A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Thomas Aquinas
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. Ann Landers
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Albert Einstein