Quotes with worse
If my books had been any worse I should not have been invited to Hollywood and if they had been any better I should not have come.
This massive carnage did not occur because European Christians are worse than or different from other human beings, but because they were the first to industrialize war and pursue a national model.
Common Dreams. Discussing the wars started by European Christians in the 20th century as well as decades of colonial repression that resulted in slaughter of as many as 100 million people.
It turns out that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony -- which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. I can’t imagine anything worse than that. Okay, maybe I can, but imagine reading the morning newspaper and believing it all to be true on some level.
It drives me crazy when your parents try to read your mind. It's even worse when they try to read your mail.
It says they [gay] should not be marginalised because of this but that they must be integrated into society. The problem is not having this orientation. We must be brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem.
Interview with Vatican journalists, July 29, 2013
I shall not survive this cruel misfortune. The consequences will be worse than defeat itself. I have no resources left, and, to speak quite frankly I believe everything is lost. I shall not outlive the downfall of my country. Farewell, forever!
I think the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem and very often makes the problem worse.
An Economist's Protest (1975)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a sceptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
The function of the lawyer is to preserve a skeptical relativism in a society hell-bent for absolutes. The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
The Ages of American Law (1977)
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name." "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Chicago, IL, April 10, 1899
I'm so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible, worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.
It's in the fight, in the striving, in the mountains unclimbed that fulfillment lies, so if you have nothing to strive for, you have nothing to make you happy. When it comes to "for better" or "for worse," "for better" is often harder on a marriage.
Some Men are More Perfect Than Others (1973)
Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
There are worse things than losing an election; the worst thing is to lose one's convictions and not tell the people the truth.
Responding to an assertion that his support for a ban on nuclear testing would probably cost him votes.
Prodigality is indeed the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one; it comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily to be had for money, and which, when obtained, are as much worse than worthless as a harlot's love is worse than none.
Notes from Life (1853)
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
I'm not blaming the girl, but if you're a 16-year-old and you're drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don't take drinks from other people. She's 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn't remember? It could have been much worse. She's lucky. Obviously, I don't know, maybe she wasn't a virgin, but she shouldn't have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that's different.
Interview with Rolling Stone, 6/18/2013. Commenting on the infamous Steubenville rape case. Serena apologized to the victim and her family over insensitivity of these comments.