It Is Better To … Quotes

A collection of "comparison" quotes, using the words "it is better to" …

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“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.” -Mark Twain
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“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” -Andre Gide
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“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” -Mark Twain
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“It is better to take many Injuries than to give one.” -Benjamin Franklin
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“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.” -Siddhartha Buddha
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“It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.” -Oscar Wilde
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“It is better to wear out than rust out.” -George Whitefield
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“It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.” -Cypher (The Matrix)
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Latin saying: Accipere quam facere praestat injuriam – “It is better to suffer an injustice than to do an injustice.” -Cicero
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“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” –Confucius
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“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.” -Samuel Butler …a satirical word play on Alfred Lord Tennyson's “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”…the following quote is also a play on it…
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“It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.” -Groucho Marx
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“It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.” -Mikhail S. Gorbachev
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“It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” -Kahlil Gibran
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“It is better to want what you have than to have what you want.” –Proverb
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“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.” -Vincent van Gogh
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“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. Violence is any day preferable to impotence. There is hope for a violent man to become non-violent. There is no such hope for the impotent.” -Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi
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“It is better to shoot for the stars and miss than aim at the gutter and hit it.” -Anonymous
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“It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.” -Samuel Johnson
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“…it is better to be alone than in bad company.” -George Washington (more of the quote is, “Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”)
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“It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” -"Sister" Elizabeth Kenny
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“It is better to be quotable than to be honest.” -Tom Stoppard
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