What’s better?

Listen to some notable ‘It is better to’ quotes:
  • “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 (also ascribed to Abraham Lincoln)
  • “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.” -- Nelson Mandela
  • “It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.” --  Josh Billings – 19th century comedian
  • “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” --  Chinese Proverb
  • “It is better to give than to receive.” -- Acts 20:35
  • “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.” -- John Stuart Mill -- 19th century philosopher
  • “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”-- Alfred Lord Tennyson – 19th century poet
  • “It is better to know some of the questions, than all of the answers.” – James Thurber – 20th century author
And maybe a few thoughts that may or may not be famous quotes
  • It is better to do right than to believe right. (No controversy there, right?:)
  • It is better to ask questions than know answers (similar to James Thurber, eh?)
  • It is better to wonder than to know.
And who could forget this one, immortalized by Billy Crystal on Saturday Night Live more than 25 years ago.
  • “It is better to look good than to feel good.” - Fernando Lamas   (You look mahvelous!)
And in this morning’s Bible reading from Psalm 84, there’s a similar ‘better’ quote.

  • “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;” Psalm 84:10a (TNIV)
It’s a beautiful statement from a Psalm that oozes praise to God.

If you were going to start making a list, what ‘better’ items would you put on it?

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