Than Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Than Quotes from famous persons: Robert Fulghum, Aiden Wilson Tozer, Maddie Marlow, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Than Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.

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.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
We have more to offer than just looking good.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
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.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
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.
Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don’t ignore that critic but don’t give it more attention than it deserves.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven‘t done.
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.
I believe that each person is more than the worst thing they’ve ever done.
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.
Georg Cantor
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.
Joseph P. Kennedy
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.
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
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.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa
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.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?
Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Joseph Stalin
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
Ella Fitzgerald
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.
Find fault with thyself rather than with others.
Tokugawa Ieyasu
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.
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.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Brigham Young
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
Franklin Pierce Adams
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.’
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.
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.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
William Slim
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.
Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
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?
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!
So a good teacher always makes you do something a little bit more than you thought that you could do.
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women’s economic freedom.
Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone.
O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
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.
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Bonnie Blair
It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.
Dixie Carter
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
I’d rather betray the world than let the world betray me.
Cao Cao
An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
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.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
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.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
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.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in this world.
Rather be dead than cool.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
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 don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
A woman‘s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Henry Van Dyke
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.
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.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
Before the tribunal of nature, a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake; he has no more right to liberty than any wild beast; his right to the pursuit of happiness is nothing but a license to maintain the struggle for existence, if he can find within himself the powers with which to do it.
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.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
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.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
Arthur Ashe
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
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.
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.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Dante Alighieri
The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.
Morgan Wootten
An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn’t there.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Jack Layton
It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
There’s nothing better than a cold beer.
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.
Bob Keeshan
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
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.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Arthur Koestler
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black
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.
It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee
Sometimes it’s more about the journey than the destination.
Too much of what is called ‘education‘ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will.
I am more vintage than I am high fashion.
Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
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.
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.
Maximilien Robespierre
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
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’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Julius Caesar
And malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man.
A. E. Housman
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.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
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.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
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.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
Prince Philip
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
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.
John Lubbock
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
I’m thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the ’60s.
There’s many a man has more hair than wit.
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.
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.
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.
A good society is characterised not just by liberty but by mutual respect and responsibility. When this breaks down it takes a lot more than police officers to put things right.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.
Patrick Geddes
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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.
Gary Ryan Blair
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.
Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Niels Bohr
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
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.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Booker T. Washington
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
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.
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.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn.
A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Patricia Neal
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.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
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.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.
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.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
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.
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.
The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
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.
St. Jerome
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
Raymond Williams
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
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.’
If you need more than 10 rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in 3 shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment.
Electric cars are coal-powered cars. Their carbon emissions can be worse than gasoline-powered cars.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington
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.
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.
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.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
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.
The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
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.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Alfred Stieglitz
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.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
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.
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.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
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.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
There’s nothing better than live music. It’s raw energy, and raw energy feeds the soul.
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.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.
A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
I trust bitcoin more than I trust my bank.
Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.
Red Cloud
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
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.
It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
Scipio Africanus
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
I’m a comeback waiting to happen. No one deserves it more than I do.
Sean Young
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.
I have an impact and people look up to me now. It’s more than the money.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
Ho Chi Minh
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
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.
Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
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.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Smile from your heart; nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Sometimes it seems as if there are more solutions than problems. On closer scrutiny, it turns out that many of today’s problems are a result of yesterday’s solutions.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
I have a lot of great memories, but I can’t imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
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.
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
Will Cuppy
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
Arnold Bennett
Good words cool more than cold water.
John Ray
People see me as cute, but I’m so much more than that.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
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.
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.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
Bruce Lee
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.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
Thomas Harris
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
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.
There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with. Love shouldn’t be one of them. Anything less than extraordinary is a waste of my time.
Jill Robinson
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.
There’s no more important consumer product today than a cell phone.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
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.
Thomas J. Watson
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
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.
Everyone loves to fly, and flying underwater is even better than flying in air because there are things around you.
Graham Hawkes
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.
On a motorcycle, you can’t really think about more than where you are. There’s a freedom that comes with that – from stress, worry, sweating the small stuff.
For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
Alexander the Great
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.
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.
Marcel Pagnol
If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Amelia Earhart
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.
I probably talk to myself more than I talk to anyone.
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are.
I’d always rather be lucky than smart.
Donald Luskin
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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.
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.
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
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.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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.
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.
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.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.
I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.
There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
There is nothing better than a proper breakfast.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
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.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
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 am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
I live a very dull life here… indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Martha Washington
It’s better to burn out, than to fade away.
I have always believed that process is more important than results.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
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.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
James Herriot
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
I’d rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable.
I’d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.
The rewards for biotechnology are tremendous – to solve disease, eliminate poverty, age gracefully. It sounds so much cooler than Facebook.
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.
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
There is more power in unity than division.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Julius Caesar
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Attitudes are more important than facts.
George MacDonald
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
Blake Edwards
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Amelia Earhart
It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Julius Caesar
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.
We’re our own worst enemy. You doubt yourself more than anybody else ever will. If you can get past that, you can be successful.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
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.
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Booker T. Washington
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.
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.
Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination.
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.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
John Milton
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren’t as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.
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.
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.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A. C. Benson
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.
William Lyon Phelps
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Nothing makes you feel better than when you get into a hotel bed, and the sheets feel so good. Why shouldn’t you wake up like that every day? Spend money on your mattress and bedding because these things make a difference on your sleep and, ultimately, your happiness.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined – to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
No alliance in history has done more to prevent war, and no alliance is more rooted in the values America champions, than NATO.
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.
Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas, deeper than ocean, sweeter than honey, and stronger than steel.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Betrayal is one of my biggest fears. Betrayal happens on many different levels all the time, and there is no worse feeling than realizing someone you thought you could trust has gone against you.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
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.
Emily Carr
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
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.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
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.
It is better to look good than to feel good.
Fernando Lamas
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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 blind-folded fear.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
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.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Error is always more busy than truth.
Hosea Ballou
I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Better a broken promise than none at all.
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.
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.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.
You’ve got to express yourself in life, and it’s better out than in. What you reveal, you heal.
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.
I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.
It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
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.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
I hate to lose more than I love to win.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
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.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.
Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more economic than preserving them.
Johan Eliasch
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
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.
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.
Margaret Chase Smith
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
I’d rather be lucky than good.
Lefty Gomez
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Mary Ritter Beard
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
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.
Ken Venturi
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus 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.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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.
The truth is more important than the facts.
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.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
Marcus Porcius Cato
It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.
Carl von Clausewitz
Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would. But that’s OK.
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence.
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?
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Earl Wilson
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
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.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
I’d rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.
There is more that unites us than divides us.
Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Emiliano Zapata
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.
Jennifer Armentrout
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.
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
Royalty is completely different than celebrity. Royalty has a magic all its own.