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.
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Some rocks are better polished and some rocks are better rough.
It’s not about being the best; it is about doing your best.
It may be better to give than to receive, but it is best to give and receive.
Better a live turkey than a dead duck.
A warm frown is better than a cold smile.
Giving it a good shot when it matters, is far better than giving it your best shot when it doesn’t matter.
To choose is good, to re-choose often is better.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. —Thomas Jefferson
It is better to be looked over than overlooked. —Mae West
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. —William Shakespeare
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. —Eleanor Roosevelt
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. —William Shakespeare
The jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. —Robert Frost
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. —Helen Keller
There is no better lesson than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. —Malcolm X
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly. —Plato
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders. —Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster.
And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. —Otto von Bismarck
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. —George S. Patton
For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. —Ernest Hemingway
In a relationship it is better to shovel manure than to throw dirt.
Contrary to popular belief is that not all mountain roads lead to the top.
If doing your best today is better than you did yesterday, then you are doing your best, if not you are doing the same as your best or lest than your best.
Lighting your own candle is a start, lighting the candle of another is better and helping people to light the candles of others is the best.
While it is better to give than to receive it’s best to give and receive.
A babe in the woods has better odds of surviving than in the asphalt jungle.