Improvement Quotes

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.

Bo Bennett†

It is natural human impulse to think of evolution as a long chain of improvements, of a never-ending advance towards largeness and complexity in a word, towards us. We flatter ourselves. Most of the real diversity in evolution has been small-scale. We large things are just flukes an interesting side branch.

William Cullen Bryant

Where there is movement, there is improvement.

Rick Helders

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

William Blake

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

If photography were difficult in the true sense . . . that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output.

Ansel Adams

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

Ansel Adams

One of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.

Andrew Carnegie

Humility leads to the highest distinction, because it leads to self-improvement.

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie

The first step to improvement, whether mental, moral, or religious, is to know ourselves - our weakness,errors, deficiencies, and sins, that, by divine grace, we may overcome and turn from them all

Tryon Edwards

Improvement is nature.

Leigh Hunt

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Felix Adler

If this was adulthood the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables

Lisa Alther

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

George F. Will
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