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.
Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and the decades cannot improve.
Every great improvement has come after repeated failures. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are fingerposts on the road to achievement.
The improvement of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough, it will spread automatically. If we do not, no strength of arms can permanently oppose it.
Unluckily for the man of tender mind, he is quite incapable of any such easy dismissal of the great plagues and conundrums of existence. It is of the essence of his character that he is too sensitive and sentimental to put them ruthlessly out of his mind: he cannot view even the crunching of a […]
Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.
Improvement and the world will expire together; And till that period arrives, we may plunder the mine, but can never exhaust it! That ‘We have found out everything,’ has been the motto of every age. Let our ideas travel a little into antiquity, and we shall find larger portions of it than now; and so […]