Quotes and Sayings about Improvement



"He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Nature, Improvement, Nothing, Waste)

"So, I think the output of our innovation is great. We have a culture of self-improvement. I know we can continue to improve. There is no issue. But at the same time, our absolute level of output is fantastic."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Time, Culture, Innovation, Self)

"There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Past, Today, Will)

"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself."
- Alexander Graham Bell
(Related: Cooperation, Credit, May)

"It is difficult for me to believe that quantum mechanics, working very well for currently practical set-ups, will nevertheless fail badly with improvements in counter efficiency."
- John S. Bell
(Related: Efficiency, Will)

"Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Family, Home, Time, Attitude, Improvement, Weekend)

"Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties."
- Hugh Blair
(Related: Exercise, Improvement)

"The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Wealth)

"We're the largest home improvement company today, and we did $30 billion last year, or less than 10 percent of the total amount of building materials sold in the U.S. So when people ask, how much runway left does Home Depot have, it's an awful lot."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Home, People, Building, Company, Improvement, Today)

"Again, Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Time, Improvement)

"There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Technology, Development, Management, Improvement, Order, Productivity, Promises, Simplicity)

"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today."
- Isambard K. Brunel
(Related: Progress, Errors, Improvement, Law, Rules, Today, Tomorrow)

"And, of course, method is very important as is a high-quality specialist (trainer) working with you to keep you going in the right direction for your improvement and to help create results."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Direction, Help, Improvement, Results, Right)

"I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement."
- John Byrne
(Related: Dream, Improvement, Reality, Waking)

"By adopting the other trade, we place ourselves by the side of those whose measures tend not only to the improvement of their own subjects, but to the emancipation of the slave everywhere."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Improvement, Trade)

"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Content, Improvement)

"Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Communication, Improvement)

"Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection."
- Kim Collins
(Related: Improvement, Perfection)

"Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Economy, Today, Tomorrow)

"Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week, it's for something other than aerobic fitness. Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Fitness, Improvement, Now)

"I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Marriage, Determination, Improvement, Practice, Race)

"This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Environmental, Nation)

"In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Quality, Day, Earth, Improvement, Legislation, Nation, Rivers, Support, Water)

"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Improvement)

"The news of any politician's death should be listed under "Public Improvements.""
- Frank Dane
(Related: Death, News)

"Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Self)

"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
(Related: Idea, Progress, Ideas, Improvement, Meaning, Plagiarism, Right, Words)

"I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Improvement, Needs, Woman)

"Mathematicians are like managers - they want improvement without change."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Change, Improvement, Managers, Mathematicians, Want)

"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
(Related: Habit, Americans, Improvement)

"The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Civilization, Improvement, Mankind, Security)

"That said, we don't approach these improvements as only a surface aesthetic. The producers and we think that these men are helped with their inner needs when they pay attention to their externals."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Men, Attention, Needs)

"The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year. Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents continue to receive the services they enjoy."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Home, Act, End, Improvement)

"Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Improvement, Rome, Today, World)

"Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Work, Improvement, Problems)

"Homeowners who refinanced their mortgages took out cash and reduced their monthly payments at the same time. Much of the cash obtained by refinancing was spent on consumer durables, home improvements and the like."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Home, Time)

"Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Possibility, Dignity, Humanity, Improvement, Loss, May, Possessions)

"Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues."
- Ernie Fletcher
(Related: Education, Improvement)

"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: People, Circumstances, Heaven, Improvement, Information, Leisure, Man, Respect)

"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Nature, Cookery, Improvement, Mankind)

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Success, Progress, Achievement, Growth, Improvement, Meaning, Words)

"Human improvement is from within outward."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Improvement)

"I see little alteration at Lyons since I formerly passed through it. Its manufactories are, nevertheless, flourishing, though less improvement than could be expected is visible in the external aspect of the place."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Improvement)

"Improvement begins with I."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Improvement)

"Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Wisdom, God, Earth, Improvement, Nations)

"I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system."
- Al Gore
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Country, Protection)

"This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: Improvement, Result, Will)

"If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Time, Behavior, Improvement, Obvious)

"I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Being, Class, Improvement, Result, Students, Writing)

"After I've sent my revised draft to my agent and editor, they suggest more improvement sand again, this revision phase can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Draft, Improvement, Months)

"In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Action, Duty, Future, Past)

"We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Improvement, Sense)

"The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Society, Progress, Improvement, World)

"Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Improvement, Popular)

"The application of a strong magnetic field enables the measurement of the energy of the most penetrating particles to be carried out, and the method may be capable of still further extension and improvement."
- Victor Francis Hess
(Related: Energy, Improvement, May)

"One of the most important improvements in the No Child Left Behind Act for migrant students was the requirement for electronic transfer of migrant student records."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Act, Students)

"The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs, they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements, they need a quality education, and they need the resources to keep our borders safe and secure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Health, Education, Quality, People, Care, Jobs, Water)

"Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Quality, Concern, Improvement, Motives, Purity, Results)

"A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Improvement, Law, Speech, State, Treason)

"At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: People, England, Improvement, Present, Result)

"What's really frustrating with movies is the lack of improvement."
- William Hurt
(Related: Movies, Improvement)

"A wise and frugal Government, which shall retrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Government, Improvement, Labor)

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Men, Improvement, Labor)

"New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit had been gradually introduced and the degree to which these situations were avoided, tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session, gave the measure of improvement."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Improvement, Measure)

"From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Positive, Improvement, Reading, Sight, Terror)

"I was myself brought up with my brother, whose name was Matthias, for he was my own brother, by both father and mother; and I made mighty proficiency in the improvements of my learning, and appeared to have both a great memory and understanding."
- Flavius Josephus
(Related: Mother, Father, Brother, Learning, Memory, Name, Understanding)

"Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman)

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman, Years)

"There's always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that's pretty good. You want players that will help."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Help, Improvement, Pretty, Want, Will)

"Practice without improvement is meaningless."
- Chuck Knox
(Related: Improvement, Practice)

"If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty."
- David Korten
(Related: Debt, Poverty, World, Years)

"I have to be careful not to be too proud in life, because there is always room for improvement."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Life, Improvement)

"Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Finance, Improvement, Investment, Will)

"Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Heart, Improvement)

"Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Marriage, Improvement, Old)

"God seeth different abilities and frailties of men, which may move His goodness to be merciful to their different improvements in virtue."
- William Law
(Related: God, Men, Virtue, Goodness, May)

"For me, there is a lot of room for improvement and there are a lot of things I would like to be better at."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Improvement)

"Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Accuracy, Calculations, Comparisons)

"The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce."
- Friedrich List
(Related: Nature, Improvement, Invention, Machines, Will)

"We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Performance, Improvement, Style)

"The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others."
- John Locke
(Related: Knowledge, First, Improvement, Understanding)

"Changes in the traditional way of building are only permitted if they are an improvement. Otherwise stay with what is traditional, for truth, even if it be hundreds of years old has a stronger inner bond with us than the lie that walks by our side."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Truth, Lie, Building, Improvement, Old, Years)

"Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Name, Self)

"There is a lot of room for improvement in Social Security. We owe our children the most financially sound system possible. They will have paid into it their entire working lives. They deserve to be protected by it. for our children and grandchildren."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Children, Improvement, Security, Sound, Will)

"They act as if they supposed that to be very sanguine about the general improvement of mankind is a virtue that relieves them from taking trouble about any improvement in particular."
- John Morley
(Related: Virtue, Act, Improvement, Mankind, Trouble)

"Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society, and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property."
- Johann Most
(Related: Society, Improvement, Property, Result, Want)

"The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs."
- John Lothrop Motley
(Related: Improvement)

"To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Error, Improvement)

"In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Government, Earth, Nations, World)

"Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end."
- George Orwell
(Related: Chaos, End, Improvement, Language)

"Until the last great war, a general expectation of material improvement was an idea peculiar to Western man. Now war and its aftermath have made economic and social progress a political imperative in every quarter of the globe."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: War, Idea, Progress, Expectation, Improvement, Man, Now)

"We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Improvement, Responsibility)

"Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Change, Improvement)

"You see, greatness for a state doesn't require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination - but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Greatness, Commitment, Improvement, Journey, Monument, State)

"To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport."
- Fred Perry
(Related: Change, Leader, Credit, Improvement)

"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Design, Quality, Improvement, Manufacturing)

"Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change."
- Tom Peters
(Related: Change, Excellence, Improvement)

"Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Progress, Discovery, Doubt, Improvement, Judgment, Man, Questioning, Reason)

"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
- William Pollard
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Creativity, Improvement, Innovation, Will)

"The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing."
- Michael Porter
(Related: Direction, Fact, Improvement)

"We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we'd rather put the country's money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities."
- David E. Price
(Related: Money, Time, Country, Tax, Police)

"Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Agriculture, Production)

"In my district, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles handle approximately 44 percent of all of the goods delivered to American shores, yet they are in constant need of revenue for facilities, improvements and upgrades to roads and bridges and rails."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: American, Beach)

"In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn't quite match that improvement."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Improvement, Winter)

"The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit."
- David Lee Roth
(Related: Self)

"For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind."
- James Rouse
(Related: Design, Belief, Purpose, Improvement, Mankind, Planning, Years)

"The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life."
- Erno Rubik
(Related: Life, Imitation, Improvement)

"Through art and science in their broadest senses it is possible to make a permanent contribution towards the improvement and enrichment of human life and it is these pursuits that we students are engaged in."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Art, Life, Science, Improvement, Senses, Students)

"No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement."
- Florida Scott-Maxwell
(Related: Mother, Children, Improvement, Old)

"The little religion that I have clung to-that what matters most is the continuity of life, and its improvement from one generation to another."
- David O. Selznick
(Related: Religion, Life, Improvement)

"The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Economy, Improvement, Obstacles)

"As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Curriculum, Improvement, Pretty, Years)

"We feel the value is in the land, not the improvements."
- Mike Simpson
(Related: Land, Value)

"Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Medical, People, Investment, Research)

"Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941."
- Albert Speer
(Related: Improvement, Labor, Public)

"And I think that's righteous, I think that's what parents want to know. They want to know what's going right in the school, and what needs improvement, and that's what this law does."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Improvement, Law, Needs, Parents, Right, School, Want)

"And I think that we in America need to understand that many schools need improvement, and particularly with respect to how they're serving minority children."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: America, Children, Improvement, Minority, Respect, Schools)

"In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Life, May)

"The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the most important changes or improvements in the conditions of human life."
- Theodor Svedberg
(Related: Life)

"He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

"So China will be having to make some choices as to whose side it wants to be on. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a major improvement in our relationship with them, if they choose correctly."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Beginning, Choices, Improvement, Will)

"There has been no appreciable improvement in our country's ability to produce the kind of talent we need in this space. There have been some small initiatives around the country that have been noteworthy."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Talent, Ability, Country, Improvement, Space)

"It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Ambition, Cause, Earth, Improvement, World)

"All this improvement is great, but all that does is get us in the game to play for improvements that we need in the future, so that we can be aggressive in the marketplace."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Future, Improvement, Play)

"I remember very clearly at the first budget review having a pretty direct conversation with the head of manufacturing... We began to get huge improvements in productivity and responsiveness. I got a chance to see that firsthand."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Chance, Conversation, First, Manufacturing, Pretty, Productivity)

"I have noticed a marked improvement in FEMA and with the coordination of FEMA and the State agencies."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Improvement, State)

"Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement."
- Otto Weininger
(Related: Fault, Improvement)

"I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Desire, Improvement, Will)

"Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Money, Politics, Power, People, Games, Improvement)

"Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Peace, Politics, People, Cause, Country, Improvement, Justice, World)

"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement."
- George Will
(Related: Improvement, Perfection, Pursuit)

"A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement."
- Justin Winsor
(Related: Power, Soul, Books, Improvement, Impulses, World)

"However novel it may appear, I shall venture the assertion, that, until women assume the place in society which good sense and good feeling alike assign to them, human improvement must advance but feebly."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Society, Women, Feeling, Improvement, May, Sense)