More desirable, satisfactory, or effective. More excellently or effectively. The better one;
that which is better. Improve on or surpass (an existing or previous level or achievement). Variant spelling of bettor.
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Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn't
make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.
Books are sharks... because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were
dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.
To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do
what you want. I think that, in Europe, we're probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little
better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
If you drill down on any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You can't control luck, but you can move from a
game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game.
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of
phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When
the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted.
I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to
afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater.
There's no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that's even better, and quickly.
The 1 to 2 billion poorest in the world, who don't have food for the day, suffer from the worst disease: globalization deficiency. The way globalization is
occurring could be much better, but the worst thing is not being part of it. For those people, we need to support good civil societies and governments.