Teke frå "better" The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Ed. Jennifer Speake. Oxford University Press, 2009.Opphavleg tekst:
«Better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep»
Kontekst: Recorded as the view of Tipu Sahib c 1750–99, sultan of Mysore in India; see quot. 1800.
- ‘In this world I would rather live two days like a tiger, than two hundred years like a sheep.’ (A. Beatson, View of Origin and Conduct of War with Tippoo Sultaun, 1800)
- The title of Anne Haverty's novel [One Day as a Tiger] derives from an old Tibetan proverb: ‘It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.’ (Daily Telegraph (online) 8 Mar. 1997)
«Betre å leva ein dag som ein tiger enn tusen år som ein sau.»