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Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
The person 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.
John Stuart Mill
I liked things better when I didn't understand them.
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
I think the world would be a lot better off if more people were to define themselves in terms of their own standards and values and not what other people said or thought about them.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.
The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!
We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
Dwight L. Moody
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
My goal is just to become a better comedian.
Musicians can run this state better than politicians. We won't get a lot done in the mornings, but we'll work late and be honest.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy - but he who has shown the better temper.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
e. e. cummings
It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper.
Hubert H. Humphrey
It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
Laurence J. Peter
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
Orison Swett Marden
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
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