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Better Off Dead Quotes

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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.

Related topics: Motivational

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
- Rose Macaulay

Alone is a much better film than House of the Dead
and better than most horror movies out today.
- Uwe Boll


 

At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better
than an absent one is a dead one.
- George S. Kaufman

I am a real ham.
I love an audience.
I work better with an audience.
I am dead, in fact, without one.
- Lucille Ball

I've developed into quite a swan.
I'm one of those people that will probably look better
and better as I get older -
until I drop dead of beauty.
- Rufus Wainwright



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It may be that religion is dead, and if it is,
we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover
other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
- Pearl S. Buck

When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made
the movie but there would have been nothing better
than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have.
- Joe Mantegna

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center,
because of Nancy.
We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you
couldn't ask for a better thing.
- James Darren

But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because
it's better than the other option,
which is being dead.
So I'll take getting older.
- George Clooney

To be always intending to make a new and better life
but never to find time to set about it is as to put
off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to
the next until you're dead.
- Og Mandino

Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute
your longevity?' I don't know.
I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better.
By all accounts I should be dead!
The abuse I put my body through: the drugs,
the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
- Ozzy Osbourne

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

Maybe I could have loved you better.
Maybe you should have loved me more.
Maybe our hearts were just next in line.
Maybe everything breaks sometime.
- Jewel

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

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

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

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

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

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day.
I think the Church would suit me better.
- Winston Churchill

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

People living their lives for you on TV;
They say they're better than you, and you agree.
- Jewel

I think men who have a pierced ear
are better prepared for marriage.
They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
- Rita Rudner

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

Money can't buy friends
but it can get you a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

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

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

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

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better late than never.
- Proverb

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

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

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

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

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

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare


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