Than Quotes

Than Quotes by Khalil Gibran, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Stephen King, Cush Jumbo, Vincent Van Gogh and many others.

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all warsyes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
I’d much rather play the psycho than the pretty girl in hot pants.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
Life is too short to be scared and not take risks. I’d rather be the person that’s like, ‘I messed up,’ than, ‘I wish I did that.’
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.
I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that’s mesmerizingly timeless.
Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
A stereotype may be negative or positive, but even positive stereotypes present two problems: They are cliches, and they present a human being as far more simple and uniform than any human being actually is.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Older women know who they are, and that makes them more beautiful than younger ones. I like to see a face with some character. I want to see lines. I want to see wrinkles.
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
The next generation has always been and will be better than the previous one. If it is not, then the world would not be moving forward.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
I’m much more confident with crypto than with banks or fiat currency because I can actually control it, and the money supply is transparent, stated up front. It makes online shopping a lot easier and a lot safer.
I trust bitcoin more than I trust my bank.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
The solution often turns out more beautiful than the puzzle.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
As far as Saddam Hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. Other than that, he’s a great military man, I want you to know that.
When we talk about ‘smart transportation,’ it is more than moving cargo from A to B. Digitization within transport and logistics means seamless service to our customers, visibility in the supply chain, and driving a more efficient business.
True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
There’s no more important consumer product today than a cell phone.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Britney would make a better prostitute than Christina. She’s thicker.
There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man’s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate‘s loot on Treasure Island.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.
Cleanliness is important, and more than that is the physical fitness to attain healthy body and mind.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it‘ when things are tough.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation‘ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
I wish I could play little league now. I’d be way better than before.
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
There’s a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
No alliance in history has done more to prevent war, and no alliance is more rooted in the values America champions, than NATO.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I’d rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
A bad peace is even worse than war.
Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
My mother is not a woman of ordinary culture. She knows literature and speaks Spanish better than I do. She even corrected my poems and gave me advice when I was studying rhetoric.
There is nothing better than a proper breakfast.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates.
A scam is a scam. A fraud is a fraud. Different rules don’t apply in the City than they do for you and me.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
Laurette Taylor
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
William Slim
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles, wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt.
The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
My father used to have an expression. He’d say, ‘Joey, a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about your place in your community.’
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
I try to tell all the – not even the kids, even people older than me – to just be themselves. Don’t wear what I wear ’cause I wear it; wear what you like.
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
That’s been one of my mantrasfocus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking.
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
There’s many a man has more hair than wit.
It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
They say a midget standing on a giant‘s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
My doctor tells me I should start slowing it down – but there are more old drunks than there are old doctors so let’s all have another round.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex.
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.
Good words cool more than cold water.
The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.
Someone may ask, ‘How is justice greater than all the other virtues?’ The other virtues gratify the one who possesses them; justice does not give pleasure to the one possessing it, but instead pleases others.
I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjectstotalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
I’d rather be lucky than good.
I have an impact and people look up to me now. It’s more than the money.
We can’t have, like, willy-nilly proliferation of fake news. That’s crazy. You can’t have more types of fake news than real news. That’s allowing public deception to go unchecked. That’s crazy.
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness‘ on the walls of his cell.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
So a good teacher always makes you do something a little bit more than you thought that you could do.
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.
It is more difficult to rule yourself than to rule a city.
The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.
Electric cars are coal-powered cars. Their carbon emissions can be worse than gasoline-powered cars.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?
There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others.
Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
I suppose being fierce is a very good thing, and a very cool thing. But more than fierce, I think I’m a strong person and a strong individual. And that’s what I take with me every day.
As a street hustler, you’ve got to be smarter than everybody. You have to outsmart the police, you have to outsmart the people in competition with you, you have to outsmart all the opposition.
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
I probably talk to myself more than I talk to anyone.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate, you have not wasted your time but have done your best.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
I think there’s no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve the world.
For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more.
Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
This Metaverse is going to be far more pervasive and powerful than anything else. If one central company gains control of this, they will become more powerful than any government and be a god on Earth.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
I can’t imagine anything more important than air, water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
My principles are more important than the money or my title.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.
There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it’s just by signing an autograph. A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.
Grow in the root of all grace, which is faith. Believe God’s promises more firmly than ever. Allow your faith to increase in its fullness, firmness, and simplicity.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
I believe that each person is more than the worst thing they’ve ever done.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
The only think I like better than talking about Food is eating.
Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.
To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.
Be extra careful in the work environment with those who like to maintain their position through charm and being political, rather than getting things done. They are very prone to envying and hating those who work hard and get results. They will slander and sabotage you without any warning.
It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
Something is better than nothing. Doin’ anything for a man, there’s investments involved, there’s time and production. It’s better to give him ten bucks and get a record out than to never record the cat.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.
Better a broken promise than none at all.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
Say what you will, ‘tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
I think beta males on an evolutionary basis are much more successful than the alpha males are. You don’t hear much about us, but there’s a lot more of us out there.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.
I don’t tell people, ‘You’re okay the way that you are.’ That’s not the right story. The right story is, ‘You’re way less than you could be.’
If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence.
Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination.
If your political views define who you are as a human, and you can’t stand to have friends that have different views than you, than you need to reevaluate, my friend.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Patricia Neal
Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people – to build something isn’t a one-man show. It’s more important to have smart people who really believe in what you’re doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream.
Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven‘t done.
Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
It is better to look good than to feel good.
Fernando Lamas
I hate to lose more than I love to win.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
My father told me ‘Name your price in the beginning. If it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there.’
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
I have a lot of great memories, but I can’t imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
We are bombarded on all sides by a vast number of messages we don’t want or need. More information is generated in a single day than we can absorb in a lifetime. To fully enjoy life, all of us must find our own breathing space and peace of mind.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge.
Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more economic than preserving them.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.