— Les Brown American politician 1945
„The dearest among you to God (the High), is the one whose deeds and behavior are better than others.“
— Ali Zayn al-Abidin Great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad 659 - 713
Religious wisdom, Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 136.
„Better have failed in the high aim, as I,
Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed,—
As, God be thanked! I do not.“
— Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), The Inn Album, iv.
„A method is more important than a discovery, since the right method will lead to new and even more important discoveries.“
— Lev Landau Soviet physicist 1908 - 1968
reported by Lance Dixon http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/10/03/guest-post-lance-dixon-on-calculating-amplitudes/
„The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.“
— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.“
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
Quoted in Words of Wisdom and Quotables Quotes (2007) by Dr. A.N.P. Ummerkutty.
„The ragamuffin who sees his life as a voyage of discovery and runs the risk of failure has a better feel for faithfulness than the timid man who hides behind the law and never finds out who he is at all.“
— Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
„Preachers err by trying to talk people into belief; better they reveal the radiance of their own discovery.“
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
— Charles J. Pedersen American organic chemist 1904 - 1989
in his Nobel lecture http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1987/pedersen-lecture.html, December 8, 1987.
„It is safer to try to understand the low in the light of the high than the high in the light of the low.“
— Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968), Context: It is safer to try to understand the low in the light of the high than the high in the light of the low. In doing the latter one necessarily distorts the high, whereas in doing the former one does not deprive the low of the freedom to reveal itself as fully as what it is. p. 225
— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
New York Times interview (1985)
„In concluding these papers, I hope I may be permitted to offer a few words in favour of anatomy, as better adapted for discovery than experiment. … Experiments have never been the means of discovery; and a survey of what has been attempted of late years in physiology, will prove that the opening of living animals has done more to perpetuate error, than to confirm the just views taken from the study of anatomy and natural motions.“
— Charles Bell Scottish surgeon and artist (1774-1842) 1774 - 1842
An Exposition of the Natural System of the Nerves of the Human Body. With a Republication of the Papers Delivered to the Royal Society, on the Subject of the Nerves, London: Spottiswoode, 1824, pp. 376 https://books.google.it/books?id=hc0GAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA376-377.
„Great Heaven! what vain beliefs
Have stirred the pulse and led the hopes of man!
As if that honour could be bought by blood,
And that the fierce right hand was better worth
Than the fine mind, and high and generous heart!“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Heath's book of Beauty, 1833 (1832), The Last of the St. Aubyns
— Matt Dillahunty American activist 1969
The Atheist Experience, Context: You are better than your god. You are better than your religion. So am I, so is damn near everybody on the planet. I wish you people would wake up and see this. Stop apologizing for this! [holds up The Bible] It's not the Good Book, there's nothing good about it. All it does is poison minds. All it does is make you sacrifice your humanity— the only thing that you have that is of any value— in order to sit around in deference to your gods. Episode 578: "Still More Scamlets" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDcLAeTm5AY, Channel Austin (November 9, 2008)