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Anna Howard Shaw Quotes and Sayings

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It is better to be true to what you believe,
though that be wrong, than to be false to what you believe,
even if that belief is correct.
- Anna Howard Shaw

Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians!
I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
- Anna Howard Shaw

Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is
a desirable form of government,
or else it is not.
- Anna Howard Shaw

If we ever get to the polls once, you will never get us home.
- Anna Howard Shaw

 

A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me,
women have never produced anything of any value to the world.
I told him the chief product of the women had been the men,
and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.
- Anna Howard Shaw

If the women of the United States, with their free
schools and all their enlarged liberties,
are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government,
then there is no good in liberty.
- Anna Howard Shaw

The idealists dream and the dream is told,
and the practical men listen and ponder and bring back
the truth and apply it to human life,
and progress and growth and higher human ideals come
into being and so the world moves ever on.
- Anna Howard Shaw

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

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

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 PHOTO

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 PHOTO

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

Better late than never.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid


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