„Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.“

—  Hieronymus

Bearbeitet von Martin Svoboda. Letzte Aktualisierung 13. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Kirchenvater, Heiliger, Gelehrter und Theologe der alten Ki… 345 - 420

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„Dashed hopes and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested.“

—  Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Quelle: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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„It was good to be alive; it was better to be young; it was best of all to be in love.“

—  Arthur C. Clarke, buch The Road to the Sea

The Road to the Sea, p. 284
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„Do your best and let God do the rest.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 255

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„It is better to be beautiful then to be good, but it is better to be good then to be ugly.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Variante: It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

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„If you are going to take your clothes off for something, it better be a good cause.“

—  Sophie Monk Australian actor and singer 1979

"Sophie Monk Poses Nude to Promote Vegetarianism", PETA (22 October 2007) https://www.peta.org/features/sophie-monk-vegetarian/.

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„Islam has emphasized Ethics, good deeds and nice words in order to build a better world and an ideal society as it aims at bringing up the best in humans.“

—  Mohammed Alkobaisi Iraqi Islamic scholar 1970

Understanding Islam, "Morals and Ethics" http://vod.dmi.ae/media/96716/Ep_03_Morals_and_Ethics Dubai Media

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„The law of progress holds that everything now must be better than what was there before. Don’t you see if you want something better, and better, and better, you lose the good. The good is no longer even being measured.“

—  Hannah Arendt Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 1975

On the subject progress. Source: Interview with French writer Roger Errera, 1974. New York Review of Books. As quoted by Scroll Staff (December 04, 2017): Ideas in literature: Ten things Hannah Arendt said that are eerily relevant in today’s political times https://web.archive.org/web/20191001213756/https://scroll.in/article/856549/ten-things-hannah-arendt-said-that-are-eerily-relevant-in-todays-political-times. In: Scroll.in. Archived from the original https://scroll.in/article/856549/ten-things-hannah-arendt-said-that-are-eerily-relevant-in-todays-political-times on October 1, 2019.

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„To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.“

—  Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer 1813 - 1901

Copiare il vero può essere una buona cosa, ma inventare il vero è meglio, molto meglio.
Letter to Clara Maffei, October 20, 1876, cited from James P. Cassaro (ed.) Music, Libraries and the Academy (Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2007) p. 218; translation from the same source.

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„Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

This is from a set of maxims which Washington copied out in his own hand as a school-boy: "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/the-rules-of-civility/" Rule # 56 written out by Washington ca. 1744:
: These maxims originated in the late sixteenth century in France and were popularly circulated during Washington's time. Washington wrote out a copy of the 110 Rules in his school book when he was about sixteen-years old... During the days before mere hero worship had given place to understanding and comprehension of the fineness of Washington's character, of his powerful influence among men, and of the epoch-making nature of the issues he so largely shaped, it was assumed that Washington himself composed the maxims, or at least that he compiled them. It is a satisfaction to find that his consideration for others, his respect for and deference to those deserving such treatment, his care of his own body and tongue, and even his reverence for his Maker, all were early inculcated in him by precepts which were the common practice in decent society the world over. These very maxims had been in use in France for a century and a half, and in England for a century, before they were set as a task for the schoolboy Washington.
:* Charles Moore in his Introduction to George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation (1926) http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/civility/index.html, edited by Charles Moore, xi-xv

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