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It is better to displease the people
by William J. H. Boetcker

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Related topics: Values Wisdom Business Government Political Leadership

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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.
- William J. H. Boetcker

 

What a different world this would be if people would
listen to those who know more and not merely try to
get something from those who have more.
- William J. H. Boetcker

If you want to know how rich you really are,
find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you
should lose every dollar you own tonight.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The more you learn what to do with yourself,
and the more you do for others, the more you will learn
to enjoy the abundant life.
- William J. H. Boetcker

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True religion...
is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness
into the lives of others.
- William J. H. Boetcker

We will never have real safety and security for wage
earners unless we provide for safety and security for
the wage payers and wage savers.
- William J. H. Boetcker

If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else,
there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the
price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The individual activity of one man with backbone will
do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Your success depends mainly upon what you think of
yourself and whether you believe in yourself.
- William J. H. Boetcker

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

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.
- H.L. Mencken

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Better late than never.
- Proverb

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank


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