Worse Quotes

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.

Alexander Pope

Bad excuses are worse than none.

Thomas Fuller

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.

Washington Irving

Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player


Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.

Ashleigh Brilliant

If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.

Benjamin Disraeli

Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to


Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.

Golda Meir

What anger worse or slower to abate then lovers love when it turns to hate.


And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

William Shakespeare

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

Marcus Aurelius

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.


That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.

Michael Harrington

Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for - so I shall not waste my days with stress and frustrations - Life is too short!

Catherine Pulsifer

The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative.

Edward Abbey

Vietnam was worse than immoral it was a mistake.

Dean Acheson

A virtuous person is better than virtue and a vicious person is worse than vice.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

After all, there are worse things in life than death. If you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know what I'm talking about.

Woody Allen

This art is worth more than ten thousand staters, that one should choose the worse cause, and nevertheless be victorious.


Scientists tell us that the world of nature is so small and interdependent that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest can generate a violent storm on the other side of the earth. This principle is known as the "Butterfly Effect." Today, we realize, perhaps more than ever, that the world of human activity also has its own "Butterfly Effect" for better or for worse.

Kofi Atta Annan

Oppression and tyranny are the worse companions for the Hereafter.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse and when he dies he is not reconciled to the law but defiant, that is, damned. Lear is not a tragic hero, Othello is.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Marriage is rarely bliss But, surely it would be worse As particles to pelt At thousands of miles per sec About a universe In which a lover's kiss Would either not be felt Or break the loved one's neck.

Wystan Hugh Auden

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