Quotation Explorer - 'Improvement'

We ought not be over anxious to encourage innovation, in case of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established and it is understood.
Every great improvement has come after repeated failure. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are the posts on the road to achievement. - Charles F. Kettering
In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men. - Joseph Conrad
I consider my time too valuable to be spent in cultivating acquaintance with a person from whom neither pleasure nor improvement are to be expected. - Hanna Webster Foster
Achievable goals are the first step to self improvement. - J. K. Rowling
Seek out your superiors and learn from them. Do not hide nor shy away from them for the sake of your pride for true pride is perceived, not in perceived skill, but in improvement. - Megan Webster
You don’t know all that you can be unless you’ve tried all there is to try. None of us get to do that in this life, so hence the saying, there’s always room for improvement. - Toni Sorenson
Rejection isn't a sign of failure. Rejection is a reminder that there's always room for improvement. - Ana Hart
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self improvement.
The greatest improvement is made by the man who works most intelligently.
Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Yet she never left his dreams.... He never let her... And his self improvement was the road he choose to bring her backCause a wolf always is shy at his mate... - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
Politics is not about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives - Paul Wellstone
Continual improvement is an unending journey.
Improvement is not enough, you also needs innovation. - Amit Kalantri
Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it. - H. James Harrington
You can’t build rich lives simply by reading sermons or following abstract rules. Example is the best teacher. Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, - David Brooks
We're supposed to be perfect our first day on the job and then show constant improvement.
Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room. - Ernest Dimnet
Nothing is more to mastery than practice and skills. Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily is better than practicing once a week for three hours. And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement, you must create those habits. - George Spafford
A great teacher not only teaches, but they also encourage and appreciate improvement. - Debasish Mridha
America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Tolerance is certainly an improvement over hate, but it is not the same thing as freedom. - Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini
Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness: on the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end. Aiming at something else, they find happiness by the way. - John Stuart Mill
Improvement is not enough, you also need innovation. - Amit Kalantri
Nothing makes a person desire improvement like failure - Christopher Stocking
The passion for self improvement is the love for reading, learning and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Self improvement can be very challenging, but where there's a will, there's a way. Make your own way! - Melica Niccole
Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge. - Roy T. Bennett
A new vision of development is emerging. Development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition.
No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Persistence, perseverance, and continuous improvement are the ingredients for forming a successful person. - Debasish Mridha
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul? - Socrates
If present rates of improvement continue, however, we would expect the cruising range of electric cars, for example, to intersect with the average range demanded in the mainstream market by 2015, and electric vechicle acceleration to intersect with mainstream demands by 2020. - Clayton M Christensen
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. - Frank Moore Colby
Improvement is achieved by the ripple effect of a few simple changes in approach, attitude, or habit. - Dale Ludwig
One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. - Andrew Carnegie
Politics isn't about big money or power games, it's about the improvement of people's lives. Paul Wellstone - Amy E. Black
With experience comes improvement. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
regrets are stepping stone towards improvement - Hrishikesh J C
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. - Marie Curie
All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The advancement of the arts from year to year taxes our credulity, and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end. - Henry L. Ellsworth
Your "Self" was created in the image and likeness of your creator. How can you believe that your "self" can be improved? Self improvement is contradictory to your creation. - Sumner Davenport
The never-ending task of self improvement. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition. - Brian S. Wesbury
The simple fact is that neither an efficiently successful HOW nor a compelling persuasive WHY is sufficient on its own..without the other to bring about impactful sustainable improvement. - Robert M. Olsen
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections. - Thomas Fuller
One’s skill is never complete, one’s knowledge is forever lacking, one’s taste is invariably altered, one’s opinion ever subject to controversy. There is a complete and constant urge towards improvement. - Andrew Loomis
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. - Roy Bennett
Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea. - Guy Debord
War erases progress, leaves no trace of improvement. - Graeme Smith
Appreciate every little improvement. Forget to criticize every failure as long as you are learning from them. - Debasish Mridha
It's your living room, it's your life, go nuts. You like Home Improvement? Tape it and go over it like it's the Zapruder film. - Dennis Miller
Major improvements don't happen over night. Their are many moments inching towards improvement. The difference between those who make major improvements in their lives are the ones who embrace patience and wait through the darkness as long as it takes. - Matthew Donnelly
If you did not in your own mind distinguish between useful and erroneous information, then you were not learning at all, you were merely replacing ignorance with false belief, which was no improvement. - Orson Scott Card
Continuous Improvement is the way which always heads towards the Perfection. - Yogesh Chauhan
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