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Improvement Quotes

Acorns were good until bread was found.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

If you improve or tinker with something long enough, eventually it will break or malfunction.

Author: Arthur Bloch


Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state.

Author: John Ousterhout


Things will get better -- despite our efforts to improve them.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into existence or clearing the way for it.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.

Author: Charles Simmons