Improve Quotes

In bestowing charity, the main consideration should be to help those who help themselves. It provides part of the means by which those who desire to improve may do so; to give to those who desire to rise the aids by which they may rise; to assist but rarely or never to do all.

One can begin so many things with a new person!—even begin to be a better man.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

My cooking isn’t creatively cutting edge. They’re more from “remember” flavors. So, I tend to take a recipe for boeuf bourguignon and make it simpler. I’m a big believer in making a better potato chip. That’s my goal. Take something that everybody just loves, but make it better than anybody else.

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

To compare is not to improve.

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

To change and to improve are two different things.

Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate worse than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top appear inept. Who enjoys appearing inept?

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.