We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Better Life Quotes from Gary Woodland, Imogen Heap, Richard Edelman, Allen West, Mike Espy. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Being a father now puts life in perspective. My whole life it’s all been about trying to win. And now I’m trying to make a better life for my son than I’ve had.
My grand plan is that I can master having a better life by making sure I have a regular flow of songs. Then I can give myself time to tour or celebrate or write a film score.
Instead of worrying about potential disruption, brands can be creative societal disruptors – because their consumers will be right there by their side as committed partners in a better life.
There’s nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.
The Mississippi of 1920 was an exceptionally dangerous place for Black people. But my grandfather deeply believed in helping create opportunities to African-Americans to lift themselves up to create a better life for their families and doing everything possible to bring his people together.
There is no right to a job or a wage rate, but there is a right to move from one country to another in search of a better life. This is the point of view of Thomas Jefferson, John Locke and other great supporters of the natural rights tradition in America.
Illegal immigrants make a rational choice when they decide to violate our immigration laws. They weigh the costs, including the risks of getting caught, against the benefits of a better life.
The better life rests less on the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments and more on the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Golden Rule.
Rey’s parents left her at 5, and we meet her when she’s late teens or early 20s, and for someone to keep hopeful that there’s a better life to come, I think, is astounding. Though she starts off alone, she very much finds her place in a group of people, and that’s lovely.
When you’re not playing you’re not feeling good because this is what I’m doing my whole life. Now when I’m finally in the rotation, everything else feels much better. Life is much better.
What the Khmer Rouge had in store was a radical agrarian revolution, one with the professed aim of completely renovating society while giving the peasants a better life, of evening the rewards and feeding the hungry, of bringing a rational and utilitarian nation-state into being.
Entrepreneurship requires flexibility and an open society, and there will always be people who succeed and people who follow. For those who lead, they have an obligation to create a better life for the people around them.
In Romania, of course, gymnastics is among the most popular sports, and my parents had a dream of escaping the Ceausescu regime and giving their child a better life. So they came to the United States and put me in gymnastics.
In Manipur, mostly the top player’s family background is very poor. I also come from a poor family, so we have to do more hard work to get money and a better life.
My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know, better education, better jobs. It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents. When you’re a kid, you can learn a language much more easily; I learned English in less than a year.
I was in the heart and soul of Baltimore. I definitely felt a connection to the people. They’re really hard-working people that want to have a better life. And I saw the struggle that exists there.
My grandfather didn’t come to Canada for his own sake. He didn’t leave behind his family to cross the Atlantic and be knocked to the canvas. He came here so that his son, my father, would have a better life.
The thing that is most conducive of that better life for all is love, acceptance, understanding and being yourself.
When people consume, they want more. Then they choose the best, and you suddenly get innovation coming in. Now combine that with desperation and people wanting to get a better life: you have a potent combination for innovation.
I’m a member of the African diaspora: my parents left the Caribbean and came to London for a better life.
Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
My clothes are fabulous – colourful, fun and by some very special designers. They deserve a better life than being sleeping beauties in a bed of tissue inside a trunk.
To me, the fact that the Mexican came North in search of a better life is a tremendous epic that hasn’t been written. It’s an odyssey that we know nothing about. And they came with a dream for a better life.
Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
My father longed for a better life for us, and when I was nine he got a job as a heart surgeon in Belfast. It was very bittersweet when we said goodbye to our relatives, and I remember crying my eyes out at the airport.
My vision is to hire qualified employees that may have not yet had the opportunity to create a better life for themselves, or did have one but might have came down on hard times and need a hand.
People sort of misinterpret the immigration story. I often hear people say that, well, you know, they emigrate to another country for a better life. That is not what the story of the immigrant is. They go to another country to provide opportunities for the next generation.
Give girls and boys equal education for a better life but also train them to do their own chores.
My parents immigrated to California from Mexico in the 1960s in search of a better life. They arrived from different regions of Mexico with little formal education, but a tremendous work ethic and big dreams.
Dre’s from Compton, I’m from Brooklyn, and we both wanted to make a better life for ourselves, right? And we both – somehow, we’re both recording engineers, that’s how we got our break.
As a child, I was able to know that I wanted a better life.
I’m a teacher and a philosopher by nature… In the end, I’m trying to teach people to live a better life. And if I can do that on top of entertain, then I leave the world a better place.
America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business, or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kid a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger.
I don’t think our priority should be on immigrants. Obviously, they come to the States for a better life, so the last thing they want to do is rob a bank or do something bad.
The fact is Canadians understand that immigration, that people fleeing for their lives, that people wanting to build a better life for themselves and their kids is what created Canada, it’s what created North America.
I am a legal immigrant whose parents went from Russia to China to Chile to finally reach the United States and thereby give me a chance to have a better life. I served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve, went to college, have a successful career and have dedicated my life to being a good citizen.
I grew up in Florida, and I have a lot of friends, close friends, who are Cuban-Americans, and I have heard the stories of their families escaping, and some of them didn’t even make it to come to the United States for a better life to get away from the Castros.
To imagine a better life for yourself and your family and to leave behind all that is familiar requires a special kind of courage.
We weren’t dirt poor, but there was no spare money kicking around. While it was very much understood that the way to a better life was through education, books were a luxury we couldn’t afford. But when I was six, we actually moved opposite the central library, and that became my home from home.
For me, democracy must deliver a better life for the people.
I never thought of stopping, and I just hated sleeping. I can’t imagine having a better life.
For generations, Canada has been built by hard-working people who want to make sure their kids have a better life than they did.
The demand, the amount of games I’ve played, and the time away from home has been the most ever. It’s been hard but I do it to give my family a better life.
In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. ‘Crossing the River Jordan’ was code, of course, for escaping to freedom.
Americans have bravely risen to overcome great challenges, but we still have a long way to go to ensure that everyone shares in the freedom to dream of and achieve a better life for themselves and their kids.
If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can’t ignore the quality of the environment we leave them.
The country is yearning to put behind all these horrible things that have to do with corruption, state capture, behind us. The sooner these are all done, the better, because we want to move on; we want to move on to a better life.
In my life, I have learned that most people want the same thing. They are not driven by class resentment. What they want most is to make a better life for themselves and their families – and to know that the opportunities for their children will be better than they were for themselves.
My parents were South Korean immigrants who came to America in the early 80s for the hope of a better life for their children.
When I went to school, most parents wanted their children to get good A-levels, to go to university, and get a degree so your children had a better life than you. The way out of poverty was through a degree. But the whole world has moved on from that.
The diversity lottery program is a proven method of offering a path to legal permanent status for residents of African nations and other underrepresented regions seeking a better life here in the United States.
The biggest threat to a better life is the desire to keep the future under control – to make the world predictable by reining in creativity and enterprise. Progress as a neat blueprint, with no deviations and no surprise, may work in children’s cartoons or utopian novels. But it’s just a fantasy.
I just wanted to speak to the streets and give them motivation on making it out. Whatever situation they’re in, know that they can make do and have a better life.
The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life.
I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families.
We need to protect immigrants who come here seeking a better life, rather than turning our backs on refugees and closing our borders and our hearts to others.
My family is originally from Palestine, who came here to the United States, you know, from an occupied land to find a better life and find security and safety.
My parents, Romanian immigrants, struggled to provide me a better life than the ones they had left in their homeland. They worked hard to give me every opportunity in life, and once I showed natural talent as a young gymnast, they spent every last penny on my training.
My mom was a single mother in the South Bronx living in adverse conditions. Seeing her struggles to get herself off of welfare and get back into the workplace and give me and my sister a better life – it’s an inspiration for me.
The American Dream has always focused on building a better life for yourself and your family, striving for success, and even fleeing from religious prosecution.
Putting my words piece online was an important part of my plan to help women learn how to love themselves and have a better life.
By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life.
Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn’t yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.
What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life.
If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly, it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education, which enables a better life for women.
Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life.
I’d like to be out in the city every day, listening to what people are saying and asking about what they need. I’d like to inspire others by doing as much as I can to help people who are trying to make a better life for themselves and others.
I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism, and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms.
If African farmers can use improved seeds and better practices to grow more crops and get them to market, then millions of families can earn themselves a better living and a better life.
Beautiful things comfort; they bring a real clarity and ease. We have to continue to make our environments beautiful – it’s sort of like a prayer. If you surround yourself with beautiful things, you have a better life – one with more oxygen.
For a long time I didn’t want to date or get naked with ‘anyone – I was so fat. But I changed every part of my life to lose weight and have a better life.
My family reached the United States before the Holocaust. Both of my parents emigrated from Russia as young children. My grandparents were fleeing religious persecution and came to America seeking a better life for their family.
When I was a young child, my parents came to America in search of a better life for them and their family.
Particularly Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do. People basically seem like they are way better-looking than they really are, and they are way happier-seeming than they really are.
I think what’s cool about a body-switching movie is, ‘The grass is always greener:’ the idea that someone else has a better life than I do.
I firmly believe that if your environment works for you and your family, it translates into a better life.
I wasn’t a happy kid. I felt like my mum ruined our chance of a better life, because when she remarried, we went to live in Bahrain, on a compound with a swimming pool, and she ruined it all.
My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement at the border of western Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, fleeing anti-Semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in America.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
In my experience, all Americans – Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between – want roughly the same thing: an assurance that if they work hard, they can create a better life for themselves and their families. They want to feel safe in their communities and secure in their future.
Immigrants are working hard to give our families a better life. Isn’t that what the American Dream is?
My mother was one of seven girls whose parents went to bed hungry so their children wouldn’t. My father lost his mother when he was nine. He left school and went to work for the next 70 years. They emigrated to America with little more than the hope of a better life.
The majority of immigrants are in search of a better life for their families or are seeking safety by leaving violent and corrupt countries.
In the fall of 1978, I left the religious, conservative, biracial, slow-paced culture of South Carolina for the secular, liberal, multi-ethnic, intense culture of Princeton University. Like most immigrants, I was looking for a better life in a place I only half understood.
Give yourself a chance to see how much better life will get. And it will get better.
I mean, I couldn’t ask for a better life, man.
The whole world is determined by trade – which is really the blood of the world. The driving force is everyone’s desire to have a better life. How? By consuming. For countries, the ‘Holy Grail’ is economic growth.
Helping parents to meet the everyday costs of raising their families, helping them lift themselves up to create a better life for their children and keeping them safe is what motivated me to get into public life, and it continues to drive me every day.
We’re all sick of holy wars and bloodshed because religion is supposed to give us life and a better life and is supposed to bring out our best self. When it results in mass destruction and hatred and anxiety, it’s the antithesis I think of what religion was designed to do.
I see history as really cyclical in terms of the intense idealism and the desire to create a better life outside of societal norms. In America, possibly because of whatever the American dream is, this happens over and over again. These eras repeat.
I think that hope, that ability to envision, to imagine a better way, and then to apply yourself to it, is the way to climb out of a hole, is the way to build a better life, is the way to build a better community and a better country.
My students are working one, sometimes two jobs. They have kids. They’re going school. They’re dealing with real everyday problems. They are inspiring because they’re trying to get ahead and make a better life for themselves and their kids.
People who are denied access to power are also denied the opportunity to make or influence decisions to live a better life out of poverty and claim their rights.
As a first generation Jewish American, I have witnessed firsthand Jewish immigrants who have come to this Nation in order to create a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations.
Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains, but came voluntarily due to their connections to the U.K. and in search of a better life. I should know: I am one of them.
I came to the Philippines to follow my father who came here earlier, looking for a better life. I helped my father in our sari-sari store. I also asked him if I could go back to school so I could learn English and improve myself.
There will always be a place for us somewhere, somehow, as long as we see to it that working people fight for everything they have, everything they hope to get, for dignity, equality, democracy, to oppose war and to bring to the world a better life.
My agenda is trying to help people live a better life.
As a kid, I remember wondering why we lived in an apartment, not in a brownstone, and why we drove an LTD, not a Cadillac. Even now, I’m like that. If I’m on the 5th floor, I will wonder why I’m not on the 6th floor. But that was my drive. I was obsessed with my family having a better life.
America stands as a beacon of hope and the possibility of a better life – but it is also a nation where nearly 1 in 4 children live in poverty.
In the late ’80s, the U.S.S.R. loosened its restrictions on immigration. When the government was like, ‘Y’all wanna bounce?’ my family, along with tens of thousands of other Jews ran for the door in an attempt to make a better life in America.
At 9 years old, I moved in with my father because my mother could no longer care for me. Looking back, I now see so many similarities between my own childhood and that of my sons. My father stepped in when I needed him, and that gave me the chance for a better life. That’s what I’m doing for my boys now.
It’s your body and you’re going to have a much better life, you are going to have a quality life, better lifestyle, you’re going to be healthier, you’re going to be happier, you’re going to enjoy the people around you and they’re going to enjoy you more.
Without my family, it wouldn’t have been possible to do what I have done. They know I play darts for them – that everything is to give them a better life.
My father came to Britain in search of a better life. My aunts, uncles and cousins fled here in search of safety as Cyprus’s Greek and Turkish populations fell into open hostility.
My parents came here from Colombia during a time of great instability there. Escaping a dire economic situation at home, they moved to New Jersey, where they had friends and family, seeking a better life, and then moved to Boston after I was born.
I left Brazil at 17 years old in order to give my family a better life, but when I returned home two years later, I was completely disillusioned with football.
We all have a life story and a message that can inspire others to live a better life or run a better business. Why not use that story and message to serve others and grow a real business doing it?
Downturns in migration almost always prove temporary, as people adjust to changes in American enforcement. What doesn’t change is the basic human impulse to pursue a better life in a place where they believe it’s still possible.
It’s sad because I worked so hard to be able to provide for my kids and give them a better life than I ever had for myself but I can’t give them the one thing which they really need more than anything, and that’s me.
If we have more confidence in ourselves, we can live a happier life and a better life.
We are a nation of immigrants. We are the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the ones who wanted a better life, the driven ones, the ones who woke up at night hearing that voice telling them that life in that place called America could be better.
I don’t have any office; I can write everywhere. So, I put a piece of paper on the table, and then I travel. Literally, writing for me is like travelling. It’s getting out of myself and living another life – maybe a better life.
Of course the lower classes have always felt downtrodden and aspired to a better life. But there is this theory that people respond to a class structure in England – there was a time when people knew who they were and knew whom they served and as long as management wasn’t abusive, it was a good life for people.
My parents were migrants and I experienced first hand the challenges they had to overcome. If they hadn’t decided to seek a better life elsewhere, I could never have aspired to become the person I am now.
Even coming from Ghana to the United States, my mom and dad did so much to provide a better life for their kids. It was such a huge sacrifice; leaving your entire family – and we have a huge family – leaving them to come to America and have a better life for their kids.
I have no evidence that libertarianism leads to a better life. I just think it is morally right.
My dad is an ob-gyn – he’s retired now – and he wanted to come to the States to make a better life, for opportunity. My mom said that, on the plane ride here, I did not want to speak a word of English – I spoke Tagalog. And then, after the first day of school, I didn’t want to speak anything but English.
The money I was getting paid isn’t going to do anything to help my family grow. It’s not going to give us a better life when it’s all over.
Of course, preserving the American dream has always meant creating opportunity for the most recently arrived Americans – those who have come here from other parts of the globe to work hard and build a new, better life.
Stuntmen don’t have a lavish life. They are such hard working people, but not respected enough. And I don’t like that. If I become something in my life, I want to give them a better life, take them to a higher level.
City people try to buy time as a rule, when they can, whereas country people are prepared to kill time, although both try to cherish in their mind’s eye the notion of a better life ahead.
Independence means we enjoy freedom. We are not colonised by people. And we can govern our own country and develop it independently so that our people can live a better life.
The little platoon of the black community is the church. Our Christian faith is based on individual freedom from sin and the personal decision to find spiritual liberty that leads to a better life here on Earth and for eternity. On Sundays in America, the most conservative people can be found in black churches.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
We were in the position after our sextuplets were born that we could not pay our bills. We did the show to provide a better life for them.
If you ever want to tame your inner demons, you must consciously choose never to become too attached to any particular life plan – and always remain open to the idea that there might be an even better life plan for you.
I traveled to Ireland to research ‘Sandcastles,’ to visit the coastline where my ancestors looked toward America, the tiny town they once loved so much, and the docks from which they sailed toward their dreams of building a better life for their family. The answers I found on that journey are woven through the novel.
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
I do take seriously and am grateful to the ANC that, in the face of its revolutionary mission to ensure a better life for all and the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa, it deployed me at the pinnacle of its role in government.
My parents landed in Calgary in December 1974, straight from Nairobi. They were immigrants, like many people coming to build a better life. My mom was five months pregnant with me when they landed.