute him and bring a change, and I will do that.
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
There’s no substitute to hard work.
There’s simply no substitute for experience in terms of aviation safety.
I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
But there’s no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives.
Dog parks can be a fantastic way to socialize your dog, but it’s important for owners to understand that a dog park isn’t exercise and isn’t a substitute for walk. A visit to the dog park is fun – play time.
There is no substitute for marrying in the temple.
I do think there’s no substitute for really hard work. But I think the thing that launched my career at AT&T, I had a pretty tragic thing happen in my family. My sister died, and I was leading a big team at the time, and I had to take time off.
I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there’s not a lot of teaching involved in that.
It’s funny you can pretty much substitute the same actors in that top tier, whether it’s a Chris Evans or a Chris Pratt or a Chris Pine, for different movies and it becomes almost a joke. But it doesn’t happen that way for people of color.
We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
No government should ever be big enough to substitute for the family.
There’s no escalators – there’s only staircases to success. There is no substitute for hard work.
No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word; he knows that it is on the spoken word, and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
Despite all the public hand-wringing about negative advertising, political veterans will tell you that it persists because, more often than not, it works. But tearing down the other guy has another attraction: It can be a substitute for building much of a case for what the mudslinger will do once in office.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
This is why improvisational music and comedy is so inspiring: You are seeing something being born, and that energy, there is no substitute for. These songs, most of them, are about a minute old when you hear them.
Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.
Elsa Maxwell
A hidden camera must never become a lazy substitute for the rigours of old-style reporting.
When I finally addressed my stuttering – I was almost through with medical school by the time that I finally sought therapy for speech – one of the exercises was making sure that we say what we want to say and not substitute words.
No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there’s no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.
The thrill of winning or losing, or getting on the field and coaching on Saturday afternoons, that’s all great. But it’s the association with the players, and that’s lifelong. That is the one thing you miss and you can’t substitute for it.
The trick is: how do you talk about natural selection without implying the rigidity of law? We use it as almost an active participant, almost like a god. In fact, you could substitute the word ‘god’ for ‘natural selection’ in a lot of evolutionary writings and you’d think you were listening to a theologian.
However, we still have the problem of free travel and movement, since the Travel Documents issued by UNMIK as the substitute to passports, are not fully recognized yet by all countries.
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust.
There’s no substitute for experiencing ups and downs – seeing how it’s okay that things are overwhelming or broken sometimes and how companies recover from mistakes.
Today’s developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
Being a substitute can be an advantage. I know this situation from the national team. And I am also good as a player coming from the bench.
Most of us believe, or should believe, that every child can learn, given the opportunity, but try substitute teaching just once and you will see firsthand the socioeconomic issues that distract our kids from taking advantage of that opportunity.
What is Americanization? It manifests itself, in a superficial way, when the immigrant adopts the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here. Far more important is the manifestation presented when he substitutes for his mother tongue the English language as the common medium of speech.
Money is not the most important thing, but when you need it, there are few substitutes. So while I like the things money can buy, I love what money won’t buy. It bought me a house but it won’t buy me a home. It would buy me a companion but it won’t buy me a friend.
Quark-antiquark collisions cannot be realized directly since free quarks are not available. The closest substitute is to use collisions between protons and antiprotons.
Carlo Rubbia
There’s very little substitute in the business world for making money.
Michael Heisley
Nothing substitutes for a great education.
We had a very normal, sort of ghetto, urban upbringing. My father was a bus driver and my mother was a seamstress and a substitute schoolteacher, off and on. So, that all adds up to no money.
Wood Harris
I don’t believe newspaper reporters can substitute for a district attorney, but a newspaper has a very valid investigative role. Newspaper reports on corruption in government, racketeering and organized crime conditions can be very helpful to your communities and the whole country.
A few years back, when my style was ‘punk grandma,’ I picked up an amazing pair of sandals – orthopaedic ones, with really thick soles. I’ve given them away to a friend now, because these days my look is more ‘1980s substitute teacher gone wild.’
Like all players, I do not like being a substitute.
There’s no substitute to actually being in the room and having people in the room feel the force of your audition. It’s very hard to beat that.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
Some exfoliates have rocks in them and it makes your skin really smooth, and cat litter is a good substitute. I haven‘t broke out at all yet!
When I put some Tabasco on things, and there’s really nothing in Tabasco, it’s not bad for you in any way, so that’s kind of become my substitute. Now you got to get used to a hot mouth, but that’s okay.
There were no museums or galleries in Shanghai, but I was very keen on art – I was always sketching and copying, and sometimes I think that my whole career as a writer has been the substitute work of an unfulfilled painter.
Trying to imagine what it’s like to be someone else is never a substitute for actually living that way, for acknowledging the respect that we need to have for each other’s experiences.
Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
Salbitxada is a sharp and lightly sweet Catalan sauce that’s traditionally served with calcots – spring or salad onions, grilled whole, make a good substitute.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
The problem with traditional pie weights is you never have enough and they’re expensive. Common substitutes like dried beans just aren’t heavy enough to do the job. Our genius solution? Small steel balls that fit inside ball bearings and that can be purchased at any hardware store.
In a climate of tight budgets, reduced workforces and stiff competition, internal training can be a great substitute for costly offsite workshops and conferences.
There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
Max Eastman
The people I’ve been around who’ve been successful – be it players, executives, coaches – there’s no substitute for a hard day’s work.
Writing ‘Hoop Roots‘ was a substitute or a surrogate activity. I can’t play anymore – my body won’t cooperate – so in the writing of the book, I was looking to tell a good story about my life and about basketball, but I was also looking to entertain myself the way that I entertain myself when I play.
Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.
The true artist doesn’t substitute immorality for morality. On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
If there is no God, the labels ‘good’ and ‘evil‘ are merely opinions. They are substitutes for ‘I like it’ and ‘I don’t like it.’ They are not objective realities.
There’s no real substitute for the care of the real mother.
Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics.
Mary Daly
The lowest point in my non-league career came when I was a teenage substitute for Workington Reds in a game at Blyth Spartans, and some kids started throwing eggs at me and the other subs when we were warming up.
There’s no substitute for guts.
Marriage is no substitute for political experience.
Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
Alfred P. Sloan
I just grow a terrible mustache, so I try to use my neckbeard as a substitute. And when I get lazy, I don’t shave that often.
Cynicism is the intellectual cripple‘s substitute for intelligence.
Russell Lynes
If we wish to substitute for war the settlement of disputes by justice, we must first substitute for the condition of international anarchy a condition of international order.
Alfred Hermann Fried
At the end of the day, I always maintain you can substitute ‘The Book of Mormon‘ for ‘The Bible: The Musical‘ or ‘The Quran: The Musical.’
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
My aesthetic is, in short, ‘cool substitute teacher.’
Bipartisanship is nice, but it cannot be a substitute for action, not having it cannot prevent us from going forward.
There is no substitute – none – for American power.
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
I’m not here to substitute Neymar. Barcelona needed a player in my position, and I’m here to help.
There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece.
Paul Mellon
If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you’ll add eight to 24 years to your life.
Jack Herer
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
To substitute Scripture for the self-revealing Spirit is to put the dead letter in the place of the living Word.
Sebastian Franck
I was a per diem floater in the same junior high school I went to. I sat in the office and made $42.50 a day, and whenever a teacher was absent, I’d substitute. I taught everything from English to auto shop.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.
Mary Callahan Erdoes
At the intersection of food science and technology, food replacement startups are creating substitutes for the basic components of meals as well as replacements for complete meals.
When I was not a body guard, I was a substitute teacher during the day, I was bounced clubs at night and yeah, I was working.
I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression.
Adolf Galland
There’s no substitute for an in-classroom experience.
What I look for are guys that work hard, have a great work ethic and embrace that underdog mentality a little bit. And certainly there is no substitute for toughness.
There’s no substitute for seeing firsthand a well being drilled.
Marriage can provide a bounty of emotional, practical, and financial support. But finding the right mate is no substitute for having friends and other interests.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown
We have a government that purposely counterfeits and debases the currencies, and I believe that the alternative would be a competition. That means that anything that wants to substitute for the American dollar should be permitted.
There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother’s advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man.
I reject your reality and substitute my own.
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
Companies need to be very active in formulating public policy – not as a substitute for government, but as a supplement.
The substitute for knowledge is money.
I learned long ago on the battlefields of Vietnam that in a crisis, there is no substitute for clear-eyed leadership.
I needed to step away from music because the truth was I couldn’t be the dad I wanted to be to my kids. My truth was that I could not reconcile the two worlds – the entertainment world and being the dad I wanted to be in the present. You can’t substitute time, you just can’t.
Corey Hart
No restaurant, however brilliantly situated, can give you the constantly changing views that you can see from a railway. Revolving restaurants at the tops of tall buildings try to compete, but spinning around is no substitute for speeding along.
Parma is an amazing Parmesan cheese substitute made from walnuts. It tastes like a dream and is healthy, to boot!
Rory Freedman
We need to reward the ‘thankless job’ of substitute teaching with better pay and chances for permanent positions. I look forward to the day when no student comes home saying, ‘I didn’t learn much today… we had a sub.’
I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
There’s no substitute for the practice of meditation.
Literally’ – I’m not having it; people can’t go around saying ‘literally.’ Otherwise, what’s literal? There’s not another word for literally: if it isn’t figurative or metaphorical, what is it? It’s literal: there’s no substitute.
When I’m retired, I want to be able to tell my kids I played in a European Cup final. I don’t want to have to say I watched one from the substitutes’ bench, then kept getting knocked out in the quarters and semis.
Yes, translation is by definition an inadequate substitute for being able to read a masterpiece in the original.
I don’t criticize weight training – as long as it is not a substitute for aerobic training.
Kenneth H. Cooper
Texting has definitely improved the communication between the deaf and hearing communities, but it shouldn’t be… a substitute for learning the language to really connect with someone, especially someone you want to date or have a relationship with.
Any reading not of a vicious species must be a good substitute for the amusements too apt to fill up the leisure of the labouring classes.
We can see every square metre of the planet on Google Earth. But there is no substitute for that sensory experience of going out into the world and discovering things for yourself.
As the American people have discovered, soaring rhetoric is no substitute for effective leadership on the key issues facing our nation: jobs, runaway spending, and an exploding government debt.
I always substitute the word ‘feedback‘ for ‘failure.’
The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it.
Anthony Burgess
I don’t know if what kids really want is a hamster. What they want is a dog. So the hamster ends up being a substitute: ‘Well, would you accept this?’
Before Juilliard, I was a schoolteacher for a little bit. I taught in a charter school. I was a substitute teacher for kids ages 3 to 6.
Just as there is no substitute for original works of art, there is no substitute for the world of direct sensual experience.
Paul Mellon
Now here is a departure from the first principle of true ethics. Here we find ideas of moral wrong and moral right associated with something else than beneficial action. The consequent is, we lose sight of the real basis of morals, and substitute a false one.
My mother taught us to play baseball, to bake a cake, to play fair – she beat the living daylights out of us sometimes, and she loved us with all her heart; she taught her favorite poets, and there is no child care in the world that will ever be a substitute for what that lady was in our life.
My dachshunds are not substitutes for children. But the pattering of tiny feet around the place is a joy.
I don’t substitute anybody else’s judgment for my own.
It has become an accepted tenet that kids will rarely listen to their parents but seldom fail to imitate them. Communicating the message has never been a good substitute for ‘showing up‘ and embodying the message.
In film, because you know where the ending is, characters can change, but in television, you substitute revelation for change, and that can be hard to pull off.
The only thing I can think of was an incident one day when I did get angry with the substitutes for talking behind the goal while we were practising free-kicks – I told them to pay attention because we might need them during the match. That was something I always insisted on.
All the praise I received couldn’t substitute for the praise I had never received from my mother at home. I longed for some wonderful man to come and save me from my life – but there didn’t seem to be any, at least not for me.
Bess Myerson
The N.R.A.’s blessing of restrictions on bump stocksdevices that make semiautomatic weapons fire faster – is designed to pre-empt anything more serious by giving the illusion of action. It substitutes accessory control for actual gun control.