Quotes: improvement

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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
  • James Lendall Basford
    James Lendall Basford
    American aphorist
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    Human happiness depends mainly upon the improvement of small opportunities.
    Source: Sparks from the philosopher's stone (1882)
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
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    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.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
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    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.
  • Adolf Loos
    Adolf Loos
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    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.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    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.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
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    Electric cars are not going to take the market by storm, but it's going to be a gradual improvement.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
  • Thomas J. Peters
    Thomas J. Peters
    American Management Consultant, Author, Trainer 1942-
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    Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    He has left off reading altogether, to the great improvement of his originality.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature… is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste 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.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
  • C. A. R. Hoare
    C. A. R. Hoare
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    Here is a language so far ahead of its time, that it was not only an improvement on its predecessors, but also on nearly all its successors.
    Source: Hints on Programming Language Design, December 1973
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