Better Quotes

Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Multiple descriptions are better than one.

Gregory Bateson

A better man might have handled the situation with more grace than I did. A better man would have been able to separate his personal life from his career.

Joseph Robinette

Some things look better inside of the store.


A good sketch is better than a long speech.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Another occupation might have been better.

Francis Herbert Bradley

I spit on my life. Death in battle would be better for me than that I, defeated, survive.

Gautama Buddha

Association with a learned one in the slums, is by far better than sitting with an ignorant person on sumptuous and luxurious carpets.

Musa al-Kadhim

If, then, God is always in that good state in which we sometimes are, this compels our wonder; and if in a better this compels it yet more. And God is in a better state. And life also belongs to God; for the actuality of thought is life, and God is that actuality; and God's self-dependent actuality is life most good and eternal.


To run over better waters the little vessel of my genius now hoists her sails, as she leaves behind her a sea so cruel.

Durante degli Alighieri

Even if you reject everything, it is always better to know what it is you are rejecting.

Tariq Ali

Conversations don't get any better as you get older.


Things can get better, and in my opinion will.

Donald Barthelme

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

To shine is better than to reflect.

Gregory Benford
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