„It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.“

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„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

Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 136.
Religious wisdom

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„Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.“

—  Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915

"Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company." This was a French maxim, late 16th century, as quoted by George Washington in his "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," Rule # 56 (ca. 1744) http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/civility/transcript.html
Misattributed

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„People deserve better than that.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

"Sayings" at Richard Stallman's personal site (c. 2001) http://www.stallman.org/sayings.html
2000s
Contexto: People get the government their behavior deserves. People deserve better than that.

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„Honorable beginnings should serve to awaken curiosity, not to heighten people's expectations. We are much better off when reality surpasses our expectations, and something turns out better than we thought it would.“

—  Baltasar Gracián, livro Oráculo Manual e Arte de Prudência

Maxim 19 (p. 12)
The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
Contexto: Honorable beginnings should serve to awaken curiosity, not to heighten people's expectations. We are much better off when reality surpasses our expectations, and something turns out better than we thought it would. This rule does not hold true for bad things: when an evil has been exaggerated, its reality makes people applaud. What was feared as ruinous comes to seem tolerable.

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„Offending people is better than no reaction at all.“

—  Мэттью Беллами English singer-songwriter 1978

«The world according to Matt Bellamy» — Kerrang! (April 2006) http://mapage.noos.fr/maa3/press/interviews_kerrangAPR06.html

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„Try to make things that can become better in other people’s minds than they were in yours.“

—  Brian Eno English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist 1948

August 2, 1995, p. 165
A Year With Swollen Appendices (1996)

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„The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

Steven Keith (December 26, 2007) "The Food Guy Food, how do I love thee?", Charleston Daily Mail, p. P1D.
Attributed

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„The demography of happiness, in this study the government found out that young people are happier than old people, and they found out that people that earn more are happier than people that earn less, and they found out that well people are happier than sick people… It took $249,000 to find out that it’s better to be rich, young and healthy than old, poor and sick.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

On US government spending. Interview on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on 01/03/1975 as shown on YouTube The Tonight Show video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg
1970s

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