We’ve collected the best Than Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Mary Kay Ash, Saint Teresa of Avila, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Use them as an inspiration.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
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.
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.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
I believe that each person is more than the worst thing they’ve ever done.
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.
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.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.
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.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
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.
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Deep and simple are far, far more important than shallow and complicated and fancy.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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.
Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
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 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.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
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.
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.
An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
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.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
I am more vintage than I am high fashion.
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.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
At the end of the day it’s better to be an unpleasant winner than a nice loser.
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that’ll be me.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.
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.
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.
Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense.
The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.
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!
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
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 circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
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.
Self-righteousness has killed more people than smoking.
There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
Our sins are more easily remembered than our good deeds.
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.
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.
Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.
Better a broken promise than none at all.
You think I am a fool, but you are a greater fool than I am.
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.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don’t get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
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.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
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.
I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
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.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
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.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets.
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.
For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
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.
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Smile from your heart; nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself.
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.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women’s economic freedom.
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.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is more power in unity than division.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game.
We all make mistakes. God knows I’ve made more than anyone else I know.
The rewards for biotechnology are tremendous – to solve disease, eliminate poverty, age gracefully. It sounds so much cooler than Facebook.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
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.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
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.
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.
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.
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
People see me as cute, but I’m so much more than that.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
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.
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.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
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.
Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
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.’
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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.
Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Just in a professional world, sometimes a phone call is definitely more meaningful than a text.
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.
The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
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.
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
Good words cool more than cold water.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
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.
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.
Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.
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.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
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.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
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.
My principles are more important than the money or my title.
It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
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.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
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.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.
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.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
I don’t think I am a workaholic. I prefer to keep busy. It is better than the alternative.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
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.
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.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
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.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Spending money is much more difficult than making money.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
I have so much chaos in my life, it’s become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they’re wrong.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone loves to fly, and flying underwater is even better than flying in air because there are things around you.
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.
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.
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.
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.
I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say ‘him’ rather than ‘her.’ Maybe it’s because of my generation, but I don’t like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
The truth is more important than the facts.
There’s no more important consumer product today than a cell phone.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
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.
I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.
Corporal punishment is as humiliating for him who gives it as for him who receives it; it is ineffective besides. Neither shame nor physical pain have any other effect than a hardening one.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Prevention is better than cure.
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.
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.
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.
There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.
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.
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.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
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.
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.
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.
Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
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.
There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
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.
We have more to offer than just looking good.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
It’s a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don’t understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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.
I can’t imagine anything more important than air, water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
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.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Have confidence in everything. No matter what it is that you’re doing, know that you can do it better than anyone.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
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.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
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.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don’t ignore that critic but don’t give it more attention than it deserves.
The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.
It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
I have an impact and people look up to me now. It’s more than the money.
I’m a comeback waiting to happen. No one deserves it more than I do.
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.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
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.
A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
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.
Love the giver more than the gift.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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 man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.
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.
It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.
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 much rather play the psycho than the pretty girl in hot pants.
Compassion does not just happen. Pity does, but compassion is not pity. It’s not a feeling. Compassion is a viewpoint, a way of life, a perspective, a habit that becomes a discipline – and more than anything else, compassion is a choice we make that love is more important than comfort or convenience.
The quality of life is more important than life itself.
I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.
I’d rather betray the world than let the world betray me.
It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
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.
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.
True icons are larger than life, unforgettable with an elegance that’s mesmerizingly timeless.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
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.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes theatre live. That’s why it persists.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.
Work harder than anybody you’ve ever seen. That’s what I believe.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
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.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
If you don’t know your own value, somebody will tell you your value, and it’ll be less than you’re worth.
How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?
Know your worth! People always act like they’re doing more for you than you’re doing for them.