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David Allan Quotes and Sayings

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It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies.
- David Allan

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better late than never.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

Prevention is better than cure.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

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

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

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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 do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

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


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