The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head – and hands.
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
I tell you that as long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it in to existence or clearing the way for it.
Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next.
Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.
The Largest Room in the World is the Room for Improvement.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.