Better Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old better quotes, better sayings, and better proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Tennyson
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else. Phil Mcgraw
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Nhat Hanh
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far. Marilyn Monroe
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. Confucius
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present. Eckhart Tolle
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong. Winston Churchill
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering
It's a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself. Dale Earnhardt
You have to be able to accept failure to get better. LeBron James
Be yourself, but always your better self. Karl G. Maeser
Silence is better than unmeaning words. Pythagoras
It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. Jackie Joynerkersee
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. Og Mandino
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe
Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation. Jasmine Guinness
It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better. Gianni Versace
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past, — so good night! Thomas Jefferson
It is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington
Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing. Elbert Hubbard
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddha
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. Bill Bradley
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing. Eric Davis
Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. Mwai Kibaki
I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Elon Musk
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville
Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It's about being better than you used to be. Brett Hoebel
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins
Don't gain the world and lose your soul; Wisdom is better than silver and gold. Bob Marley
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. Knute Rockne
Everyone looks so much better when they smile. Jimmy Fallon
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt
You don't get older, you get better. Shirley Bassey
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare
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
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt
It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny
Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
Better to fight for something than live for nothing. George Smith Patton
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. Bo Bennett
The more man meditates upon good thoughts the better will be his world and the world at large. Confucius
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. Tony Dungy
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar
You'd better not know so much than know so many things that ain't so. Josh Billings
Seeing it once is better than being told one hundred times. Zhou Chongguo
Strong and wrong beats weak and right. Edward Abott Parry
Some things are better left undone. Florence Burlingame
Better to cheat than repeat. Frances M. Briggs
Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond. New York Times
Half a fish is better than none. Philip Geen
It is better to be pissed off than pissed on. John Wood
Better to die by blows than by jealousy fade away. Better to love a dog than a thankless woman, for a dog is grateful when he is fed. New Mexico
You can change all things for the better when you change yourself for the better. Jim Rohn
No one can know better than the person himself or herself when it hurts most and what relief is needed. Yoruba Proverb
People and things can change for the better. Yoruba Proverb
I wanna get better and stay there / Forever and forever / Like when I hear your voice / My heart rejoices / I wanna get better forever and stay there. Amanda Lena Owens
Better treat people with / Some respect / Because if I don't do that / I will lose all my friends. Aldo Kraas
As long as you keep going, you'll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is a success. Tamara Taylor
The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. John Burroughs
I think that anybody that smiles automatically looks better. Diane Lane
Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. Tony Blair
Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some. Margaret Atwood
You're better than this. Better than whatever it is you're going to do now. Richelle Mead
There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life. Michael Bassey Johnson
To do better is better than to be perfect. Toba Beta
If you want to see a better world, change the lens through which you see it and do the work to make it better. Jeffrey G. Duarte
When you get real within, you will realize who you are better without. Christine E. Szymanski
We have to make this world change for the better. Avijeet Das
You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better. To get better you must reflect on your mistakes. Patrick Bet-David
Sometimes in a process of becoming better, you lose what makes you special. Sarvesh Jain